Booze back in Orono
MPPs Lou Rinaldi and Granville Anderson announced on Thursday afternoon that the Orono LCBO will be reopening at the end of the month.
Region kills the COW
In a 16 to 12 vote at last week’s council meeting, Durham regional councillors opted to dispense with the committee of the whole (COW) council governance structure.
Region elects new chair
Uxbridge mayor, Gerri Lynn O’Connor was elected to the position of regional chair for the remainder of this term.
Suspect wanted after bank robbery in Newcastle
Durham Regional Police are looking for a lone suspect after a robbery at the CIBC in Newcastle last week.
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Up for the challenge
Someone recently suggested Wiarton Willie should be put out of his misery, or at the very least be retired. On February 2nd he predicted no early spring this year, meaning six more weeks of winter. Six weeks from February 2nd meant we would be in winter’s grip until March 16. Now three weeks into spring we get a blast of an ice, rain and snow combination like nothing we have seen during this year’s official winter season.
Because of the blanket of snow, Saturday’s Pitch-in activities will be postponed for a week. Volunteers are asked to meet at the north Sidney B. Rutherford trail-head at 8:45 on Saturday morning, April 28th, for a 9:00 a.m. start.
We had some interesting events happen in Orono last week. On Thursday we were told the liquor store that closed at the end of last month will open again at the end of this month. Who said miracles don’t happen in Orono, the “Village with a difference?”
Thursday was also the day the local CIBC branch held their public meeting, triggered by the announcement in January that the branch will be closing this September. Leaders from CIBC were available at the Orono branch to discuss alternative banking options.
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Apr 18th - Newcastle Horticultural Society Spring Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Jeany Barrett 905-987-1746.
Apr 21st - Orono United Church Roast Beef Supper, 5:30 p.m. Adults $20, Kids $7. For tickets call 905-485-5502.
Apr 24th - Essential Oil Workshop at Terrens Wellness, 6 - 8 p.m. Cost $60, includes materials. Register by phone at 905-356-7570.
Apr 25th - Newtonville Lakeview Cemetery meeting for lot owners, 7:00 p.m. at Newtonville Community Hall.
Apr 28th - Butterfly order for Canada Day, 9 a.m. - noon at the Orono Town Hall. Cost $10 for 1 butterfly or $80 for 10.
Apr 29th - Gospel Plus Singers, St. Saviours Church, 23 Mill St., Orono, 9:30 a.m.
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