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- by Marzio Apolloni
I'm first generation Canadian, proud son of immigrant parents. Which means my brothers were as well! ( Gordon! ) My challenges were not as great as those faced by my dear cousin Nat, who was a true immigrant! Her recent post inspired me to write something about being a son of immigrants, especially with the anti-refugee anti-immigrant diatribe being spewed by many.
A few years ago, a year before I retired, I was recognized by the Ontario Public Library Association with a lifetime achievement award (thanks Bill!). I gave a speech which I rewrote a dozen times, because it would be the first time I would say in public what it was like growing up. And because my parents were there, it would be the first time they would hear from me what it was like. I never spoke to them about it before. The little boy in the story is me. Here is that part:...
"We need to get people reconnected and those limiters off!" was Francesca Dobbyn's first reaction to a major announcement from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today. The Executive Director of the United Way of Bruce Grey has worked tirelessly not only for residents of Grey and Bruce but those all over Ontario who have lost their electricity service because they have been unable to pay.
The new rules mean reconnection for those who have been cut off for non-payment and the removal of load-limiting devices. No residential services will be disconnected, at least until April 30 this year.
The OEB intends to launch a comprehensive review of customer service rules for
Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Murray to the position of Interim Director of Education.
"We are very excited to welcome Alana as our new Director of Education. The Board of Trustees looks forward to working with her as we continue our important work to enhance the educational experience for all of our students," says Chair Ron Motz.
Murray began her teaching career in 1982 at Chesley District High School, where she also served as a department head. She was a vice-principal in Walkerton, and principal in Lion's Head and Owen Sound. In 2002, she assumed the role of Superintendent of Education where she has had responsibility for a variety of portfolios, including secondary education, special education, safe schools,...
For most of this winter, the water of the bay has shaded between pale grey to slate grey, and black, reflecting the unrelenting cloud. When the sun came out this week, the water sparkled sky-blue. A treat to raise the spirits.
Whatever the colour, waves have moved against the rocks, rolled over them in high wind, gently lapped against ...