September 22, 2021

Alex and his Autism Assistance guide dog Stanley enjoyed their visit Kendal Community Centre on Saturday for the Second Annual Sunflower Contest. He is pictured here with Kendal Lion president Alice Scott. The Kendal Lions have sponsored Stanley through the Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides).

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Council has a change of heart

After almost three hours of delegations and council deliberation Monday night, council reversed their decision and voted 4 to 2 in support of Darryl Kerswell’s application to amend the zoning by-law to reopen his business in Newtonville.

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Community rocks!

“The greatest asset of any community, is simply people who care.”

“The wisdom of the community always exceeds the knowledge of the experts.”

Not my words. But words that fit after hearing the out-pouring of support for Darryl Kerswell and his application to rezone his residence in Newtonville to allow him to re-open his store and continue to serve the community he has called home for 30 years.

After his application was denied at the September 13 Joint Committee meeting, the community rallied and was successful in changing two of the five votes resulting in Kerswell’s application being approved. Nine of the twelve delegations spoke in support of the application, while three against.

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OHS the essence of volunteerism

Every project needs a leader. One who not only thinks of a good idea but has what it takes to get other people onside. Then they stick to the goal long enough to carry it out. In our case, our leader was Beryl Clark. In 2019 Beryl recognized the significance of the Horticultural Society’s 100th anniversary. She then formed a planning committee to recognize the occasion. She has gently – but persistently, kept us focussed ever since.

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Clarington to enforce provincial proof of vaccination and identification rules

The Municipality of Clarington will require proof of full vaccination and corresponding identification (pho-to ID) from members of the public aged 12 and older who want to enter our recreation facilities and fitness centres starting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This policy supports the Provincial legislation outlined under the Reopening of Ontario Act for anyone wishing to enter select public settings.

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Kendal Lions Club Second Annual Sunflower Contest

Tallest Flower: Lion Linda Zwier won first place for tallest sunflower. Lion Ron Robinson is pictured standing beside the 13’ 4” winner.

Lion Shirley Robinson won first place for the largest sunflower head measuring in at 22”.

Lion Jim Coombes took home first place for largest pumpkin.

Rick Stevenson, Angie Robinson Austin and Gord Whealy entertained the crowd on a very fine day on Saturday in Kendal.

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