Leskard girl named Miss Canada Globe
It was a whirlwind ten days for Shayna Canfield, but all the hard work paid off when she was crowned Miss Canada Globe last Saturday.
The 21-year-old Leskard resident signed up a year ago to compete in the 2017 Miss Canada Globe competition. On Saturday, August 26 she beat out 61 fellow contestants for the title.
Clarington's new man at the top
Two weeks into the job and Andy Allison, Clarington’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), says there are some big challenges ahead.
A peach of a bumper crop
Al Michaels has never seen a peach crop like he has this year. The orchard was awash with blossoms this spring, a hint of things to come, according to Michaels.
Local man arrested
Durham Regional Police have arrested three men after a quantity of drugs were seized from a Bowmanville home.
New director brings fresh focus to VAC
Being executive director of the Visual Arts Centre (VAC) of Clarington was not something Dionne Powlenzuk ever saw herself doing.
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Labour front needs work
Here we are at the end of August. It has been a strange summer, weather wise, lots of rain, many cool days and cooler nights. Hate to think this is the new normal, unseasonable weather with big swings. Last year we had drought conditions, this year we had more than enough rain. Popular wisdom says this extreme weather is a result of climate change. While we put up with more rain than usual, that is pretty mild compared to conditions in other parts of the world.
So with the end of August comes Labour Day weekend. Labour conditions in this province are in the spotlight with the coming of the $15 minimum wage by 2019. We do not know yet the full impact this minimum wage hike will have on the labour market and small to medium size businesses in particular, but we do know it will change things. Like most legislative changes, there will be winners and losers, we will have to wait and see how these changes play out. There is no question though that there are employers who profit from the precarious employment conditions their employees work under.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Aug 31st - Orono’s Got Talent show at the Orono United Church, 7 p.m.
Sept 6th - BOAA annual seniors information fair, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 26 Beech Ave. Vendors, demonstrations & prizes.
Sept 7-10th - 165th Orono Fair, visit www.oronofair.com for full details and events.
Sept 9th - Orono Fair Parade, 10:30 a.m. through downtown Orono.
Sept 16th - St. Saviour’s Orono trip to the Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Bill at 905-983-9642 for tickets.
Sept 30th - 1st Annual More Than A Car Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Orono. $10 entry fee per vehicle available at Apple Blossom Shop. For more information call 905-242-5755.
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