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Once more, defining Tiny’s beaches has become a point of interest to residents. Two recent deputations to Tiny council from cottagers have spurred the township to look into public beach access at the end of Sawlog Bay Point, after first requesting staff define where the beach starts and ends. At the northern extent of Sawlog Point Road is a 20-metre path of forest zoned as open source (OS), which continues onto a roughly 160-metre length of public beach used by area residents and cottagers throu
Canada's housing market continued to show signs of a slow cool-down in August, as the number of sales ticked lower even as selling prices still headed higher compared to where they were a year ago. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday that 48,379 homes changed hands in August, down 0.5 per cent from July — and down by about 14 per cent compared to the number of sales clocked this time last year. About half of all markets are seeing more houses change hands, while the other half ar
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Organizers of an online fundraiser will be giving $77,000 to the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Wednesday to help it search for and identify possible unmarked graves in and around the former grounds of the Nanaimo Indian Hospital. The Nanaimo, B.C., hospital was one of 29 run by the Department of National Health and Welfare across Canada for Indigenous patients from 1946 to 1967. The hospitals were intertwined with the residential school system. Stev
The NDP says two of its candidates have quit the federal election race with less than a week to go, promising to learn more about antisemitism. Party spokesperson George Soule said Wednesday morning that Sidney Coles, running in Toronto-St. Paul's, and Dan Osborne, running in the Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester, are resigning by choice, but the party supports their decisions. Soule said they both agreed to learn more about antisemitism. As first reported by the Toronto Star, Coles cl
Municipal Council awarded the last two 2019-2020 Civic Awards at the Council Meeting of September 7. While other Civic Awards were presented in December of 2020, these two recipients were unable to attend at that time. This was the first opportunity that Council had to present these awards in person. Mayor Nancy Peckford said, “It gives Council a lot of pleasure to recognize and honour the selfless efforts and dedication of two individuals who volunteer in service to their 1neighbours, friends,
With the federal election coming up, Cambridge Times and Metroland Media decided to take a local look at the issues dominating the campaigns. Here’s a local look at housing, and what the federal candidates and parties are promising. HOUSING Over the last five years, Waterloo Region has been a part of a surging housing crisis, with the average detached home selling for $919,914, according to the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors. A report from the City of Kitchener found that over half o
NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary. But one of the most revelatory sources was a largely forgotten WB reality show from 2002. By then, Messner had fallen from the heights of her televangelist fame after scandals brought down the multimillion-dollar minist
(ANNews) – In June 2021, the Federal Government of Canada announced September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, making the date a paid day off for federal workers and employees in federally regulated workplaces. The national holiday was one of the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and was created to allow Canadian citizens the opportunity to honour and reflect on Canada’s history of Residential Schools. However, Canada has said that the
The Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada and the People's Party of Canada are the only federal parties that have nominated full slates of candidates in central and northern Alberta. The Maverick Party, with 10 candidates running in this half of the province, has two more candidates running than the Green Party of Canada. Nearly 30 per cent of the 115 candidates running in 19 ridings are women. Don't know your riding or where to vote on Sep
This might be the greatest fight of the century since Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali! Einstein exhibited excellent skill with his knockout technique, but we all know Einstein is a lover too! Einstein the Talking Texan Parrot is a silly, smart, and popular parrot who loves to talk and entertain! He knows the names of several animals and likes to make their sounds. In addition to his silly vocalizations, he likes to have conversations with his owners, talking, doing animal sound imitations, and acting silly. He also enjoys singing and dancing in some of his video compilations. With his amazing talking abilities and funny antics, Einstein the talking parrot’s videos will keep you entertained for hours! Einstein parrot is also famous for some of his silly quotes and sayings. Online, Einstein, the talking parrot is popular across many social media platforms such as YouTube @einsteinparrot, Instagram @einsteinparrot, and Facebook @einsteintexanparrot. Einstein’s website, einsteinparrot.com is designed to inform you about the care of parrots and also entertain you. Living with a parrot is a big commitment. Parrots live a very long time. A parrot such as Einstein can live to be 50 or 60 years old. They all require a lot of care, proper nutrition, training, time, and patience. Parrots need a lot of attention and lots of toys and activities to keep them from being bored. Parrots are also expensive, a large cage is an investment, and plenty of play perches to spend out of cage time. Specialized veterinarian care is also required. Most of all they require your companionship and a forever home. Many people decide after the first few years of parrot ownership that the responsibility is too great and the parrots become neglected and sometimes abandoned. When that happens they are sent to parrot rescue facilities to be adopted by a new family or some spend their lives in sanctuaries. It is often said, “Having a parrot is much like raising a raising a 2 to a 3-year-old child for the rest of your life!”
