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MP Philip Lawrence’s response to the throne speech

I believe it is the rehash of broken liberal promises. Once again, a re-promising of gifts of things that they have not delivered over the past five years. They promise to plant two billion trees, we still don’t have one planted. So, it’s just a series of unfulfilled promises of which they promised again, and given a past track record I am not optimistic about their ability to deliver.”

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Whistle Cessation moves to next step

On Monday September 28, at the General Government Committee meeting, it was moved by Councillor Neal that $750,000 is taken out of the Rate Stabilization Fund for the purposes of whistle cessation; and that staff proceed with all necessary steps in order for whistle cessation at those crossings to be approved by Transport Canada. Seconded by Councillor Traill. The motion received a yes by Councillor Jones and Councillor Anderson. Councillor Hooper, Councillor Zwart and Mayor Foster voted against it. The motion carried.

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It’s budget time

At the September 14 Joint General Governance and Planning Meeting council voted 5-2 receiving report FND-030-20 directing staff to prepare a draft budget for 2021 with a target municipal increase of 3.55 per cent. It was ratified at Monday night’s council meeting with a 4-3 recorded vote approving the targeted increase.

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September 23, 2020

Moe Sukraj and his father George pictured here last Wednesday with the newly-caught fifteen to twenty-pound Chinook salmon right from the shore of Graham Creek at the Bond Head Parkette. It took Moe about ten minutes to reel in this whopper, much to the delight of a group of onlookers. George netted Moe’s catch.

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Early morning fire at Circul-Air Corp in Orono

6:30 a.m.,” says Chief Gord Weir, Clarington’s Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator.

“Crews from Orono, Newcastle, Bowmanville and Courtice worked very hard to extinguish the fire” which happened at Circul-Air Corp (located in what was previously the IGA grocery store in Orono) on Thursday, September 17.

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Coffee club supports Hospice

Helen Simpson (left) presented a cheque from the Simpson family and the Newcastle Coffee Club to Jill Richardson, representing Clarington Hospice. The setting was at Bond Head Park Gazebo on Sunday morning. Musician Lloyd Johnson far right, and friends play every Sunday morning at the gazebo. The money collected in his guitar case goes to support the new residential Hospice on Cobbledick Road. Shovels hopefully will be in the ground next March. Johnson challenges anyone who likes to sing to join him next Sunday morning at 10 at the gazebo.

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Orono Spa is open for business

On Thursday, September 17 Amanda Liu, centre holding scissors, welcomed guests to the opening of her wellness spa. MP Philip Lawrence, Northumberland-Peterborough South, Regional Councillor Wards 3 & 4 Granville Anderson and Bonnie Wrightman, Clarington Board of Trade brought greetings and good wishes.

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Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides program faces challenges due to COVID

Last year, Jim Barchar, president of the Newcastle Lions Club, and his partner Lynn Denney decided to foster a pup for the first time as part of the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide program. Like the many other devoted foster families in the program, they made a year-long commitment, opening their home and providing training and socialization necessary for the puppy to become a dog guide for Canadians with medical or physical disabilities.

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