Orono Town Hall Board is adding a little extra to this year’s Canada Day celebrations. The hall board has once again organized a celebration marking Canada Day, to be held on the Orono library lawn on Wednesday, June 27 beginning at 5 p.m.
Leading the way with rainbows
Clarington has decided to “Lead the Way” for Durham by looking into becoming the first Durham Region community to participate in the rainbow crosswalk initiative.
Robinson proposal shrouded in mystery
There was too much mystery around Gord Robinson’s development proposal for the majority of council members to get behind it.
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Field of dreams
The fact that some Clarington councillors were willing to grant Gord Robinson’s request to waive development charges on a proposed development without any staff input is more than a little alarming.
Former councillor Gord Robinson’s request for relief of development charges for an affordable seniors housing development at the June 4 planning committee, lacked some important details. He could not reveal where the development is to be built saying only it is in Clarington and that the number of units proposed was between 60 and 70.
On June 4, Robinson had asked councillors to grant his request without delay. Waiving development charges on the project would have been a financial hit to the municipality of over half a million dollars. Though councillors Steven Cooke and Corinna Traill were willing to support Robinson’s request at the June 4 meeting, the majority of council opted to delay making a decision. This bought them some time to consult with staff, who had a number of issues with the proposal.
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June 23rd - Orono United Church Salad Supper, 5:30 p.m., Tickets: $15, 12 and under: $7. For more info, call Orono United Church at 905-485-5502 or 905-983-5169
June 23rd - BOAA Classic Gourmet Breakfast featuring Belgian Waffles, 9-11 a.m. Purchase tickets at 26 Beech Ave.
June 26th - Newcastle Village concerts at the park, 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall Parkette.
June 27th - Canada Day Celebrations butterfly release at the Orono Library, 6 p.m.
June 27th - Southeast Courtice information presentation, 6-8 p.m. at the South Courtice Arena.
June 27th - Celebrate Senior’s Month BBQ, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the South Courtice Arena. Free admission, pre-register at 905-404-1525 ext. 2525, barcode 10053.
June 28th - BOAA hosts Steep & Sweets garden themed
summer tea, 12 p.m. Call 905-697-2856 for tickets, $16 for
members or $18 for non-members.
July 3rd - Newcastle Village concerts at the park, 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall Parkette.
July 5th - Acupuncture Lunch & Learn at Terrens Wellness, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pre-register at 5314 Main St. Orono.
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