Activists bring attention to Port Hope statue and Indigenous issues while council seeks report

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On Canada Day, a group of Port Hope residents gathered at the foot of the statue of Lt. Col. Arthur Williams in front of the town hall to hold an event. People were invited to sign letters, donate money and engage in conversations about the residential school system. The organizers wanted to create an opportunity for the community to take action in the face of the tragic revelations of the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves of Indigenous children over the past few weeks. The future of the statue is currently under review. Continue Reading →

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Activists bring attention to Port Hope statue and Indigenous issues while council seeks report

The show:

The full interviews with bonus material:

On Canada Day, a group of Port Hope residents gathered at the foot of the statue of Lt. Col. Arthur Williams in front of the town hall to hold an event. People were invited to sign letters, donate money and engage in conversations about the residential school system. The organizers wanted to create an opportunity for the community to take action in the face of the tragic revelations of the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves of Indigenous children over the past few weeks. The future of the statue is currently under review. Continue Reading →

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Pandemic created challenges and opportunities over the past year, says hospital board chairperson

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For the past year, the pandemic has dominated the efforts of all health services in Northumberland. The hospital is a cornerstone in providing services but also been a leader throughout. Its partnerships with various agencies and institutions through the Ontario Health Team, the health unit, and others are a driving force in the county. Like so many other changes, this year’s annual general meeting was held virtually. But this did not take away from the significance of the report and what it means going forward. Continue Reading →

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Mental health centre closing at end of July leaving many who cannot afford without services, says board chair

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Northumberland Peterborough South MPP David Piccini responds:

Chris Bailey, the board chair for the Northumberland Community Counselling Centre, announced it would be closing at the end of July. It provides mental health services for about 1,000 people a year, mostly free of charge. Bailey says it will be devastating to the community. It is $60,000 short due to its inability to fundraise the money but could not do so due to the pandemic. The annual budget is about $420,000. Continue Reading →

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Anxiety, depression and isolation hits Northumberland queer community harder, says group leader

Pride Month Ashley O'Neil

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I got thinking as I was organizing this show. Isn’t it strange how the Canadian government made June National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month at the same time? These are two of the most marginalized groups in the country. Both fight for recognition by mainstream society. Both face bias, scorn, prejudice, and unimaginable barriers. Continue Reading →

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