March 1, 2023

The Orono Figure Skating Club hosted a Skate Ontario Provincial event last weekend. Starting on Thursday at noon and finishing up on Sunday, the arena was bustling with activity. OFSC volunteers, coaches, parents and skaters need to be commended on running an amazing event. Grace Redpath, Star 3, performed her routine choreographed as a Clockwork Doll.


Tackling food insecurity

Ever wonder what happens to perfectly good and delicious food that retail food stores and restaurants have left over at the end of the day? Oftentimes, it is pitched into the compost, we can only hope, or worse still into the trash bins.


Rezoning pushback from residents in Newtonville

The municipality is seeking public comments at the March 6 Planning and Development Committee meeting before making a decision on an application submitted by Veltri & Son Ltd. for a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the development of 12 single-detached dwellings and a new road at the south end of George Burley Street in Newtonville.


Give your ‘two cents’

Around this time, after an election and post passing the current budget, we can look forward to the development of Clarington’s Strategic Plan that will take us through the next four years.

What is a Strategic Plan? A strategic plan is a document used to communicate with the organization the organization’s goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and all of the other critical elements developed during the planning exercise.

A municipal strategic plan provides council and staff with a common focus, priorities, outcomes and strategies to be pursued – while keeping council and the administration on the same page. It provides direction for departmental plans and budgets. It is a key component of accountability.

Strategic planning is a tool the municipality can use to involve the community in assisting council and staff in the development of a common vision, direction and goals for a community. Clarington is engaging the community by seeking input through an on-line survey to assist in the development of Clarington’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.


The film industry wants you, or your car, or your house…

Recently, Invest Durham and the City of Pickering hosted an afternoon for us to learn how to do business with the film industry. Pickering is very close to the hub of filming in Ontario, and has been used frequently as back grounds for films. The industry is expanding its horizons and recognizes Durham as a good place to be with lots of resources.


Free-throw finalists

Brielle Sidsworth, 11, and Kennedy Trenchfield, 13, Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Competition champions from St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School advance to the regionals next Saturday in Peterborough.



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