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My Canada ... The Grey Jay

Like a giant moth it seems to float through the air, in slow, buoyant flight to land unafraid on the rim of the plat you left unattended at your campsite.

From left, Bradford Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist/owner Stephen Hill, Angela Marmara and, at right, Amanda Kelly present donation to Sheila Cormier of My Sister's Place - a shelter in Alliston - December 20, at the Bradford store. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Shoppers supports My Sister's Place

Each year, Shoppers Drug Mart chooses a local organization supporting women's health and wellness, as the recipient of the funds raised through its Tree of Life campaign. For the second year in a row, the local Shoppers raised funds for My Sister's Place, a shelter in Alliston that provides a home for abused women and children in crisis, and transi

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LOCAL HISTORY: Ambassador for peace

The Huron made Huronia their home because it was a major crossroads in central North America. But they didn't blink at long journeys taken out of Huronia for trade, war, socializing or diplomacy. They regularly travelled from Huronia, up the coast of Georgian Bay to the French River, up the river to Lake Nippissing and then across the Mattawa River

Debrah Fisher, Annie the dog and Harry Vaughan join Father Christmas at the Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery north of Bradford, Ont. on Saturday December 10, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Santa comes to Bradford Greenhouses

Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery welcomed 'Father Christmas' to the store on Yonge St. just north of Bradford, on December 10. Kids, adults and pets could pose for professional photos with Santa – and while they were waiting, make a “Grinch Tree” (made famous by the Grinch who Stole Christmas), to take home.

Sharing Christmas wishes with Santa, at the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Bradford, Ont. on Saturday December 17, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Kids' Christmas Party at the PCCB

It's a tradition at the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Bradford: a Kids' Christmas Party, with free food, crafts, games, music and a visit from Santa. This year, thanks to generous donations from the community, every child received an age-appropriate gift.