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.
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.
Take a drive up the precariously steep Hill Street in Newtonville and when you reach the top you’ll find Lakeview Cemetery with its lush groomed grounds and fascinating tombstones, some of which date back as far as the 1840s.
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.
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.
The Municipality of Clarington is one of eight municipalities that make up The Regional Municipality of Durham. Durham Region is on the very east end of the Greater Toronto Area.
The emergency call came in at approximately eight forty-five p.m. on Sunday, June 28, with a report of a boat on fire at the Port of Newcastle, says Clarington’s Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator, Gord Weir.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington will be holding the Champions of Change Virtual Summer Camp from July 13 to August 21.
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.
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.