Month: December 2016

Town’s search for CAO continues

The revolving CAO door keeps moving as Rob Raycroft prepares to resign his interim CAO position, choosing to stay on as director of leisure and community services.   Raycroft will continue in the role until February as the town works on filling the position. He added the interim CAO role to his director position back in May after fire chief Rob McKenzie vacated the interim CAO position within the first month on the job citing that the role needed more support than was available to him.   At that time, McKenzie was filling the void as previous CAO Marc...

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Volunteers cook and deliver hundreds of Christmas meals annually

More than 20 years and volunteers still gladly take their time to help prepare meals for fellow residents in need of a hot Christmas Day meal. Close to a hundred volunteers help either cook or deliver more than 400 meals with all the trimmings. They prepare the meals in the facility provided at the East Ridge Evangelical Missionary Church and have them delivered by a fleet of volunteers on Christmas Day. The complete dinners, including turkey and ham, are free and are often delivered to many living in senior’s facilities. “It is a pleasure to play a part in...

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Denial, a biography drama, tells the true story of a legal battle between two historians. Writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt presents David Irving, a military historian, as a denier in her book for denying the Holocaust happened. He later sued her for liber. She found herself in a battle to prove the Holocaust actually occurred, as libel law puts the burden of proof on the accused. History buffs won’t want to miss this film. The film will be screened on Jan. 11 at 2 and 7pm at Nineteen on the Park. Visit for details on other TIFF films playing...

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Jim Lang assists Wendel Clark

  The story begins with a young boy obsessed with hockey – a boy who grew up in a Saskatchewan farmhouse, who’d practice his slapshot for hours on end, even in the freezing cold weather. By the time he reached age 20, the hard work and determination paid off for Wendel Clark, who began his professional hockey career in 1985 with the Toronto Maple Leafs — six months after he helped Canada win the World Junior Championships. He’d go on to play for Toronto 13 seasons, and after retiring in 2000 at age 33, he’d already played nearly 900...

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