LCBO calls the shots
There are several elements of the proposed new Newcastle LCBO store that Clarington staff do not support.
At the Monday, November 14, planning committee meeting, Mayor Adrian Foster said the application from the LCBO to build a new store at the north west corner of Church and Emily Streets has been a difficult file. “Staff’s good advice is being challenged by really significant support,” Foster stated.
Regional Chair undergoing cancer treatments
In a brief statement issued on Monday afternoon, Regional Chair Roger Anderson advised that he was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.
Newcastles of the World group turn a surplus
The final accounting shows the Newcastles of the World summit turned a profit.
Jeany Barrett, chair person of the steering committee which hosted the Newcastles of the World conference in Newcastle, Clarington, this past September gave council members a financial report on Monday.
Clarke students prepare for Vimy anniversary trip
Among the over 8,000 Canadian students expected at the ceremony in France on April 9, 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, will be 24 students from Clarke High School
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Hoping for a green Christmas
With the calendar into December, the end of the year is fast approaching. We are well into our Christmas celebrations with many annual bazaars and dinners about to take place or have already happened.
Newcastle and Orono had very successful back-to-back Santa Claus parades a few weeks ago, a testament to the people in those villages who go out of their way year in and year out to make their communities great places to live. It is also nice to see the cooperation between the two communities through the sharing of floats in each other’s parades.
You know you live in a great community when the big issues of the day are the location of the new liquor store, and whether the Newcastles of the World Committee can use their budgetary surplus to continue their association with the Newcastles of the World alliance.
These issues do not diminish the fact that there are nastier issues just below the surface, like for example the fact that we have a waste incinerator belching who knows what into our atmosphere, and there is little we can do about it.
We still don’t know what caused the massive exceedance of dioxin and furans early in May, and we will likely never know. Covanta, the firm contracted by the regions of York and Durham to build and operate their waste incinerator located in Courtice for the next 20 years, claim they cannot pinpoint what caused the exceedance. Despite their best efforts to find the cause of the exceedance, nearly 12 times the legal limit, Covanta claims there are probably a few issues that could have contributed to the release of these toxins into the atmosphere during the stack test last May. As these stack tests are only conducted twice a year, we as residents will never know if these exceedances occur every day garbage is being burned when there is no stack test.
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Dec 3rd - Orono Town Hall Breakfast with Santa, 9 am to 11:30 am. Adults $6, children $3.50
Dec 3rd - Heather Rebekah Lodge Annual Bazaar, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 124 Church St., Free Admission, Lunch - $6.00
Dec 3rd - St. Francis of Assisi Christmas Bazaar, 11 am to 2 pm, Newcastle
Dec 4th - Kendal Orange Lodge Annual Turkey Dinner at the Kendal United Church, 5 pm to 7 pm. $15 per person, kids free
Dec. 4th - Kendal Lions Pancake Breakfast, 9 am - 12 pm, Adults $7, children $4, under 5 free
Dec 6th - BOAA Christmas Luncheon with the choir, 12 pm, $8.05 for members, call 905-697-2856
Dec 8th - BOAA Christmas with the Clarington Concert Band, 7 pm $6 for members call 905-697-2856
Dec 9th & 10th - LM & Co. host an open house supporting Bethesda House. Santa & reindeer on site.
Dec. 11th - Heritage Dinner - St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 23 Mill St., Orono, carol singing: 5:30 pm, dinner: 6:00 pm
Dec 16th - BOAA Social dances with the Clarington Beech Nuts, 1 pm to 4 pm, $3.50 for members, call 905-697-2856
Dec 31st - New Years Eve at the Ranch Resort, $60 per person. Call 705-277-1942 for reservations.
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