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Hugh Stewart, left, and Bob Clark of Clark Consulting outlined the rationale for increasing development fees at Cramahe Twp. council Nov. 21, 2017. MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY

Cramahe considers hiking development charges

CRAMAHE TWP. -- With an eye on revenue, Cramahe Twp. council is reviewing development fees. Although the current bylaw establishing fees doesn't expire until December 2018, with up to 600 new residential homes planned, Cramahe wants to fast-track higher fees to take effect early in 2018.

Lesley Benson, left, and Stewart Richardson outlined the plans for the new Northumberland hospice at Cramahe Twp. council Nov. 21, 2017. MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY

Cramahe hospice to open in 2019

CRAMAHE TWP. -- A new six-suite hospice centre is launching a $7-million campaign Nov. 29. Cramahe Twp. council can expect a formal letter requesting funding council heard Nov. 21.Planned to open Spring 2019 to serve Northumberland County, the hospice will operate under the umbrella of Community Care Northumberland (CCN). Located on 1.5 acres on On

A Caring Companion service dog accompanied a Canadian Forces veteran to the annual Remembrance Day dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187 Colborne Legion Nov. 11. First Vice President Bill Chisholm, left, and President John Ton, right, presented a $500 donated to guest speaker Dr. Manuela Joannou for her work with those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Post-traumatic support is critical, Colborne Legion dinner hears

COLBORNE -- With woefully inadequate knowledge and services to meet the challenges of living with and/or supporting victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Manuela Joannou and Project Trauma Support are determined to meet the challenges head-on.

MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO NORTHUMBERLAND TODAYMembers of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Cadet Corps based in Brighton were guests at the annual Remembrance Day dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 187 on Nov. 11. The cadets annually volunteer at poppy campaign canvassers in Colborne, a real boost for the Legion.Pictured are, from left: 2nd Lt. Robin Brooks, Master Corporal Nick Caranci, Corporal Rhys Robb, Corporal Rowan Petch and Cadet Ayden Wilson.

Santa Claus is on his way to Colborne

COLBORNE -- The annual Colborne Santa Claus parade is 7 p.m., Nov. 25. The Colborne Legion requested County Road 2 from Elgin and King Street East west to Victoria Park Square, Church Street West, Ontario Street south to King Street West be closed for the parade route.

Tanya and Peter Armstrong, centre, family and staff celebrated the grand reopening of their newly renovated Colborne Foodland store Friday, Nov. 10. Greetings were received from Cramahe Twp. Mayor Marc Coombs and council members Deputy mayor Sandra Arthur, Councillors Ed Van Egmond and Don Clark. Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd sent best wishes. Foodland Vice President Cindy Cameron, far right, said the corporation is committed to supporting improved Foodland stores in smaller communities throughout Ontario to honour local communities. MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY

Colborne Foodland celebrates updated look

The Colborne Foodland celebrated its grand reopening last Friday after renovations. The event brought members of Cramahe council, including Mayor Marc Coombs, and the grocery chain's vice-president, Cindy Cameron.

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Keeler catering contracts stand: Cramahe council

COLBORNE - A proposal to cancel the three-year contracts with the two approved Keeler Centre caterers was nixed at Cramahe Twp. council Nov. 7.The two caterers, Black Dress Catering and King's Plate were informed by phone of the municipality's plans just days before the Nov. 7 meeting."What has happened so drastically that this comes to a head?" Co

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Doctor leaving Colborne, affecting 1,500 patients

COLBORNE -- Colborne is losing the medical practise of Dr. Steven Waring effective the end of December. That has an estimated 1,500 patients scrambling to find a new doctor or alternative health care.

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Colborne plant plans expansion

COLBORNE -- A Colborne industry has expansion plans. Canada Colours SPA, located in Colborne's Industrial Park at the southwest intersection of Purdy Road and Elgin Street North, has submitted engineering plans to increase its current 4,062 square-meter plant by 50 per cent. Further, it may add a second 2,031 square-meter addition in the future, t

Colborne to sell land along old rail spur

COLBORNE -- Three parcels of municipally owned property are being sold by Cramahe Twp. The land, deeded to the municipality in 1966, is an abandoned railway spur which runs diagonally south from off Queen Street in Colborne to Elgin Street South on the east.

Lunch was an animated event for Nolan Allen, left, and Daxon Oakman Allen. They brought their toy train engines to boost their enjoyment. MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY

Harvest stew makes for a tasty fundraiser in Colborne

COLBORNE -- For 18 years now, the Harvest Stew luncheon has been a culinary contest that benefits diners and the Northumberland United Way. Organized initially by Big Sisters of Northumberland, now Big Brothers Big Sisters, entrants vie for top honours for stews prepared in commercial and individual classes. Steaming pots of rib-sticking stew are d

Joey Hatt is making an apron, free instruction and materials offered Saturday mornings, at a rural handicrafts class offered by the Cramahe Public Library at the Keeler Centre in Colborne. MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER

Learning traditional craftwork in Colborne

COLBORNE -- The sewing machines are whirring, the rug hookers are digging in and the knitters are learning how to purl Saturday mornings in Colborne.

To mark World Polio Day October 24, The Colborne Rotary Club presented Cramahe Township with a flag to be flown in commemoration. From left are: Shirley Ross of Colborne Rotary, Cramahe Twp. Councillors Ed Van Egmond and Tim Giligan, Mayor Mark Coombs, Deputy mayor Sandra Arthur, Councillor Don Clark and Colborne Rotary President Jay Robinson at Cramahe Township council October 17, 2017.

Cramahe council updated on operations

CRAMAHE TWP. — An overview of Cramahe Twp. operations projects was outlined by Manager Jeff Hoskin at Cramahe Twp. council.

Colborne roadwork on schedule: Council

COLBORNE -- The $3.1-million reconstruction of Burnham, Park and Cedar Streets in Colborne is on schedule, Cramahe Twp. Operations Manager Jeff Hoskin reported to Cramahe Twp. council Oct. 17.

New building lots approved in Cramahe

CRAMAHE TWP. -- It's been a busy time for Cramahe Twp. planning coordinator Himanshu Kaytal. A number of severances approved by council Sept. 19 have created new residential lots.

Health unit launches new e-newsletter

CRAMAHE TWP. -- The local health unit wants to improve communication with municipalities. To that end, the Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is publishing an e-newsletter four times a year.

Colborne news briefs: Ice time, livestock

No free ice time for firefighters' tournamentCOLBORNE -- There will be no free use of the ice arena at the Colborne Keeler Centre for the Cramahe Firefighters council decided Sept. 19.The municipally owned arena/community centre has a policy: community groups are allowed one free use of the meeting space per year. Cramahe Twp. has never given free

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Cramahe ATV riders ask for road access

CRAMAHE TWP. -- Let ATV riders ride township roads south of Hwy. 401, Cramahe Twp. council was asked Sept. 19. At present, a Cramahe allows ATV use of municipal roads north of the 401 only.Northumberland ATV Riders club member Dave Sheppard of Cramahe Twp. and club President Mike Ainsworth appeared as a council delegation Sept. 19. With 200 members

New name, new approach for Colborne shop

COLBORNE -- Every cent earned at The Thrift Shoppe in downtown Colborne supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters Northumberland organization.Previously known as Second Helpings, the retail secondhand store is now known as The Thrift Shoppe.The store has been open for over 30 years now, always for the financial benefit of an organization that supports