Lester says thanks

Alison Lester lost last night’s election in Northumberland Peterborough South, but “I’m really proud of the campaign we ran. It was smart. It was organized, it was strategic. And I think it was solid, and unfortunately, we didn’t get our way this time around. But I’m really proud of the effort that the team put in. You know, every single person here dedicated time, we gave it our all and we did a really good job,” she says.


Durham Region vaccination update

Message from Dr. Robert Kyle, Medical Officer of Health Durham Region

For the past several weeks, the province has been work-ing on improving vaccination rates through its last mile strategy to reach eligible individuals who have yet to be immunized against COVID-19. Locally, Health Department staff has been reaching residents through mobile clinic opportunities across the region and through school clinics.


Community successful supporting local hospice

Rona was the scene for donations on Wednesday morning. The Newcastle and District Lions Club made a donation of $12,000 to Durham Region Hospice – Clarington. The Newcastle Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting the bottle drive, and a big thank-you to John and his staff at Rona for allowing them to use his location.

Lloyd Johnson Concert Band gathered the money from the last two concerts from Newtonville last September 5 and from New-castle September 14. The little red bag contained $6000 cash. Receiving the donation on behalf of Hospice was Jackie Nixon and Marian Timmermans on the left, Fred Cambers and Lloyd Johnson of the Lloyd Johnson Concert Band and on the right is Jill Richardson, also representing Durham Region Hospice – Clarington.


The Caregivers’ Club Family Relief Fund

It’s not too late to apply for assistance through ‘The Caregivers’ Club Family Relief Fund’. The Caregivers Club Family Relief Fund will present two awards of up to 100 hours each of free home-care respite service to honour our family dementia caregivers and show our gratitude and support at this difficult time.


British Home Children had mixed experiences

Between 1869 and 1948, more than 100,000 children arrived in Canada as part of the British Home Child Emigration program. These children, mostly from impoverished families, some orphaned, were entrusted to charitable organizations who would arrange passage to a new opportunity in Canada. Most of these children arrived on our shores, based on the belief that for them a life better than that they were leaving behind would await.



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