The 4-H Club alive and well
4-H clubs have been active in Canada for over one hundred years. The first 4-H club was started by Edgar Ward Jones in 1913 in Roland, Manitoba. Jones organized this club using the original Boys and Girls Club model. In October of that year, young members brought their poultry, corn, and potatoes to Roland’s first fall fair. Prize money was put up by the local businesses and the agricultural society. Shades of the many fall fairs we see now.
Clarington awarded Municipality of the Year
Clarington has been named the 2019 Municipality of the Year as announced by Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) during an awards ceremony on February 28. The award recognizes the Municipality’s outstanding leadership in supporting festivals and events.
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Region approves incinerator expansion
Durham Region council gave staff permission to move forward with increasing capacity at their incinerator in Courtice. Regional council voted 21 to five in favour of seeking permission from the province to increase incinerator capacity from 140,000 tonnes per year to 160,000 tonnes per year.
Lawrence wins PC nomination
On Saturday, March 2, the conservatives elected Orono resident Philip Lawrence as their candidate in Northumberland Peterborough-South for the 2019 federal election.
Clarington wants your input
The Municipality of Clarington is asking residents, businesses and community groups to help Council set priorities for its four-year term. Clarington has created a short survey looking for input from the community on key areas that the Municipality needs to address. Results of the survey will assist Council in shaping its 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan. The survey is available online at www.clarington.net/ YourCommunity.
Have your say
Now that the municipal budget is ratified, next on the agenda - Clarington’s new Strategic Plan.
What is a Strategic Plan?
A strategic plan is a document used to communicate with the organization, its goals; the actions needed to achieve those goals; and, all of the other critical elements developed during the planning exercise.
A strategic plan brings focus, alignment with longer term plans - council and the administration on the same page. It provides direction for departmental plans and budgets. It is a key component of accountability relationship between CAO and council. One could say, the strategic plan provides council and staff with a common focus, priorities, outcomes and strategies to be pursued.
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Mar 6th - Drop-in information session on the Soper Creek Secondary Plan, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Garnet B. Rickard Complex.
Mar 11th - OPG March Break Madness - Forest Friends, 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. at the Claremont Nature Centre.
Mar 11th - OPG March Break Madness - Spring Water Surprise, 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. at the Darlington Nuclear Information Centre.
Mar 12th - Free Public Skate, Orono Arena, 2:00 - 3 p.m.
Mar 12th - Orono Town Hall Board annual meeting. Orono Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Mar 12th - OPG March Break Madness, Kids Safety Village, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 1129 Athol St Whitby.
Mar 13th - BOAA Re-scheduled valentines dinner & dance, 6:00 p.m. $20 members.
Mar 13th - OPG March Break Madness, Community Skate, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the South Courtice Arena.
Mar 13th - OPG March Break Madness, Community Swim, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Pickering Recreation Complex.
Mar 14th - OPG March Break Madness, Family Fun at the Farm, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at WindReach Farm.
Mar 15th - OPG March Break Madness, Maple Time Fun, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Purple Woods Conservation Area.
Mar 22nd - BOAA Annual General Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at 26 Beech Ave.
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