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October 21, 2020

The Port of Newcastle Neighbourhood Watch is holding a pumpkin carving contest on Sunday, November 1. Drop your pumpkin off at the gazebo (Lakebreeze and Port of Newcastle) between 12-1 p.m. Please maintain social distancing. You will get a number and will be called if you win. Judging is at 1:30 pm. All entries will […]

Backyard barnyard?

In light of the pandemic, is it time for Clarington to change the by-law for keeping backyard laying hens? Emily Allison, speaking on behalf of Clucks for Clarington, stated their case to councillors at the general governance committee meeting.

William Armstrong Grady saw D-Day action

William (Bill) Grady was born on April 11, 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario to Earle and Mary Grady (nee Armstong). Mary had been a nurse and Earle was a supervisor at Stelco Steel. Mary’s parents CG Armstrong, and Annie Best – started the original Armstong’s grocery store in Orono. Earle, who was originally from Alberta, had […]
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Fowl play

Here we go again. The request to amend the Exotic Pet By-law to permit the keeping of chickens in urban areas within the municipality came to council 10 years ago. On Monday the issue was back on the table before committee. The issue of urban backyard chicken farming was debated at the March 29, 2010 […]
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