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Members of disability community protest new ODSP disability definition

Dependent on the government for life sustaining income, ACORN members and several community members reached out to protest on the changes to the definition of disability for eligibility for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) on July 11.  The new proposed definition of disability takes up on a similar definition offered…

Bringing nature into Westboro Village

Electrical boxes may be a natural element of the urban landscape, but those in Westboro Village now showcase more of the local flora and fauna. Local photographer Michelle Valberg was approached by Michelle Groulx, executive director of the Westboro Village business improvement area, for her photography to be displayed on…

City to consider a ban on single-use plastic

City council voted unanimously on Wednesday morning to look into banning single-use plastics from municipal programs and facilities.  The motion—tabled by Somerset councillor Catherine McKenney—passed at committee last week. However, the city is bound by a vending contract with Coca-Cola. Although the contract ended in 2016, plastic bottles continue to…