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Georgetown’s New Life-Sized Nativity Scene

This news and these photos have been provided. St. George’s Anglican Church of Georgetown will officially open its new nativity scene with a community celebration on Sunday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The program will include the telling of the Christmas story, the singing of Christmas carols, and the joyful ringing
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Iron Scow in Niagara River Shifts Closer to Falls

We got this news about an alarming shift in the position of this old scow. We featured the history of this relic in Summer 2019. See it online at The severe weather conditions experienced yesterday afternoon and overnight have caused the iron scow, which has remained remarkably lodged in the powerful upper rapids above
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Orangeville’s Climate Policy

This news release has just been submitted to us. The Town has a responsibility to integrate climate considerations into existing policy and decision-making processes. Orangeville Council endorsed a Climate Change Adaptation Policy on September 23, 2019. That policy establishes the Town’s commitment to advancing climate adaptation efforts and supports the development and implementation of a
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Regional Collaboration in the GTHA

The Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities with the government of Ontario, addressed those attending the third meeting in a series examining regional economic development in Ontario. This meeting, entitled Regional Collaboration in the GTHA, was held in Hamilton on Oct. 3, 2019. Romano emphasized the importance of trades, saying that people
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New Aggregate Proposal

News release just received: The Ontario government is supporting growth of communities by proposing to improve the way aggregate resources are managed, ensuring a fair and balanced approach. Based on feedback from an Aggregate Summit held in March 2019, as well as survey and email submissions, the province is releasing a proposal that aims to
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Federal Election 2019 : Vote Oct. 21

These questions & answers appear in the Autumn issue.

Halton calls out Province on missing consultations re conservation authorities

Here is a letter and Discussion Paper from all Halton area mayors and Halton Region chair, as Conservation Halton’s formal response to the letter circulated by The Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to all conservation authorities on August 16, 2019. Minister Yurek’s letter called for conservation authorities to review and
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Help for Farmers Through Market Access Initiative

News just in:New programming provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help the Ontario government with the Market Access Initiative, a new cost-share funding initiative open to all Ontario food and agri-product exporters to assist them with diversification projects and accessing new markets. Through the Market Access Initiative, sector organizations and businesses can apply for
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Jim Cuddy Tours Escarpment Towns

This entertainment news just received:Jim Cuddy has written many of the songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives.  To celebrate the release of his fifth solo album, Countrywide Soul, Jim – along with fiddler Anne Lindsay and guitarist Colin Cripps – will be performing for audiences across Ontario this fall.  Tickets
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Milton’s Art Shop for Originals

Original art is for sale at The Gallery Upstairs in Milton. With price points for every budget, there are also gift items and large outdoor pieces for the garden.The rooms in this building go on and on and there’s much more to find outside, too. This is a charming place to explore. September 2019 is
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