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  • Opinion: Catholic Board Coup?
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Apr 2007, p. 6     What started out as a difference of opinion regarding Halton Catholic District School Board policy has quickly escalated to an all-out power struggle among the board's nine school trustees. Last night (Thursday) a special meeting of the board was to decide whether or not veteran trustees Al Bailey ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Apr 2007, p. 6   What started out as a difference of opinion regarding Halton Catholic District School Board policy has quickly escalated to an all-out power struggle among the board's nine school trustees. Last ...
  • Opinion:  Volunteers hold communities together
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Apr 2007, p. 6     Volunteers. They are the lifeblood of caring communities like Halton Hills. While their efforts go largely unnoticed, without volunteers the social and cultural fabric of our town would unravel, leaving many of our most vulnerable residents to suffer and many of our most cherished community events ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 18 Apr 2007, p. 6   Volunteers. They are the lifeblood of caring communities like Halton Hills. While their efforts go largely unnoticed, without volunteers the social and cultural fabric of our town would unravel, leaving ...
  • OPINION... Take a stroll and help MS Society
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Apr 2007, p. 6     Going for a leisurely walk is something most of us take for granted. It's as natural as waking up, getting dressed and strolling down the hall and into the kitchen for breakfast. These same routine activities can become insurmountable tasks for anyone stricken with multiple sclerosis. In its ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 13 Apr 2007, p. 6   Going for a leisurely walk is something most of us take for granted. It's as natural as waking up, getting dressed and strolling down the hall and into the kitchen ...
  • OPINION... Vimy must never be forgotten
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 11 Apr 2007, p. 6     As defining moments go, Vimy Ridge is arguably Canada's turning point as a nation. Only 50 years young as an independent country in 1917, the battle at Vimy was Canada's coming out as a nation. The 30,000 Canadian soldiers who scored a stunning military victory over the Germans-- where British ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 11 Apr 2007, p. 6   As defining moments go, Vimy Ridge is arguably Canada's turning point as a nation. Only 50 years young as an independent country in 1917, the battle at Vimy was Canada's ...
  • Special leisure swim scheduled for Easter Monday
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Apr 2007, p. 11     Swim off some of that Easter chocolate at a special holiday leisure swim being offered on Monday, April 9, by the Town of Halton Hills Recreation & Parks at the Gellert Community Centre in Georgetown and the Acton Indoor Pool, 2 to 3 p.m. Regular admission fees apply....
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Apr 2007, p. 11   Swim off some of that Easter chocolate at a special holiday leisure swim being offered on Monday, April 9, by the Town of Halton Hills Recreation & Parks at the ...
  • OPINION...Share your voice on quarry's future
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Apr 2007, p. 6     When it comes to discussion-- virtually any discussion-- involving Dufferin Aggregates there are usually dichotomous views on the local quarry operation. One opinion held is that the company is slowly, but surely, destroying the beauty and vitality of the Niagara Escarpment in the firm's bid to ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Apr 2007, p. 6   When it comes to discussion-- virtually any discussion-- involving Dufferin Aggregates there are usually dichotomous views on the local quarry operation. One opinion held is that the company is slowly, ...
  • OPINION... Quorum concerns
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 4 Apr 2007, p. 6     Failure to attain a quorum for a recent special meeting is the latest indication of a widening rift among trustees of the Halton Catholic District School Board. Director of Education Lou Piovesan said last week's failure to meet quorum marked the first time in his 25 years the board couldn't ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 4 Apr 2007, p. 6   Failure to attain a quorum for a recent special meeting is the latest indication of a widening rift among trustees of the Halton Catholic District School Board. Director of Education ...
  • OPINION... Two-armed bandits
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 30 Mar 2007, p. 6     Every day in Ontario millions of lottery tickets are purchased by customers with the clear understanding they are taking part in a game of chance and that the odds are stacked against them. However, those players also hand over their money with the belief the lotteries are being run fairly. ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 30 Mar 2007, p. 6   Every day in Ontario millions of lottery tickets are purchased by customers with the clear understanding they are taking part in a game of chance and that the odds are ...
  • Georgetown Fireflies Camping Club invites new members for yearlong activities
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 30 Mar 2007, p. 5     The Georgetown Fireflies Camping Club is inviting the public to join its non-profit organization. The Georgetown Fireflies, a chapter of the Canadian Family Camping Federation (CFCF), has been enjoying weekend camping in Ontario for over 35 years. Members camp in trailers, motor homes, fifth ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 30 Mar 2007, p. 5   The Georgetown Fireflies Camping Club is inviting the public to join its non-profit organization. The Georgetown Fireflies, a chapter of the Canadian Family Camping Federation (CFCF), has been enjoying weekend ...
  • OPINION... On second thought...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Mar 2007, p. 6     We wonder how many trustees at the Halton Catholic District School Board might consider taking back last June's decision not to participate in a four-partner, joint Halton Regional Campus. Today the Catholic school board finds itself in a struggle to replace outdated administrative buildings that ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Mar 2007, p. 6   We wonder how many trustees at the Halton Catholic District School Board might consider taking back last June's decision not to participate in a four-partner, joint Halton Regional Campus. Today ...
