April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, Father Augusto Nunez received a very special delivery at St. Saviour’s in Orono. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Rev. Jeff Doucette and his Enniskillen Tyrone United Church congregation for their support to agricultural migrant workers in our area. They collected non-perishable food and needed items for the Caribbean and Mexican workers.

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Rules and guidelines of Ontario’s ‘emergency brake’

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, have imposed a province-wide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The province-wide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks.

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Hometown stories

It’s Tuesday (production day) again. With the four-day weekend it indeed was a short week and a bigger challenge gathering content. I realize I do go on about this topic, but now more than ever, let’s share our victories, issues and ideas.

Indeed, this past year has been a challenge for everyone. For me it’s my on-going love-hate relationship with social media and finding out amazing stories after the fact. I get it, social media is instantaneous – but when you rely solely on – for example Facebook, you are leaving out a huge part of the population. Whether it is sharing a story or an upcoming event.

Yes, people are interested.

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Historic church damaged in fire

On Saturday April 3, 2021, at approximately 5:40 a.m., the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a reported fire at the Old Wesleyville United Church located on Lakeshore Road approximately 10 kilometers west of the town of Port Hope.

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Giving the ‘gift of life’ 100 times

Orono resident Ken Sabo made his 100th blood donation on Saturday at the Harmony Road, North, Oshawa location. It was almost 45 years ago. “I was in high school, signed up to get out of math class. So, I was 17, I guess. I thought it was a good thing, serving mankind and helping people that need blood. I’ve given back in the day with Red Cross. I re-member really early days on army cots on Elizabeth Street and college.” Canadian Blood Services are responsible for the blood supply in Canada. Many variables can impact the inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Blood inventories range from 14 days to 6 days. Donors are need-ed everyday. Visit www.blood.ca to make an appointment.

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