Remembrance Day in the time of COVID

With colourfully-painted ‘Rock Poppies’ in hand and the record-setting unusually warm November sun shin-ing upon them, groups of students led by their devoted teachers made their way on Monday and Tuesday from Newcastle Public School to the cenotaph at the Newcastle Community Hall.

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The land of the free because of the Brave

November 11, 1918 – Day 96
At 6:30 a.m., a message reaches Canadian Corps Headquarters that an armistice will be declared at 11:00 a.m. The pursuit continues forward regardless, reaching a line some eight kilometers to the northeast of Mons. The armistice to end the First World War takes effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Thank you

Our country’s great efforts in the Second World War, 1939-1945, involved virtually the whole country whether by serving in the military or by serving on the home front in industry or agri-culture. More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the military — more than 45,000 gave their lives and another 55,000 were wounded.

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Donations help upkeep

The Orono Crown Lands has a new donation station at the Taunton Road parking lot. “Donations are our main source of income that allows us to pay for insurance, upkeep and improvements in the Crown Lands,” says John Windatt, from Orono Crown Lands.

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And that’s a wrap

Saturday was an outdoor book sale at Kirby Church Book-store. Brian Colville and his team had 160 bags of pre-ordered books filled with five books each, ready for pick up in the parking lot. All went well and the church now has 800 less books and $680 for the upkeep of the building.

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Ruth Ann Miller – Champion Dog Trainer

Ruth Ann Miller has owned, bred, trained and shown dogs most of her adult life. “My heart still belongs to the Siberian Husky,” she says when asked to name her favourite breed. “I trained Huskies for a long time. I raised them and showed them.”

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