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Day reiterates preferences for electoral reform

A lot of people, including Port Hope lawyer and head of the local chapter of Fair Vote Canada Wilf Day, were concerned with a report out of Le Devoir last week that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was re-thinking electoral reform.

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Rinaldi supports creation of advisory committee

Local Liberal MPP Lou Rinaldi said he spoke in favour of, and voted for, a motion from Conservative Lisa MacLeod of Nepean-Carleton to create an advisory committee tasked with looking at Ontarians suffering from rare diseases whose experimental or complimentary treatments are not covered by OHIP.

Dressed in her role as Shushing Librarian, Centreton branch manager Tricia Tinkl is preparing for another Haunted Library evening this Friday. The mantle provides a preview, with its spiderwebs, ravens, skulls, bloody candles and fearsome family portraits — of a famiily more like the Addamses than resembling the people next door. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Haunted Library returns to Centreton

That graphic-novel edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on display at the front desk of the Centreton Public Library is more than just a seasonal exhibit — it's a frightful foretaste of things to come this Friday at their second annual Haunted Library.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Kevin Fox working with SONG students in Cobourg.

Guest instructor works with SONG students

A Port Hope cellist, who has performed with artists including Celine Dion and Justin Bieber, held a workshop with members of SONG (Sounds of the Next Generation) in Cobourg last Wednesday, says SONG's Marie Anderson.

From left, Northumberland Hills Hospital staffers Aaron Grant, Jeanie Haig, Pamela Perrow, Michelle Annis and Jacob Willis are recipients of the 2016 Healing Hands Award. Submitted Photo

NHH staffers win Healing Hands Award

Five Northumberland Hills Hospital employees were recognized last week with Healing Hands Awards for their outstanding demonstration of the hospital’s values of compassion, respect, collaboration, integrity and quality.

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