1. AJAX — Jacob Boughner, top, looked over some notes on a board, while June Westlake, bottom, played outside during recess during the Summer Learning Program at St. Bernadette Catholic School. The aim of the program is to support students in the primary grades who would benefit from engaging and interactive classes in literacy, numeracy learning while identifying promising practices and connecting boards to a research study that examines the impact of summer learning. July 31, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

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  2. WHITBY — Brooklin Redmen’s Cam Holding, tried to keep control of the ball during Major Series Lacrosse action against the Oakville Rock, at Iroquois Park Wednesday night. July 30, 2014. Sabrina Byrnes/Metroland

     
  3. WHITBY — Mike Strange, the Canadian Olympic boxer, who is participating in the Box Run, a run that will see the boxer run 90 marathons in 90 days. ran through Whitby Tuesday night, where members of the Whitby Warriors tyke team and the Oshawa Blue Knights tyke team, joined him in a short distance of the run. The Box Run began on May 8 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and will finish in his home town of Niagara Falls, raising funds in support of childhood cancer research. July 29, 2014. Sabrina Byrnes/Metroland

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  4. PORT PERRY — John Sullivan at the new house built at 265 Casimir St., the former site of a heritage house. July 29, 2014. Celia Klemenz/Metroland

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  5. OSHAWA — Metrolinx has expropriated the old Knob Hill Farms property. It is slated to become a new GO Station. July 28, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

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  6. UXBRIDGE — Tamara Hope, as Alice, a jockey, in a filming of The Transporter, a television series, discussed an upcoming scene with a member of the crew, on July 28. The scene, filmed in the horse barns at Quaker Valley Farm, involved Alice spotting an intruder about to main a prize horse. July 28, 2014. Celia Klemenz/Metroland

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  7. BOWMANVILLE — Steve Tremblay Sensei did a demonstration during the Ryu-Shin Karate Dojo opening. July 27, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

     
  8. BOWMANVILLE — George Raab posed with one of his works, a nine piece dye sublimation on fabric hanging, during the opening reception for his show, Into the Woods — Etchings by George Raab, running to Oct. 12 at The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. July 27, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

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  9. BOWMANVILLE — Brooke Callahan had a butterfly painted on her face during the second annual RBC Longworth and Scugog Charity BBQ. All proceeds from the event went to The Firehouse Youth Centre. July 26, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

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  10. OSHAWA — Oshawa’s Chris Cull, 29, has just arrived in the Durham Region from his cross-country bicycle ride. From coast-to-coast (which started in Victoria and will end in St. John’s) Chris has been pausing to inquire about how - and if - prescription drug abuse has affected the members of the community. A recovered user of Oxycontin, Chris trained intensively for seven months to prepare for this trip, and has now successfully biked over 4000 kilometres with his 2 man film-crew, including Allan Cowling, left. July 26, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

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  11. WHITBY — Sean Murley is the promoter for Pro Wrestling Eclipse, and will be bringing a show to the Oshawa Legion on Sunday, Aug. 10. July 24, 2014. Jason Liebregts/Metroland

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  12. SUNDERLAND — Darryl Withrow, a member of the Gas and Steam Barn Club and the Woodwrights Guild from the Pickering Museum Village, removed rotten canvas inside a 1920s Waterloo threshing machine on July 24 currently being rebuilt at Paul Harder’s farm. Mr. Harder will be hosting Harlaine Heritage Day on August 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., open to all interested in viewing vintage farm machinery in action. Members of the Gas and Steam Barn Club and the Woodwrights Guild from the Pickering Museum Village were on hand to rebuild and assemble the vintage thresher in exchange for Mr. Harder’s loan of machinery and materials for the museum’s various special event days. July 24, 2014. Celia Klemenz/Metroland

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  13. NORTHUMBERLAND — Allie, a three-week-old donkey that the Handley family have taken in to care for after the donkey’s mother abandoned it. July 24, 2014. Sabrina Byrnes/Metroland

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  14. AJAX — Jennifer Hartley is worried about her son, Elijah, walking to school in September. Him being able to use the bus has been cancelled after the board recalculated the route and found it was within walking distance. July 23, 2014. Jason Liebregts/Metroland

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  15. AJAX — Ajax Mayor Steve Parish posed for a photo at OLG Slots at Ajax Downs. The Mississauga’s of Scugog Island commissioned a poll that showed most Ajax and Pickering residents don’t want expanded or new casinos in their communities. July 23, 2014. Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland

    Read about the issue here.