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December 23rd, 2016
Lions launch annual Christmas toy drive

Lions launch annual Christmas toy drive

FERGUS – It’s that time of year again and the Fergus Lions Club is asking the community to continue the giving spirit.   Lions kicked off their annual toy drive and presented a $2,000 donation to the Centre Wellington Food Bank at Reliable Motors in Fergus on Nov. 16. Anyone wanting to donate a toy or

December 20th, 2016
Portable North Pole Is Back To Spread Holiday Cheer With Personalized Videos And Calls From Santa

Portable North Pole Is Back To Spread Holiday Cheer With Personalized Videos And Calls From Santa

MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ — The most magical time of the year is here, and for many families worldwide, the Christmas holiday wouldn’t be complete without personalized video messages from Santa to the kids and kids-at-heart by Portable North Pole (PNP). The No 1 mobile Santa app is considered a cherished, modern tradition with

December 13th, 2016
Plan International Canada celebrates Giving Tuesday with Gifts of Hope

Plan International Canada celebrates Giving Tuesday with Gifts of Hope

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ – Plan International Canada is calling on people across the country to join the Giving Tuesday movement this holiday season. Though Giving Tuesday is only in its fifth year, the day is quickly gaining momentum in Canada. According to a recent Plan International Canada survey, Canadians’ awareness of Giving Tuesday has doubled since

November 11th, 2016
Letter to the Editor – Remembrance – Honour – Respect

Letter to the Editor – Remembrance – Honour – Respect

One of the major pillars of the Legion is our Poppy and Remembrance Program, which is why it has been a part of our mission statement for more than 90 years.   Through this program, which includes the Poster and Literary contests, an online Teachers’ Guide, the Pilgrimage of Remembrance, the National Silver Cross Mother,

November 2nd, 2016
New Royal Canadian Mint $2 circulation coin commemorates Canada’s vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic

New Royal Canadian Mint $2 circulation coin commemorates Canada’s vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic

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At a special ceremony held aboard HMCS Sackville, the last of 123 Canadian corvettes to sail in the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.  This coin, which was revealed before guests including veterans of the Battle of

October 26th, 2016
Fun Halloween Ideas For Seniors

Fun Halloween Ideas For Seniors

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Most communities have something going on for Halloween. Unfortunately, many older folks in senior facilities don’t get the chance to partake in Halloween parties. Why don’t you organize a Halloween party for those in your care?   Take a look at the list below for easy and fun activities for seniors this Halloween. With these

September 21st, 2016
Can An Electrical Shock Bring Relief To Arthritis Sufferers?

Can An Electrical Shock Bring Relief To Arthritis Sufferers?

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A zap of electricity to the neck could help make arthritic joints less painful. Scientists have used a small electric shock generating device to activate a nerve involved in controlling the immune system.   Implanted on the side of the neck, and switched on for as little as a minute a day, it significantly reduced

September 14th, 2016
Summer Vacation? Travel Tips For People With Arthritis

Summer Vacation? Travel Tips For People With Arthritis

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With the Canadian dollar sitting at around 80 cents USD, Canadian vacationers are staying closer to home this summer. But that low dollar combined with cheap gas prices makes this the perfect summer to explore your own backyard by visiting some of the incredible destinations here in Canada. Whether you are travelling by car, bus,

September 6th, 2016
Wildfires Not Enough to Stop Fundraising Champion

Wildfires Not Enough to Stop Fundraising Champion

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If you were told you had one hour to evacuate your home, what would you pack?  What would be your priority in that one hour?  It’s a question residents of Fort McMurray were faced with when a massive wildfire forced its more than 80,000 residents to flee. The fire, later nicknamed “The Beast” by firefighters

August 30th, 2016
National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month

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September is National Arthritis Awareness Month, a disease that affects millions of Canadians. With proper treatments and medications many people who suffer from arthritis can live without any or very few effects of this disease. Unfortunately, arthritis is very aggressive and in some cases can be completely debilitating.   Arthritis is something that affects many


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