While touring the Darlington Nuclear Information Centre, Michelle Malda and her grandchildren Charleigh and Marshall, test drove the electric car model race track at OPG’s Power Expo on Saturday. If you were unable to attend, the Information Centre provides a variety of interactive self-guided displays for visitors, with staff on hand to help answer any questions. There is also a world-class training facility that includes a full-scale reactor mock-up for the Darlington Refurbishment project. A viewing window to the reactor mock-up is open during the Information Centre hours of operation, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) located at1855 Energy Drive, Courtice. For information call 905-623-7122.
On Saturday the Clarington East Food Bank opened their doors and invited the community for a tour, enjoy a back yard barbeque and see first hand what a caring community can build to support their neighbours.
Matt Muirhead, Chief Fire Prevention Officer with Clarington Emergency Services, alerts us to the fact that the Ontario Fire Marshall has created an annual ‘test your smoke alarm’ day on September 28. The theme is called ‘Saved By The Beep’.
The Orono Accessibility Project is underway at the Clarington Library, Museum & Archives, Orono Library. While every effort has been made to maintain current operating hours, there will be a temporary closure Monday, September 25 to Sunday, October 1. Regular operating hours will resume Monday, October 1 pending no construction delays.
A large crowd gathered on Saturday at the Cobourg legion to celebrate the dynamic, always interesting, always inquisitive, always bright centenarian Newtonville born and raised Keith Burley. People came from far and wide to pay tribute to ‘the legend’. One guest (Wayne Tilley) flew all the way in from Newfoundland to surprise Keith. Newtonville lad Frank Stapleton asking Keith to share his secrets to healthy longevity.
Clarington is developing a new Strategic Plan to outline its goals and vision for the next four years. The Draft Strategic Plan is now available, and Clarington is welcoming feedback from the community before the plan is finalized.
It truly is a sad day when a community newspaper shutters. It has been a growing concern over the last two decades. Sure, eliminating print editions and opting to go strictly digital is one way to stay afloat – but not only does that dismiss a huge chunk of your readership, it can’t stay ‘free’ for long. Soon paywalls will creep in because nothing is free, there are still bills to be paid.
The closure of a newspaper is seen as a loss to the community and is met with sadness. Am I concerned? Not really… well maybe a little. But only if some crazy bill is passed preventing me from printing. I love newsprint. I love the smell and the nostalgic sensory experience of turning the pages.
I present my case. Community print newspapers play a vital role in our society, fostering a sense of connection, engagement, and local identity that is difficult to replicate through digital media alone.
Clarington Library, Museums & Archives (CLMA) unveil its new logo and website to the public on Monday, September 18.