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Meth talk

Kerry Manthenga from Stonehenge Therapeutic Community delivered two half-day presentations on methamphetamine use last Monday at La Place Rendez-Vous. Both sessions were completely full. Those who attended work in a broad range of professions from the OPP to mental health support workers.

'Way of the Cross'

St. Francis students Matthew Strain, left, and Alexa Bagacki hammered nails into a crucifix during the school's interactive Stations of the Cross ceremony this morning. Participating in the Stations of the Cross around Easter time is a common Catholic tradition. There are 14 stations and each one depicts the successive events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion.

Several cuts made to 2019 budget

Getting onto a path towards financial stability has been the province's focus this budget season, with a promise of eliminating the now $11 billion deficit for the 2023-24 fiscal year.

The PCs are doing so without introducing any new taxes for residents or businesses in Ontario but there are notable cuts to almost all of the province's ministries.

Spaghetti dinner

Volunteer firefighters Adam Esselink, left, and Iain McMillan served up spaghetti to attendees of the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. The event was meant to offer community engagement, information on fire safety and an affordable meal, while fundraising for the local fire department.