Strawberry goodness

"Strawberry goodness"

Ovens Berry Farm in Osgoode generously allowed House of Lazarus (HOL) staff and volunteers to pick their hearts out on June 27. All the strawberries picked went straight to the HOL food bank, which serves over 100 local families each month. Pictured, HOL volunteer Jack Hicks, HOL operations manager Jennifer Westendorp and HOL thrift store […]

Moratorium comes after final bell has rung for local schools

"Moratorium comes after final bell has rung for local schools"

   Eight months after he stood in the Legislative Assembly and called for a moratorium on school closures, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark expressed mixed emotions today that the Wynne government has finally taken action. “The Minister of Education today admitted that parents, municipal leaders and I were right – the existing accommodation review process is […]

Pet Valu moves to Winchester Crossing

"Pet Valu moves to Winchester Crossing"

The recently relocated Foodland grocery store in Winchester has a new neighbour. Winchester Crossing, the rural marketplace, located at the intersection of County Road 43 and Highway 31, is growing in leaps and bounds. Pet Valu, a long-time fixture in the North Dundas area has moved across the road from its old location into Winchester […]

Nature’s Way donates food, funds to HOL

"Nature’s Way donates food, funds to HOL"

Nature’s Way Select Food in Kemptville recently held a food drive in support of the House of Lazarus’ (HOL) Every Plate Full campaign. About 100 food items, and $500 – all generous donations from customers and staff at Nature’s Way – were presented to the HOL on June 22. Pictured, Nature’s Way owner Gerty Tenbult […]

Canada Day in Kemptville

"Canada Day in Kemptville"

The 150th Canada Day Parade Red and White Downtown Dear Friends of Downtown: It’s not the 150th one but it’s the Big One! We’re 150 years young and we’ll be lined up along Clothier and Prescott Streets at 4 p.m. to celebrate and watch the parade. This year it will depart from Campus Drive at […]

Wave the flag! $82,485.70 raised at The Red & White Gala

"Wave the flag! $82,485.70 raised at The Red & White Gala"

We’re celebrating Canada Day early at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation. The final tally is in and The Red & White Gala raised $82,485.70 to support patient care at WDMH. “We can’t thank our local communities enough for supporting this year’s gala,” notes Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “Everyone made a difference – our sponsors, […]

RVCA Plants over 275,000 Trees This Spring!

"RVCA Plants over 275,000 Trees This Spring!"

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is excited to announce that over 275,000 trees were planted this spring. RVCA and partners are well on the way to planting 6.5 million trees by 2020! RVCA’s private landowner tree planting program available throughout eastern Ontario, is the perfect way to get the direction, planting plan and any […]

House of Lazarus (HOL) Auction

"House of Lazarus (HOL) Auction"

      Auction brings in nearly $5,000 for House of Lazarus The second annual House of Lazarus (HOL) Auction brought in nearly $5,000 for the organization, which supports hundreds of local families each month through their food bank and outreach programs. The auction was held on June 15 and attended by nearly 100 bargain […]

Clark urges participation in upcoming committee hearings

"Clark urges participation in upcoming committee hearings"

MPPs seek input on labour reforms, including minimum wage   Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is encouraging area businesses with concerns about proposed changes to Ontario’s labour laws, including increasing Ontario’s minimum hourly wage to $15, to present at upcoming committee hearings. Clark said the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will hold two weeks […]

Nurse practitioner joins the Dundas Manor Team

"Nurse practitioner joins the Dundas Manor Team"

  “It feels like home,” says Joelle Regnier, Dundas Manor’s new Nurse Practitioner. Joelle joined the team at Dundas Manor on May 29th and says she couldn’t feel more welcome. “My offer on employment actually included a ‘welcome to our family’ message. How great is that?” she recalls. “It is a privilege to be here. […]