The expansion of environmentally protected (EP) zones was added to the agenda at Monday night’s council meeting with Councillor Neal concerned that the municipality is rezoning property EP that isn’t mandated by the province.
Hariss Thirukkumar, a Grade 4 student, begins building his LEGO robot,intently focused on the complicated-looking instructions on the computer at the Newcastle library.
People and community. That is what the Orono rink represents. For most of our history, this community, the people, have banded together to ensure that there is a building for hockey and skating. Generations of residents, some long gone, have selflessly contributed time, energy and finances to ensure that Orono had a rink. The Orono […]
Bill Hannah is a second world war veteran. When you have sailed the seven seas as a merchant marine, you get to go home and have a happy life. When Hannah was discharged in 1946, he came home to his wife Barb and the rest of his life. Hannah spent a short time working in […]
Local public schools are making it easier for families to register their children to start Kindergarten this September. Online registration is now open for all Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) schools.
The Lego Robotics Challenge is in full swing at the Newcastle Library for another fun-filled Wednesday in the series which finalizes on February 5. With bins and bags of Lego bricks of all sizes and shapes at the ready, laptops open showing visual and written instructions, and an air of intense focus, children are creating […]
Texting has contributed to the lost art of talking on the phone. I think we’ve forgotten about how fantastic phone calls really can be. We mistakenly think texting can serve the same purpose. Alas, it cannot. When there is no voice, there is no originality. You can’t copy and paste a telephone conversation. A phone […]
On Sunday, January 12, the Ontario Emergency Measures Office issued and then withdrew an emergency alert for the Pickering Nuclear Station. Scary. Sent across the province around 7:30, you may have received the alert on your cellphone, heard it on the radio or seen it on your TV. Then Ontario Power Generation sent out a […]