Orono to become dry again
Residents of Orono were notified last week that our local LCBO store at 91 Mill Street is open again. Notification was by way of a card in the mail. While one side of the card stated that the store is open again, the other side stated the store would only be open until the end of October, followed by: “Drop by and say hello!”
More candidates for municipal election
A second candidate has filed papers to run for the position of regional chair. John Henry, two term mayor of Oshawa filed his nomination papers last week to run for chair of Durham Region. Henry joins former Clarington mayor, John Mutton in running for that position.
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Open and shut case
After our amazing reversal of fortunes last month with the announcement of the Orono LCBO re-opening, we have had the rug pulled out from under us again.
No one thought when MPPs Granville Anderson and Lou Rinaldi announced on April 12 that the Orono LCBO would re-open, that it would be a six month reprieve.
We were told by MPP Rinaldi, (who was the provincial member for Northumberland - Quinte West, and is now the Liberal candidate in the new riding of Northumberland - Peterborough South which includes Clarington’s Ward 4) that if we didn’t use the store, we would lose it again. We never even had the chance to show our support for the re-opened Orono liquor store before the cards were mailed out informing us the store would be closing again.
As if that was not enough of a blow, the reason we have been given for the re-closing, defies all logic. You have to wonder who at LCBO head office is coming up with the excuses. Re-opening the Orono store for six months so we can find our way to their new store in Newcastle, is an insult to the people of Orono.
One wonders what is really behind the re-closing of the Orono store. We were left thinking that miracles can happen in Orono. Now we see they can also un-happen in the Village with a Difference.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
May 24th - Orono Horticultural Society spring flower show at the Orono United Church, 7:30 p.m.
May 26th - National Public Works open house, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Orono Depot, 3480 Taunton Rd
May 26th - Orono Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show,
Orono United Church Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
June 3rd - Kendal Lions Club pancake breakfast at the Kendal Community Centre, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
June 7th - Kendal Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Kendal Community Centre, 6742 Newtonville Road, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Adults - $7.00, Children 6-12 - $4.00, Ages 5 & Under - Free
June 7th - Ontario Election 2018, polls open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.elections.on.ca for more information.
June 13rd - St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 23 Mill St., Orono Salad Lunch & Dinner Buffet, Drop-in Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Youth 6-12 $5.00 Adult $15.00. Call Maureen at 905-983-9642 or Joan - 905-983-6091.
June 14-16th - Bowmanville Summerfest, with sidewalk sale, food trucks and entertainment
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