Andrew Henwood and his wife Gayle, in better times. (Photos supplied)
Andrew Henwood is feeling pretty optimistic. Grateful, even.
Most mornings he wakes up feeling happy, he says.
He is concerned for his wife’s health, and knows she isn’t happy — that weighs heavily on him, but he feels fortunate she’s safely tucked away at Upper Canada Lodge, … [Read more...] about How local senior copes through pandemic
Volunteers Trudi Watson and Earle Waugh keep to physical distancing rules while they do some cleanup in the cemetery at St. Mark’s. The church is closed, of course, but the gardens, and the cemetery, still needs tending. (Donald Combe)
This time last year, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church volunteers would be in the midst of preparing for their annual … [Read more...] about Churches caring for communities during closure
Jim Gay leads the Eden High School band through a rehearsal. (Mike Balsom)
Jim Gay had second thoughts about retirement on May 19. That was the day Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario’s schools would stay empty for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
As the veteran music teacher says, though, these were very fleeting second thoughts. … [Read more...] about Virgil musician, teacher retires from Eden
This view in Four Mile Creek Conservation Area, tucked in behind Virgil, offers a peaceful short hike anytime. (Owen Bjorgan)
How has an ecosystem, something that has been around for 12,000 years or 180 million years, become deemed as ours?
And when we arguably need nature the most, how can all of that soil, rock, and bark, formed by nothing but … [Read more...] about How did nature become owned by humans? And at what cost?
Audit committee searchs for other avenues of relief
As council and committee meetings go virtual, this is a screenshot of Coun. Gary Burroughs listening to a discussion of the heritage rebate program during the recent audit committee meeting, as the committee struggled to find some way to provide immediate financial support to NOTL … [Read more...] about Heritage tax rebate to be considered for 2021
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