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Advocate team member to emcee federal government webinar on financial literacy for students

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Advocate team member to emcee federal government webinar on financial literacy for students

A Dunsford-area resident and Advocate team member has been recruited by The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) to host a free national webinar on financial literacy November 19.

“It’s your money: Make it Count” is a one-hour, interactive event geared to high school and post-secondary students, presented by the federal agency as part of Financial Literacy Month.

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Reality check: Having things to look forward to is a privilege

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I’m a pretty positive person, and I literally give thanks every day for my good fortune during the pandemic. Most of my home-based work continues unchanged and I’m able to walk as much as I want around our home in the country northeast of Lindsay.

There’s food in the fridge, firewood for the stove, and above all, my immediate and extended family are healthy.

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Weldon student wins provincial education award

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Catherine Cadigan with OSSTF/FEESO President Harvey Bischof.

Catherine Cadigan, a student at I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay, is the recipient of the highest honour that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) can bestow upon a student—the Student Achievement Award (in honour of Marion Drysdale).

Cadigan won the senior grades 11–12 university category in the prose or poetry division of this prestigious award for her entry entitled, Starting at the Top. She was supported by OSSTF/FEESO member Bentley Larson.

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‘Madame Assia’ enjoying small town life in Lindsay

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Assia Bah: "Everybody smiles and says ‘hi.' In that way, it’s like Guinea.”

What a difference an hour-and-a-half drive can make. Toronto is one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world. Over half the population was born outside of Canada and over half of Torontonians belong to a visible minority group.

Lindsay? Not quite so diverse.

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