Museum staff poised to strike
Clarington Museum staff recently voted to take strike action if their employer insists on a contract that does not respect its workers, according to a union spokesperson. Midnight on Sunday, September 24 is when the clock runs out on the strike, according to Roberta Stasyszyn, a museum interpreter and spokesperson for Local 74 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 74). “Our priority is to get a fair deal and keep the museum doors open this fall,” Stasyszyn stated in a media release issued on September 14.
Bickell positive in retirement
While he is not living the hockey dream anymore, Bryan Bickell says he is pushing forward and staying positive.
“More than a car show,” rolls into Orono
Orono’s Main Street reconstruction project which was supposed to be finished at the end of November, will now not be completed until next year. The project is significantly behind schedule, according to William Reid, project manager with the Region of Durham.
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With all due respect
The spell continues. Ever since the Orono Fair began last Thursday evening, we have enjoyed nice weather. In fact, over this past week, we have had the nicest spell of weather since summer began. We have had no rain since the downpour on the Thursday afternoon, prior to opening ceremonies of this year’s fair.
The weather dealt with, we can focus on a weightier matter, that of freedom of speech.
We hit a nerve with last week’s story of the two women protesting animal abuse at Jungle Cat World, in Orono.
First of all, it should be noted, we have received no letters to the editor about this story. There was however, a flurry of comments on our Facebook page, sparked by the story headline, “Pair protest animal abuse.”
We have a Facebook page because we have been told time and time again, that in today’s world we need a presence on the world wide web. Yet as a subscription based newspaper, we are faced with the problem of having a web presence without giving our content away. Publications much larger than the Orono Times haven’t figured out how to tackle this conundrum.
Our less than perfect solution to having a web presence, is to have a Facebook page where we share our pictures, headlines and the first few lines of our stories weekly.
The web presence has helped us in making the subscription renewal process more accessible, for which we receive many positive comments.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Nov 4th - Christmas Bazaar, CWL of St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church, 127 Liberty Street, Bowmanville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Silent auction, bake table, elephant table, books, crafts, tea
room and more!
Nov 4th - Anniversary Beef Dinner at Trinity United Church, Bowmanville, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adults - $25.00,
Children 6-12 - $10.
Nov 4th - St. Saviour’s Fall Bazaar, Orono Town Hall,
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nov 4th - Maple Grove United Church Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
N0v 4th - Newtonville Remembrance Service, 10:30 a.m.
Nov 5th - Orono Remembrance Service, parade 1:15 p.m., service 1:30 p.m.
Nov 11th - Newcastle Remembrance Service, 10:30 a.m.
Nov 11th - Bowmanville Remembrance Service, 10:30 a.m.
Nov 12th - Kendal Hills Farm “Open Farm” event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., discounts, tours, soup & cider. 8075 Maynard Rd.
Nov 12th - Kendal Lions Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon at the Kendal Community Centre. $7 adults, $4 children
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Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
Read Looking Back in this weeks issue.