Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today


Robert Quaiff

Quaiff is new EOWC chair

There is a new head of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus who is continuing to work on the priorities already being pursued by the group of political leaders.

Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd talked about the year ahead, including health care and nuclear power, at her office on Elgin Street in Cobourg. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

MP Rudd looks at year ahead

Health care negotiations between the provinces and the federal government, the continuing impact of the refurbishment of the Darlington and Bruce nuclear plants, and Canada 150 celebrations are important aspects in the year ahead for Canadians, says Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd.

Members of the local chapter of Council of Canadians met last week with Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local Council of Canadians lobby MPP

The local chapter of the Council of Canadians is lobbying Northumberland-Quinte West Lou Rinaldi in its efforts to “put a permanent moratorium on single-use bottled water takings in Ontario.”

Rivers, like the Ganaraska River in Port Hope, were running fast even before the warning of freezing rain and rain anticipated for Tuesday. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Streams won't be affected by rainfall

Despite a rain and freezing rain warning for Tuesday throughout the day, a spokesperson for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) says the streams can handle it.

Brian Lang

Hamilton Township council asked for road extension

Brian Lang is asking Hamilton Township councillors to reinstate an agreement he had with the former public works director and chief administrative officer to extend Vimy Ridge Road in the northern part of the township.

Alnwick/Haldimand heritage committee spokesperson Robert Deane successfully convinced township councillors Thursday not to put shutters on the Immel (House) Wing, pictured behind him in the photo and attached to the Grafton Town Hall). VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

No shutters for Immel Wing in Grafton

Alnwick/Haldimand Township councillors decided unanimously Thursday not to install shutters on the newly renovated Immel (House) Wing attached to the Grafton Town Hall.

Support shown for basic guaranteed income

Two thirds of the small crowd that participated in the basic guaranteed income public consultation held in Cobourg on Wednesday night, by a show of hands, supported Senator Hugh Segal's motion to immediately raise the Ontario Works single person rate to $1,320 monthly and add $550 to the Ontario Disability Support Program.

Water levels are rising due to recent rains and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is warning youngsters and others that the water is cold and fast, and banks slippery. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Water levels rising

Rainfall this week is raising water levels and stream flows in the western end of Northumberland within the Ganaraska wastershed, according to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority.

Joint Animal Control Municipal Services Board chair Robert Polutnik stands beside a cat cage like that used at the Municipal Animal Services facility on Theatre Road in Hamilton Township. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Municipal Animal Services chair explains changes

The local pound's new euthanasia policy is not a hard-and-fast 30 days, says Robert Polutnik, chair of the Joint Animal Control Municipal Services Board, in response to a backlash on social media and petitions that are circulating in the area.

Ed Hachey

SBA rep explains proposed tower at Baltimore facility

Council questions at Tuesday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting about a proposed 50-metre communications tower at the Baltimore Recreation Centre ranged from nighttime illumination to who would be responsible for its removal when the structure is no longer need.

Level 1 water advisory remains

While drought conditions are improving in the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority jurisdiction, a Level 1 advisory remains in place says after examination of the data, water technician Mike Smith said.

Municipal Animal Services is located on Theatre Road in Hamilton Township. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Pound receives backlash for changes

There is a lot of public dissatisfaction being expressed, especially through social media, about changes taking place at the former Shelter of Hope, including its new name – Municipal Animal Services.

Lou Rinaldi

Rinaldi will contemplate political future in 2017

While some may say 2017 is a year of challenge for the Ontario Liberal Government with a June 2018 election looming, Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi says it's a time of opportunities.

Plans to erect a 50-metre tower on the Baltimore Recreation Centre will go before Hamilton Township council Tuesday. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Council will hear proposal for tower in Baltimore

Hamilton Township councillors will receive a request to put a communications tower at the Baltimore Recreation Centre during their committee-of-the-whole meeting Tuesday.