Ten Thousand lamentations

Feb 13, 2020 by

The year 2020 did not begin well. We’d all barely finished our portzelky when we were forced to contend with rumors of war and visitations from pestilence. Throughout January, disaster was all around us. But...

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Where does Villages fit in today’s fair-trade landscape?

Feb 10, 2020 by and

Although Ten Thousand Villages Canada is ceasing operations after years of declining sales, its fair-trade mission will continue in a variety of ways. Ten Thousand Villages Canada announced on Jan. 21 the...

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Ten Thousand Villages Canada closing operations

Jan 27, 2020 by

NEW HAMBURG, Ont. — Ten Thousand Villages Canada announced on Jan. 21 the closure of its corporate operations, including the head office and distribution center in New Hamburg, as well as wholesale...

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My Oma and me: building bridges with art

Apr 1, 2019 by and

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — On my first visit to Ramon St. Hilaire’s workshop, in a narrow alley in Port-au-Prince, I remember it smelled of fragrant, fresh-cut wood. Sawdust sparkled in the tropical air....

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Kreider helped start thriving thrift shop network

Feb 14, 2019 by

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Lois Kreider, who helped develop the first U.S. Mennonite thrift stores and was among the first Mennonite Central Committee workers in Europe after World War II, died Jan. 31 in North...

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