November 2013 Archive

Provincial regulations hurting meat processing plants, owner says

Support abounds for Ontario’s agri-food industry, but a local food processor believes it may just be lip service. Doug Groombridge, who’s been in the meat processing business for more than 46 years, contends government regulations are forcing small-scale agricultural operations to close. And the large-scale plants that remain are largely operated by U.S. based conglomerates.

Local firefighters band together for ‘ashes and stashes’ Movember campaign

A group of King firefighters have put off shaving for a very good cause – the fight against male cancers.

Santa looking for helpers for Nobleton Christmas Drive

By Mark Pavilons No one should go without during the holidays. And seeing a child’s eyes light up on Christmas morning is magical. It’s that ...

Stronach offers inspiration at York business event

By Mark Pavilons Hindsight is very valuable. And foresight even more so. Canada’s economy is far from perfect, but there’s a simple fix in the ...

Students take the lead in helping the less fortunate

The world – at least a small corner of it – will be a better place, thanks to a group of students at St. Michael Catholic secondary school in Bolton.

Cougars stumble with back-to-back losses

The Schomberg Cougars were handed their first back-to-back losses of the season by the Erin Shamrocks and Stayner Siskins last week.

Villanova Knights win opener

By Jeff Doner The Villanova College senior boys hockey team got their season off to a good start by defeating St. Andrews College 5 – ...

Purdy students strut their stuff

The Purdy Center for the Arts participated in the Guelph Open Shiai in Guelph Nov. 16. It was a competitive day with more than 200 martial artists representing varying styles including Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, and Karate. Sensei Blair Purdy, who is the head instructor at the PCFA, prepared 6 of his students who brought back two 1st place standings, four 2nd place standings and three 3rd place standings for a combined 9 honors for the day.

Cara Tiemens to play basketball for Ryerson Rams

Cara Tiemens is perfectly at home on the basketball court. This talented student-athlete from Newmarket is in Grade 12 at The Country Day School and has been playing basketball since she was six. She first distinguished herself on the court during her first year at CDS, and has continued to do so for the past seven years – winning the MVP award every year since Grade 6, and Athlete of the Year in Grade 10.

Time to reflect and count our blessings

Mayor’s Message It’s that time of year to reflect on how fortunate we are and to share time with friends and family. I believe I ...

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