June 19, 2024

Newtonville’s talented Angie Austin captivates the crowd at the second annual Kendal Country Fest – Mike Pollard and Friends, bringing music and community together raising funds to keep the Kendal Community Centre doors open. A big thank you from the Kendal Community Centre Board. The event brought in $4,600 to assist with paying bills and program expenses.

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A glimpse inside the Cow Palace

If you have ever been curious what’s inside the Cow Palace on the 5th Concession and Pollard Road – here’s your chance. David Trotter, local leather artist and owner of the Cow Palace is hosting a studio open house and sale June 29 and 30.

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The AI candidate’s guide

An AI-powered candidate named ‘AI Steve’ is running for U.K. Parliament in next month’s general election. The details:

AI Steve is represented by businessman Steve Endacott and will appear as an independent candidate in the upcoming election. Voters can interact with AI Steve online to ask policy questions and raise concerns or suggestions, which the AI will incorporate based on feedback.

If elected, Endacott will serve as AI Steve’s human proxy in Parliament, attending meetings and casting votes based on the AI’s constituent-driven platform.

When you think about a robot running for office, you might picture a metal-clad candidate promising universal healthcare while tossing maple syrup pancakes to adoring crowds. It sounds like a gag ripped straight from a sci-fi comedy. The notion of AI-assisted governance isn’t just the stuff of late-night TV punchlines; it’s a fascinating – and somewhat plausible, glimpse into the future of our political landscape.

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Laughter at The Capitol Theatre

Kyle Golemba and Amir Haidar in Bed & Breakfast, a small-town comedy about finding a place to call home. Brett and Drew want to move out of their tiny downtown condo and into a house, but they just lost their seventh bidding war in Toronto. When Brett’s beloved Aunt Maggie dies in a nearby small town, the couple decides to make the move and start up a B&B out of her historic home. But when they face friction in their new community, the two discover that the simple life is more complicated than they thought. With dozens of characters all portrayed by two actors, Bed and Breakfast is a theatrical tour-de-force and a riotously funny comedy that will leave you laughing all the way home. Bed & Breakfast, now playing at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope until June 30. Directed by Rob Kempson. Performed by Amir Haidar and Kyle Golemba. Playwright Mark Crawford. Sound Designer: La-Nai Gabriel. Set & Costume Designer: Joyce Padua. Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay. Associate Sound Designer: Christie Heriot.

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The impact of Bill 185 on Clarington

On June 6, 2024, the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act (Bill 185), became an official law in Ontario. These legislative changes, aimed to support the Government of Ontario’s goal to build 1.5 million homes by 2031, will have a significant impact on residents’ rights and Clarington’s powers under the Planning Act, Development Charges Act and Municipal Act.

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Diamond Anniversary

On Saturday friends and family gathered at the Orono Town Hall to celebrate Sylvi and Leigh Parker’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. Sylvi was very happy to see everyone. “Thank you so much for coming. This is great because some of you we have not seen through the whole craziness of covid.” Sylvi and Leigh’s actually anniversary was in March, but she choose to celebrate in June when the weather was nicer and more people where able to venture out.

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