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Congratulations to the new and returning Trustees. Thank you to all who voted and to those who helped out!

Zone 1   Lynn Scott Zone 2   Christine Boothby Zone 3   Donna Blackburn
Zone 4   Theresa Kavanagh Zone 5   Anita Olsen Harper Zone 6   Chris Ellis
Zone 7   Mark Fisher Zone 8   Keith Penny Zone 9   Sean Menard
Zone 10 Erica Braunovan Zone 11 Shirley Seward Zone 12 Sandra Swartz








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Hallowe'en Facts From The Magazine.ca  

Happy Halloween, Mag fans! While you're planning your costumes and getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating, we thought we'd round up some weird, fascinating and utterly unbelievable facts about Halloween! How many of these did you already know?

10) Halloween is an ancient celebration! It dates back about 2,000 years to a Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain (pronounced Sow-en). This festival was celebrated for two days, starting on November 1.  November 1st is also All Saints Day. The day before was All Hallow's Eve. Wikipedia has more

9) More candy is sold on October 28 than any other day of the year.

8) Halloween's official colours were chosen because black symbolizes darkness and orange symbolizes the fall harvest.

7) Halloween in Mexico is called Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” in English. This three-day celebration honours the dearly departed, who supposedly return to their graves on October 31.

6) In the Celtic times, Jack-O-Lanterns were carved out of large turnips rather than pumpkins.

5) The name Jack-O-Lantern came from the Irish folktale “Stingy Jack”. The story is about a man who’s trickster ways made him unfit for both heaven and hell. According to the tale, his soul still walks along the living, using a carved “lantern” to light his way.

4) A fear of Halloween is called “Samhainophobia”.

3) Watch out, Spider-Man! In Hollywood, there's a $1,000 fine for using silly string on Halloween.

2) Love Snickers? We do too! And this snack is also the most popular Halloween treat!

1) The first known mention of trick-or-treating was in 1927 in Canada (Blackie, Alberta, to be exact)!


Watch out for Trick or Treaters on Hallowe'en. Drive carefully.

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Items of Interest

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October 23, 2014

OCDSB schools in the downtown core were put in lockdown on Wednesday as police chased a gun man. 

October 11, 2014

The Citizen reports that almost 21,000 voted in the Advance Polls for the municipal election.

October 8, 2014

SSP Site Representatives Meetings are scheduled for Oct.14th & 15th.

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August 24, 2014

JOHSC Members for 2014. The D-25 Health and Safety Page has many of the forms you need. 

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