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.
On April 1 the Ontario government imposed a province-wide emergency brake which came into effect Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. lasting for at least four weeks.
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.
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.
Alan Herring loves his trees. In the past nine years he’s planted seven hundred white cedars on the twelve acres the family owns on the fifth concession.
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.
“Everything begins with a character and an idea,” says author Paul Nicholas Mason whose fourth novel, a thriller entitled The Rogue Wave, is set to be released on April 15 (published by Now or Never Press in Vancouver).
Brothers Fred Horvath, John Bouwmeester and Kevin Wilson from St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus, are pleased with the – close to tipping the scales at 1000 lbs, food collected. The project, 40 Cans for 40 Days of Lent will finish up this weekend. Pictured above is only a third of the food collected for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry, which works closely with the Clarington East Food Bank. A cash donation will also be made to St. Vincent de Paul as part of the project.