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blended tax rate, of 1.98 per cent equal to an average tax increase in 2017 of $81.16 per household, assessed at $370,220. There is also a 2.32 per cent increase in the water and wastewater operating budget.

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Simcoe County approves two per cent tax hike for 2017 IaN adaMs Simcoe County council approved its 2017 budget Tuesday, laying out a plan to spend nearly $470 million. The county will collect about $151 million in taxes, with an across-the-board two per cent increase for ratepayers, according to Trevor Wilcox, the county’s general manager of corporate performance. That works out to an additional $6 for every $100,000 of assessed value. The 2017 budget also reflects the final year of uploading Ontario Works benefit costs from the county to the province, though the county will continue to administer the program. Those costs are shared 50-50 with the province. Wilcox said the uploading is allowing the county to keep its costs down. He added caseloads have also decreased due to better economic and employment conditions.

“The lot of a number of people in the county has improved,” he said. “There’s been steady improvement, and we’ve had some programs that have worked to get people to address the issues they’ve had - whether that’s unemployment, whether that’s training.” Assessment growth across the county is 1.5 per cent, though Wilcox noted that is also dependent on location, as some municipalities – such as in the south end of the county are seeing more growth. The 2017 budget also shows a new direction for the county, as it ventures into creating a regional public transit system. The first year of a four-year rollout for the system will cost $1.5 million. “A large part of that two per cent increase is directed to public transit, which is desperately needed across the county,” said Warden Gerry Marshall, who is also the mayor of Penetanguishene. “Over the last few years, you’ve seen munici-

palities partner up on transit... and we’re starting to connect our communities via transit.” “If we can get residents from Penetanguishene to Midland, and Midland to Orillia and then into Barrie, it makes sense,” Marshall said. “That’s where our universities are, that’s where our a lot of our health-care services are, employment opportunities.” “I think transit is a game-changer for a lot of our residents, and we recognize as a county that if we’re going to be involved in economic development and bettering the environment, transit is a key element of making that happen.” It will also mean savings for the Ontario Works program, Marshall said, given the county was paying for taxi services for clients to get to appointments. For the cost of one taxi ride, he said, “We get a bus pass and get them everywhere they need to be for the entire month. It makes sense from many aspects to invest in transit.”

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Team T and J ready to entertain kids JaNIs RaMsaY Like many children, Tonya Harper grew up watching Sesame Street on television, not ever thinking she would one day become a children’s entertainer herself. The Bradford resident has just released her first children’s album with Jory Berger called Stick 2 Gether, as Team T and J. “I was super shy for anything performance-wise,” Harper said. “My elementary teachers wanted to throw me into the gym to scream at the top of my lungs.” Living in Innisfil at the time, she was a figure skat-

er, but then quit to become a singer. The decision stunned her family, but in 2004, she became part of Theatre by the Bay cast. She went on to act in the YTV movie King of the Camp and started working with Kidomo to voice a My Little Pony character on a Canadian tour. “We met at the right time,” Berger said, who was Kidomo’s tour manager at the time. “I was approached to write a My Little Pony Show and had to find someone who could voice (one of the ponies). Along comes (Harper) who saved my life.” Berger played piano and started writing his own

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Overspending to overeating: How to curb holiday indulging

Chris simon & AdAm mArtin-robbins The holidays can be a time to let loose on your wallet, trash bin and waistline. Once the calendar turns to December, there's a tendency to relax, exhale and be less stringent on the rules that guide us through most of the year. We've all done it. After working so hard for 11 months, the extra slice of pie or second helping of mashed potatoes is welldeserved, right? Then there's the gift shopping budget. We want to give our kids and spouses the happiest holiday season possible. Their dreams must become reality. However, those wishes come with a cost and often strain a family's budget, said Seneca College professor and certified financial planner Sam Albanese. "We know we have to spend and at this time of the year we tend to spend more. We need to take a look at disciplined spending. Santa Claus has a list and he sticks to that. He makes it clear this is his list and this is what everyone gets. Santa never goes overbudget. "But as humans, we don't make a list. We've got to try to get the emotions out of our spending and be more objective. Something may be two dollars, but when you start adding up all these $2 (items), suddenly that becomes $100 and on it goes." The Canadian government's healthy holiday food guide includes recommendations aimed at helping families eat well over the next month. It suggests families should try to eat together because that communal time encourages healthier habits. Cook and plan meals in advance for hectic days and make healthy snacks like pre-cut vegetables and fruit easily accessible. Also, create healthy food traditions by trying a new vegetable recipe or making food-based gifts like jars of dried fruit, nuts or soup mix. And start dessert off with a round of fruit, leaving room for a few bites of something richer. Aurora-based registered dietician Maria Fisher said holiday weight gain is common because, for many people, the indulgence doesn't last for just one day. There are multiple parties and gatherings and those gettogethers often force people off regular eating, exercising and sleeping habits. You can avoid packing on pounds by eating before heading to a social function and refraining from placing treats on counters

