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began to snow hard and heavy, turning the of year, those less charitable need cheering
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where kids began to trot out toboggans and Standing all alone on this dark night and
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truly believed I could have listened to Burl storm like a gift from a guardian angel . On
Ives singing Holly Jolly Christmas without his way to another call, the driver offered to
kicking the car radio to death. winch the car out in a matter of minutes.
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“Get out!” he yelled, motioning overheated and caught fire.
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immediately. foot of the shining hilltop star, I
“Jesus Christ!” he screamed would not allow the love of the
and I thought maybe he too was season, the Christmas spirit that
warming up to the festive season! alluded me all these years, to
But I think he meant it in a bad desert me here and now.
way because he was holding his “Well,” I said retreating to my
head in his hands when he said it. own car, “I’m glad I could be of
“You shut the damn door!” he some help.”
yelled. Of course I shut the door, “Merry Christmas,” I yelled
that’s what you do when you get as I drove off, watching him
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“All the doors lock on these cars car, mumbling bad things about
when you shut the driver’s door!” guys from Wainfleet. Later as I
he bellowed. Yeah, like I’d read sat in front of the fire sipping a
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was sitting behind the wheel, not dog at my feet, I felt proud that
steering. “Oh,” I said, surprised, against all odds I had managed to
as the engine continued to spin. maintain my festive inspiration
“Well,” I said, mustering as and goodwill toward my fellow
much cheer as possible as the man...who was probably still
three of us stood staring at the knee deep in that snow-filled
car and wearing identical hats of ditch and entering the first phase
snow, “at least you can still call of frostbite.
the CAA guy.” And that, for people like myself
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Deal Between RDSB and PHSD Calling For Comprehensive
Support Staff Reached Tobacco And E-Cigarette Strategy
The union representing its approved by the board of The Board of Health for Public methods of cessation that can
cleaners, custodians and trades trustees, details will be Health Sudbury & Districts be used in combination, like
employees have reached a released. is calling on the provincial nicotine replacement therapy,
tentative agreement at the She adds the new deal, if government to adopt an expert- medication, and counselling.
local level with the Rainbow approved, will be retroactive informed comprehensive Quick facts:
District School Board. from September 1st, 2019 to tobacco and e-cigarette 23% of Canadian youth (15–
Board Chair, Doreen Dewar, August 31, 2022. strategy to address flavoured 19) and 29% of young adults
says once the deal has been The contract affects workers e-juice, online sales to minors, (20–24) reported having tried
ratified by members of the in Espanola, Massey, treatment programs for youth an e-cigarette (2017). In 2018,
Canadian Union of Public Manitoulin Island and cessation, and public education. the youth number increased
Employees Local 895 and Sudbury. Board Chair, René Lapierre, by 74%. There is no reason
says the organization supports to expect a different trend for
the Ontario government’s 2019.
decision to ban the promotion Forty-four Ontarians die every
of vapour products in corner day of tobacco-related causes or
stores and gas stations. 16 000 deaths every year.
He adds that it is seen as an Nearly one in five Ontarians
important first step in reducing smoke. There are 1.8 million
exposure and accessibility to daily smokers in Ontario, and
vapour products, but more over 1 million Ontarians try to
needs to be done. quit each year. Quitting is a long
He says the message is clear— frustrating journey with many
If you don’t smoke, don’t vape. false starts.
Medical Officer of Health and Tobacco costs Ontario nearly
CEO Dr. Penny Sutcliffe says $7 billion annually ($2.7 billion
a provincial strategy is needed direct health care, $4.2 billion
that firmly addresses vaping indirect costs).
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recruitment of new consumers quit could carefully consider
Mon Dec 30th 12-12:55pm to an established industry, which trying e-cigarettes: they may be
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Many e-cigarette users are half of all their long-term users.
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and there is evidence that The Board of Health considered
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Lesson Registration: uptake of tobacco. its meeting on November 21,
Nicotine is a powerfully 2019. Additional information
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of e-cigarettes’ effectiveness calling Public Health Sudbury
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Festive Events Holiday Skates
in Rainbow Schools 2019
FREE PUBLIC SKATING
A.B. Ellis Public School
On Wednesday, December 18th, students and staff will host a Mon Dec 23rd 7:00pm-8:00pm – METAL-AIR
Christmas concert at 1 pm in the school gym. Parents/guardians Fri Dec 27th 2:00-3:00pm –
are invited to attend. Sat Dec 28th 1:00-2:00pm – MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Mon Dec 30th 2:00-3:00pm –
On Thursday, December 19th, the entire school will enjoy a Thurs Jan 2nd 6:30-7:30pm –
special Breakfast with Santa in the school gym. Sat Jan 4th 1:00-2:00pm –
On Friday, December 20th, everyone will gather for a Christmas $2 PUBLIC SKATING
sing along in the gym.
Mon Dec 23rd 10:00-11:00am
S. Geiger Public School Tues Dec 24th 10:00-11:00am
Students from S. Geiger Public School are thrilled to present Fri Dec 27th 10:00-11:00am
a Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 18th at 1 pm for
families and members of the local community. Baked goods will 7:00-8:00pm
be available for purchase. All funds will support the Intermediate Sun Dec 29th 1:00-2:00pm
year-end trip. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item. Mon Dec 30th 10:00-11:00am
R.H. Murray Public School 7:00-8:00pm
Members of the school community will welcome students, Tue Dec 31st 10:00-11:00am
staff and community partners to a festive luncheon on Tuesday, Thurs Jan 2nd 12:00-1:00pm
December 17th at 11:30 am. Fri Jan 3rd 10:00-11:00am
Sun Jan 5th 1:00-2:00pm
Staff and students will wrap-up the season with an outdoor
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to 7:30 pm. The evening will feature horse drawn wagon rides,
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19th at 9:30 am. Gingerbread cookie decorating will follow. Tue Dec 24th 9:00-10:00am F8’ers – All ages
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Recipe Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip
for living a greener life! Each week
These cookies are soft we will provide you with a quick
and nearly cake-like and tip to help you reduce your carbon
the dough is dependable footprint and change the world.
