The Municipality of Clarington is partnering with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) to update flood plain mapping for the Graham and Wilmot Creek watersheds.
“If we support the farmers in Clarington, if they choose, they can grow so much more fresh vegetables for us in season,” says Michael Longarini, owner of Second Season Farms and founder of the Bowmanville Reko Network.
As many people have, I have been struggling with the news from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation last week on the discovery of the remains of 215 children in the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
It’s beyond heartbreaking. My emotions went through the gamat of profound sadness, anger and embarrassment. As we peel away the layers of lies and myths surrounding the treatment of Indigenous people in this country, few horrors seem impossible.
Canada’s residential school system for Aboriginal children was an education system in name only for much of its existence. These residential schools were created for the purpose of separating Aboriginal children from their families, in order to minimize and weaken family ties and cultural linkages, and to indoctrinate children into a new culture—the culture of the legally dominant Euro-Christian Canadian society, led by Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.
Hot off the press! The Roller Coaster, Pat Lake’s book of hope and survival, a journey of despair and a journey of triumph, is in its second printing thanks to the generous support of Pat’s friend and neighbour, Mary Mogford. First published in 1996, this book of poetry is available once again. Copies can be purchased at the Orono Times office for $10. When pandemic restrictions lift, the books will also be available at The Gift of Art (187 King Avenue East, Newcastle) and We Made It Boutique (101 King Avenue West, Newcastle).
Throughout the week, campers will explore nature in the Oak Ridges Moraine while they engage in educational activities that promote learning through play. Camps are run on a week-by-week basis, with each week following an exciting theme.
From July 5 to August 27, A Gift of Art is hosting Summer Art Camp for children. For each week’s activities, there will be a theme to go with it.
Clarington Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Region of Durham to establish an Outreach Community Hub at each library branch. The new service has been created in association with the Healthy Communities initiative.