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PM Trudeau to visit Bewdley on Friday

By Pete Fisher, Northumberland Today

Rhino's Roadhouse manager Monika Rowden shovels as the snow kept falling on Tuesday. The Bewdley restaurant will be visited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday morning.
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Rhino's Roadhouse manager Monika Rowden shovels as the snow kept falling on Tuesday. The Bewdley restaurant will be visited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday morning. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be visiting Rhino’s Roadhouse and might try a bit of ice fishing as well in Bewdley on Friday morning.

Monika Rowden, the manager at Rhino’s, said early Tuesday afternoon that she received a call from Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd’s staff.

“I got a call this morning that (Trudeau) is coming into Bewdley and he would like Rhino’s as one of his stops,” Rowden said. “He’s going to a little tour of Rice Lake and come in for a cup of coffee and meet some of the staff and owner.”

Trudeau will arrive to Rhino’s at 9 a.m.

Rowden said she was told the Prime Minister wants to congratulate Dave and Sue Austin for re-opening Rhino’s after a devastating fire in September 2015.

“His intention is to go out onto the ice, drill a hole, talk to some of the fishermen and talk to even the snowmobilers that are out there,” Rowden also said.

Mayor Mark Lovshin announced the news at Hamilton Township council on Tuesday afternoon, saying he had spoke to Jamie Simmons, the communications director for MP Rudd that morning. Lovshin encouraged members of council to attend the visit from the Prime Minister. 

Later in the day, Simmons told Northumberland Today the visit is open to the public but it will be “very informal” and there is no speech scheduled to be made.

The stop in Bewdley is part of Trudeau’s cross-country tour to meet Canadians.

- with files from Valerie MacDonald and Jeff Gard

pfisher@postmedia.com

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