The days are feeling quite a lot like autumn is upon us but the calendar hasn’t caught up to that yet. It is very nice to not have the humidity that we dealt with in August and I am sure all those who don’t have air conditioning or who work outside are also happy to have it behind them as well.
As you have all noticed, the new garbage/recycling/green bins have been delivered and I am sure many of you thought the same as me…where am I going to put those? Well, it seems like many of them are outside of people’s garages for the time being. I’m hoping that those who may have disabilities or are up in years don’t have difficulties getting them to the end of the driveway on garbage day. I think that could be an issue especially during winter months. It may be a time that we have to support our neighbours who could struggle. I ask you to keep an eye out come November. We know that the snowbanks get plowed back so you can’t leave them out there or they will be destroyed. Plus I don’t think we want to see the containers by the roadway all the time, it will be an awful sight. I hope the program works because if it doesn’t, what do we do with these big containers? We shall see.
School is back and the kids are walking and taking buses into our nice rural school. A fresh reminder to those who drop your children at school in your own vehicle…Minesing is not the local raceway…slow down in the village. How about you leave a little earlier, take your time and prevent any mishaps that could arise by speeding. To all drivers, keep your eyes open and be aware of school bus lights and the stop arm that comes out the side of the bus. Keep our roadways and our people safe.
Best wishes to all the students who have been able to move away from home to begin a post-secondary education. It’s time to spread your wings and make yourself and your family proud. Parents, congratulations for raising your student to this point and supporting them during their next chapter of education. I know tears have probably fallen but remember, you raised them the best you can, they will do great!
To the students who have chosen to stay back and do some upgrading, good for you too! Everyone can use some support and second chances to do this. There are also students who chose to go into the workforce. Congratulations to you as well. Not everyone is meant to continue on for post-secondary. Just do your best at whatever you do, every job is necessary!
If you haven’t voted yet, please get out and vote! The only way to make change or to move forward is to vote and if you don’t vote, you aren’t allowed to complain about things. Simple as that. Do your research, listen to debates and come up with your selection…any selection is better than no selection.
Congratulations to a few local couples who have married in the last little while. Justin Maw and his new bride Narelle were married in early August. Justin is the son of Jim and Barb Maw. Another wedding between Katherine Giffen and Brayden Hunter took place at the Giffen home farm on September 11th. Katherine is the daughter of Dale and Debbie Giffen. Exciting times for everyone and we wish them all the best for this new adventure together.
Until next time, remember to be kind and keep smiling.