Discharged priest had prior complaint

A local priest who was the subject of a recent RCMP investigation that led to no charges was also accused of sexual assault one year ago, the Record has learned. The Record reported in its April 7 edition that Fort Saskatchewan RCMP investigated Father Ashok Mascarenhas, who served as an associate pastor at Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic … [Read more...]

Fort family falling through the cracks

Corrina Paul is seated in a lightly-lit living room crafting a bracelet. She is keenly focused, despite the trio of miniature hounds running in circles and yelping excitedly. As she binds the string into a black and yellow pattern, she explains how making bracelets provides her a sense of comfort, even as the strands of her own life are rapidly … [Read more...]

Music power couple rise as Moon Vs Sun

For a band made up of two of Canada’s biggest stars, the duo behind Moon Vs Sun is surprisingly down to Earth. Solo artist Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida will be performing as Moon Vs Sun at the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival on Sunday night. The Juno award-winning artists, who are married, have performed in … [Read more...]

A Christmas wish

Richard Grayson still has the shoes his son was wearing on the day of his life-altering accident. The Grayson family moved to Beaumont in late June of this year. Six days later, on July 4, they had their lives changed forever when their 13-year-old son Lincoln got in a severe bike accident, severely damaging his neck and spinal cord after … [Read more...]

Local Man Accuses Police of Racial Profiling

This story was originally published in the Meadow Lake Progress. Claims officer said “I know a drunk Indian when I see one” as he suffered epileptic seizure A Meadow Lake man is accusing the local RCMP of arresting and charging him with public intoxication when he claims he was actually having an epileptic seizure. Darrell Runningaround … [Read more...]

Del Duca Keeps Vaughan Liberal

Liberal Steven Del Duca swept to victory Thursday night, keeping the riding red following the departure of Liberal Greg Sorbara. Del Duca received 51 percent of the popular vote and was met by a raucous crowd when he arrived with Premier Dalton McGuinty to the Supreme Banquet and Convention Centre in Woodbridge. Del Duca beat his nearest … [Read more...]

Kleinburg Aims To Retain Charm

A short distance from Vaughan’s super highways, megamalls and the massive roller-coasters (and parking lots) of Canada’s Wonderland sits the historic Village of Kleinburg. In addition to being one of Canada’s wealthiest neighbourhoods (According to Canadian Business magazine, in 2010 the average net worth was $2.5 million), Kleinburg’s … [Read more...]

Master of All Arts

Ask artist, photographer, jazz musician and carpenter James C. Swartz if he’s a jack of all trades, and he’ll answer your question before the words leave your mouth. “A jack of all trades is a master of none,” he says with a steely gaze. Swartz is no master of none. Take a stroll through his house and you’ll see he is a man of many … [Read more...]

Best Foot Forward

Paul Kocher is a man who doesn’t like to use his disability as a crutch. In fact, when he lost five of his toes to necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating disease, he preferred not to use a crutch at all. To be fair, the 46-year-old father of three briefly walked with a cane upon leaving the hospital, but considering … [Read more...]

For Rich Or For Poor

Won 1st place in best news story /w circulation over 10,000 category at the 2012 Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Awards On an unseasonably warm January day, street nurse Cathy Crowe gazes up at an abandoned Victorian-era building on Sherbourne Street. As more than 80,000 requests for a subsidized home languish on … [Read more...]