A 56-year-old Newcastle man died as a result of a motor vehicle collision early last Thursday morning.
Tara Watchorn, the pride of Newcastle, is retiring from professional hockey. Watchorn did the municipality proud by bringing home gold from the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a member of the women’s hockey team.
Trevor Charbonneau acknowledges the “Yuck factor” is why bio cremation is slow to catch on with the public.
Streetscape renewal stretched out
The first project of Newcastle’s downtown streetscape improvement plan is near completion. It had always been the intention of Clarington staff to undertake the $1.7 million streetscape project in phases, beginning in 2015. Delays have driven up the $1.7 million price tag put on the project in 2014 when the streetscape design was created.
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Honour all who served
Now that we know fall is the best time to plant trees, there is lots of tree planting going on around us.
Experts claim that fall planting of trees allows them to grow roots without having to feed leaves, as they would have to do if planted in the spring. Without leaves to feed, trees require less water in the fall. Cool fall soil is also better for root growth. For these reasons, a tree planted in the fall has a much better chance of survival than a tree planted in the spring.
The Highway of Heroes Tribute, had a strong presence in Newcastle this weekend with their tree planting campaign. With the help of many volunteers, the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Advisory Committee were able to plant 200 trees on Saturday along the western edge of the nature area.
Highway of Heroes Tribute is a not-for-profit organization, working towards planting 117,000 trees -- one for every Canadian soldier killed in combat since confederation, along a stretch of Highway 401.
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Oct 27th - Roast Beef Dinner at Kendal Community Centre, 6:30 p.m., Adults - $20, Youth, 7-13 - $9, under 6 - free.
Oct 27th - GRCA Events at the Ganaraska Forest Centre, ‘Under the Stars’ - Call today to register! 905.885.8173 or www.grca.on.ca.
Oct 28th - Halloween Dance, Saturday, October 28, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Orono Arena. Tickets available at the door. 19 + Adults only. Presented by: Orono Figure Skating Club.
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.
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 17th - GRCA Events at the Ganaraska Forest Centre - “Owl Prowl”.Call today to register! 905.885.8173 or www. grca.on.ca.
Nov 18th - Darlington OPG Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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