and nice to work with. Similar to last week, this week’s tip
The secret is a little bit isn’t exactly a tip - it’s a recipe!
of sour cream mixed into the dough. It doesn’t affect the Scientists are saying that one of the
flavour but ensures that the cookies stay fluffy and soft as best things we can do to combat
they bake. You can omit the nutmeg, but adding it adds climate change is eating less meat. This is because the livestock sector
a subtle hint of holiday spice around this time of year. I - raising cows, pigs, and chickens - generates as much greenhouse gas
made these yesterday and wanted to make them even spicier emissions as all cars, trucks, and automobiles combined.
for our spice loving family, so I found and made a spiced I’m not suggesting you radically change your diet overnight, but
buttercream recipe to decorate them with. It’s amazing and committing to reducing your meat consumption - even by a few meals
would also be delicious on pumpkin desserts. I only made a week - can help make a big difference! That’s why this week, I’ve
half of the frosting recipe and it was the perfect amount for decided to share a meat-free recipe that you can prepare for Christmas
the cookie recipe. dinner for your earth-friendly guests! As a vegetarian for over 3 years, I
can confidently say that this recipe has my stamp of approval.
Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies Meatless Shepherd’s Pie
● 3 cups all-purpose flour FILLING
● 1 cup butter, softened • 1 medium onion (diced)
● 1 cup sugar • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
● 1/2 cup sour cream • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown or green lentils (rinsed and drained)
● 2 eggs • 4 cups vegetable stock
● 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 tsp fresh thyme (or sub 1 tsp dried thyme per 2 tsp fresh)
● 1 teaspoon baking powder. • 1 10-ounce bag frozen mixed veggies: peas, carrots, green beans, and corn
● 1/2 teaspoon baking soda MASHED POTATOES
● 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes, partially peeled (thoroughly washed)
● 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) • 3-4 Tbsp butter
• Salt and pepper (to taste)
Preheat oven to 375°F use a non-stick baking sheet or Instructions
line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a 1. Slice large potatoes in half, place in a large pot and fill with water.
large bowl, beat butter and sugar together with an electric Bring to a low boil, then generously salt, cover and cook for 20-30
mixer until well combined. Mix in eggs and vanilla until minutes or until they slide off a knife very easily.
thoroughly incorporated. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2. Once cooked, drain then transfer to a mixing bowl. Mash until
flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg (if using). smooth. Add desired amount of butter and season with salt and
Add dry ingredients to the sugar/butter mixture, alternating pepper to taste. Loosely cover and set aside.
with the sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Flatten 3. While potatoes are cooking, preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218
dough into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and chill for about C) and lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
one hour. You can skip this step if needed, but it makes the 4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions and garlic
cookies fluffier. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface in 1 Tbsp olive oil until lightly browned and caramelized - about 5
and cut into desired shapes (1/4 to ½ inch thick). Place onto minutes.
prepared baking sheets and cook until lightly golden, 7- 10 5. Add a pinch each salt and pepper. Then add lentils, stock, and
minutes. Let cookies cool on wire rack and decorate with thyme and stir. Bring to a low boil. Then reduce heat to simmer.
favourite frosting. Continue cooking until lentils are tender (35-40 minutes).
6. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the frozen veggies, stir, and
Spiced Buttercream Frosting cover to meld the fla-vours together.
7. OPTIONAL: To thicken the mixture, add 2-3 Tbsp mashed
● 1 ½ cups of butter, room temperature potatoes and stir. Alternative-ly, scoop out 1/2 of the mixture and
● 5 cups powdered sugar whisk in 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder and whisk. Return
● 1 tsp cinnamon to the pan and whisk to thicken.
● 1 tsp nutmeg 8. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Then transfer to your
prepared oven-safe baking dish and carefully top with mashed
In a mixing bowl beat the softened butter using an electric potatoes. Smooth down with a spoon or fork and sea-son with
mixer for 1-2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar (2 cups another crack of pepper and a little sea salt.
at a time) and the cinnamon and nutmeg, by hand or on low. 9. Place on a baking sheet to catch overflow and bake for 10-15
Continue to beat in the sugar until the frosting is smooth minutes or until the mashers are lightly browned on top.
and tastes good to you. Use on cupcakes, cake or cookies! 10. Let cool briefly before serving. The longer it sits, the more it will
Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes or a 9x13” cake. thicken. Let cool com-pletely before covering, and then store in the
fridge for up to a few days. Reheats well in the microwave.
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Espanola Woman Reaches Goal For Two
END OF THE YEAR
Until December 31st, for every 5
Ultimate washes purchased - get a
free Deluxe wash for yourself.
$70 for 5 Ultimate washes.
Wash passes are available for
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291 James St (o Centre St)
The Espanola Royal The Lions gave her $1,000
Canadian Legion Branch #39 while the Legion surprised
and the Espanola Lions Club her with a cheque for $5,000
have helped a local woman on Saturday.
reach her fundraising goal Courtemanche adds she
for two vein finders. is especially pleased to
Jolene Courtemanche, who have reached her goal with
undergoes regular blood tests the wonderful support
as part of her medical care, she received, not only
was astonished by the support from organizations and
of the two organizations who businesses, but also from
helped her reach her goal individuals throughout the
of her $16,200 with their Espanola and North Shore
donations this weekend. area.
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