Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today


Northumberland County Warden Mark Walas holds one of two cards outlining well-attended exhibits at the Art Gallery of Northumberland which the county helped fund. The other was about past and present rug hooking in Canada. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Photographs will be on display in municipalities

Photographs of cenotaphs around Northumberland that were part of the “Northumberland Went to War” exhibit at the Art Gallery of Northumberland were presented to individual county councillors last Wednesday.

Dick Malowney

Hamilton Twp. supports joint police board

Hamilton Township was the last of five municipal councils in Northumberland County policed by the OPP to support creation of a single police services board for all five of them, says Hamilton Township Police Services Board chair Dick Malowney.

Northumberland County councillors and representatives from chambers of commerce from across the county posed for a picture representing a new partnership between them called the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland at council on Wednesday. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

New partnership formed

The Northumberland Business Advisory Centre has joined with chambers of commerce across the county in a partnership under the new name: Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland.

Company pleads guilty to environmental charges

A Toronto-area-based numbered company has pleaded guilty to three environmental charges related to water running off a huge solar farm site near Baltimore and into two streams in 2014.

Deadline looming for radon testing in Port Hope

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) overseeing the testing of property for historic, low-level radioactive waste is warning that the “window of opportunity” for property owners in Port Hope to have this testing done “remains open for a limited time only.”

County council will be asked to support broadband project

In an effort to improve cellular phone and high-speed broadband service, Northumberland County councillors will be asked Wednesday to support an Eastern Ontario project at a cost of between $441,000 and $620,000.

CN has added insult to injury by replacing about eight acres of fuel-contaimated soil from a 2011 train wreck east of Port Hope with soil full of rocks, wood, steel and other garbage, says property owner Harris McKeen. VALERIE MACDONALD/Northumberland Today

Landowner wants settlement with CN

The Hamilton Township landowner most directly affected by the CN train derailment and fuel spill in 2011, east of the Port Hope boundary near Lake Ontario, says contamination remains – and no compensation settlement has been reached.

Kelly Serson

Burning issues clarified at council meeting

About 15 people, in addition to councillors, took part in a question-and-answer session following a report on open air burning in Hamilton Township during Tuesday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting, says township administrator Arthur Anderson.

MP Kim Rudd

MP Rudd defends cap-and-trade systems

A day after the Fraser Institute came out with a study faulting the premise of cap-and-trade systems to reduce carbon, Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd was asked by the Opposition to defend her government’s approach to this.

Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi (second from left) accepts a dental petition from Northumberland Oral Health Coalition members (from left) Sue Hochu, Anna Rusak and Fran Richardson. The petition, calling for publicly-funded dental programs to be expanded to adults, was tabled at Queen's Park by MPP Rinaldi. SUBMITTED PHOTO

MPP submits dental petition at Queen’s Park

A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi.