Monday , 22 January 2018


New centre to increase food banks’ capacity


Construction is underway to convert the current Masons’ building in Minden into a hub for area food banks and potentially a community space supporting food initiatives. A partnership between the Masons and the Minden Food Bank has led to the creation of the Haliburton County Food Centre with the short-term plan to raise the Arcadia Lodge to create 2,100 square feet of storage space. The long-term goal includes further expansion to include office space, a commercial kitchen, an accessible washroom and meeting space to accommodate not only the Minden Food Bank, but any other organizations working to end hunger in ... Read More »

Freemasonary anniversary

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New Glasgow – For 175 years Freemasonry has flourished in NewGlasgow, and in recognition of this long period of history, Albion Lodge No. 5 on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia will be observing this landmark event with a formal dinner and ceremony on Saturday November 16th at Summer Street Industries. The Grand Master of Masons in Nova Scotia, MWBro. George A. Grant will be in attendance as well as may other Grand Lodge Officers, Distinguished guests, along with other Brothers of the Masonic Fraternity from Pictou County and beyond. This night will also mark the time ... Read More »

Masonic Lodge and School House


The first schools in Bannack were subscription schools – essentially private schools with parents paying tuition for their children to attend. In 1874, Bannack Masonic Lodge No. 16 built a combination lodge and school building. The school was a public school serving students in K through 8th grade. It finally closed in the 1950s. The school was on the bottom floor and the lodge on the second. Bannack, Montana was founded in 1862 after a major gold discovery. It served as the capital of Montana Territory briefly during the civil war. The last residents left in the 1970s. (source: ... Read More »

Freemasons see young blood as key to survival


  It’s out with the old at the Freemasons as the international society looks to boost the numbers of young people joining its ranks as it works to survive in the modern world. Founded in the 19th century in Europe before being exported to the U.S. and worldwide, freemasonry is also known as “the craft,” in homage to its roots in stonemasonry. It portrays itself as a “fraternal society” where its members support one another, providing a space for like-minded people to socialize at “lodges” and carry out charitable works, while enabling its six million members worldwide to improve themselves ... Read More »

Mystery solved: Creator of Highland Masonic symbols steps forward to explain


      Following a recent Daily Herald story detailing the mysterious Masonic symbols adorning Highland’s clock tower, the creator of the tower has stepped forward to explain. If you want to understand the social culture of Highland, “don’t look at the political or voting maps,” said developer Randall Paul who lives in Highland. “Go down and look at the [LDS Church] ward maps, and then you will understand where people have their relationships.” The local culture inspired the clock tower. Paul said he was fascinated, after moving to Highland years ago, to witness the mayor stop a city council ... Read More »