The law requires smoke alarms on every storey of a home and outside of all sleeping areas. Batteries should be replaced at least every year; the start of Daylight Saving Time, March 12, is the perfect opportunity to make sure alarms are working.

Fire Safety in the home

BWG – In the wake of a fatal fire in Brampton on Feb. 14, Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire & Emergency Services is reminding the public to ensure that t

James Martin, founder of Magic Cut media and promotion, celebrating his company's first anniversary in Bradford, Ont. on Sunday January 29, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

The Videographer's eye

James Martin has had an inside track, when it comes to understanding the workings of a studio, the creative process, and the importance of communicati

One of the youngest polar bear dippers at last year's Polar Bear Dip was Matteo, 7 - helped in and out of the water by firefighters. Miriam King/Innisfil Examiner/Postmedia Network

Polar Bears this weekend

The Innisfil Community Events Corporation is holding its annual Polar Bear Dip in Lake Simcoe, at Innisfil Beach Park on Saturday, February 25 at 1:30

New Bud, by Farihah Aliyah Shah of Bradford, Ont. Farihah Aliyah Shah/Photographer

A harvest of Strange Fruit

Bradford resident Farihah Aliyah Shah graduated from OCADU (Ontario College of Arts & Design University) last year in Photography, winning the 2016 Ar

Do you know "The Boys"? From left, Jack Gray, Robert Sutherland, unknown Faris?, Mark Martin?, Howard Mackay, Clarence Baynes, and Bus Culbert, in Bradford, Ont. Submitted

My Canada - The Great Hi Ho

I was born in 1950, and raised on a farm on the 5th Concession, across from the 2nd West Gwillimbury Presbyterian Church.

Bradford Legion Branch 521 Colour Party, at the National Flag Day ceremony in Bradford, Ont. on Wednesday February 15, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Flag Day in BWG

In 1965, Canada replaced the Red Ensign with the red and white Maple Leaf as its national flag.

Jace, 3, is fascinated by the model trains at the Barrie-Allandale Model Railroad show in Barrie, Ont. on Saturday February 18, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

A Model afternoon

The Barrie Allandale Model Train Show at Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery on Hwy. 90, offered enthusiasts of all ages an opportunity not only to se