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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Lending a hand, and a little bit of comfort

Handmade comforters have for decades been part of the care packages the Mennonite Central Committee has sent to aid people displaced by war or...

More than just meat for MCC

The Mennonite Central Committee’s mobile meat canner will be making its way to Elmira next week, an annual hands-on example of the organization’s charitable...

EDSS carpentry students put their Skills to work

Not only did EDSS students get the chance to develop their carpentry skills in the regional Skills Canada competition, but their projects are giving...

Ready to celebrate four decades of being thrifty

The MCC Thrift + Gift store in Elmira is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a series of events, including the usual 40...

Plenty of volunteers for this meaty, hands-on activity

There was a flurry of activity in Elmira this week as hundreds of volunteers participated in the Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) annual meat canning...

EDSS carpentry students put their Skills to good use in support of MCC

Taking part in last week’s Skills Canada regional competition, the carpentry team from EDSS wasn’t just taking part in an academic exercise, adding a...

Opening next week, Elmira “rePurpose Centre” a first for MCC

Shoppers in search of a good bargain in Elmira will have a new venue to peruse starting next week with the official launch of...

MCC pitches in to help relief efforts in Haiti

It has been weeks since the powerful category-five hurricanes Irma and Maria struck in the Atlantic basin, but people are still taking stock of...
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Federal funding to boost dementia research in Waterloo Region

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Judgment day for seven local maple syrup operators

And the winner is ... well, that’s still a secret. The winning entrant vying...

The finance industry always extracts its ounce of flesh

More than half of Canadians won’t be contributing to an RRSP this year, apparently immune to the exhortations...

The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...