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A Seneca College professor and certified financial planner says that we should follow Santa’s example and make a list and stick to it to avoid breaking the bank. and tabletops at home. Be careful when ordering coffeehouse specialty drinks and go easy on calorie-filled alcoholic beverages. It's OK to indulge, as long as your favourite holiday foods are consumed in moderate portions, she said. "The problem with gaining a pound or two over the holidays is that most people

don't lose it (afterward)," she said. "Eat your favourite foods that you can only get over the holidays and skimp on other tasty foods you can get any time of the year. Turkey stuffing is one of my favourites that I only make at Christmas - so I'll pass on the creamy mashed potatoes that I can have anytime." Overindulging also takes a toll on the

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environment. The Region of York typically sees a 10 per cent spike in waste - garbage, recycling and organics - compared to other winter months, according to Julie Hordowick, program manager of York's integrated waste management strategy. So the region encourages residents to wrap presents in reusable bags, scarves or fabric and consider giving gift cards or "experiences" rather than "purchasing a lot of stuff that maybe people don't necessarily need," she said. This year, the region is targeting "avoidable food waste" through its Good Food program. "That's all geared toward giving people tools to plan their meals, to manage leftovers and ideas for what to do around the holidays to reduce the amount of food waste that you're generating," Hordowick said. "We've found about 15 to 20 per cent of the green bin is what we would consider to be avoidable food waste. Things people have bought and forgot and thrown out: It's whole produce, leftover lettuce, the leftover casserole that you didn't finish eating." As part of the Good Food program, the region put out a list of 10 tips aimed at reducing food waste during the holidays. "We encourage people to stock up on reusable containers so that when they do have guests over and there's leftovers, they've got a really easy way to pack stuff up and share it with their guests rather than it ending up in the green bin," Hordowick said. "We have recipes you can make ahead and freeze so that you're spending more time with your guests and you've got a way to save the food and portion it out over time. And (we encourage people) to consider potluck as an approach to family occasions so everybody brings a little bit of something and everybody is able to bring it home so leftovers get used up. It's less work for one person and it's often less waste that way." Remember though, even the experts admit it's tough to stringently stick to a plan. "Throughout the whole year, you've been quite disciplined," Albanese said. "You did the best you could and you say 'I've sacrificed all year, my family deserves this'. We tend to use Christmastime as a way of rewarding ourselves for a year of hard work. How do you overcome all this? It's almost impossible. All we can say is be conscious of (spending), try to set money aside and be as close as possible to that budget."

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Help Stuff A Command Post in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil Dec. 2 to 4

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BrEa BartholEt Get ready to help South Simcoe Police during their upcoming Stuff A Command Post event from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. In support of CTV Barrie’s Toy Mountain, SSP will be accepting new, unwrapped toys that can be placed into their mobile command post. All donations will be given out before Christmas by Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions to benefit local families in need. On Dec. 2, the Command Post and officers will be at the Canadian Tire in Alcona from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Dec. 3, they will set up shop at Walmart in Bradford from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Dec. 4, the post will be down the street at Canadian Tire in Bradford from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash donations and gift cards are also greatly appreciated.

A 26-year-old Bradford man has been arrested and charged in relation to a break and enter at a Miller Park Avenue residence. The incident occurred Oct. 4, around 8 a.m., when the homeowner arrived only to find a man inside of the house. The suspect pushed past the woman and fled along Holland Street West. Responding officers, including the Canine Unit, were unsuccessful in locating the man immediately following the break and enter. Through investigation, however, officers discovered that the suspect entered the home through a ground-floor window and were able to obtain a fingerprint. The key piece of evidence was used to identify the man, who was later located and charged with break and enter. He will appear in court in December.