The leader of Canada's main opposition party on Wednesday said a surge in inflation last month highlighted the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's economic policies, and urged Canadians to vote out the government in an election on Monday. Erin O'Toole, whose Conservatives are tied in the polls with Trudeau's center-left Liberals, said Canadians were experiencing an affordability crisis and blamed what he called the prime minister's reckless spending and massive debts. "It's troubling that Justin Trudeau seems to not care about the sky-rocketing cost of living that is being imposed on Canadians through inflation," O'Toole said in a statement.
Toronto's top doctor says the city needs to "keep the doors open" to those who resistant to being vaccinated for COVID-19 as it pushes toward the goal of vaccinating 90 per cent of eligible residents. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa told reporters Wednesday that the city has found that of the roughly 15 per cent of those vaccine hesitant in the city, approximately five per cent are "vaccine resistant." And while the rate of vaccination may have slowed, Mayor John Tory says the city
Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (LTFN) elder Phyllis Seymour remembers hearing a loud explosion, watching a fireball across the field from her shaking house, and rushing door to door to evacuate her community as ash fell like “black petals.” The scene was caused by a natural gas pipeline explosion less than a kilometre away from the nation’s reserve, and within its unceded territory, about 13 kilometres north of Prince George, B.C., on Oct. 9, 2018. The pipeline is owned by Calgary-headquartered fo
LONDON, Ont. — The Ontario government says it will expand its GO Train service to London. The new weekday service will also connect customers to Stratford and St. Marys. GO Train trips between London and Union Station in Toronto will begin Oct. 18. The provincial government says the pilot project will include one trip leaving from London in the early morning, and one return trip in the evening. The trip from London to Toronto’s Union Station will take about four hours. Between London and Kitchen
First fall-like storm of the season for B.C.'s South Coast this weekend as a widespread soaking rain blankets the region.
On September 7, candidates of the Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes riding debated environmental issues in the 100 Debates on the Environment all‑candidates debate on Zoom. The virtual all‑candidates debate was moderated by local radio personality Bruce Wylie. Spearheaded by the non‑profit group GreenPac, the purpose of this non‑partisan series of debates is to get candidates talking about environmental concerns and policy. The four hopeful MPs of our riding did just that, coveri
Another Inverhuron Fun Run, once again a virtual run in 2021, has come and gone. The run, which in past years has been held on the Monday of the Labour Day weekend, had submissions from 31 runners aged five to 89 years of age, in three distance categories. Runners were asked to pick their own route, measure the distance for accuracy and then register their information with organizer Dave Jewett. After their runs/walks were completed, final times were sent to Jewett by Sept. 7. In the route one,
LONDON (Reuters) -Households across Europe face much higher winter energy bills due to a global surge in wholesale power and gas prices and consumer groups have warned the most vulnerable in the region could be hit by fuel poverty as a result. Energy companies pay a wholesale price to buy gas and electricity, which they then sell to consumers. As in any market, this can go up or down, driven by supply and demand.
As fall nesting season returns, home décor retailers are presenting collections that reflect the idea that home is where our hearts and heads are. Our long housebound stretch may have made us restless for the outside world, but it has helped us appreciate our homes more. Even if you didn’t redo a basement playroom, rehab a bathroom or create a workspace in an apartment closet, you probably rediscovered what you like about your home. “Our living spaces moved from sanctuary to command central,” sa
Attendees at the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival were happily singing the blues on Sept. 10-12, as a modified and safe version of the festival returned to Kincardine. It was a weekend chock full of entertainment and activities for visitors. On Friday and Saturday evening, a ticketed event on the main stage featured a lineup of some of the most renowned artists in the blues industry. Saturday during the day, at the BIA Street Festival, live music was performed in four downtown venues at n