Opposition to townhouse development
Residents from the Robert and Mill Street area of Newcastle say the proposed development is too big for the area of the lot. Residents attended a public meeting last week to voice their objection to a townhouse development proposed for the corner of Robert and Mill streets.
Bringing back the one that got away
The last reported Atlantic Salmon catch from Lake Ontario was in 1898. Now 120 years later, a major effort is underway to restock the lake with this native species.
Partner elected GRCA chair
Clarington local Ward 4 councillor, Wendy Partner says she is looking forward to the challenges of being chair of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA).
All or nothing for train whistles
Clarington council decided to look at the possibility of train whistle cessation across the municipality at Monday night’s council meeting.
Dirt dumped without permit on sensitive land
The illegal fill operation at 3735 Lakeshore Road in Newcastle has been stopped but Greg Wells of the Granaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is unsure of what the next step is.
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One could say Clarington council has done an about face on the train whistle cessation issue.
Two weeks ago they could not come to an agreement on whether to pursue whistle cessation at the two crossings. Now they are looking at the possibility of implementing whistle cessation across the entire municipality. At the February 13 committee meeting, councillors were asked by the Wilmot Creek retirement community to stop train whistles from blowing at the Cobbledick and Bennett Road level crossings. Residents claim the train whistles on the busy corridor that abuts the north side of their community of 1,600 homes is having a negative health impact on many living in their community.
As Councillor Corinna Traill was absent at that February 13 meeting, the six remaining councillors were split on whether to proceed with the request from the Wilmot Creek home owners association or not. The matter was tabled to Monday night’s council meeting.
Traill was in attendance at this week’s council meeting, and rather than moving ahead with the possibility of eliminating train whistles from blowing through the Wilmot Creek community, the majority of council opted to look at train whistle cessation for the entire municipality. It was expressed by a few councillors that they did not want to cherry pick intersections for whistle cessation. This was also the position of Tony Cannella, Clarington’s Director of Engineering, whose department is responsible for railways crossing in the municipality.
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Mar 2nd - WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 2 p.m., St. Saviours Anglican Church, Orono.
Mar 4th - Sport & Leisure Fair at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 1 to 4 p.m. Free public skating 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Mar 4th - Orono Figure Skating Club Exhibition Skate, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Orono Arena, Free Admission.
Mar 12th - March Break Forest Friends, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. at the Clarement Conservation Area. More info at opg.com.
Mar 12th - Scientists in School program, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. at the Darlington Nuclear Information Centre. More info at opg.com.
Mar 13th - Family Art program, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. More info at opg.com.
Mar 13th - Orono Town Hall Board Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., everyone welcome.
Mar 13th - Free Skate at Orono Arena, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mar 14th - Community Skate, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. at the South Courtice Arena.
Mar 14th - Community Swim, 1 - 3 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. at the Pickering Recreational Complex.
Mar 15th - Family Fun at the Farm, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Windreach Farm, see www.windreachfarm.org
Mar 16th - Maple Time Fun, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Purple Woods Conservationa Area.
Mar 16th - Science of Sound program, 10 a.m & 1 p.m. at the Pickering Nuclear Information Centre. More info opg.com.
Mar 28th - BOAA “Taste of Our Home” event. Limited tickets available, call 905-697-2856.
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