View from the Strip
By Casey Lessard
It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but – like it or not – Grand Bend area residents will soon be tying into a municipal sewage system. Many people aren’t aware of the impending costs that are associated with the process, but with figures in the tens of thousands of dollars, ...
Remember what each level of government does
To the Editor,
With a federal election campaign now underway, it is an ideal time to draw attention to what each of our three levels of government is supposed to be responsible for, so candidates and leaders will not discuss with voters those things that are not federal areas of ...
By Gloria Martin
In the Sept. 10 Strip, Casey Lessard made comment that he feared a majority government in the federal election, and that, although he couldn’t quite put your finger on it, he “just doesn’t trust him (Prime Minister Stephen Harper).” I have to admit that I resonate with that fear, but I think ...
The Dashwood resident isn’t eager to tie into Grand Bend’s sewage line. Are you?
Story and photo by Casey Lessard
Sewage collection system information session
Tuesday, September 30
7 to 9 p.m. – Grand Bend Public School
Standing in front of a lagoon that currently services the sewage waste of 1100 residents, John Mason wonders how these same lagoons east ...
Principal, North Middlesex DHS
Experience: Napanee, Strathroy, Glencoe, Saunders (VP), Arthur Voaden (VP). This is first principal position.
Coming to North Middlesex
It is a big change. I’m looking forward to working with the community and the kids. I’m working on the school improvement plan with the staff. There have been lots of things since ...
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
The word fall has so many meanings. As the season turns, we can look forward to the changing of colours and the cooler weather. In its other form, the term is not as pretty as the season. My little friend Garrett Steffler had a fall last Thursday and the doctor glued ...
What to do when you have to go
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard
At Protective Plastics Limited in Huron Park, we built fiberglass reinforced plywood panels, roofs, and doors for the trucking industry. You didn’t need to be on dope to work there because after a day in the plant you were pretty well flying.
As in other ...
Living in Balance
By Jenipher Appleton
It is commonplace for us to refer to certain groups of animals by their correct term: herds of cattle, schools of fish, pods of whales, swarms of bees, litter of puppies, etc. In the avian family, the names for species groups are indeed quite unique, if not intriguing. Three group names ...
Music is a big boost for a child’s learning and self-confidence, and that’s why Ken Dinel hopes his new Grand Bend music school, The Band in You, will take off locally. Confident it will based on similar schools he has seen as a recording industry professional, Dinel is putting the finishing touches on a home ...
7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Wednesdays to October 29
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Port Franks Community Centre
Beginner and Intermediate Bridge. Cost is $45.00. Call 519-238-1239 for details.
5 to 7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Friday, September 26
5 to 11 p.m. – Trivitt Anglican Church, Exeter
Community Thanksgiving Celebration. Oktoberfest. Featuring a German band ...