Land grant for hospice
Clarington will be donating two acres of land on Cobbledick Road in Newcastle for a hospice site.
Newcastle development headed to OMB
Four of Clarington’s seven council members voted to deny approval of a Newcastle development that conforms with Clarington’s official plan.
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Local taxes up 2.93 per cent
At close to midnight on Monday, Clarington councillors struck a 2.93 per cent tax increase for this year.
Let's be part of the solution
While we in Orono are dealing with the fall-out of being declared a “No growth” community 25 years ago, our neighbours are opposing developments we would welcome with open arms.
The 198 residential unit Tornat development proposed for the corner of Highway 2 and Rudell Road in Newcastle would go a long way to stimulating some growth in our community.
But without municipal sewers there will be no growth in Orono. At this point there is no plan on the horizon for a municipal sewer system in the village. So here we linger, not growing and not dying, despite the fact that we are constantly losing amenities.
The announcement from the bank a few weeks ago that they will be leaving the village in September and taking their ATM with them, was a big blow. Now the bank is closing for lunch hour a few days a week.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
Feb 7th - Public Meeting at the Orono Community Centre, 7 p.m. Time For Action - Help find solutions to issues facing Orono.
Feb 10th - Valentine’s dinner & dance at the Ranch Resort with the Russell deCarle Trio. Dinner 6:30 p.m., $55 per person. Call 705-277-1942 for reservations.
Feb 10th - BOAA Bid Euchre Bonanza, 11 a.m. at 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville. Advance tickets required, $10 members call 905-697-2856.
Feb 11th - Kendal Lions Club Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast, Kendal Community Centre, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Adults, $7, Children 6 - 12, $4, Ages 5 & under - free.
Feb 19th - Winter Wonderlearn, Family Day 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Courtice Branch of the Clarington Library.
Feb 23rd - BOAA Karaoke Night, 7 p.m. at 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville. $5 for members. Call 905-697-2856.
Feb 24th - Mayor’s Gala for the love of art at the Clarington Library. 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., tickets $50, visit www. clarington.net/GalaTickets.
Mar 13th - Orono Town Hall Board Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., everyone welcome.
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Do you want to know what was happening in Orono 25 years, 50 years or 75 years ago?
Read Looking Back in this weeks issue.