A case for postal banking
Councillor Wendy Partner is calling on the federal government to consider having postal outlets provide banking services. In a motion passed at Monday’s committee meeting, Partner asks that Orono be considered as a pilot project for postal banking.
Council support for slots and horse racing
Clarington council was asked to lend their support to the horse racing industry in Ontario by advocating to keep slot machines at Ajax Downs.
Carbon Monoxide exceedance at incinerator
There was a spike in carbon monoxide emissions at the region’s waste incinerator on Friday, March 2. In a news release issued by the Region of Durham on Monday afternoon, a carbon monoxide spike in boiler two, caused an in-stack emissions exceedance on March 2.
Suspect wanted for air compressor theft
A suspect or suspects are wanted after a theft of an air compressor was reported from a gas station in Newcastle.
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Good things on the horizon
It seems like Orono is getting a lot of attention from many different sectors lately.
It appears all eyes are on Orono since the announcement in January by CIBC that they are pulling out of the village in September. This announcement was like a kick in the teeth and was the catalyst for some local action.
Not a week goes by where Orono is not mentioned more than once at Clarington or regional council meetings.
We even got a shout-out from MP Kim Rudd in the House of Commons last month. She applauded the village of Orono for showing amazing spirit in the face of adversity. How we didn’t just complain about the loss of some key services in town, instead we formed a committee to build a plan for the future. Rudd pledged to support the community in any way she can.
The action committee formed at the February 7 public meeting held to address some of the issues facing the community, like the loss of banking services, seems to have taken on a life of its own.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Mar 12th - March Break Forest Friends, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. at the Clarement Conservation Area. More info at opg.com.
Mar 12th - Scientists in School program, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. at the Darlington Nuclear Information Centre. More info at opg.com.
Mar 13th - Family Art program, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. More info at opg.com.
Mar 13th - Orono Town Hall Board Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., everyone welcome.
Mar 13th - Free Skate at Orono Arena, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mar 14th - Community Skate, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. at the South Courtice Arena.
Mar 14th - Community Swim, 1 - 3 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. at the Pickering Recreational Complex.
Mar 15th - Family Fun at the Farm, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Windreach Farm, see www.windreachfarm.org.
Mar 16th - Maple Time Fun, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Purple Woods Conservationa Area.
Mar 16th - Science of Sound program, 10 a.m & 1 p.m. at the Pickering Nuclear Information Centre. More info opg.com.
Mar 28th - BOAA “Taste of Our Home” event. Limited tickets available, call 905-697-2856.
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Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
Read this weeks Looking Back in this weeks issue.