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.
Region seeks delay in pot legalization
Durham regional council is seeking a delay in the legalization of marijuana.
At their meeting last Wednesday, regional councillors passed a motion instructing regional chair, Roger Anderson, to send a letter to the federal government asking that the legalization of marijuana be delayed beyond July 2018.
“More than a car show,” rolls into Orono
The Orono Events Committee has spent the past two years working on a new premier event for downtown Orono. This new event incorporates a number of aspects of the popular chili cook-off with a car show. “More Than a Car Show,” is the name of this new event to be held in downtown Orono on September 30. The name is a nod to the fact that not everyone is into old cars, according to Scott Story, chair of the Orono Events Committee.
Neil appointed planning chair
Councillor Joe Neal was appointed planning committee liaison for the one year remaining in this term of office. Neal’s appointment was approved by a vote of his peers at Monday night’s council meeting.
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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.
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Sept 25th - ACO Clarington Annual General Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre.
Sept 28th - Orono Horticultural Society fall flower & vegetable show, 7:30 p.m. Fundraising appetizer & dessert buffet, $10 per person.
Sept 29th - Orono United Church presents an evening of classical music, 7:00 p.m. at the church. Tickets $20, call 905-485-5502.
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.
Sept 30th - Carlos del Junco returns to the Cow Palace of Orono. Tickets - $25.00. Starts at 8 p.m. Info: cowpalace. com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-983-5146
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