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BWG council wraps up 2-day budget talks ● From page 1 tax increase is determined. Until that time, however, council has come to an agreement on a number of other items presented during the deliberation period. The first major addition, explained by town chief administrative officer Geoff McKnight, is the creation of a Strategic Initiatives Reserve. The reserve will be funded by the current annual $350,000 contribution to the Downtown Community Improvement Plan, as well as from the reallocation of $306,150 annual savings that been found, thanks to the town’s new insurance contract. The reserve will be used for two main purposes - the first, for council to pull from it in case any unforeseen issues such as unbudgeted events, property acquisitions and other one-time expenses arise throughout the year. The second is focused on more strategic moves for the town. A number of

new facilities will require investment as Bradford West Gwillimbury continues to grow. According to the town, because of restrictions set within the Development Charges Act, a large amount of the cost for such facilities will rely on other sources of funding. Therefore, the reserve will act as a growing nest egg for future town investments. Council also approved new positions throughout town departments. BWG fire services has been given the go-ahead to hire one full-time firefighter at the cost of $106,997, though Chief Kevin Gallant says he will be back next year in hopes of hiring more due to the increase in service calls. A public works operator will be added to the town’s roster, to assist with road maintenance, fleet operations, water main breaks and various other duties as the town continues to experience immense growth.

The planning department will gain an additional senior planner, as requested by Director of Development and Engineering Arup Mukherjee. “As we have seen, for example, the number of seniors housing plans coming through, those take up a fair bit of time and are coming in on a regular basis,” he explained. “Plus, the Hwy. 400 employment lands are in the near horizon and we know applications will continue to come in. Our current planners are carrying a significant workload.” From a savings perspective, a number of reductions were identified including $8,470 from council’s department, $2,000 from IT, $30,000 from the library’s salaries and benefits budget, $1,000 from enforcement and $10,000 from the town’s renovation budget, to name a few. The draft budget will come back to council for finalization early in the new year.



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The holiday season will be a little brighter for some Bradford West Gwillimbury residents, thanks to the first Holiday Food and Toy Drive held at Zehrs Markets on Nov. 27. Partners Counselling and Education Services Bradford, in partnership with Zehrs, Vinyl Obsessed, Serenity Scapes, Treblemakers Music Academy and the Bradford Wolves soccer team, spent the afternoon gathering toys, food and monetary donations. Tina Morrison, managing director with Partners Counselling and Education Services Bradford, says the event drew in a large crowd. Musical entertainment provided by Treblemakers kept people grooving, while the Bradford Wolves players tossed a soccer ball or two around with passersby and the BWG fire department lent a fire truck to wow the crowds. A large food container set up at Zehrs was filled ©2016 Kumon Canada, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Michael Gutta with Ad-dictive Design (from left), Tony Gutta, Paul Janeiro with Bradford District Soccer Club, Tina Martins-Morrison of Partners Counselling, Laura Slykhuis with Serenity Scapes, Jobee Nelson of Treblemakers, Michael Lambert of Vinyl Obssessed and Kevin Eiras helped out at the first Holiday Food and Toy Drive at Zehrs Markets. to the brim – all donated to the local Helping Hands Food Bank. Upwards of $1,000 worth of new toys were also collected, along with $130 in cash donations, which were given to the Simcoe Children’s Aid Society. “We are fortunate to

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This year was their 4th year doing the event. They had instore promotions and giveaways and 2 local musicians by the names of Amelia Martens and Melissa Ellis performed some songs, both age of 23, followed by the Holiday Fashion show showcasing The Pink Closet Boutique’s holiday and winter collections! 70 ladies attended the event! Brittany Buck Hair and Beauty Boutique donated their Hair and Makeup services to all the models. Sweet B’s donated the treats for the night. All ladies who attended brought perishable food items, which were donated to Helping Hand Food Bank in Bradford. Pictured here are Cindy Weidelich and Tamara Jones: owners of The Pink Closet Boutique.

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Tolls good idea if used for transit

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re road tolls an idea whose time has come? Toronto Mayor John Tory seems to think so, given his announcement he’d like to charge motorists $2 to drive the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. According to Tory’s arithmetic, the move could generate more than $200 million per year to invest in transit infrastructure. Charging a toll to make use of the DVP and the Gardiner could have a significant impact on those who rely on the routes — such as commuters from the north of the city.

