November 8, 2023

Remembrance Day Services took place in Orono on Sunday at the Cenotaph. The parade left the Rebekah Lodge at 1:15, service took place at 1:30 at the Cenotaph. Remembrance Day Services in Newcastle and Bowmanville will take place on Saturday, November 11.


Urban wildlife feeding dilemma

Courtice resident Mark Rottine, along with eight of his neighbours, addressed council at the General Government Committee Meeting on Monday with concerns regarding the dangerous over-feeding of wild animals that is happening on their street.


Thank You

Remembrance Day serves as a poignant link to our past. It is a day when we can collectively reflect on the tremendous sacrifices made by countless individuals during times of war.

By keeping the memory alive, we ensure that the stories of bravery and resilience are passed down through the generations, creating a bridge between the past and the present. In an era when the world is becoming increasingly disconnected from its history, Remembrance Day reminds us of the price of our freedom.

Remembrance Day inspires us to appreciate the freedoms and privileges we often take for granted. In a time when societies are dealing with myriad challenges, including public health crises, economic disparities, and social injustices, reflecting on the sacrifices made by the past generations reinforces our determination to protect and uphold the values of liberty, democracy, and equality. These are the very principles that the heroes of past wars fought to preserve, and their memory should invigorate our resolve to stand up for what is right.


Cold plunge for resilience

On Saturday Bethesda House, in partnership with Unbounded, All is Well and DRPS, hosted the Cold Plunge for Resilience at Bond Head Parkette in Newcastle. The fundraiser for Bethesda House introduced participants to cold water infusion. While building connections and community benefits it includes a renewed sense of empowerment and courage.


Shell Shock, Battle Fatigue and PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, originally coined Shell Shock during World War 1, and then as Battle Fatigue in World War 2, has been fully recognized as a legitimate, and often debilitating disorder brought on by highly traumatic events, most notably by soldiers in battle zones. Like many mental disorders, PTSD was for many years largely misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and too often viewed with scepticism.


VAC call for entries: 42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) has announced its 42nd Juried Art Exhibition in Bowmanville, ON. For over 45 years, the VAC has produced a variety of locally engaged exhibitions and public programmes that offer members of the wider Durham Region an opportunity to learn and create through contemporary art.



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