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The following is the first of a three-part series on the redevelopment of the Lancaster area, detailing some of the major changes that are taking place to get it back to its roots as a vibrant centre. Before Bark Avenue moved into Lancaster St. Story continues below.
Police west of Toronto are searching for a pickup truck after witnessing an attempted ATM theft from a strip club that doubles as a church. Officers in Guelph, Ont. The Manor is a strip club that serves as a church on Sunday evenings.
Enter keyword s to search for the articles,events,business listing and community content. You can use letters:a-z,A-Z and numbers Story continues below. The former city councillor is acting as a consultant for club owner Roger Cohen, who is looking to retire.
A strip club called The Manor in Guelph, Ontario is giving new meaning to the concept of sin and redemption. Following the club's typical Saturday nights full of tits and booze, early afternoons on Sundays host a church service. It's 1 PM, and on the stage where multiple women got completely naked the night before under the blue-and-red lights is a four-piece band playing such hymn-hits as "Worthy is the Lamb" and "We Believe" as a crowd of worshippers the Jesus kind, not the ass kind sing along to a TV screen relaying God-fearing lyrics, karaoke-style.
They are the only Aussie Rules club to represent the region. Andy Matthews retired as the greatest player this club has seen, absolute stalwart and a gentleman and scholar. PD Public domain false false.
For a few hours on Sunday afternoons, the gentleman's club becomes a holy place, a social place, and a place where people can find safety and trust and food. Story continues below. It's just another twist in the unconventional history of the Manor, once home to Guelph's beer baron George Sleeman, now a tough stripper bar with a heart of gold.
Jack Ninaber, a nondenominational Christian pastor, was first given the idea to run a church service in a strip club by his wife when they were driving past the Manor in Sue's Inn, the housing facility, is Manor owner Roger Cohen's personal project to help the poor. As someone who grew up in poverty, he wanted to help people who were recovering from addiction, fresh out of jail, or simply unable to pass credit checks or put down a security deposit on a place to live.
Enter keyword s to search for the articles,events,business listing and community content. You can use letters:a-z,A-Z and numbers Two Burlington men who police say are part of a notorious Nova Scotia pimping ring have been charged with human trafficking and forcible confinement.