Articles by Nigel Gordijk

Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s executive director Trisha Robinson hopes this year’s Coldest Night of the Year event will raise $25,000 for people who are experiencing hurt, hunger and homelessness. (Photo: Nigel Gordijk)

Wrap up warm and walk for the Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s Coldest Night of the Year

Saturday, February 19, 2022

WFRC’s Feb. 26 event will raise funds to support its work and help to highlight homelessness in rural townships

In a scene from the documentary “Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts”, Marlena Anderson, of Nlaka’pamux First Nation, said she is the first generation of her family that didn’t attend residential school. “I carry my parents’ hurt.”

Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group Discusses the Indigenous/Settler Relationship

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Feb. 18 documentary presentation about the Doctrine of Discovery explored the shared history of Indigenous Peoples and Canadians

Rebecca Giroux, child specialist at Interfaith Counselling Centre, spoke to the Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette about challenges that students are currently facing. (Photo: Nigel Gordijk)

“Do Not Give Up Hope,” ICC Child Counselling Specialist Tells Clients

Friday, January 21, 2022

COVID and a loss of control are affecting the mental health of students of all ages, said Interfaith Counselling Centre’s Rebecca Giroux

Waterloo-Oxford Grade 12 student Sam Miller said the school year has been a rollercoaster. “Everything in life at this point is just a question mark. That’s the worst part.” (Photo: Nigel Gordijk)

Rollercoaster school year is taking its toll, says Waterloo-Oxford student

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Winner of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association award for best COVID coverage in 2022.

An absence of empathy

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

After it cleared a homeless encampment in Kitchener, the Region of Waterloo said, “This is not who we are.” So, where is its compassion towards vulnerable citizens?

The changing of the seasons gives hope to farmer and Wilmot councillor Jenn Pfenning. “The world changes. Nothing stays the same.” (Photo: from video)

Local residents find hope in nature and faith

Friday, November 26, 2021

Suicide Action Wilmot Wellesley’s video shows where the community finds hope during times of personal struggle.

Wilmot residents delegated at the Region of Waterloo meeting and urged council to protect farm land. “Only five per cent of Ontario’s landmass is suitable for agriculture,” said New Dundee’s Mark Reusser.  (Photo: Nigel Gordijk)

Regional growth plans could impact agricultural land, say delegations

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Wilmot residents urge the Region of Waterloo to plan for more intensification and better protection of farm land in its Official Plan

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