New chair for region
Durham regional councillors will select a new chairperson at Wednesday’s regional council meeting.
Council had the option of appointing someone to the position or soliciting applications for a subsequent vote.
Taunton road fatality
A 76-year-old Kawartha Lakes woman was killed in a motor vehicle collision on Taunton Road in Orono, late Saturday afternoon.
Pickering teens charged with human trafficking
Durham Regional Police have charged six young people in a human trafficking investigation stemming from an incident in Pickering on January 16, 2018.
Council support for COW
In a very close vote, regional councillors opted to maintain their meeting structure and schedule.
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Looking for leadership
Regional council has some big decisions to tackle this week. Not to say that most of their decisions are not big, this week though, they are dealing with a unique set of circumstances.
At last week’s committee meeting, regional councillors opted to select one of their own to fill the vacant office of the chair of Durham Region.
That office became vacant on March 24, when long time regional chair Roger Anderson passed away. Anderson, who was first appointed to the position in 1997, announced in November 2015 that he had begun treatment for stomach cancer. Up until January of this year, Anderson was still very much in charge of the region, skillfully presiding over lengthy committee and council meetings. Anderson had not attended any council or committee meetings since the new year.
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Apr 18th - Newcastle Horticultural Society Spring Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Jeany Barrett 905-987-1746.
Apr 24th - Essential Oil Workshop at Terrens Wellness, 6 - 8 p.m. Cost $60, includes materials. Register by phone at 905-356-7570.
Apr 28th - Butterfly order for Canada Day, 9 a.m. - noon at the Orono Town Hall. Cost $10 for 1 butterfly or $80 for 10.
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