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Author urges congregate diners to write life story

Author urges congregate diners to write life story

DRAYTON - Writing your own life story can be a challenge. How do I get started? What do I write about? Will anyone be interested in my life? These are all common questions writers have prior to writing their life story.

Firm hired to redesign website

MAPLETON - Council here has chosen a firm to redesign the municipality’s website.

Councillor wants to revisit decision to pay for future tile repair

MAPLETON - Council here may revisit a decision to pay for potential future repairs to a private drain crossing a township road.

Agricultural construction continues to drive local building numbers

MAPLETON - Local building activity continued strong through the first quarter of 2017.

Egg hunt in Drayton

Egg hunt in Drayton

The Mapleton Preschool Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on April 15 at Kinsmen Park in Drayton. Despite the rainy conditions over 100 children from the community brought their own Easter baskets and filled them with goodies.

Egg hunters earn prizes

Egg hunters earn prizes

Prize winners – LEFT: Brothers Brett Scholten, left, Nolan Scholten and their cousin Paige Friskie didn’t let the rain stop them from participating in the Mapleton Co-op Pre-School Easter Egg Hunt on April 15. Brett and Paige each collected a plastic egg that contained a prize winning slip of paper. The two will be enjoying an ice cream cone at a la mode. RIGHT: Sophia Cummings of Drayton donned rabbit ears and collected a prize winning egg at hunt.

Township awards street sweeping contract

MAPLETON - The township looks set to save some money on street sweeping for the next two summers.

Council defers decision on rezoning application to allow apartment in semi-detatched housing unit

MAPLETON - Council here has agreed to defer a rezoning bylaw that will allow an accessory apartment in a semi-detached residence.

Drayton Skating Club hosts awards night

Drayton Skating Club hosts awards night

DRAYTON - The Drayton Skating Club held its annual general meeting and awards night on March 31.

Gold skills

Gold skills

Mallorie Jack, left, and Melanie Giles of the Drayton Skating Club passed their Gold Skating Skills testing this season.

CanSkaters

CanSkaters

CanSkate award winners include Marissa Martin, left, and Haleigh Klassen of the Drayton Skating Club.

Speaker delivers message of hope with humour at Lenten Tea

DRAYTON - A passion for reading, studying and listening to others share their faith was evident in the message delivered by cancer survivor Peg Bauman, guest speaker at the annual Lenten Tea hosted by the Drayton Reformed Church on April 12.

Senior prom king and queen sought to lead Mapleton’s Canada 150 parade

MAPLETON - Planning continues for the township’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, set for Canada Day, July 1 in Drayton.

Township officials encouraged by meeting on water, wastewater

MAPLETON - Mayor Neil Driscoll was encouraged by the outcome of a meeting between township officials and provincial infrastructure minister Bob Chiarelli on April 6.

Helping hands

Helping hands

Adam Deen guided his daughter Carly around the maze of Easter eggs waiting to be gathered in the 0 to 3-year-old group at the Mapleton Preschool Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at Kinsmen Park in Drayton.

Finance department staffing situation discussed in-camera

MAPLETON - Discussion of matters pertaining to the township’s understaffed finance department were among numerous topics covered during an in-camera session at the conclusion of the April 11 council meeting.

Extension of Moorefield streetscape lighting approved subject to input from meeting

MOOREFIELD - Township council has approved an extension of the lighting portion of the streetscape design for the McGivern Street reconstruction project slated for the village this summer, at an estimated additional cost of $235,475.
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