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VALERIE MACDONALD / Northumberland Today The federal government has announced a $33,129 grant to Hamilton Township to upgrade a June Avenue park. Township Mayor Mark Lovshin (top left) stands beside local Conservative MP Rick Norlock, who made the announcement on Thursday. With them are (from left) Township administrator Arthur Anderson, Councillor Pat McCourt (peeking out from behind the ladder), parks manager Jamey Moore and financial director Barb Goodwin.

Capitol, Hamilton Twp. park get grants

As rumours of Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropping the federal election writ this weekend swirl around, two more in a series of federal grant announcements this week were made Thursday in the west end of Northumberland.

Port Hope Town Hall

Port Hope, CUPE workers reach deal

The Municipality of Port Hope and CUPE Local 749 have ratified a Memorandum of Settlement constituting agreement of all matters in discussion between the Municipality and the Union.

Fun in the sun comes with rules

With another long weekend coming up, during a season in which tens of thousands of Ontario families and tourists are expected to visit Cobourg's beach, parks and playgrounds, the Town of Cobourg reminds everyone that there are rules.

Young people can be rescuers of the Legion

Back in the early 1950s, young people who participated in all the activities of the army cadet corps in their communities learned many things including responsible discipline and the strength of service to the country by the Royal Canadian Legion.

CECILIA NASMITH Northumberland Today Tyler Woodland of Baltimore chose Squeezy's ice-cold lemonade to cool off with at the 47th annual Downtown Cobourg Sidewalk Sale, but there are lots of options for shopping, entertainment and treats over the four-day event (not to mention the Aug. 1 Coal Train Music and Blues Festival downtown, as well as the 10th annual Sandcastle Festival a few blocks away at the beach). The sidewalk sale will be in place on King Street through Aug. 2, and hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cobourg sidewalk sale returns

Tyler Woodland of Baltimore chose Squeezy's ice-cold lemonade to cool off with at the 47th annual Downtown Cobourg Sidewalk Sale, but there are lots of options for shopping, entertainment and treats over the four-day event.

PETE FISHER / Northumberland Today Cobourg Waterfront staff are trying a new method of discouraging geese from congregating along lawns and public walkways in the area of the marina after receiving numerous complaints about goose droppings. Staff initially tried clapping two pieces of wood together to frighten the birds away, but it only worked on a temporary basis. They now have tried using a sculpture of an animal which resembles a coyote or wolf, which seems to be working. Another alternative to scare the geese is to use a noise cannon, but staff are hopeful the plastic predator will keep the geese away. Ironically, in other parts of town real coyotes have been preying on pets and other small animals.

Scare tactics

Cobourg Marina staff are trying to discourage geese from congregating on lawns and public walkways after several complaints from citizens.

<p>Kristopher Cadieux holds up a handful of worms on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Cornwall, Ont. He and his siblings run a worm selling business and were served with a bylaw notice telling them to remove their signage and stop selling worms off of their doorstep. Brent Holmes/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network

Hide your gummy worms

"Hello children! Just another reminder that according to a city bylaw you can't sell worms. In addition, you can't eat worms. Also we are banning the sale of gummy worms from the candy store! And another thing, if your puppy has worms we are going to take him away, too!"

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