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Holy smoke!

Misskwa Gekek (Red Hawk) a.k.a. John Robertson displays smudging with burning sage and cedar at Fort Wellington. The fort’s 2016 season opening weekend also included an 1812 Spring Drill School complete with three of the 19th Light Dragoon's horses.  All of the units present at the 2016 Spring Drill, the Canadian Light Infantry Fencibles, Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles, 49th Regiment of Foot and the 19th Light Dragoons were all present at and garrisoned in Fort Wellington during the War of 1812. 
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Camping welcomes visitors to the great outdoors of South Grenville
The Cooper family, including Sara (left), Larry and Marianne, is going into its 26th season as the operators of one of this region's most popular camping destinations, Johnstown's Grenville Park.
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A generous community donates $1,400 for Ovarian Cancer Canada
On May 14, Mary Whalen, and her three sisters, had a home-based fundraiser, in memory of their younger sister, Elaine, who passed away November 2015 with ovarian cancer. The money raised will be directed to Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden’s Research Lab in Ottawa to hopefully find a cure or treatment for all women who have battled ovarian cancer. In this photo, Kaitlin Norton shows off her beautiful accessories of purses and scarves. A number of vendors sold garden plants, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, natural creams, jewelry and accessories. Excellent door prizes and raffle items were also available.
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 Another proud Canadian gone - M/V Peter R Cresswell
Built in Collingwood, Otario, this ship was christened M/V Algowest on June 13, 1982. Her ties with CWB, western Canada, she ran the grain trade as her primary source for several years, breaking cargo records, (even her own), and setting some as well. When the grain industry declined she went into Port Weller Dry docks in December 1997 and was converted to a self-unloader. Eight months and $20 million later, the Algowest was redirected into Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway trading in a ceremony held July 10, 1998. Sunday, October 14, 2001 the ship was re-christened Peter R. (Ross) Cresswell in honour of the former President and CEO of Algoma Central Corporation who retired on this day. During Peter R. Cresswell's 2003/04 winter lay-up at Hamilton, she was again modified for handling cargos of clinker cement and continued her career with cargos such as salt, coal, stone, aggregate, and iron ore. Twelve years later the ol' girl was just worn out. On Thursday, May 19, 2016 Peter R Cresswell, self-discharging bulk carrier, flagged Canada came down through Prescott under her own power on just one engine for the last time at 7:00 a.m. at a slow 8.7 knots. She will be decommissioned in Montréal, before being towed out to sea for scrapping in Turkey.
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Wayback Wednesday

Focus on the arts

From the Prescott Journal, May 15, 1996
NCA Records staff gathered for a photograph in their newly-opened office in the Village Square mall, in Cardinal. They are, in front, Claude Brunette, chief executive officer; Jackie Lynn Barnhartd, premier NCA client and secretary to Mr. Brunette; and Valerie Barnhartd, office manager. In the back, are Greg Barnhartd, in charge of promotions; Steve Furster, vice-president; and Roger Barnhartd, president and financial officer.
File Photo
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Spring drill training for the 19th Light Dragoons, 49th Regiment of Foot, Canadian Light Infantry Fencibles, Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles took place under the watchful 'eye' of Fort Wellington's 24 pounder cannon last weekend.
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