Mayor and council remuneration for 2017 was published in a report last week. Publication of the remuneration report is required under the municipal act.
70 years of skating in Orono
By: Marj Lowery
In 1948, the Orono Figure Skating Club was organized under the Athletic Association with Mrs. V. Armstrong as president.
Council passes on passed-on dogs
Clarington councillors passed up the opportunity to donate land for pet inurnment.
25 years of hydroponics
Link Greenhouses has come a long way from their 5,000 tomato plants growing in two greenhouses 25 years ago.
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Save us from ourselves
We enjoy such an abundance of food today that it is hard to imagine a time in this country when food was rationed.
Yet 75 years ago, as reported in the Orono Times in the first week of April 1943, sugar, tea, coffee and butter were rationed in this country. The Canadian Wartime Regulations Board even went so far as to impose penalties for misuse of ration books which carried a $5,000 fine or two years in jail, or both. Misuse of rations included borrowing or offering to give or lend rationed commodities. Imagine that.
It is interesting how deeply involved the government of the day was in the kitchens and eating habits of the nation. In April 1943, 75 years ago, Europe had been at war for four years. The Canadian government, like many other governments introduced food policies at home because of a need to feed their soldiers and allies overseas. One propaganda piece promoted by the government stated, “Food will win the war.” the piece went on to claim that Canada was determined to change the eating habits of a nation because she has learned that efficient production of food is only half the victory. “It takes efficient consumption, too, to give full meaning to the ‘Food will win the war,’ slogan.”
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Apr 7th - BOAA Classic Gourmet Breakfast featuring Omlette Station, 9 -11 a.m. Purchase tickets at 26 Beech Ave.
Apr 7th - Kirby Book Store season opening, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Apr 7th - Orono Figure Skating Club Presents, “Shaking it up after 70” at the Orono Arena, 12:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
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.
See the photos published in this weeks edition by visiting our "Photo Gallery". High quality colour prints of our photos can now be purchased. Email us for more information.
Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
Read Looking Back in this weeks issue.