20 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 31, 1996
- It turned out to be a white Christmas after all and the weather was severe at times but on Friday morning, it was a nice day for a walk even though a bit chilly. All bundled up against the cold, Victoria Brown and her father Ken enjoyed a stroll down Wiarton’s main street. By Saturday, temperatures rose and most of the snow melted and at deadline Sunday, forecasts were calling for a cold front to sweep into the area.
- Technically, non-native anglers, boaters and other users of Bruce Peninsula-area waters should obtain a licence from the Saugeen First Nation after Jan. 1, says Saugeen Chief Richard Kahgee. But for several months it will be an “interim licence” while Saugeen continues to draw up new legislation detailing rules and regulations for the use of the waters it regards as its sovereign territory, Kahgee said.
- Tammy Gilbert, a 17-year-old Wiarton High School student from Purple Valley is turning heads in the promotional field with her efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. Tammy is organizing a Yuk Yuk’s stand up comedy show at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound to raise money for breast cancer research and she is already getting a well-deserved big hand for conceiving, organizing and promoting the event.
- John Miller of RR3 Wiarton has issued a challenge to the Peninsula to give generously to the area’s food bank throughout the year as the need for assistance doesn’t begin or end at Christmas. Miller recently donated $600 to food bank coordinator Mary Millar.
Dec. 22 - 1st Marlene Casemore 2nd Fran Bramston 3rd Jean Lundy
I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.