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July 1, 2020

On Sunday, June 28, Rev. Augusto Nunez, St. Saviour’s, Orono, loaded up his van to deliver donated items to local migrant workers. The Durham Region Migrant Work Ministry has been collecting food and clothing items for farms throughout our region. items that are needed: rice, bread, tuna, sardines, cooking oil, water bottles, red peas/kidney beans, condensed milk, coffee, cornmeal and sugar. Clothing items: t-shirts, hoodies, baseball hats, wide brim hats and work boots. Donations can be dropped off at St. Saviour’s, 23 Mill St, Orono, Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm or Saturday from 3 pm-4 pm. If you need items picked up at any other time, contact Rev. Augusto at 416-886-4482. Rev. Augusto and volunteers will be delivering again to the farms Sunday, July 5.

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Financial support from municipality

During a marathon Committee session culminating in a late-night Council meeting last week, Clarington Council passed an unprecedented financial support package for taxpayers and business owners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan’s final draft released

The much-anticipated final draft report of the Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan was released on June 10. The Central Lake Ontario (CLOCA), Ganaraska (GRCA) and Lower Trent Region (LTRCA) Conservation Authorities retained the services of Zuzek Inc. and SJL Engineering Inc. to develop an updated Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for their respective Lake Ontario shorelines. This report replaces the former SMP from 1990.

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The Locals: Brian Colville – Everybody knows his name

The Colville family came from Scotland and settled near the town line (Regional road 42) in 1830. Brian Colville’s great great grandfather was a shareholder in the Canada Company. In the 1920’s and 30’s, Dr. Neil Colville and Dr. James Colville practised medicine in Orono. Dr. Neil was the original shareholder in the Orono Telephone Company.

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Spreading the love one mask at a time

Project: “#SpreadLove, not the virus, wear a mask” phase one is now complete. Volunteers handed out well over 400 masks and collected $346.75 plus almost 40 lbs of dry goods for the Clarington East Food Bank. Our sponsors were the Newcastle Rona Hardware store and the Newcastle Lions Club – Ontario. Pictured from left to right: Autumn Wallington, Ward 4 Councillor Margaret Zwart, Leo Blindenbach, Linda Bray and Ann McLuskie.

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Summer at A Gift of Art

Anjal Dhillon, the first day camper is welcomed to A Gift of Art’s summer Art Camp by Cordelia Adams, gloved and masked. This week’s theme . “Aloha, its summer” is full of painting, learning about Hawaii and its culture and of course learning the hula.

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