Get the word out

COBOURG — Word Northumberland Susan Statham invites you to the one-day event on Saturday that is actually both a literacy and literary event.

Help two extraordinary girls

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mystic Roots is declaring a special week in support of two local families who are facing significant struggles.

Make the Perfect Pie

arkworth's 35th annual Perfect Pie Contest offers local bakers a chance to prove they have what it takes to produce the winner of that coveted title.

The arts award recipients presented by Northumberland County Warden Linda Thompson were (from left) Ewan Mireault (outstanding youth); David Sheffield (outstanding adult) and Tony Prinzen (outstanding corporate sponsor).

Warden's Arts Awards presented

NORTHUMBERLAND — Four arts awards were presented by Northumberland County Warden Linda Thompson and her council at the most recent county council sess

MANDY MARTIN PHOTO A fully engulfed house fire on Parliament Street, just south of Purdy Road in Colborne, destroyed a home on Oct. 17. Cramahe Township Fire Chief Brandon Northrup said the call came in at around 4 p.m. and when crews arrived the two-storey home was engulfed in flames. Because of the extent of the fire there was no chance of doing an interior search. Northrup said there was a high load of combustibles inside the residence. Trent Hills, Brighton and Alnwick / Haldimand Township Fire Departments were called to shuttle water to the scene. The lone occupant, a man in his 80s, arrived home to find his house had been destroyed. A neighbour said he was taken to hospital for treatment for shock.

Colborne home destroyed

A fully engulfed house fire on Parliament Street, just south of Purdy Road in Colborne, destroyed a home on Oct. 17.

DAVE ABEL / QMI Agency Grace Bowen of Grafton was the guest of Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser Saturday at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto when Wickenheiser was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Nine-year-old Grace was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in April. She's a lifelong hockey fan and a mutual friend's request for Wickenheiser to give Grace an autograph has led to a lasting friendship.

Grace-ing the Walk of Fame

Grace Bowen of Grafton was the guest of Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser Saturday at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto.

PETE FISHER / Northumberland Today Rural Northumberland has broad expanses of trees which are especially beautiful in autumn.

Glorious colours

Autumn brings out a rich palette of colours in Northumberland County, making a trip through the countryside a pleasure.

Karla Homolka in Longueuil, Que., August 2005. (Alan Cairns/Toronto Sun files)

Karla's back

The jury in the Luka Magnotta murder trial will hear from new prosecution witnesses Friday.

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