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Features Winter 2012 


Hometown Heroes

author: Janet Davies / photos: Graham Davies


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OUR HOMETOWN HEROES come from all different walks of life. They are philanthropists, caregivers, role models and visionaries. But they all have one common characteristic: the willingness to work for the common good within our communities.


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Crashing into Cobourg for Christmas

author: Ron Rupke

Main Feature FEAT 2 crashBUFFETED ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO by the worst storm in the pilot's memory, his fully-loaded American airliner - its radio mast shattered, its wings sheathed in ice, its fuel dangerously low and one engine disabled - crashed in the knee-deep snow of a farmer's field.


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Spirit of Christmas

author: John Denison / illustration: Bill Slavin

Main Feature FEAT 3 fictionAT TIMES, THE MINDS OF CHILDREN aren't as simple as we think but it's the open hearts and determination of children that really surprise us. 


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The Legacy of Stephen Licence

author: Conrad Beaubien

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THREE GENERATIONS OF BONGARDS - Gerry, Kevin and John - carry on the tradition of customer service,  product knowledge and dependability at the Belleville shop, Stephen Licence Ltd.





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There’s a moment over the holidays when the world stands still and the magic dust of the season descends on our old farmhouse. It’s on Christmas Eve when the boys – and I use the term loosely because... read more


On behalf of Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre thank you for the wonderful article written by Cecilia Nasmith highlighting both Ed’s House, and the Bridge Hospice. The article raised awareness of local...…



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marianne ackerman

marianne ackermanMarianne grew up in Prince Edward County. She began her writing career as the Picton correspondent for the…

conrad beaubien

conrad beaubien

Conrad’s love of storytelling has engaged him in a life of the arts. A creator, writer and director of films…

bill slavin

bill slavinBill Slavin has illustrated over one hundred children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. Titles include Stanley’s Party