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China’s actions, including hostage-taking, demand a response

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t often get things right, but he was certainly correct this week when he accused China...

Protests over inequities put police in the spotlight

A new poll shows Canadians are less inclined to trust police services in this country, that number dropping to 70 per cent...

Need to promote, educate and automate to address worker gap

Monday’s announcement that Mexico is going to stop sending temporary workers to Canadian farms that have registered a COVID-19 outbreak is totally...

Will the public good be part of the equation in post-COVID recovery?

Short-term thinkers as a rule, most of us are firmly ensconced in a reality shaped by COVID-19. Understandably, the current crisis and...

Wellesley recognizes V-E Day, while the Stronger Together fundraiser kicks off this week

This week marks 75 years since the end of the end of the Second World War, with Wellesley Township marking the significance...

Elmira-based pet food company launches contest in support of animal shelters

The hardships due to COVID-19 and its economic fallout aren’t reserved for people: our furry friends are suffering too.

Canada should share life’s necessities with others

One reason farmers farm is the satisfaction that comes with feeding people. In Canada’s case, those people are not only the Canadians...

Parks closed, but not everyone respecting social distancing

While health officials have advised Canadians to remain active despite social distancing and self-isolation related to the coronavirus outbreak, they warn against doing so...
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St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...

Province to provide $780K in support of local tourism

The COVID-19 crisis ravaged large swathes of the economy, perhaps none more fully than the tourism industry....

Council approves zone change for township development in village

Slightly scaled back, a townhouse development in Wellesley village moved one step closer this week when township...

We’re letting our routine vaccinations slide, say experts

Even as the world is waiting for one specific vaccination to be created, many others are being...