County pays lion’s share of pilot regional transit system connecting to GO trains in Oshawa

GO Transit announcement

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Northumberland Peterborough South MPP David Piccini and Transportation Minister Carolyn Mulroney stood in front of a green GO bus and several municipal leaders. The message was simple. Northumberland County residents were getting a long-awaited connection to the GO station in Oshawa. It is a milestone announcement, especially with a provincial election only days away. In this interview, you will hear from county warden Bob Crate. Continue Reading →

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Peterborough group offer affordable mental health services for Northumberland starting next week

Depression

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There is always a need for more mental health services in Northumberland. Talk to anyone providing those services, and they will tell you: we are doing a great job, but it would be better if we could expand to meet the actual need. Last year, the Northumberland Community Counselling Centre closed its doors. It left about 1,000 people without mental health services. Some of its programs involved helping women facing violence, and there was a child witness program. Continue Reading →

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Parents get a break as province announces $10 per day childcare, says county manager

Daycare

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The province recently announced a deal with the federal government to provide $10-a-day childcare for kids under five. For parents in Northumberland, this is welcome news. Families pay about $45/day on average in the county. That is a significant saving. It sounds like great news. Continue Reading →

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Alderville Chief responds to Pope’s apology to Indigenous people over residential schools

Pope apology

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On April 1, Pope Francis delivered a historic apology. Speaking to a delegation from First Nations, Metis, and Inuit representatives, the Pope asked for God’s forgiveness for the Catholic Church’s role in running portions of the residential school system. The Anglican and United churches of Canada have already given formal apologies. For some indigenous people, the apology is too little too late. For others, it was an emotionally cathartic moment, lifting decades of shame and hurt over the abuse suffered by children at the schools. Continue Reading →

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Mini-documentary explores Wesleyville land deal ins and outs

Wesleyville

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The Wesleyville land deal is historic. Not only is it a genuinely massive tract of land at 1300 acres, but it also contains a huge section of environmentally sensitive land. Plus, it has the potential to double the size of Port Hope. The town was ready to buy the land in a deal with Ontario Power Generation or OPG on March 31, but before the deal was finalized, the provincial government stepped in to cancel it. On today’s show, there is a mini-documentary about this land deal. Continue Reading →

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