Lobby group opposes hospital mergers
The Ontario Health Coalition wants to know who is going to pay for recently announced hospital mergers.
Plans underway to realign Durham and Scarborough hospitals has to stop until someone explains who is going to pay for it, according to Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Mill St. walkway plows ahead
Four of the six councillors present at the October 11 Clarington council meeting supported the Mill Street walkway proposal.
Digging up the past
Clarington’s Abandoned Cemeteries Board can’t find all the cemeteries under their care. The cemetery board, created to care for Clarington’s abandoned cemeteries spent this summer looking for the private burial plots known to exist in Clarington.
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Growing a community
Clarington councillors have given initial approval to Clarington’s Official Plan Review at Monday night’s committee meeting.
An official plan describes municipal council’s policies on how land in the community should be used. It is supposed to help ensure that future development and planning meets the specific needs of our community. It is a long range blue print to guide land use and growth.
Official plans deal mainly with where new housing, industry and commercial entities will be located. It deals with, when and in what order, parts of the community will grow.
Monday night’s meeting began at 5 p.m. rather than 7 p.m. to accommodate all the requests from the public to make last chance submissions prior to the document’s approval.
Competing interests always come to a head during an official plan review, and that is why most of the submissions made to council on Monday night were from developers looking to advance their projects.
Developers play a vital role in advancing the objective of an official plan, if they play by the rules. This is where you hope councillors who accept developer funding for their election campaigns do not bow to pressure from those same developers to push their interests forward.
The plan will not please everyone’s interests fully, however, hopefully the document, when approved has enough in it to satisfy most concerns.
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Oct 29th - Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for the Orono Santa Claus Parade. 9 am - 12 pm at the Heather Rebekah Lodge
Nov 12th - St. Saviour’s Christmas Bazaar at the Orono Town Hall, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Nov 12th - Orono United Church Roast Beef supper & silent auction, 5:30 pm. Tickets $20 call office 905-485-5502.
Nov 20th - Newcastle Santa Claus Parade, King Ave., Downtown Newcastle, 5:30 pm
Dec 3rd - Heather Rebekah Lodge Annual Bazaar, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 124 Church St., Free Admission, Light Lunch - $6.00
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