Author: Matthew Uhrig

First Rosenquist scholarship awarded

WINCHESTER – The first-ever recipient of the Dr. Gerrard E. Swensson-Rosenquist Emeritus Scholarship has been selected. Established in 2010 by Winchester District Memorial Hospital in celebration of the longtime doctor’s lengthy commitment to medicine, the community, and the village hospital, the scholarship is intended to help a family medicine resident. Rosenquist is now retired, having provided critical care with in the hospital’s catchment area for more than 50 years. The scholarship in the good doctor’s name was recently awarded to Dr. Wendt Zhang, who is said to embody the same spirit that Rosenquist operated with during his career. Zhang...

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North Dundas eyeing new admin position to ease staff demand

WINCHESTER – Facing an increase in bylaw, fire service and emergency management demands, the Township of North Dundas is eyeing the creation of a new administrative position. The proposal came to the council table earlier this month, after a first pass by the municipality’s fire steering committee, made up of chiefs and deputies from each station. Essentially, according to CAO Angela Rutley, the role would be an amalgam of each overwhelmed department, fitted with the director of emergency and enforcement services title. “Over the last few years, as a result of changes in the level of service that is...

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Mayor on message

Township of North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan hosted his annual breakfast event Thurs., Nov. 30 at Winchester’s Joel Steele Community Centre. A crowd of 300 attendees listened as Duncan espoused the municipality’s year of accomplishments, including further uptake of the Community Improvement Plan, which since its adoption has helped to generate nearly $1 million in investment. There was also the opening of 11 news businesses in just seven weeks, and the success of the Meet on Main Street celebrations.   Ahead of Duncan’s speech, Alex Munter, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, touched on the city hospital’s...

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Fries for Charity chips in for $3K

WINCHESTER – There’s little doubt now that North Dundas Parade of Lights attendees had a hankering for french fries. Thanks to 850 pounds of potatoes washed and sliced up just right, the Winchester Downtown Revitalization Committee made off with $3,000 at the end of the day Sat., Dec. 2. “It is safe to say that was an unexpected amount,” committee member Owen Shortt said. “We sold out just after the parade… It couldn’t have been any better timing.” Winchester Foodland provided the day’s spuds, and they hit the fry oil in the Fries for Charity wagon. It’s the undertaking...

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The night the lights shone bright

The 2017 edition of the North Dundas Parade of Lights was another illuminated spectacle along the streets of Winchester Sat., Dec. 2. The 21st annual event featured 60 floats that navigated a path from the township headquarters on St. Lawrence Street to Dawley Drive. Press Photos – Uhrig   Dundas Manor’s big bike, pedaled by activity director Jen Hill, gave Verla Levere (left) and Robert Bennett an inside view of the parade route. Maple the Cow Seaway Valley CrimeStoppers The Watters Financial team, Liz and Alexis Sharpley, Margaret and Trevor Watters, and Kyle Gregg, waved enthusiastically to the crowd. Sydney...

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