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May 15, 2024

The Newcastle Gardening Club (formerly the Newcastle Horticultural Society) kicked off planting season with their annual plant sale. Maria Biscardi (left) brought flowers from her grandmother, Margery Freethy’s garden. Club…

Making her mark in skilled trades

Orono resident Megan Terry distinguished herself among Ontario’s top emerging talents at the Skills Ontario Competition. As the nation’s largest skilled trades and technology event unfolded at the Toronto Congress…

Live theatre laughs

Last Saturday afternoon, live theatre buffs were treated to five short plays put on by Theatre on the Ridge in Port Perry. Local playwright David Simpson is flanked by actors…

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The silence of the social

Last year, amidst growing concerns over fair compensation for content creators, the Canadian government passed the Online News Act, compelling major social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to remunerate Canadian news organizations for their original content shared on these platforms. Meta’s response? A nine-month ban on news outlets, effectively removing a vital avenue for […]
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