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‘Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers?’ As a concept, tolls aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They were among the revenue tools the province bandied about when it floated various means through which to fund needed transit improvements. Residents in communities along the Barrie GO Transit rail line are eager to see improved train service and Simcoe County remains hopeful a Bradford Bypass linking Hwys. 400 and 404 will one day materialize. Those projects will cost billions, and the money will have to come from somewhere, be it tolls, new taxes or other user fees. Our concern is how the money raised will be allocated. Will the tolls be for the good of all GTA commuters, or only boost Toronto’s coffers? According to the Toronto Star, the Gardiner alone needs $3.6 billion worth of repairs, and Toronto’s operating budget is facing a $516-million shortfall next year. Despite the fact Toronto’s own city manager, Peter Wallace, noted the 416 enjoys the lowest residential tax rate in Ontario, Tory has made it clear that raising taxes above the inflation rate is a non-starter. Other municipalities grapple with higher increases and their residents often receive considerably fewer services. Why is it Toronto can nix higher property taxes and jump right to tolls? Thankfully, the province would have to sign off on any new road tolls first. Again, the tolls aren’t the issue, per se, but rather how the money they raise would be used. If the plan is to set aside funds to improve the GTA’s transit network, so be it, but if it’s to help Toronto stave off a long overdue property tax increase or to help pay for pet projects of dubious benefit (i.e. the Scarborough subway), then they should be treated as, to quote Tory when he was PC leader, “highway robbery”. @simcoenews

• LETTERS • Leitch is one of the ‘elites’ Like most of you, I woke up Nov. 9 to hear the news that Trump had won the election. In the wee-hours of that morning Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch enthusiastically embraced U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and stated that “Tonight, our American cousins threw out the elites and elected Donald Trump as their next president. It’s an exciting message and one that we need delivered in Canada as well”. I take exception to this message and you should, too. Leitch is using divisional politics and is now attempting to ride on the coattails of Trump’s victory. She is doing this for her own political gain to the detriment of her party and her country.

● GET CONNECTED Have a comment on these or any other community issues? Email us at Her pretend-populist messaging is deliberately and disingenuously framing the discussion. Her strategy is simple and seems to be playing out as planned. While some of her rivals are striving for CPC unity, she is using wedge politics to split the party. She started this with her Canadian values survey. I have never supported Leitch or her politics. She was an elite parachute candidate, backed by big money, who never had the best interests of SimcoeGrey in mind. One only needs to follow her on Twitter to see her true colours. While arguing against the “elites” out of one side of her mouth, the other side


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lion dollar boards collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. This is no average resident stringing multiple jobs together to make ends meet. Ms. Leitch, I ask you: how could the former Minister for the Status of Women be excited about what happened south of our border? I want my daughter to live in a country where she can be anything she wants to be. I want a Canada where no one need live in fear. I want a Canada that continues to build upon its history of immigration and inclusiveness, embracing all those who live here. Shame on you for wanting anything less. We need to build Canada up, not tear it down. Jeff Kerk Alliston

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OPP frustrated by impaired driving

Frank Matys The OPP’s annual festive crackdown on impaired driving got off to a rocky start with police laying more than 100 charges in the first weekend. Yet a member of the provincial force’s highway safety division said the result, while disappointing, is hardly surprising. “That is the whole frustrating part of it,” said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. “We are out there doing our festive RIDE campaigns and there are so many organizations and the media that are talking about impaired driving and planning ahead and designated drivers ... and yet we still have people out there every single day driving impaired.” OPP officers across Ontario laid 104 charges between Friday night and Monday morning, the first weekend of a seasonal campaign that lasts until Jan. 7.

Among those charged was a driver travelling at 197 kph on Highway 400. “We got him stopped and he was impaired,” Schmidt said. “Is that not a recipe for disaster, or what?” The driver was hit with an automatic 90-day license and his vehicle impounded. “Fortunately, we got him stopped before he wrecked and killed himself or killed somebody else,” Schmidt added. “That could have very well been a fatality.” Like other emergency responders, Schmidt has witnessed the bloody aftermath of collisions resulting from impaired driving and says the impact is long lasting. “It affects everyone who attends there, all the emergency workers - police, fire, ambulance - and then the witnesses that are there that are seeing the aftermath and the victims,” he said. “It is absolutely heartbreaking and so tragic and it should not be hap-

pening.” Charges laid over the weekend include impaired driving and driving over the legal limit, which are distinct offenses. “Someone who is all over the highway, gets arrested for impaired driving and then blows over the legal limit could get charged for both,” Schmidt said. Impaired drivers pulled over by police are often oblivious to their weaving and otherwise dangerous driving on local roads and provincial highways, he added. “When you are impaired, you have no idea what your abilities actually are,” Schmidt said. “If you had a couple of drinks, maybe you will make it home, and many times people have ... but they don’t know how straight they were driving and how effective they were.” A driver whose judgment is clouded by alcohol or other drugs is putting

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Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, of the OPP’s highway safety division, said police are disappointed, but not surprised that more than 100 impaired driving charges were laid on the first weekend of the RIDE campaign. him or herself - and everyone else - at grave risk, Schmidt added. “It is just a matter of a millisecond or a second to

be able to react to a child running out in front of you, a car coming out of a driveway, a light turning from green to amber,” he said.

