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Megan Walchuk

Every Child Matters

Today marks Orange Shirt Day in Canada – a day when we recognize that Every Child Matters.

The national day grew from Phyllis Webstad's story of being forced to give up her new orange shirt she proudly wore to her first day of school at St. Joseph Mission residential school in Williams Lake, B.C. In the 1970s. Her shirt was confiscated by staff and never returned.

Home grown

Home grown

Annie van Rozen, co-owner of A.G. Produce, shows her freshly grown sweet potatoes to Wilma Wielinga, at her pop-up market in Emo on Saturday. This weekend will likely be the last market date for the producers. Shoppers can also shop at the online store, while supplies last.

Taking school online

Although it hasn’t enjoyed the fanfare and photo-ops of a traditional school year, remote learning has quietly begun at kitchen tables across the region this week.

As with all new systems, there will be bumps and growing pains. An entirely new schooling system created in a matter of months is bound to be full of hiccups. But, it’s one of the silver linings of this pandemic.