  • OPINION...Good news, bad news
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Mar 2007, p. 6     his week local residents managed to see the best of their fellow citizens and, unfortunately, the worst. In today's paper we highlight the achievements of both the Georgetown and Acton Citizens of the Year. Louise Brown, Georgetown's recipient, is a shining example of selflessness. The longtime ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Mar 2007, p. 6   his week local residents managed to see the best of their fellow citizens and, unfortunately, the worst. In today's paper we highlight the achievements of both the Georgetown and Acton ...
  • OPINION...Ballot box budget
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Mar 2007, p. 6     Monday's budget announcement saw Jim Flaherty put on a demonstration that would have made the most adept tightrope walker proud. As the finance minister dangled the carrot of increased federal spending, tax cuts and debt reduction in front of his political opponents, Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Mar 2007, p. 6   Monday's budget announcement saw Jim Flaherty put on a demonstration that would have made the most adept tightrope walker proud. As the finance minister dangled the carrot of increased federal ...
  • OPINION...Dion's rationale a bit curious
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 16 Mar 2007, p. 6     Ontarians, specifically those in the Greater Toronto Area, are getting their first up-close look at Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion in action this week as the Grits' boss tours the area in what could be an election practice run. Dion, who will spend the next few days in the area-- including ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 16 Mar 2007, p. 6   Ontarians, specifically those in the Greater Toronto Area, are getting their first up-close look at Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion in action this week as the Grits' boss tours the area ...
  • Opinion: Dirty secret is out
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Mar 2007, p. 6     Throwing money at a problem to make it go away is a favourite tactic of governments. However, we're hoping the McGuinty Liberals aren't using this strategy to clean up the mess that has become the Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Ontario Ombudsman André Marin last week unveiled his ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Mar 2007, p. 6   Throwing money at a problem to make it go away is a favourite tactic of governments. However, we're hoping the McGuinty Liberals aren't using this strategy to clean up the ...
  • Opinion: Roadside tragedy
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 7 Mar 2007, p. 6     Monday's horrific accident on Trafalgar Road serves as a stark reminder that tragedy can strike anywhere, anytime and without warning. What began as a typically cold late winter morning, turned into a day of despair for several families and undoubtedly changed the lives of many in an instant. In ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 7 Mar 2007, p. 6   Monday's horrific accident on Trafalgar Road serves as a stark reminder that tragedy can strike anywhere, anytime and without warning. What began as a typically cold late winter morning, turned ...
  • OPINION
Duncan running on empty
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Mar 2007, p. 6     While Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan may not be losing any sleep over the province's temporary gasoline shortage, a cavalier remark he made during a recent television interview likely did little to satisfy consumers on the verge of panic. During a Tuesday news report on the shortage of ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Mar 2007, p. 6   While Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan may not be losing any sleep over the province's temporary gasoline shortage, a cavalier remark he made during a recent television interview likely did ...
  • St. Alban to host World Day of Prayer
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Feb 2007, p. 12     The annual World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, March 2 at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, 537 Main Street, Glen Williams, 7 p.m. or at Norval Presbyterian Church, 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. service. The World Day of Prayer, sponsored by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Feb 2007, p. 12   The annual World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, March 2 at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, 537 Main Street, Glen Williams, 7 p.m. or at Norval Presbyterian ...
  • Opinion: Parents must help in battling bullying
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Feb 2007, p. 6     Is your child a cyber-bully or the member of a fight club? Or perhaps he/she is the victim of this technologydriven, sick form of entertainment among some of today's youth. While we think it's great news that Halton Police are teaming up with the region's two publicly-funded school boards to ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Feb 2007, p. 6   Is your child a cyber-bully or the member of a fight club? Or perhaps he/she is the victim of this technologydriven, sick form of entertainment among some of today's youth. ...
  • OPINION....Top-notch kids
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Feb 2007, p. 6     What do Laura Crawford, Heather MacKinnon and Noah MacDonald have in common? They are all outstanding, community-minded citizens who were recently nominated for 2006 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards. Residents can be proud of these three youngsters for achieving a level of community ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Feb 2007, p. 6   What do Laura Crawford, Heather MacKinnon and Noah MacDonald have in common? They are all outstanding, community-minded citizens who were recently nominated for 2006 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year ...
  • OPINION:   Hell no, we can't grow
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Feb 2007, p. 6     Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette, his mayoral counterparts in Oakville, Burlington and Milton, along with the Regional Chair Gary Carr, are hoping there is strength in numbers. They are also acutely aware an Ontario election campaign is only months away and nothing gets a politician's-- especially ...
    Newspaper  Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Feb 2007, p. 6   Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette, his mayoral counterparts in Oakville, Burlington and Milton, along with the Regional Chair Gary Carr, are hoping there is strength in numbers. They are also ...
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