Thirty-nine of the 279 fatal collisions reported so far this year in Ontario involved drug or alcohol impairment.

Police charge BWG man with posession of child pornography A 24-year-old Bradford West Gwillimbury man has been arrested and charged following a joint services child pornography investigation. Detectives from the South Simcoe Police Criminal Investigation Bureau, along with officers from the provin-

cial Child Exploitation Unit, executed a search warrant at a BWG home on Nov. 25, where it is believed the male suspect was residing. Police located a number of computing devices that were later seized and searched. Following further investigation, illegal images

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Police awards night celebrates BWG, Innisfil communities Brea BarThOleT It was a night of appreciation, honour and good company on Nov. 23 at the first-ever South Simcoe Police Service Recognition Awards, held at Innisfil Town Hall. The awards ceremony came about after a discussion between Deputy Chief Andrew Fletcher and the SSP Service Board. The group believed the event would be a great way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of officers, auxiliary members, volunteers, local residents organizations and media partners. The BWG Diversity Action Group was just one of many community organizations recognized for their outstanding work with SSP, under the diversity and cultural competency category. The group has integrated the police service into many of their yearly events including Holocaust Education Week, the BWG Simcoe Pride flag raising and Aboriginal Day. Julie Kumar, member of the BWG Diversity Action Group, says the award proves to be very meaningful to the group, as it is an excellent example of community partnership. “It is always wonderful to see members of SSP at our events, tweeting about our achievements, and providing sponsorship to help ensure successful outcomes,” she added. “We rely on police to help keep our community safe. We are grateful not only for their support, but also their recognition of our efforts to bring the community together.” Other BWG and Innisfil organizations recognized included Alcona Sobeys, Bradford Walmart, Cookstown Auto Centre, Bradford Home Depot, Bradley Homes and Exterior Plus Roofing. A number of officers were recognized for excellence in investigations, volunteer services, excellence in traffic safety and community safety and crime prevention. Jana Douglas, Chris Moran and Connor McWatters were presented with the auxiliary awards. Detective Const. Dan Tucker received a 20-year police exemplary service medal, while civilian employee Gloria Bull was recognized for 20 years of service. Residents James Pickering and Dave Thorton were given citizen awards for their efforts related to two separate incidents where assistance by SSP was necessary. Freelance photographer Paul Novosad won two awards for best feature photo and best crime photo and Bradford Times reporter Miriam King was awarded for excellence in media relations. The Topic received two awards for best feature story and best crime story.

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Above, Mayor Rob Keffer, York-Simcoe MPP Julia Munro and clinic co-owner Mina Erian took a second to cut the cake at the grand opening of the Bradford Central Walk-in Clinic. Below, staff at the walk-in clinic are welcomed to the community by Mayor Keffer, councillors and local businesses.

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Bradford Central Walkin Clinic is now up and running to serve the community’s downtown core. On Nov. 26, owner Mina Guirgus, wife Sally and business partner Mina Erian celebrated the grand opening of the multi-purpose clinic, which is perfectly situated at 107 Holland St. East within walking distance for residents in and around the ‘old’ centre of town.

Guirgus, who has worked mostly in the Toronto area, discovered the small-town feel of BWG after visiting a friend. Soon after, he and wife Sally decided it was the perfect place to open their own clinic alongside Erian. “We just loved the feel of Bradford and knew that this was the right place to open our first, full clinic,” said Guirgus. “Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. It’s really wonderful and we’re looking forward to serving

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Opening Bear Creek a highlight for retiring education director Questions and answers with outgoing Simcoe County District School Board education director Kathi Wallace Janis Ramsay How long have you been involved in education? Why was this a perfect fit for your career? I started as a teacher in 1977. I’ve been working in education for 39 years. My mother was a teacher. Her love for the profession inspired me. I was also motivated by teachers I met throughout my time as a student in Simcoe County. In high school I loved working with children as a day camp counsellor. I worked with children throughout Simcoe County. This helped me recognize my passion for helping children achieve their best. Teaching became a clear career choice for me. What notable changes you have seen over the years? Probably the most notable change is the addition of technology as a learning and teaching tool. It has made us more connected within school communities and beyond. Students and educators have more immediate access to collaborate with peers around the world. The technology has also brought challenges, like the need to teach digital leadership. We’ve had to evolve to ensure we’re transferring our lessons on character and citizenship to apply to the online word. We’ve also seen an increase in community involvement in our schools, working together with community agencies, postsecondary institutions, local

