Concern over future of Clarke H.S.
A number of Clarke High School families believe that east Clarington may soon be left without a public secondary school.
NPS candidates weigh-in on local issues
All five candidates vying to represent Northumberland - Peterborough South Riding in the June 7 provincial election, were in the Clarington part of the riding last week to participate in community forum.
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December opening for youth centre
Clarington staff are recommending the Newcastle youth centre pilot project begins on December 1 of this year.
Hearing aids bring hope
Staff from Nu-life Hearing Centre in Newcastle recently returned from a mission trip to the Dominican Republic where they brought the gift of hearing.
Community grants reconsidered
At their meeting last week, Clarington councillors took a second kick at this year’s community grants.
The local candidate’s debate held last Wednesday at Clarke High School was a more dignified event than the televised leaders debate held on Sunday evening.
There were no candidates sniping in the background or trying to talk over each other at the Newcastle event. Moderator Willie Woo would no doubt have kept the candidates in line if he needed to, but they were respectful of the rules.
There was also a good turnout at the Newcastle forum. Approximately 110 people attended the meeting, which is a good representation from Clarington’s ward four.
The concern is that we are a very small part of a new riding and as such, run the risk of getting ignored once the election is over, and no one is looking for votes. The lack of election signage in this part of the riding is very telling. One election advertisement in the local paper during this entire campaign is also very telling. Parties are not willing to spend money to get their message out in this part of the riding.
Read the complete editorial in this weeks Issue.
June 3rd - Kendal Lions Club pancake breakfast at the Kendal Community Centre, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
June 3rd - GirlTalk Empowerment - Clarke Chapter, is holding a “Buy-a-Cup” event at the High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person with proceeds to go to the Clarington East Food Bank.
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, 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.
July 7 & 8th - Newcastle Artist & Artisans show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newcastle Memorial Arena.
June 9th - Doors Open Clarington, 10a.m - 4p.m., featuring the communities of Newtonville and Port Granby.
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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