July 21, 2021

Spirit of the Land is the focus of the first two weeks of camp at the The Art Room, located at 4116 Lakeshore Road, Newtonville, just east of Morgans Road. Campers will learn about the land the farm is on. Last week the focus was on forest animals and masks were made. Pictured from L to R are: Presley, rabbit, and brothers Luka, bobcat, Matteo, antlers and Rock, frog.


Is your internet any better?

On July 7 the Municipality of Clarington and Bell Canada announced a major milestone in the rollout of Bell’s advanced broadband networks in Ontario’s growing Durham Region. Bell has now reached more than 25,000 Clarington homes and businesses with all-fibre high-speed Internet connections, and 5,000 rural locations with Wireless Home Internet service.


Unpublishing the news – it’s a thing

According to Google, the word “unpublish” is defined as a verb that means “to make content that has previously been published online unavailable to the public.”

Years ago, publishers did not face problems of information permanence when a daily printed product was quickly discarded the next day. In the old days – 25 years ago just pre-internet, we archived newspapers in a simple PDF or whatever format. We simply took a picture of the pages and filed them.

Honestly, it doesn’t surprise me – nor should it anyone else, that today more and more news publishers are receiving requests from individuals to remove, obscure or significantly alter once-accurate information published about them in the past. In some cases, these requests are happening many years after a story was initially published online.


Sunday morning serenades

Sunday morning was beautiful down at the Bond Head Parkette Gazebo. Singing gospel favourites and down-home classics were Fred Chambers, Margaret Zwart, Lloyd Johnston and Gene Stone. Join the fun Sundays during the summer months at 11:00 a.m. Donations are accepted towards the residential hospice to be build in Newcastle.


Camp Brim: Week 2

Following our weekly theme for week two, Myth Hunters: Mysteries and Leg-ends from Around the World, our campers dispelled some mind-bending science myths and learned about the origins of some of the most mysterious and miraculous sites around the world through scavenger hunts, crafts and interactive activities!



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