The Orono Weekly Times will be closed for two weeks.
There will be no paper on December 27 and January 3.
The next issue will be published on January 10, 2018.
Main St. open again to traffic
Orono’s Main Street is open to traffic once again after being closed for almost six months.
Fire trucks hit
Clarington’s fire trucks have been taking some hits over the past few weeks. According to Fire Chief Gord Weir, the Newcastle pumper was hit at 4:50 p.m. on December 12 while blocking a lane on the 401.
Anderson announces new long term care be
Clarington will be receiving 125 new long term care beds, according to an announcement made by MPP Granville Anderson Friday morning.
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It's been a good year
We have come to that time of the year, Christmas is just a few days away, and we are winding down for the year.
It has been a very good year in so many regards. We have just finished celebrating 80 years of publication. People often ask us how we manage when so many community newspapers have disappeared. When you think about it, Orono, with a population of 1,900 should not be able to sustain a newspaper, yet here we are. The question was raised again as recently as last month when Postmedia and Torstar swapped a number of their community publications, eliminating competing papers in their markets by closing them down. These were papers purchased by corporate giants years ago, and gutted to the point that they were no longer community papers. The community papers that were closed in this recent sweep were all struggling, probably because they no longer represented the communities they served.
Those of us who remember the Canadian Statesman, a weekly paper that served Bowmanville for over a century, remember it as a great paper, a broadsheet full of nothing but local content. It was purchased 20 years ago by a corporate giant, and the publication that now services that community is very far removed from what the Statesman was.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Dec 24th - Kendal United Church Christmas Eve Celebration, 7 p.m., Freewill offering to support the Emergency Charity Benevolent Fund. Refreshments to follow.
Dec 24th - St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. - everyone welcome!
Dec 25th - Christmas Day Lunch, 12 noon at St. Saviour’s Parish Hall, 23 Mill St Orono. Reserve seats by Dec 19, call Stan at 905-983-6264.
Dec 29th, Jan 4-5th - 5th Annual Bickell Cup tournament fundraiser hosted by the O.A.A.A. Call Lorna at 905- 983-5992 for more information.
Jan 13th - Granville Anderson New Year’s Levee, 1-3 p.m. at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex.
See the photos published in this weeks edition by visiting our "Photo Gallery". High quality colour prints of our photos can now be purchased. Email us for more information.
Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
Read this weeks Looking Back in this weeks issue.