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The North Dufferin Baseball League senior division is moving to the championship series after completing the second round of the playoffs. The final series will pit the Bolton Brewers against the New Lowell Knights to compete for the 2021 Strother Cup. T he Brewers finished the regular season as the first place team ending the schedule with an 8-2 record. They eliminated the Mansfield Cubs in the first round of playoffs winning two games to take the opening round series. In the second round, the
Canada's chief public health officer says other provinces need to learn from the pandemic crisis in Alberta and Saskatchewan if they want to avoid the calamity now afflicting health services in those provinces. "Don't be complacent," Theresa Tam said at this morning's media briefing. "We have to be highly vigilant on this virus. When you see it accelerating, act fast because, I think, we have to learn from the situation in Alberta and also in Saskatchewan at the moment." On Thursday, Alberta Pre
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing. Richards, who also lost his role as “Jeopardy!” executive producer, was initially tapped as Alex Trebek's successor but left the show after past misogynistic and disparaging comments surfaced. Bialik was tapped as interim host, and her episodes will air throu
There’s another reason to smile this month as Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie week returns from September 13 to 19, supporting over 600 charities. Funds from Smile Cookies sold at both Alliston locations this year will go to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the hospital’s redevelopment. This is the 25th year the cookies have been sold at participating Tim Hortons across the country. Individual locations may select their local charity of choice. Since its inception, the Smile Cooki
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, resigned Thursday after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover. In a parliamentary debate Wednesday night, Kaag acknowledged that the government's slow or muddled response to warnings about the situation in Afghanistan meant some local staff and people who had worked as translators for Dutch troops in the count
This year’s Terry Fox Run, like last year, is virtual. Route markers in Invermere will be up Sep. 19 from JA Laird school up 13th Avenue to the Castle Rock turnoff. “But participants can run wherever then like, at what time they like, right from their front door if they like,” said Invermere Run co-organizer Donna Scheffer in an email. The fundraiser is going virtual due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 status, vaccination roll-out, lockdowns and restrictions. “[Organizers] decided to be cautious
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally friendly era of mortuary science that includes the natural organic reduction of human remains, also known as body composting. “It’s a natural process where the body is returned to an elemental level over a short period of time,” said
A new public art installation located at the University of Toronto’s Hart House is helping to create conservations about sustainable land use. Titled Tree Protection Zone, the installation is made up of specially commissioned mural-sized works that speak to “preservation of life, water, and kin and how each is inextricably linked to the protection of trees.” The project is curated by Maria Hupfield, a member of the Wasauksing First Nation, and Mik Migwans of Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. Both a
Stettler County heard a detailed presentation on how a concerned community member feels treated wood and styrofoam could be better handled within the waste system. The presentation was made at the Sept. 8 regular meeting of council. Grace Fix presented virtually to councillors about two subjects she said she felt very strongly about, the burning of treated wood at transfer stations and the placement of styrofoam in landfills. Beginning with treated wood, Fix stated several times during her prese
Local candidates from the four main political parties were invited to take part in a debate on environmental issues concerning the riding of Simcoe-Grey. The event was sponsored by GreenPAC, a national non-partisan, non-profit organization working to build environmental leadership and government action on the environment. It was held online on Wednesday, September 8. The debate was monitored by Penny Skelton – a Collingwood Rogers Cable TV show host and local resident. Liberal candidate Bren Mun
TORONTO — Veteran fullback Justin Morrow, second only to Jonathan Osorio in games played for Toronto FC, says he is retiring at the end of the 2021 season. The 33-year-old from Cleveland is in his eighth campaign with TFC. He has appeared in 246 matches for the club in all competitions, behind Osorio's 280. "Both on and off the field, Justin has been a model professional," Toronto president Bill Manning said in a statement Thursday. "He will retire as one of the best players to ever wear a TFC j
The B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Workforce project is looking for elders or knowledge holders in Columbia Valley First Nation communities to share cultural teachings and historical information about local wetlands. The project is a collaboration with conservation organizations and First Nations aiming to maintain and monitor wetlands across the province, including the Columbia Valley wetlands. “We are interested in capturing cultural teachings and historical information to inform activiti
Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is delving into the world of so-called "crypto-art." The cinematic master of body horror has released his first non-fungible token — an electronic tool that uses blockchain technology to certify ownership of a digital asset, including art — in collaboration with his daughter, Caitlin Cronenberg. The one-minute short "The Death of David Cronenberg," which stars and was written by its subject, hit the digital art marketplace SuperRare on Wednesday. The younger C
Ank Bijleveld is the second minister in the Netherlands' caretaker coalition government to resign over the evacuations, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag.View on euronews
A City of Ottawa committee has approved rules aimed at preventing drivers from being slapped with unpredictable towing bills, or having to track down vehicles towed to unknown storage facilities. The new licensing regime laid out by city staff was approved unanimously by the community and protective services committee on Thursday and, if it's waved through by city council next week, would take effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Under the new bylaw all towing companies — including those in Quebec — would ne
Town of Stettler council restored the mayor and council’s salary lost to a tax hike brought in several years ago by the federal government. The increase was approved at the Sept. 7 regular meeting of council. Councillors heard a report presented by Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Greg Switenky which noted the subject of mayor and council pay raises is brought up prior to every election and, if approved, takes effect after the election. He stated council was actually approving a pay increase f
MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected more than 4,200 temblors in what scientists are calling an “earthquake swarm” around La Palma island since last Saturday. An earthquake swarm is a cluster of quakes in one area during a short period and can indicate an approaching erupti
After 24 years at the helm, John Lagimodiere is stepping away from his role as the editor and publisher of Eagle Feather News, the Saskatchewan-based Indigenous newspaper. According to the newspaper's webpage, it is the most widely circulated Indigenous newspaper in the province, at about 120,000 copies per year. Lagimodiere said that when he was handed the reins, he wasn't sure what he was supposed to do. He had never intended to be an editor or publisher of a newspaper. Since then, the paper h
The will of Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will be sealed and remain private for at least 90 years to preserve the monarch's dignity, a judge at London's High Court has ruled. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the 95-year-old British monarch for more than seven decades, died at the age of 99 at his wife's Windsor Castle home to the west of London on April 9. In keeping with a convention dating back to 1910, Andrew McFarlane, the president of the court's Family Division, said he had agreed Philip's will should be sealed up "and that no copy of the will should be made for the record or kept on the court file".
Paris Cai initially wanted to start a peer-to-peer tutoring club at her high school, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, but the strains the pandemic was putting on its staff made that impossible to pull off. So instead, the Grade 11 student and her executive team of other high-schoolers turned Homework Hub Tutoring into a global online enterprise that now counts 300 students and a similar number of volunteer tutors from as far afield as Kenya, India, and the Philippines among its beneficiaries and b