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Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, April 12, 2018
NEW GLASGOW — A local woman who has left her mark in her community, her faith and in newsprint passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital Wednesday.
Aleta Williams, 94, was known to many in Pictou County for her kindness and strong sense of community. At a young age, she graduated from Maritime Business College and from there went to work in the Halifax dockyards. Marriage brought her to New Glasgow where she and her husband Murray raised their seven children, Murleta, Marty, Norma, Charla, Renny, Kerry and Julia.
She volunteered her time with the Canadian Girls in Training and was choir director of the Baptist Youth Fellowship at Second United Baptist Church in New Glasgow. She has a 70-year history of playing the organ in churches of many denominations. Believing music is as important as academics, she had all seven of her children in piano lessons at the same time and she was a passionate supporter of Pictou County’s Kiwanis Music Festival. It was also she who handled the results of the weeks-long festival year after year.
“She was always a happ...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
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— Erin O'Toole (@ErinOTooleMP) April 12, 2018
We wear our jerseys, and green and gold, to show our support and send our love to the families and community of the #HumboldtBroncos. #JerseysForHumboldt#HumboldtStrong#JerseyDay#SenCApic.twitter.com/O9s9N04Feo
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Business Buzz: April 10 - The London Free PressThursday, April 12, 2018
Hospital site.“I know what the area used to be and I know what it could be again. If I can do something to revitalize it, why not?”Pillar awardsNominations are now open for the annual Pillar Community Innovation.Over the past 12 years the awards have evolved into a celebration of positive community impact in our city.The four categories are Innovation, Leadership, Impact and CollaborationNomination guidelines are available online at Pillar Nonprofit Network’s website, pillarnonprofit.ca. The deadline for submissions is May 31. Nominations are reviewed by an external selections committee and 12 finalists will be selected and profiled leading up to the event. The awards ceremony will take place on November 22 at the London Convention Centre.Award recipients will receive $2,000 to be directed to the registered charity of their choice and have their names engraved on a plaque in the Hudson’s Bay Passageway at the London Central Library.
EOA Sasquatch. (File photo)Tree Trunk TourThe highly popular Tree Trunk Tour has earned the Hamilton Road Area Business Assoc. a provincial award.The Hamilton Road will receive a Special Achievement award for Streetscaping and Public Realm Improvements from the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association.The neighbourhood’s collection of 21 intricately carved tree trunks has rapidly become a tourist attraction in the ethnically diverse, working-class neighbourhood, even attracting out-of-town bus tours.The award will be presented at the national conference of Business Improvement Areas to be held at Blue Mountain resort in Collingwood on April 16.Hamilton Road association President Rick Pinheiro and member Dave Broostad will also be asked to speak at the conference plenaries on how the Tree Trunk Tour evolved.Two new tree trunk sculptures will join the collection this year, including one at Evan’s Funeral Home.Skeeter controlIf the weather ever warms up, London area backyards will be invaded by the annual swarm of mosquitoes and ticks.But a new London company is ready to take them on.Trevor Davis, a Western University science and business graduate has founded a new pe...
Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont EnterpriseThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018, following a long illness with her loving husband by her side. She was 76.She was a resident of Acacia Village in The Masonic Care Community in Utica and former resident of Northville, New York.She was born in Hudson, New York on April 24, 1941, the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Audrey H. Smith Burnett.She attended schools in Berne, was a graduate of Mildred Elley Business School in Albany in 1960, and graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy.From 1965 to 1970, she was employed as a senior physical therapist with Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady. She was employed as a physical therapist with Allied Services in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then employed as an instructor in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Maria College in Albany. From 1974 until her retirement, she was employed by the Fulton County Nursing Service as the staff physical therapist.She married Dennis H. Cline on April 17, 1971 and helped him run the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, the Northville Funeral Service, and the North Country Florist in Northville.She attended the First United Methodist Church of Northville and was acti...
Boy Who Captured Hearts Loses Battle With Cancer - BlackburnNews.comThursday, April 12, 2018
In late 2016, Lucien Nadeau underwent complex neurosurgery in London to remove a massive brain tumour.The community rallied behind the youngster through a GoFundMe campaign that has raised nearly $35,000.Six-year-old Lucien died Monday.A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday at 3pm at Temple Baptist Church on Quinn Dr. in Sarnia.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue or to Lucien’s GoFundMe page.Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Home.Previous StoryTwo Impaired Drivers In 24 Hours At BridgeNext StorySting Fans Forewarned About Parking EnforcementMelanie IrwinMelanie has been a broadcast and multimedia journalist in Sarnia-Lambton since 2005. She grew up on a farm in Mt. Brydges and attended Strathroy District Collegiate Institute and Fanshawe College before settling in Sarnia. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of two boys.Email Melanie IrwinLet's block ads! (Why?)...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be ...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also cove...