January 18, 2023

It was an All-Star Classic in Orono last weekend. Top players from the Victoria – Durham U18 League played in an East vs West showcase at the Orono Arena on Saturday. Team East made a spirited at-tempt at a late game comeback but ultimately the West prevailed. Pictured is East forward Nicholas Dobbs (#5) from the Newcastle Stars bearing down on the West goalie. After a series of dekes and feints, Dobbs scored. A complete event recap is found inside in the newspaper on page 8.


Farmland at risk

The impacts of Bill 23: Build Homes Faster Act keep rolling in. Last Thursday the Ontario Federation of Agriculture hosted a webinar Homegrown: the Impacts of Bill 23 on Agriculture across Ontario. This intrigued me as most of the chatter has been on the bill’s impact to the Greenbelt and the impact the reduction of development charges will have on municipalities.

No one will argue that farmland is an essential resource for the sustainability and security of our food systems, environments and our economy. But all this depends on the avail-ability and the quality of farmland that is available. Farmland continues to be at risk with increasing pressure to develop for housing.


2023 U-18 Rep Victoria-Durham All-Star Game

Saturday afternoon at the Orono Arena and Community Centre was abuzz with a large congregation of hockey fans on hand to watch the Victoria-Durham Hockey League U18 All-Star game. The mid-season classic featured an East vs West clash of titians. Teams were made up of top players from the various clubs in the loop. The East drew players from the Orono Leafs, Newcastle Stars, Millbrook Stars, Ennismore Eagles and Oshawa B Generals. After all the festivities and game action, the West won a tight 6-5 game over the East.


Sharing their expertise

Cynthia Banks, of Rising Spirit, offers Marlene Marco of The Heart of Networking a healthy homemade lunch. Rising Spirit hosted an all-day event for women entrepreneurs last Wednesday where everyone enjoyed yoga, and workshops on Food Energy: Stress, Sleep and Recovery, in a quiet restful environment.


Curling up with a good book

The nights have grown long, the temperatures bracing, and most of us are settling into our winter nesting patterns. It’s the perfect time to seek escape. And, there is no getaway quicker and simpler than the mere act of opening the cover of a good book. How lucky for us that there has been for many years a library at hand willing to cater to this very need.



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