employers and other groups. This collaboration has enriched the learning opportunities for our students and their teachers. How has teaching changed over the decades? The tools we use for teaching - like technology - have changed. Curriculum and teaching pedagogies have evolved. There’s an increased focus on equity and inclusion in our learning environments and curriculum. Well-being is now a significant focus in our schools and classrooms. The influence of teachers still remains extremely important. It’s always been our job, our passion, to find ways to engage individual students. How have students changed? Students are just as curious as they ever were. They want to be cared for. They want us to take interest in them. The world has changed. We know students today are entering a much different workforce and much more connected world than we did years ago. Much of our focus is on inspiring a love of learning, and nurturing the skills they need to continue to learn and adapt as society evolves. We talk about competencies students need - like critical thinking, character, creativity, citizenship, collaboration and communication skills. Our job is to provide tasks and activities that allow students to develop these competencies while building their knowledge.

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After working in education for 39 years, Kathi Wallace is heading for retirement. What is a parent’s role in education today? It has always been beneficial for parents and schools to work together to support students. We know our families’ lives are busy and full of challenges. Certainly there are perceptions that we’re getting busier as a society. Perhaps more than ever we need to find ways to work together as parents and schools to support each other. We aim for positive, collaborative relationships with our parents and guardians. Ultimately, we all have the best interests of the children at heart. We need to find ways to meet the needs of the students with the resources we have. A supportive home-school partner-

ship makes that easier. What do you see as the next major change in education? We may be on the cusp of a major evolution in education. How subjects and classrooms are structured has remained relatively unchanged since the advent of modern education. We’re starting to organize learning spaces differently, much of it student-driven. We are seeing the blending of subject areas more and more. The designs of school buildings are evolving. And self-directed learning, like online courses, especially for older students, is becoming more common.

Tell us about a victory, or a proudest moment you experienced. There isn’t just one. My first day - when I finally became a teacher - was a proud moment. To become principal of my first school was another proud moment. And to be given the opportunity to open a high school - Bear Creek Secondary School - was incredible. Finally, to have the responsibility to serve as director has been fantastic. It’s an incredible honour to be entrusted to manage the system that treated me so well as a student. I’ll miss it and will cherish the memories.

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Calling all volunteer knitters WHEN: 9 p.m. to WHERE: St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 56 Hearn St. CONTACT: Donna, 905-775-6144, dlogin@ COST: Free St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church is looking for volunteer knitters to make children’s hats, socks and/or mittens for charity.

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Free Employment Workshops WHEN: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: The Tannery Mall, 465 Davis Drive CONTACT: Nancy Bendavid, 905-895-7529 Ext.6504, COST: Free Workshops for persons with disabilities. Workshops include resume writing, cover letter, mock interview, job readiness, more.

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Christmas Luncheon and Toy Drive WHEN: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Davis Drive West CONTACT: Helen Neville, COST: Free Christmas Luncheon and Toy Drive

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Celebrate Christmas WHEN: 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: BWG Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Ave. CONTACT: events@ COST: Free

● GET CONNECTED Visit to submit your own community events for online publishing. Featuring a Tree lighting ceremony, caroling, free pictures with Santa and free leisure skating. Simple Gifts with the Newmarket Citizens Band and Special Guests Take Note WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 10:01 p.m. WHERE: Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street CONTACT: Linda Guenther, 9057262641, info@ COST: Adults $15, seniors and students $10 Join the Newmarket Citizens Band and Take Note for some classical and seasonal favourites. We have prepared a very special holiday musical treat.

● Saturday, December 3

Elvis - Christmas with the King WHEN: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion - Bradford, 115 Back St. CONTACT: Tammy Paglia, 905-775-5025, COST: $20 Christmas with the King, featuring Bruce Andrew Stewart, multi-awardwinning Elvis tribute artist. Newmarket Folk Society presents Rick Fines with Roly Platt WHEN: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE:

Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley Street CONTACT: Graham Bonesteel, 905-895-4977, COST: $25 Refreshments are provided before the show and during the intermission by The Maid’s Cottage.

● Wednesday, December 7

York Region Holiday Craft and Gift Sale WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge St. CONTACT: Maria Gallo, 1-877-464-9675, , COST: Free The Regional Municipality of York and YRP host the Holiday Craft and Gift Sale in support of United Way Toronto and York Region.

