Concerned about the rezoning and the possibility of the Environmentally Protected zoned area on his property being increased, Scott Story of Leskard decided it was time to take the municipality up on their offer to do a site visit.
Orono grows again. Graphic Milestones is gearing up for an Open House on Sunday, March 29, with full day programs starting Monday, April 6.
Are we better prepared than we were for the great influenza pandemic of 1918?
In 1918, the great influenza pandemic killed as many people in 11 months as the medieval Black Death did in four years. Ultimately, at least 50 million may have perished. The most damaging epidemic of influenza – for Canada and the world, appeared during the First World War. The Spanish flu of 1918–19 killed between 20 and 100 million people, including about 30,000–50,000 Canadians.
Hats off to Brad Kelly, Events Coordinator of the Bowl for Kids Sake event, which raised $10,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington (BBBS). The fundraising event took place over the course of four sessions (Feb 22, 25, 29, March 3) hosted at Newcastle’s very own 4-lane bowling alley. Eighteen community teams from throughout Clarington collected pledges and came out to bowl in support of BBBS. Teams included: Newcastle Lions, Clarington Community Services, Clarington Clerk’s Department, BMO Bowmanville, RBC Clarington, TD Bowmanville, Courtice Rotary, St. Paul’s Church, Clarington Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Clarington Engineering, Jodi Hewett, CIBC Newcastle, OPG, Clarington Libraries, Newcastle Shoppers, CIBC Bowmanville, and Courtice Lions. On Tuesday, March 3, Courtice Lions and CIBC Bowmanville were on the lanes. Pictured above is the Bowmanville CIBC team.
The Orono Town Hall Board hosted their second movie event last Friday night screening Guardians of the Galaxy. Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, the event was free and was well attended.
It was standing room only at the Newcastle Bond Head Ratepayers meeting at the Newcastle Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, March 3 with an attentive audience eager to hear guest speaker Mayor Adrian Foster. President David Saunders called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 3, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) set up shop at the Newcastle Town Hall, collecting blood from fifty-seven donors in the area. This number fell twenty units (pints) short of CBS’s expected target of seventy-seven, which Jennifer Mathieu, CBS’s Territory Manager for Durham, says was “unusual for that location.”
Members of the Soper Valley Model Railroad Association (SVMRA) work on a section of the new permanent layout housed in the basement of the Newcastle Community Hall. From left to right: Longtime member Bill Harford (Secretary) has been with the group for 36 years; Darril Hinett, joined in 2019; and Michel Cabardos (Treasurer) has been with the group for seven years.
The SVMRA is hosting a Model Railroad Flea Market for hobbyists on Saturday, March 14 at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event usually draws a crowd of 300 to 400 enthusiasts looking for rolling stock, locomotives, track, scenery or anything needed for their layouts. As Cabardos points out, “There aren’t many hobby stores anymore, so the March flea market is one of the few places where people can get the things, they need without going online.”