June 7, 2023

Whether you’re one of the thousands who came each year to cut your own Christmas tree at Henderson’s Tree Farm on Metcalf Street, or maybe you were lucky enough to play on the hockey team in Orono sponsored by Henderson Electric, proudly wearing the Henderson Electric hockey sweater. Perhaps you’re old enough to be one of many locals who have had your home wired by Trueman Henderson (first with 60-amp service in the 1950’s, then 100 amp, then 200-amp service). Whatever the scenario, one thing is for certain, you’ll be delighted to know that this hard-working man with his cheerful bright nature, his twinkling eyes, and electric smile turned 102 on June 5.


Council requests soil/water tests

In May, Durham Region staff were presented with the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) 2022 Project of the Year Award in Transportation, less than $2 million category for the Newtonville Road (Regional Road 18) Rehabilitation with Recycled Materials Project.


Support is needed to ensure livestock can attend fairs in the future

The Orono Agricultural Society needs your participation in the initiative to make the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) aware of the negative effect that their proposed regulations could have on our agricultural societies, the 4-H program, livestock shows and our opportunity to promote agriculture, local food and positively showcase livestock production to the general public.


Know your farmer, know your food

For most of us, there’s no better place to buy fruits and vegetables than at a farmers’ market. Although price points may differ, what’s inarguable is that farmers’ markets offer food of superior quality, they help support smaller-scale farmers at time that’s getting increasingly more difficult for anyone not doing industrial-scale agriculture, and increase the amount of local food available to shoppers.

When you buy directly from a farmer, you’re pretty much guaranteed real freshness. The produce I buy at the market in Newcastle lasts two or three times longer than supermarket produce. You’re supporting a local business — even a neighbour. And you have the opportunity to ask, ‘How are you grow-ing this food?’ Farmers’ markets are not just markets. They’re educational systems that teach us how food is raised and why that matters.

A ‘Verified Local Farmers’ Market’ is defined as a producers-only, community-driven (not private) multi-vendor farmers’ market featuring only the actual farmers, growers and producers of the products they sell. In many cases they are mis-sion-driven: organizers want to make sure small farms remain viable and that we, nonfarmers, have access to good local food.


From the archives: D-Day

“What an exciting day it must have been on the water and in the air between the English and French coasts. Thousands of boats of all kinds and sizes used for protection and carrying the troops, while thousands roared overhead in an endeavour to blast the de-fences along the coast, helped by the British, Canadian and American navies, pouring thousands of tons of shells and bombs among the defenses of Hitler’s Fortified Europe,” pro-claimed an article in the Orono Times on June 8, 1944.


Specialized health care clinic opens in Bowmanville

Innomar Strategies opened a new clinic on Monday, June 5 in the Bowmanville Health Centre at 222 King. At the clinic their team of nurses will provide a variety of services – from administering patient injections and infusions to educating patients and their caregivers, supporting treatment compliance and monitoring patient outcomes.



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