Young civic sharps

Mayor for a Day Elise Hopper, third from left, a Grade 5 student at École publique Écho-des-Rapides, poses for a photo with honourable mention candidates and Mayor Shoemaker at Monday night’s council meeting.

From left are: Minaz Umrigar, Grade 6, Holy Cross Catholic School, Madeline Tonon, Grade 5, St. Paul Catholic School, Mayor for a Day Hopper, Roree Poirier, Grade 5, Northern Heights Public School, Mayor Matthew Shoemaker and Maxwell McMaster, Grade 5, Queen Elizabeth Public School.

Madelyn McLean, a Grade 6 student at Northern Heights, also earned honourable mention but couldn’t be Monday’s council meeting.


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    Ron has returned to writing and reporting after 27 years with Ontario Lottery & Gaming. He began as a staff writer with OLG in 1994 before moving to Sports Marketing in 1997. He retired as a Senior sports analyst in 2021. Prior to OLG, Ron worked in radio and print journalism in the Sault and Simcoe. Folks may remember Ron "Williams" with CFYN-CHAS in the early 90s A graduate of Windsor's St. Clair College Journalism program, Ron lists drumming, gardening and walking among his favourite hobbies.

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One thought on “Young civic sharps

  1. Hire any one of those kids they would do a much better job than the current incompetent seat holder that needs to step down in shame for destroying the city and breaking the bank with his continuous frivolous overspending on all the wrong things.

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