HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -- Volunteers are important and make communities "more vibrant" an insurance representative told Hamilton Township councillors at their most recent meeting. But they have to be screened, trained and managed based on their skills, Robin McCleave said.
Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today
COBOURG -- Protestors against the part of Bill 174 regulating vaping in Ontario were waving signs at motorists on Division Street in Cobourg outside MPP Lou Rinaldi's office Friday after doing the same thing earlier in Brighton.Vaping should not be regulated as part of the proposed Bill's Smoke Free Ontario section, said spokesperson Rowan Warrhunt
NORTHUMBERLAND -- The infiltration of the Emerald Ash Borer into Northumberland County is now being fought with a plan adopted by Northumberland County councillors at Wednesday's council session.The county chose option three, county spokesperson Kate Campbell said in an interview following the meeting.It deals with only county-owned lands, not priv
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Homelessness in Northumberland County continues to rise, county councillors were told Wednesday.It's no surprise to people in the county social services and housing departments, or to those in outside agency like Green Wood Coalition in Port Hope that provides programming for the homeless and working to help put a roof over their
COBOURG -- Students at Cobourg Collegiate Institute in Cobourg are attracting interest from other high schools because of their mobile broadcasting initiatives."Basically, we have a TV studio in the school," says grade 12 student Graham Beer, who also has one in his home using U.S.-based Black Magic Design equipment.Every morning, students includin
NORTHUMBERLAND -- As a partner in Giving Tuesday, United Way Northumberland sought and received support from Northumberland County councillors this week to proclaim Nov. 28 that special day here in Northumberland.Last year across Canada, more than 5,700 people participated country-wide choosing from a variety of ways to give to their communities, s
GORES LANDING -- The estimates for the final design and reconstruction of the Gores Landing Wharf and park area on Rice Lake are about $50,000 under the $409.000 budget, according to a presentation by PlanMac consultants, made to Hamilton Township councillors on Tuesday.Sean Decloux reported about the public meeting on the historic area project and
A fire on Percival Street near Percival Court in Port Hope early Wednesday destroyed a rear shed at 26 Percival St., melted the siding of the house at 22 Percival Court and damaged another shed at the rear of 28 Percival St.
COBOURG, GRAFTON & COLBORNE -- Thousands of people in communities between Cobourg and Colborne can use a new app to manage their water and electricity consumption."All of Lakefront (Utility Services Inc.'s) customers can benefit from this app," Lakefront spokesperson Alexis Smith stated in a recent e-mail interview."Lakefront has 10,486 electric cu
Paramedic awards of recognition, the Governor General's 20-year exemplary service medals, were given to Northumberland paramedics Ed Dunk and Eric Lock at a recent county council meeting held Oct. 18 at the county headquarters in Cobourg.
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Northumberland County councillors will be asked during their monthly council session on Wednesday to extend the county roadways where it permits All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV).The new bylaw amends its current By-law #2016-54, passed after Trent Hills requested, and a county bylaw was passed the year before, to allow for "linkages on t
ALNWICK/HALDIMAND -- Residents in Alnwick/Haldimand have until the end of this month to fill in a survey about parks and recreation services in the township.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -- Hamilton Township finance director Paul Dowber took council members through the draft 2018 budget "working papers" premised on a 2.95% tax levy increase over this year.While some decisions were made that expand the budget as suggested, final approval of the 2018 document isn't scheduled until Dec. 19.One such decision was to hi
PORT HOPE -- The Port Hope Archives continues to search for the identities of the First World War and the Second World War soldiers in photos it has acquired.
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Northumberland County councillors will vote Wednesday to accept the newly appointed Trent Hills mayor to its council.It is a formality.After receiving a letter from Trent Hills director of legislative services, J. Douglas Irwin on Nov. 8, that the Municipality of Trent Hills had appointed its Deputy Mayor Bob Crate to fill the vac
WEST NORTHUMBERLAND -- Parades and other Christmas celebrations are taking place this month just as the weather seems like the winter season is finally here.
WEST NORTHUMBERLAND -- A Cobourg-based doctor has received significant recognition from her peers.Dr. Kathleen Barnard-Thompson is a 2017 recipient of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Regional Family Physician of the Year Award."I am honoured to be recognized by my colleagues who are equally deserving of recognition for their tireless work
COBOURG & HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -- The Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp (LPC) is looking at options to meet the Environment Ministry's desire to eliminate individual septic systems at its Lake Ontario cottages, says local cottager Hugo Sonnenberg.The Ministry wants a "central community waste water treatment system," he stated in an e-mail interview."With the
ROSENEATH -- Volunteers who participated in the Roseneath Agricultural Fair were honoured with an appreciation luncheon recently.Hosted by the Roseneath Agricultural Society, about 120 people attended the Alnwick Civic Centre next to the fairgrounds on County Road 45."Following an enjoyable meal served by Taylor Custom Meats and Catering, complimen
NORTHUMBERLAND -- In addition to Northumberland Hills Hospital receiving an increase in base funding for its operations, two family health teams in Northumberland County have also received more money from the Provincial Government in the wake of huge demands on health care resources."Northumberland MPP Lou Rinaldi announced last week that the North