On Thursday, December11, Elizabeth Hartrick (right), manager of Lone Wolf Pit Stop at 9183 Townline, Hagersville, presents a cheque donation of $2206.00 to Janice Schweder (centre), coordinator of the Hagersville Food Bank. On the left is Karen Leatherbarrow, Board of Directors member and one of the 70 volunteers.
The Six Nations Child Welfare Designation, also known as Ogwadeni:deo, is well on its way to becoming a fully operating child welfare organization providing child protection services to all indigenous people in Brant County.
OHSWEKEN – Students from Emily C. General elementary school got a chance to role play their future lives last Wednesday. The Student Reality Store is a simulation program developed by educator Erinn Monture-Drysdale that gives school children a glimpse into what their future might hold for them.
WATERLOO – Christopher Alcantara, an associate professor of Political Science at Laurier, has been awarded the Canadian Studies Network’s Prize for the Best Book in Canadian Studies. Alcantara received the prize for his book, Negotiating the Deal: Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements in Canada, published in March 2013.
LONDON – Agents from the London Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) seized approximately 210,000 contraband cigarettes and a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche belonging to a 46-year-old Ohsweken man after Ontario Provincial Police observed what they suspected to be contraband tobacco in the vehicle at a traffic stop.
SIX NATIONS – As the students at Emily C. General have just proven, you’re never too young to make a difference in your community.
What started as an idea by grade 8 student Tamara Bomberry became a student-run and organized food drive, managing to collect a total of 997 food items for the local Six Nations Food Bank.