July 1, 2020

On Sunday, June 28, Rev. Augusto Nunez, St. Saviour’s, Orono, loaded up his van to deliver donated items to local migrant workers. The Durham Region Migrant Work Ministry has been collecting food and clothing items for farms throughout our region. items that are needed: rice, bread, tuna, sardines, cooking oil, water bottles, red peas/kidney beans, condensed milk, coffee, cornmeal and sugar. Clothing items: t-shirts, hoodies, baseball hats, wide brim hats and work boots. Donations can be dropped off at St. Saviour’s, 23 Mill St, Orono, Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm or Saturday from 3 pm-4 pm. If you need items picked up at any other time, contact Rev. Augusto at 416-886-4482. Rev. Augusto and volunteers will be delivering again to the farms Sunday, July 5.

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Financial support from municipality

During a marathon Committee session culminating in a late-night Council meeting last week, Clarington Council passed an unprecedented financial support package for taxpayers and business owners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Look twice before you lock

Your car beeps if you leave a door open. It beeps if you try to lock it with the keys in the car. Why has it taken so long to beep if you have left something – or more importantly someone, in the back seat?

On Friday, June 26, 2020, a 40-year-old woman was charged with failing to provide the necessities of life after a one-month old baby was left in a hot vehicle at a plaza parking lot on Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil Ontario around 12:50 p.m. According to Environment Canada, the outside temperature at the time was 25 C.

There is no excuse or justification for this – including COVID-19. An actual question posed to an expert – ‘I’m a single parent and I know under normal circumstances it is never OK to leave your child alone in a car. But I was wondering, now with the threat of coronavirus, is it ok for my child to wait in the car while I run into the pharmacy or grocery store to pick up a few things?’

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Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan’s final draft released

The much-anticipated final draft report of the Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan was released on June 10. The Central Lake Ontario (CLOCA), Ganaraska (GRCA) and Lower Trent Region (LTRCA) Conservation Authorities retained the services of Zuzek Inc. and SJL Engineering Inc. to develop an updated Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for their respective Lake Ontario shorelines. This report replaces the former SMP from 1990.

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The Locals: Brian Colville – Everybody knows his name

The Colville family came from Scotland and settled near the town line (Regional road 42) in 1830. Brian Colville’s great great grandfather was a shareholder in the Canada Company. In the 1920’s and 30’s, Dr. Neil Colville and Dr. James Colville practised medicine in Orono. Dr. Neil was the original shareholder in the Orono Telephone Company.

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