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Free Employment Workshops WHEN: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: The Tannery Mall, 465 Davis Drive CONTACT: Nancy Bendavid, 905-895-7529 Ext.6504, COST: Free Workshops for persons with disabilities. Workshops include resume writing, cover letter, mock interview, job readiness, more.

5 things to do this weekend ● Saturday, December 3

Breakfast with Santa WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon. WHERE: Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School, 240 Collingwood St, Creemore CONTACT: 705-888-1026 COST: 5 for children, $7 for adults, $20 for a family of four and $25 for a family of five There will be a children’s shopping centre will be set up for kids to purchase new and used gifts for their whole family, a craft room, silent auction and more. We Need a Little Christmas WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St. S., Alliston. CONTACT: 705-435-5497 COST: $20 for adults; 16 and under free The New Tecumseth Singers and the Dufferin Concert Singers present a Christmas concert featuring a selection of well-known and loved carols and hymns

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The New Tecumseth Singers in a 2010 performance of Hadyn.

Christmas at the Beach WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Lighthouse Community Church, 800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach CONTACT: COST: Donation appreciated. This is the 11th annual community concert with select Christmas music from the Barrie Concert Band’s music library. This concert is free in exchange for a donation to the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank.

carolers, live music, buskers, draws and prizes, holiday shopping and Santa. Christmas at the Movies WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Georgian Theatre, Barrie CONTACT: COST: Free Doors open at 1 p.m. with activities followed by a shortened concert of holiday movie music.

Beeton Santa Claus Parade WHEN: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Beeton CONTACT: COST: Free Following the parade take in Christmas in the Village, which includes

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Enjoy a walk through a winter wonderland forest in York Region.

Winter wonderland walks AmAndA Persico When the weather outside gets crisp and cool, skip the treadmill and hit the scenic route. There are a number of guided walks throughout the region that offer a different set of sights and sounds in the winter time. Experience the outdoors: • Magical Christmas Forest: Dec. 2 to 4, 8 to 11, 15 to 18 and 23, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Vaughan. The forest comes to life with lights and Christmas carols. Visit Santa’s workshop, see the elves at work, make some holiday crafts

and watch a holiday movie. To register, visit • Jingle Bell Walk: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Hollidge Tract, 16389 Hwy. 48, WhitchurchStouffville. Learn about the holiday tradition of bells and Christmas trees. Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. To register, visit • Deck the Halls with Seeds and Berries: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. at Cold Creek Conservation Area, 14125 11th Concession, Nobleton; Dec. 11, 10 a.m. at Lake St. George Field Centre, 950 Bethesda Sideroad, Richmond Hill; Celebrate the holiday season by making special gifts for winter birds.

Explore the conservation area and decorate trees with homemade bird feeders. To register, visit • Animals in Winter: Dec. 7 and 10, 9:30 a.m. at Bob Hunter Memorial Park, near 7277 14th Ave., Markham. Learn about how animals survive the winter climate. To register, visit Tips for walking in the woods: • Be prepared for uneven surfaces and hills; • Keep a pace that keeps you warm, not hot and not breaking a sweat to avoid getting chilled; • Dress in layers. • Bring water and a backpack.

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Since she was 13 years old, Coral Dryden has immersed herself in art creating her own masterpieces in her spare time, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Since then, she has developed her skill into various types of work, including oil paintings, pencil sketches and handmade Christmas ornaments. Dryden’s passion for

creativity is what drew Meade Helman to invite her to participate in his first annual Artisan Christmas event, held Nov. 26 at the Bradford United Church. Nine local artists and artisans, including Helman and wife Erika, displayed and sold their pieces to stir up more interest in the local BWG art community. For a $2 entry fee, to be given to the church’s community dinner initiative, vendors offered unique items such

as photographs, paintings, pottery and handmade clay jewelry. Helman would like to see the event expand next year, to include musical guests from the community such as local choirs or bands. “Art is very important and BWG needs educating to know just how much talent this community really has,” said Helman. “I hope this event draws enough interest so that we can bring in more for our guests to enjoy.”

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Carol Dryden was one of nine artists featured at the first annual Artisan Christmas event at the Bradford United Church on November 26.


