View from the Strip
By Casey Lessard
I had the pleasure of driving up the coast a few kilometers with Chris Bregman of the chamber of commerce, business owner George Appel, and Lakeshore Advance editor Lynda Hillman-Rapley Friday. We took Chris’ van to Saugeen Shores to see what we thought they were doing right and wrong. It ...
What do you do without demolition derbies? Race lawn tractors, of course.
Photos and story by Casey Lessard
Most people don’t get a rush of adrenaline from hopping on a lawnmower, so it’s easy to be surprised by the idea of challenging a few friends to a lawnmower race. It’s something a group of guys in Thedford ...
What Grand Bend can learn from a visit to Southampton and Port Elgin
Story and photos by Casey Lessard
What is the first thing a visitor notices about Grand Bend? The answer to that question will soon be delivered by a delegation from Saugeen Shores as part of an exchange program organized by the Ontario Ministry of ...
Submitted by Brad Harness
Leader, Reform Ontario
First it was the scandal at eHealth Ontario over misspent public dollars, misallocated expenses monies, and inflated contracts. This resulted in resignations and firings.
Next up was the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG). More wrongdoing by the leadership with contracts and expense accounts, and that was after last year’s big ...
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
Did you know that happy people are healthier than people who are always ticked off or negative? Maybe that’s why I’m so healthy. The happiest – and healthiest – time of my young life was when I was in school, so it must be true.
Some of my teachers didn’t appear all ...
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard, C.D.
Not long after Crediton’s bridge repair was finished and traffic resumed (but not back to the amount we had before the bridge was condemned), tenders were requested from all companies vying for contracts involved in the sewer project.
Finally, the shovels hit the ground. No financial aid was available with no ...
Living in Balance
By Jenipher Appleton
The leaves are beginning to change with each passing day. It brings to mind some lines of poetry from my youth.
Now by the brook the maple leans
In all his glory spread.
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.
Excerpt by Wilfred Campbell of Kitchener
The nights are chilly and ...
Fido… Come… Sit
By Yvonne Passmore
A puppy was born. She was the smallest of the litter and, for that reason, she was named Chiclet. Cute and adorable? Not Chiclet. She was restless, busy, a scrapper for food, and would strike at your face like a cobra. This little girl seemed not to understand the meaning of ...
Grand Bend Nursery School is now offering five sessions a week of the Early Learning Program, a FREE high quality program designed to help prepare young children for school. Lambton County residents witih children 2.5 to 4 years old can call G.B. Nursery School at 519-238-8514
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pt Franks Comm Ctr.
Recipes by James Eddington
Eddington’s of Exeter
527 Main Street, Exeter, 519-235-3030 //www.eddingtons.ca
Photos by Casey Lessard
With fall’s arrival, it’s a good time to celebrate the food that falls from the trees in your backyard: pears. Here, James presents two delicious recipes that take advantage of a fruit you can easily find in Ontario, and possibly right at ...