COBOURG -- Police began a crackdown on overnight fishing on streets along the north shore of Lake Ontario in Cobourg Friday.In a media release, Cobourg Police Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf outlined the strict zero tolerance approach to parking between 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on both sides of a series of streets. They are identified as Tremaine Terrace, Ta
Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today
NORTHUMBERLAND - As Canada hosts the third round of NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa starting Friday, civil representatives, including a Roseneath man, are holding their own tri-nation summit in the nation's capital this weekend.Rick Arnold is a member of the Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadian's trade committee.He said he attended the fi
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Some people do not recognize there are hungry people here in Northumberland, County Warden Mark Walas said during a ceremony Wednesday recognizing the 14 county food banks that work to feed them."Hunger Awareness Week is an opportunity to call attention to the important work of our local food banks, and to raise awareness about th
NORTHUMBERLAND -- The late Glen Cole of Hamilton Township was honoured recently when his family participated in his induction into the Quinte Agricultural Wall of Fame in Stirling.Among Cole's lifetime achievements was his participation in the formation of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board."The Cole Family would like to thank Jim Coveney from Covist
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Northumberland County has joined the national effort by producers of a 10-years-in-the-making film about homelessness and addiction.There will be a free, public screening of the film Us and Them on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Rainbow Theatres in Northumberland Mall county councillors were told during Wednesday's council s
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — All-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders will not be allowed to drive on Hamilton Township roads.
ALDERVILLE -- Alderville First Nation's Rob Stevenson had just opened his marijuana dispensary, Medicine Wheel Natural Healing, on County Road 45 in Roseneath when the provincial government announced its plans to close dispensaries in Ontario and set up 150 government-run stores to sell cannabis.This is to happen within the next year.Stevenson, a m
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Like other regions, house prices in Northumberland County spiked last year - but the bubble could be bursting.Some people in the real estate business think it has already happened while others are cautiously watching the house market."The numbers speak for themselves," says long-time Remax real estate broker, Tony Pulla, who has b
NORTHUMBERLAND -- There doesn't appear to be much interest in the budget-setting process and Northumberland County's financial framework despite what some taxpayer groups have been saying - and asking for.County staff held a special public open house for county taxpayers this past summer to provide an overview of budget development and long-term pl
COBOURG -- It was an emotional time as some Port Hope and Peterborough-area friends met cyclists with The National Kids for Cancer Ride who stopped at the Cobourg Community Centre (CCC) Monday.This is day 13 of the trek from Vancouver to Halifax where they plan to arrive Sept. 23.The oldest rider and cancer survivor, Jill Smith, was surprised when
ALDERVILLE -- David Zimmer, Ontario's Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the building of the Alderville First Nation Cenotaph remembering those band members who lost their lives in the first and secondd world wars, Chief Jim Bob Marsden.The 3 p.m. event this Sunday afternoon includes a public
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Community Power Northumberland and Habitat for Humanity for Northumberland have partnered to support environmental sustainability and energy conservation in the on-going construction of four energy-friendly, affordable homes at Hope and Harcourt streets in Port Hope.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -- Several hundred yards from where Hamilton Township councillors will consider a staff report this week about whether to allow ATV riders to use township road, Camborne resident Dan DeLong is doing repairs on his all-terrain vehicle (ATV).He hasn't been to the nearby council chambers to hear the presentations from either those su
BALTIMORE -- The first candidate for the Trillium Party of Ontario in this local riding was part of a meet-and-greet recently at a golf course clubhouse north of Cobourg near Baltimore.Derek Sharp called the Sept. 9 event "a success" when asked in an e-mail interview how things went. The leader of the Trillium Party of Ontario, Bob Yaciuk, was also
Most of the summer has been consumed by work on the front of the Port Hope Townhall and its entranceway, although open for the past few weeks, installation of the steel railings is still not done and temporary wooden ones are in place.
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Community Care Northumberland has received new money for programming to help seniors in the eastern part of Northumberland County to be more active and social -- and to help those in the western part eat better.The $25,000 in Federal funding announced recently by local riding MP Kim Rudd through the New Horizons for Seniors progra
PORT HOPE -- For 185 years the Port Hope and District Agricultural Society has worked with the community to hosst the annual Port Hope Fair, and that comes with a lot of tradition.But there will be a real modern touch on the opening evening of the 186th fair this Friday with a Zumba Party.It will be held on the outdoor stage on the fairgrounds on E
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -- Both Hamilton Township's insurance company and a private township resident have laid out the risks if the township agrees with a request from the Northumberland District ATV Riders club to permit ATV riding on township roadways.It would require a special bylaw to grant that permission - but there are ramifications, councillors
HARWOOD -- The Harwood Memorial Hall and Park is a unique property in Hamilton Township, because is actually owned by the villagers of Harwood and area, board chair Larry Williams said.Another unique feature of this hall near the southern shore of Rice Lake is the artesian well out front that runs, whether it's raining or snowing, and which draws p
NORTHUMBERLAND --The cold, wet spring, which reduced the bee activity in Northumberland orchards and meant lower yields for early apples, transformed itself into a summer sunny enough to make current harvesting fruitful, says a long-time apple producer.The apples are maturing "a little later (than usual, but yields) are not too bad," says Paul Burn