Shaking up election process
Those in attendance at last week’s town hall meeting on democratic reform agreed change was needed, they could not agree on what that change should be.
Cottage Gardener celebrates 20 years
Story & Photo By Bev Caswell
On Saturday, August 13th, The Cottage Gardener in Crooked Creek opened its doors (or rather its fields) to the public in celebration of their 20th anniversary. This family-owned and operated, heirloom seedhouse and nursery has been offering rare and endangered heirloom seeds to home gardeners and market growers since 1966.
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Orono chilli cook-off canned
After 16 years of holding an annual chilli cook-off downtown Orono, the organizing committee felt it was time to change gears.
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Olympics are more than a medal count
With the closing ceremonies over the 2016 Rio Olympics is now one for the history books.
Canadian athletes did this country proud, coming home with 22 medals and placing 10th overall in the medal count.
The total medal count however does give a very accurate picture of a countries performance at the Olympics. The U.S. was number one in total medals with 121 this year. The Americans sent a team of 554 athletes to Rio. It goes without saying, there is a direct correlation between the number of medals a country wins and the number of athletes performing for that country. As the third most populated country in the world, the U.S. has a large population from which to draw athletes from, so they should win a lot of medals. China ranked second in the medal count, they are the country with the world’s third largest population.
Number two in world population is India, and they came in at the bottom of the medals per capita chart. India sent their largest team ever to Rio, with 117 athletes who came home with two medals, a silver in badminton and a bronze in wrestling. India is also ranked among the world’s poorest nations. Developing athletes is not high on the radar in a country where most of the population lives in poverty.
Of note is that American elite athletes are not government funded, unlike athletes in many other counties, ours included which receive varying levels of state sponsorship. Any country that pours enough money into developing athletes, should do well in the medal count. Then you have to decide what price do you put on national pride in the sports arena.
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Aug 26th - KRACO Carpentry 40th Anniversary Celebration, 12 pm - 7 pm. Food, music & prizes, Maranatha Church 2805 Hwy 2, Bowmanville.
Aug 27th - Orono Crown Lands Trust annual BBQ & Corn Boil. 11 am - 2 pm, Ochonski Rd gates.
Sept 10th - Orono Fair Parade, beginning at 10 am Main St. Orono
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