Economic development in West Northumberland is undergoing a major transformation as politicians search outside the box to find solutions to stimulate growth locally. Port Hope council chose to clean house in both tourism and economic development very shortly after coming to office as a way to start fresh, while Cobourg council has taken a more lengthy and deliberative path with numerous studies over the past 18 months. But a tipping point is imminent. With the closure of the IdeaHub in Port Hope, an important catalyst for stimulating entrepreneurship is lost.
By Robert Washburn
When Hillary Veley and Gloria Peters-Matthies met the refugees they had worked for more than a year to bring to Northumberland County, they cried. So did the Syrian family. As two of the leaders of the Better Together Refugee Sponsorship group, it was a poignant moment and a huge relief.
The turmoil facing the Ontario Health Ministry is palpable. A recent column in a mainstream newspaper acknowledged the troubled waters being navigated by Health Minister Eric Hoskins. Over the past 18 months, he has been under siege as doctors fight fee reductions, hospitals cry out for more money and front-line healthcare workers demand better wages.
Horizons of Friendship Resource Development Co-ordinator Debbie Morales explains a new partnership between Global Affairs Canada to provide a major Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) initiative in predominantly indigenous rural Guatemalan communities on Consider This Live as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM.
The folks from Better Together Syrian Refugee Sponsorship program were back for an update. Gloria Peters-Matthies (left) and Hillary Veley (right) talk about the families who have arrived in Northumberland County with myself and Dave Glover (middle) as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd talks about the federal budget and makes a big announcement on Consider This Live as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. A shout out to my Trent-Loyalist journalism class who helped develop some topics and questions for the show. Continue Reading →
A lively discussion about a number of economic stories this week in the local news media between myself and Dave Glover on Consider This Live, as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
Cobourg Dragon Boat and Canoe Club Commodore Beth Bellaire talks about the recent rate reduction for the compound leasing agreement granted by council recently as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM Continue Reading →
Northumberland Today Sports Editor Jeff Gard invites special guests from the new Cobourg Kodiacs Lacrosse team and the Port Hope Panthers to join us on Consider This Live, which is part of the Drive Time with Dave Glover on Northumberland 89.7 FM Continue Reading →