Active volunteers with the Orono Crown Lands Trust are busy on Monday trimming trees along the main trails. From left to right: John Windatt, Ron Bessie and Derek Reynolds.
On Monday, May 11, John Windatt, Ron Bessie and Derek Reynolds, active volunteers with Orono Crown Lands Trust, were busy trimming trees along the main trails. Thanks to all of the tireless volunteers who put in many hours maintaining the many trails of the Orono Crown Lands for the benefit of their community. Their efforts have enabled the public to enjoy the beauty of nature during this difficult time.
Clarington says it’s an “unwilling host” for the Region’s proposed anaerobic digestion and pre-sort facility. Clarington Council voted unanimously to become an unwilling host for the Region of Durham’s proposed new anaerobic digestion and mixed-waste pre-sort facility in Courtice.
Two provinces have implemented the so-called “double bubble” policy, in which members of two households are permitted to come in close contact. Who could become your “double bubble buddies” if the measures announced in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador were enacted in Ontario?
When you start thinking about it, it’s not that easy a decision. Off the top of my head I can think of dozens of people I would love to visit – but one needs to pause to think ‘who needs it most?’
Early in April, Kendal Lions members looked at ways they could help make a difference during the Covid-19 crisis.
“I’m forty years into a one-hundred-year project,” says Steve St. Marie, pointing to the impressive stand of black walnut trees, which he planted on his grandfather’s property over a ten-year period starting back in the late 1970s.
Ed Couroux is 93, but he still welcomes visitors and loves the opportunity to chat about what he has accomplished in his lifetime. And he has lots to talk about.
Crooked Creek Garden Centre opened on Mother’s Day to record-breaking cold weather. As with many garden centres, there has been much extra work to set up for the season. “The weather hasn’t been cooperating,” says Tom, “and we lost a week with curbside delivery.” He laughs, “Some people thought we were like Amazon. They’d place an order late in the evening and expect to pick up their order the next morning, which left us scrambling to keep up.” With clear physical distancing protocols in place and ten acres of field for parking, the Kiesers are all set for the season and ready to serve customers.
The museum may be closed, but it is calling on all residents, businesses, and organizations in Clarington to help record history.