Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today


The signs are up notifying anglers of the bylaws along the Ganaraska River on Friday September 22, 2017 in Port Hope, Ont. Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/Postmedia Network

Cobourg police cracking down on night fishing, parking along lakeshore streets

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

Rick Arnold of the Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadians is joining other Canadian citizens and legislators, as well as those from the U.S. and Mexico, at the Civil Society Summit in Ottawa this weekend – on the eve of the 3rd round of NAFTA negotiations taking place there. VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today

Roseneath man part of NAFTA meeting

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 County Warden Mark Walas (L) thanked the 14 food banks that help feed the hungry in the county during a special ceremony at county council Wednesday. Pictured here (LtoR) are the Northumberland Fare Share managers of the Cobourg food bank, Lori Vout, and of the Port Hope food bank, Yvonne O'Neill, and Northumberland Fare Share executive director Rick Riley. VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today

Hunger is a very real problem in Northumberland County

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

SUZANNE ATKINSON/Submitted photoPlainville (Hamilton Township) dairy farmer, the late Glen Cole, has been inducted into the Quinte Agricultural Wall of Fame at Farm Town Park in Stirling. The one-time chair of Dairy Farmers of Canada, Cole helped create a supply managment system. Cole was nominated by sons (from Left) Allan, Ross, Roger and Paul. The award was presented by Roger Barrett (R) and Eric Lawlor.

Farmer Glen Cole named to Quinte Wall of Fame

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

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Us and Them: Film with a message to be screened in Cobourg

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

Alderville First Nation's Rob Stevenson says the Provincial Government does not have the right to close down Indigenous marijuana dispensaries like his, Medicine Wheel Healing Centre, that recently opened on County Road 45 in Roseneath.File pic VALERIE MACDONAL Northumberand Today

Alderville dispensary owner says province should stay out of his business

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

Remax Broker Tony Pulla calls the Northumberland housing market stable but housing prices could be posed to go down.VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today

Housing prices have peaked: Northumberland realtor

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

Lack of public interest as Northumberland County plans budget

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

Brenda Bolender (L) of Peterborough surprised a friend and the oldest rider in the National Kids Cancer Ride when the group stopped at Cobourg Monday morning en route from Vancouver to Halifax. Cyclist and cancer survivor, Jill Smith, hugged Bolender and Angie Muir (R) whose mother was diagnosed with cancer at the same time as Smith. Moira Bolard passed away last December and was buried on Muir's birdthday. Smith rides with Moira Bolard's name written on her helmet.VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Toay

Surprise reunion as cancer ride rolls through Cobourg

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

VALERIE MACDONALD/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY The 90-year-old Alderville First Nation Cenotaph on County Road 45 draws many visitors like this man – but this Sunday at 3 p.m. it will be celebrated by the whole Alderville First Nation community, together with Ontario Minister of Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer.

Alderville Cenotaph has stood for 90 years in honour of community members lost to war

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

Habitat for Humanity Northumberland board chair Jason Schmidt and Community Power Northumberland director Ross Pigeau talk about their energy conservation partnership underway thrugh the building of four new affordable energy-efficient homes at Hope and Harcourt streets in Port Hope..VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Toda

Energy firm teams up with Habitat in Northumberland

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.

VALERIE MACDONALD/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today ATV and snowmobile rider, Dan DeLong of Camborne, not only advises that ATV riders be able to ride on Hamilton Township roadways, but also snowmobilers. One bylaw and licensing system could apply to both, he suggests as township councillors debate a request from the Northumberland District ATV Riders club on Tuesday.

Hamilton Township ATV issue back before council

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

Trillium Party leader Bob Yaciuk, left, visits with Trillium candidate Derek Sharp at Roxburgh Glen Golf Course in Baltimore.

Trillium Party leader visits Northumberland County as provincial race takes shape

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

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Temporary railings at Port Hope town hall

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.

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Funds boost health living for seniors in eastern part of Northumberland County

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 Fair Board directors Candy Sellers (R) and Connie Martinell (also president) were busy Wednesday morning with last minute details of the fair opening Friday. Carter Shows Midway workers were setting up the 21 rides that will be there until Sunday when the fair closes.VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today

Weekend full of fun at Port Hope Fair

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

Faye MacFarlane of Hamilton Township provided a detailed presentation Tuesday afternoon to Hamilton Township councillors about why they should dismiss a request from the Northumberland District ATV Riders club to allow ATV riding on township roadways. VALERIE MACDONALD/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY

ATVs a risk on roads, Hamilton Township council hears

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

VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland TodayPatti Brenning (left) and Amanda Jex were among a group of Harwood Memorial Hall volunteers and board members serving breakfast this past Saturday. The 8-to-11 a.m. event is held once a month, one of the fundraisers that helps to keep the hall maintained and operating.

Unique park and hall owned by villagers in Harwood

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

VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland TodayJackson Withers of Grafton checked out the apples at Deleeuw's Fruit Market east of Wicklow on County Road 2, and chose a big juicy one. Market manager Donna Moyles (rear) shares the youngster's enthusiasm.

Northumberland County apples rebound after soggy spring

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