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The Black Friday weekend kicked off the annual stampede for holiday gifts - but there may be a way to avoid the mall crowds and feel good about your giftgiving, too. This year, why not pick a theme for your holiday sharing and focus on meaningful gifts? Here are some ideas for gifts that give back: ● Look for sustainable gifts that are good for the environment. Choose products with fair trade certification. This represents products that support fair wages, fair working conditions and fair terms for trade. You can also look for the bluesign label to find textiles that are produced with minimal environmental impact. Stores like Mountain Equipment Co-op stock bluesign products that are manufactured responsibly, with lower water and air emissions and a reduced eco footprint. ● Shop local. Try following Danna Schaubel’s lead. The York Region mom posted her vow to buy as many holiday gifts as she can from Facebook friends who own small businesses, and she invited her friends to post links to her page and share on theirs, too. ● Support your community’s creative industries. Seek out gifts at local wineries, craft breweries, local art studios, or check out the Holiday Artisan Pop-Up Market at the Aurora Cultural Centre, on Saturday Dec. 10.

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Christmas doesn’t have to be a commercialized shopping frenzy.

● Consider gifts that give twice. L’Arche Daybreak’s craft studio, for example, sells high-quality artisan gifts such as candles, ornaments and prewrapped hostess gifts that are handmade by adults with intellectual disabilities. Raising the Roof is a national charity to fight homelessness and sells tuques and mittens each year to raise money for long-term solutions. Proceeds bought in a community stay in that community. If animals are your thing, you can symbolically adopt your favourite species with a gift of a stuffed animal from WWF-Canada. Check out your favourite charity to see if they have gift options. ● Give your time. Purchase tickets to attend a local theatre production together, or a season’s family pass to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. Bake a cake or cookies, or make a handmade gift. Alternatively, give your time to those who are in need. For more volunteer opportunities, visit

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Lefroy #3- 6

Goal: Joshua Landolfi from Cameron Gardiner and Jack Heatley


What a game! Gold's #5 Dante Miolla scored a Natural HatTrick and #15 Teeghan Casavant got a goal assisted by #8 Benjamin Marques & #15 Jacob Heins, Purple's #16 Thomas Scott got 2 goals, #15 Ivy Anderson & #9 Michael Fialho both scored goals assists by #4 Justin McAdams, #10 Jacob Ellison & # 4 Seth Dryden

Goal by Sebastien Ferris Assisted by Jace Sherman and Ryan Feaver


Sat. November 26 Bradford Peewee#3 - 1 Bradford Peewee #2 - 1

Goal by #8 Samuel Hewit assisted by #13 Andew Angione & #12 Anthony Miolla

Nov. 27th AtoMc Gold – 4

- Lone goal from Carter Sheardown from Vandy Chit

BRADFORD MiDGET LL#2 GOALS: - Ryan Staite from Victor Pearson - Victor Pearson from Jordan Brynes and Nick Tarulli - Nick Tarulli from Victor Pearson - Matt Barroso from Victor Pearson and Nick Tarulli - Nick Tarulli from Matt Barroso and Malcolm Gill

Bantam A Won Second Place in the Bradford Black and Blue Tournament

Fri. Nov. 18th Bradford Bantam A – 3 Brampton 45’s AE – 1

Goals by Tyler Mumford, Michael Carvalheiro, Ryan Jensen, Assisted by Stewart Heath, Connor Huggett, Owen Hodgson, William Bishop, Jake Crane

Bradford Bantam A – 3 Whitby – 0

Goals by Jake Crane, Tyler Mumford, William Bishop, Assisted by Owen Hodgson (2), Connor Huggett, Michael Carvalheiro, Shutout by Ryan Kiernan

Sat. Nov. 19th Bradford Bantam A – 2 St. Catherine’s – 0

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Sat. Nov. 26th Bradford Bantam A – 5 Markham – 0

Sun. Nov. 27th Bradford Minor Atom A – 1 Newmarket – 5

Bradford Bantam A -0 Ajax - 4

Goals by Owen Hodgson, Cole Takacs, Ryan Jensen Assisted by Cole Takacs, Noah Miranda, William Bishop, Owen Hodgson, Adam Chabot, The team fought hard with only 11 skaters.

Goals By Ryan Jensen, Cole Takacs 2, William Bishop, Assisted by Cole Takacs, Chris Lotto, Ryan Jensen, Noah Miranda



Nov. 24th Bradford Midget LL# 1 – 1 Bradford Midget LL #2 - 5

Wed. Nov 23rd Bradford Bantam A – 4 innisfil - 4

Goals by Ryan Jensen 2, Tyler Mumford 2, William Bishop, Assisted by Cole Takacs 3,Michael Carvalheiro 2, Chris Lotto, Connor Huggett, Owen Hodgson, Shutout by Caleb Garbe

Goals by Cole Takacs, Ryan Jensen Assisted by Stewart Heath, Tyler Mumford, Adam Chabot, Shutout by Caleb Garbe


Wed. Nov. 16th Bradford Bantam A – 3 Markham – 4

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