Robert Washburn, Northumberland Today


Workplaces must be free of harassment

Violence against women and domestic abuse were brought into local public awareness when the shooting incident took place at Northumberland Hills Hospital recently, driving home the need for more public conversations in the community.

Brighton council: Wrong move, wrong reaction

Brighton council seems to have an issue following the rules, particularly some politicians who appear to forget about transparency and public accountability.

Robert Washburn

History provides answers

Why does Port Hope have the only uranium conversion plant in Canada in its harbour, only metres away from the downtown? Why does Cobourg have such a grandiose municipal building called Victoria Hall? Why is there a huge underwater berm cutting across Rice Lake starting in Harwood going to the other side?

Reanna Palleske, 18, of Bewdley, is hoping to realize her dream of becoming an astronaut. She left Saturday to begin basic training for the armed forces. She was accepted to Royal Military College where she hopes to study space science. ROBERT WASHBURN For Northumberland Today

Palleske has big dreams

If the adage reach for the stars is true, then an 18-year old Bewdley woman is living proof.

Proposed vegetation policy is about road maintenance: Hickey

Proposed changes to cutting roadside vegetation means public works staff will have the ability to cut anything they want when they want and in whatever fashion they choose, says a spokesperson for Rural Representation.

Baylee van Steijn 16, of Gores Landing, was the winner of the Cobourg Museum Foundation High School Art Content for Canada 150 with her piece Canada in the Wood. She is standing in front of the storefront display of all the entries on King Street West. ROBERT WASHBURN/For Northumberland Today

Canadian pride displayed in winning piece of art

Looking carefully at the birch plywood piece of art, the maple leaf at the centre is meticulously burned with details of a Canadian Goose, a Tim Horton’s coffee cup, the Stanley Cup, a Zamboni, an RCMP Stetson hat, a totem pole, snowshoes and so much more. The two red pales on either side complete it, so it looks exactly like a Canadian flag.

Sand was brought to Cobourg beach, which has been flooded for quite some time, last week in advance of the annual Waterfront Festival. More rain, however, caused more flooding. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today file photo

Officials monitoring Cobourg beach conditions

Town officials are carefully monitoring conditions at Victoria Beach following another weekend of heavy rain and remedial efforts to improve conditions, the mayor said Monday.

From left, Dean Tapscott, Ron Rose, Henry Heideman, Brian Nelle, Paul Chandler and Ken Willocks spent the last year, along with Peter Dullard (absent), creating a replica of Cobourg using a map drawn in 1874. ROBERT WASHBURN/For Northumberland Today

Historical model on display in Cobourg

Using a drawing of Cobourg from 1874, a group of history enthusiasts unveiled a scale model of the town as part of the Canada 150 celebration Monday morning in the lobby of Victoria Hall.

No parking signs earlier this week in Port Hope. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today

Changes to film policy in Port Hope

Despite objections from a few councillors and some businesses, changes to the municipality’s film policy governing television and movie production shot in Port Hope cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night.