Orono Town Hall revitalization

The construction on the new elevator and washrooms at the Orono Town Hall has begun. Councillor Ron Hooper, of the Heritage Committee, feels “the renovations and new elevator could open up further opportunities for the hall.”

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Cluck cluck

There is a petition on change.org to allow backyard chicken keeping in Clarington. As of Tuesday’s deadline, 372 have signed – the goal is 500. The petition is directed to members of council and Premier Ford.

The backyard chicken controversy isn’t new to Clarington. On November 23, 2009 council considered a request to amend the Exotic Pet By-law, By-law 93-161 to permit the keeping of chickens in urban areas within the municipality. Council referred the correspondence to the municipal clerk, the director of planning and the Agricultural Advisory Committee of Clarington for comment.

It was then debated at the March 29, 2010 General Purpose and Administration Committee meeting, Report CLD- 004-10 – Urban “Backyard” Chicken Farming. The report recommended that the request to amend the by-law 93-161 to allow for raising chickens on non-agriculturally zoned lands be denied.

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World champions for kindness

Imagine the surprise that Leskard resident Rhonda Story, a guidance teacher from Bowmanville High School, got when an international search concluded that her class emerged victorious in a worldwide search for acts of kindness.

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Relax and rejuvenate at Rising Spirit

Rising Spirit Bed & Breakfast & Yoga celebrated their ‘Grand Re-Opening’ on Wednesday, July 1. Located at 7167 Carscadden Road, Kendal. Owner Cynthia Banks, center cutting ribbon, was scheduled to open Rising Spirit then COVID hit. MPP David Piccini and MP Philip Lawrence were among the many well wishers celebrating Cynthia’s opening.

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