Jane Andres visits Linnette and Uton Bell at their home in Jamaica. (Photo supplied)
It was a golden morning in Spanishtown, Jamaica.
The sunshine and birdsong erased any memories of the dull winter my friend Jodie Godwin and I had left behind in Niagara. We were enjoying our stay at the home of Uton and Linnette Bell, good friends we had met … [Read more...] about Uton Bell calls Canada home, but still spends time in Jamaica
Jane and Brian Andres run the Applewood Hollows Bed and Breakfast. (Photo supplied)
I’d like to share some thoughts regarding unlicensed short-term rentals and the decision to triple the 2020 licence fees for bed and breakfasts.
I appreciate the concerns expressed by the lord mayor and found her description of the “hollowing out” of our … [Read more...] about Letter: Please don’t treat B&Bs as short-term rentals
There was nothing Ruben Friesen liked better than attending church services with the Caribbean farm workers, says his daughter, Jane Andres. Photo supplied
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. — Garrison Keillor
My father, Ruben Friesen, passed away on … [Read more...] about Reflections on a father who will be missed by community
September offers a welcome change for those who have been dealing with peach fuzz, long work days, heat and humidity.
But for our neighbours on the farms this time of year also brings a heightened awareness and daily checking of the weather networks in Mexico and the Caribbean. Hurricane season lasts from June until November, but … [Read more...] about Hurricane season makes farm workers uneasy
Lord Mayor Betty Disero has passed an Official Plan and attended an Association of Municipalities Ontario conference since, but the day of the Peach Pickers Picnic, she was at the community event for migrant workers. She danced up a storm with Amado, a seasonal worker for Arterra Wines Canada, which owns Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin and other wineries. (Photo … [Read more...] about Like peaches, picnic is growing in Niagara
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