It’s beginning to look like Christmas. Caught on a windy Monday, members of the Orono Town Hall Board decorated the Christmas tree. Pictured on the ladder, Neil Foster, Perry Kirkbride, Geri Bailey wearing the Santa hat and Bev Donald.
Soper Creek Wildlife Res-cue is excited to announce its partnership with the Orono Agricultural Society to present their first annual Holiday Festival of Lights on December 11,12 and 13 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. each day at the Orono Fair Grounds. Set up with be on Friday morning. Details to follow for those who participate.
For families who are struggling financially, Christmas can be a time of added stress, rather than being that sought-after “holly jolly” experience. According to a recent report by Community Food Centres Canada, one in seven Canadians struggle to put food on the table.
COVID-19 lockdowns have exposed the digital have-nots in rural areas. The current public health emergency has shown just how critical adequate and affordable broadband infrastructure is for communities – individuals trying to work, access health care and attempting to teach kids from home.
MPP David Piccini speaks to the Ontario Budget reiterating the three themes which are protect, support and re-cover, providing $45 billion in total supports over three years.
Long-term care workers from Glen Hill Marnwood and regional and provincial CUPE reps rallied in Bowmanville on November 10, protesting mass lay-offs and other is-sues surrounding the closure of Marnwood. The transfer of bed licences and residents to Glen Hill Terrace in Whitby, is scheduled for late February 2021 when the new facility is completed.
Ontario has taken additional steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Durham Region. Effective Monday, November 16, the region moved into the Orange-Restrict category of the provincial frame-work.
There were not as many people at the Cenotaph in Newcastle on November 11 as other years, but still the same number of wreaths. With the addition of remembrance rocks, it was a fitting tribute time to remember our soldiers.
On Saturday, December 5 between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 178 is hosting a ‘Stuff the Van’ event for The Salvation Army.