Dereck Paul

Lakefront electric bills to have slight increase

The monthly electrical bill for residents in Cobourg and Colborne is increasing by just over half a percent for the “average” residential customer using 750 kWh, according to a chart provided by the head of Lakefront Utilities Inc., Dereck Paul.

PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today

Plow slides into ditch

Chadwick's Towing removed a Hamilton Township plow after it slid into the ditch from icy roads while sanding on White Street at Glenhare Street around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in Cobourg. The vehicle was removed from the ditch with minimal damage.

Cobourg Photography Contest announced

The ninth annual Town of Cobourg Photography Contest invites residents and visitors alike to submit original photographs on the theme of Strong Proud and Free — What Canada Means To Me.

In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion. While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore. Those pieces provided key information and raised questions whether Malaysia, Australia and China - who funded the hunt for the underwater wreckage - missed key opportunities by failing to organize coastal searches for plane parts. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez, File)

Were clues from MH370 debris missed?

Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years’ worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible — and arguably most important — clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.

In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former president George H.W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. Houston-area media are quoting former president George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama aims final messages at Trump

Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.

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