Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Meaford businessman Keith Bumstead believes that Christmas should be the best experience possible for children, regardless of their family circumstances. To that end, he has donated $10,000 to the Adopt-a-Star Program. “I love the Christmas spirit,” he told The Independent. “And I know that some kids don’t experience it the way others do.” Adopt-a-Star is a Meaford Food Bank and Outreach program that provides a package for children to help alleviate the financial stresses during the holiday season, according to Adopt-a-Star...
In October, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region (ER) saw another decrease by 0.6 percentage points from 3.6% to 3%, which is the lowest in 2021 so far. This unemployment rate is also the lowest among economic regions in Ontario. Meanwhile, the provincial unemployment rate decreased to 7.4%, with both rates unadjusted for seasonality. Overall net employment in the region remained unchanged at 162,200, with full-time losses (-400) and part-time gains (300). The number of Goods-producing sector...

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