March 31, 2021

Brothers Fred Horvath, John Bouwmeester and Kevin Wilson from St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus, are pleased with the – close to tipping the scales at 1000 lbs, food collected. The project, 40 Cans for 40 Days of Lent will finish up this weekend. Pictured above is only a third of the food collected for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry, which works closely with the Clarington East Food Bank. A cash donation will also be made to St. Vincent de Paul as part of the project.

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Is Cancel Culture effective?

Centuries ago, it was tarring and feathering. Today, it’s a hashtag. It’s evolving, but is cancel culture effective? Mob mentality. A modern social justice practice. An impediment to free speech. A platform for marginalized voices. Call it what you will. Cancel culture is a concept so hotly debated that it remains in limbo, much like many individuals’ attitudes toward it. Everyone seems to agree that cancel culture involves taking a public stance against an individual or institution for actions considered objectionable or offensive. But is it an effective way to hold the authors accountable, or is it punishment without a chance for redemption?

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The Locals: John Albi – It’s all about family

Family is mentioned throughout conversation with John Albi. It is all about family. “At the end of the day it’s all about community and how it’s been a family. It’s not like a corporate store.” It is family operated, but the word family means the employees, customers, and the community at large.

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A new way of teaching

Artist Hi-Sook Barker, guides workshop participants learn-ing how to bring florals to life with transparent watercolours. The Saturday workshop was presented on Zoom as part of A Gift of Art’s April programming. For more information on classes and workshops visit agiftof-art.com.

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Garage door art

Beatriz Quitilen and her garage door designs are bringing a smile to people’s faces this spring. The Bond Head resident has designs for all the different holidays.

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Change on the horizon

Darryl Kerswell and his wife Lisa opened the Newtonville General Store and Café in 2017. Through their hard work and due diligence, they were up and running as an LCBO Convenience Out-let in 2019 just after Labour Day.

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