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Alnwick/Haldimand Township Fire Department were called to a fully engulfed barn fire on Grills Road at approximately 6:16 p.m. on Saturday, September 30,2017 on north of Grafton, Ont. Smoke could be seen as far as Wesleyville along Highway 401. When crews arrived the barn which was full of hay and farm equipment was engulfed in flames. Numerous departments were called for assistance with supplying water and worked well into the night extinguishing the flames. A cab of a old transport truck parked behind the barn also went up in flames. Damage and cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Pete Fisher Photography

Truck shortage didn't affect fire response: Chief

ALNWICK/HALDIMAND -- Several Alnwick/Haldimand Township fire vehicles were either not working or couldn't do the required job during a barn fire on Grills Road recently, councillors heard at their most recent meeting.But that did not impede the successful extinguishing of the burning hay bails and the barn, or from the fire spreading to nearby stru

Cobourg police, OPP reward good driving

Cobourg police and Parachute Canada are teaming up to take part in National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), a campaign that raises awareness for drug-impaired driving among teens. It is reported that within the past 10 years, one in four teens who died in a motor vehicle accident had tested positive for cannabis.National Teen Driver Safety Week co

Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg

Cobourg council steps back to 1867

COBOURG -- The Town of Cobourg's seventh annual Cobourg Day on Oct. 30 will include an element of heritage in this Canada 150 year, with an 1867 municipal council re-enactment.

CECILIA NASMITH/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY Roseneath Centennial Public School parent council head Jill Fanning and principal Troy MacKenzie are looking forward to welcoming the community to help celebrate the school's 50th anniversary Nov. 3 and 4.

Roseneath celebrates as school turns 50

ROSENEATH -- This is quite a landmark year on many fronts, Jill Fanning says -- Canada 150, Alderville's 180th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Roseneath Centennial Public School.As head of the school's parent council, Fanning is working with Shelley Newton and Ian Hartford to make the Nov. 3-4 celebrations will be a time to remember for the

The front entrance to Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today

MAID now offered at NHH

NORTHUMBERLAND -- More than a year after Medical Assistance In Dying became legal on June 6, 2016, Northumberland patients' requests for such assistance have been complied with -- in certain cases where the criteria set out in legislation were met.Interviewed in early October, Northumberland Hills Hospital chief of staff Dr. Mukesh Bhargava was una