As part of the provincial response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, on March 22, 2020, the Ministry of Education announced plans to further support health care professionals and other essential frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police, and correctional officers, as well as other essential workers, with access to safe, local emergency child care throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Emergency Child Care to be provided for local Essential Workers

Below is a transcribed version of the statement made by Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, Acting Medical Officer of Health, on April 10, 2020.  I want to first start by giving everyone an update of where we stand as far as key statistics. In Brant, we currently have: 60 Lab confirmed positive cases […]

Brant Covid-19 Numbers

For our social, fun loving and active twelve-year-old, missing out on a party and not seeing his grandparents made the… You must be logged in to view this content. Please Log-In or Subscribe to view the content. If you need support contact us at Log-In Subscribe

The Making of a Great Day

The Burford and area businesses have all been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With everything from having to completely… You must be logged in to view this content. Please Log-In or Subscribe to view the content. If you need support contact us at Log-In Subscribe

Adapting and Rising Above

This past weekend was no different. We waved at our first apartment as we drove by, we checked out the… You must be logged in to view this content. Please Log-In or Subscribe to view the content. If you need support contact us at Log-In Subscribe

Editorial March 12 2020

I’ve set up a lovely little office in our basement. The office is cozy and well organized, though somewhat inconveniently located beside/in my kids’ TV room. This is the space where, in any normal situation I would send my noisy kiddos to the basement to play video games and scream […]

Editorial – April 2 2020

On Saturday March 21st, local clergy gathered in downtown Burford for a time of prayer for the health and well-being of the community and the world. Recognizing that worship services can no longer take place as they used to, local faith-based leaders are doing what they can to reach out […]

Praying for Strength and Healing

Editorial from Nov 9 2017I remember the surge of energy that washed over me as I entered through the doors of BDHS on my first day of grade nine. The school was virtually pulsing with energy and hormones and I was awed by the enormity of the building and the […]

Locker 510

News from the Before & After School Program at BDES The educators at the Burford District Elementary School Before and After School Program are very excited to be reunited with the children once again. Educators are providing a safe and fun environment for everyone under the new public health guidelines […]

Preschool Update

By: Corrie Gallant, Beauty Barn SpaThis year we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel all our events including our annual open house, outdoor market and the Awakening to Better Beauty event.The Awakening to Better Beauty Event is a program that we created for women in our community […]

Annual Awakening to Better Beauty Event Re-Imagined

Community Christmas Hamper Program Update The organizers of the 2020 Community Christmas Hamper Program have shared the following update:Due to COVID-19 the Community Christmas Hamper Program has changed the donations that will be accepted. Applicants will no longer receive food hampers and toys, as they have in the past, but […]

Community Christmas Hamper Program Update

By: Clayton Barker The Log House, Burford: The larger, much older section of this building was the old Claremont House Hotel of the mid-19th century. Built about 1845 by Robert Hunt, it was the scene of many dignitary meals and meetings including the dignitary’s supper for first Burford Township Agricultural […]

Burford Years Ago

I picked my daughter up from school the other day and she was literally bouncing with joy. Her long ponytail bobbed as she skipped from one foot to the next, a giant grin on her face. As we began to walk home, she giggled “guess what mommy?” she asked. I […]

Happy Learning

Kate Courtnage grew up in Harley. A farm girl at heart, she has always loved animals, rural living and has a sense of adventure. After high school ,she went out west to explore other parts of Canada and spend time with her sister. Harley eventually called her home, so she […]

Harley’s Hounds: Absolutely “Pawsome!”

By: Jennifer Daniel By: Jennifer DanielIf you are looking for ways to leave money or assets to your loved ones upon your passing, the following strategies offer ways to reduce taxes, bypass probate and provide protection against creditors.The most tax efficient way to pass an inheritance to a loved one […]

Estate Planning Strategies

Once a week I go to ‘Yoga on the Farm,’ this is a Burford based yoga program that offers a significant number of yoga classes to those who enjoy the country/farm life atmosphere. Until the weather changes, it’s held outdoors and the backdrop of these classes feed my rural girl […]

Yoga Kitty

By: Clayton Barker A photo of boy and a dog (which appears to be very comfortable), supposedly taken in a tent at the c1880 Burford Township Agricultural Exhibition. (Photo Clayton Barker’s personal collection). A Brief Bit About Burford’s Annual ExhibitionPART 2: The last exhibition to be held on the King […]

Burford Years Ago

Local woodworker, contractor and home inspector Mark Aniol has turned his love of woodworking into stunning works of art. His beautiful charcuterie boards and custom pieces started as a passion project but became so popular that his ‘hobby’ quickly grew into something much more substantial. Watermark Boards is now a […]

Watermark Boards: Woodworking with Heart

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