Cornerstone expands services to provide new counselling programs for women and children

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre is about to expand its services once again as it rises to the challenge of meeting the needs of women and children who face abuse. It received $200,000 from the Ontario government to provide two programs. The first program provides more counselling to women who face abuse. The second is an enhanced children’s program for kids who witness abuse. This means women and children who have experienced trauma will get the psychotherapeutic counselling they need from Cornerstone. It also means women can come to one place to receive a range of services to fit their needs and the needs of their children from temporary shelter to counselling to therapy. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , ,

Port Hope working on truth and reconciliation, says mayor on eve of national holiday

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

When you read the 2015 final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it speaks directly to the various levels of government urging them to act. Mainly, it focuses on things related to the federal and provincial levels of government. The mention of municipal levels of government is not as much. And, yet, it does talk about educating municipal public servants, releasing archival documents related to Indigenous people, engaging Indigenous people in policies that would impact them, and honour the contributions of local Indigenous people to the community. Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson explains how the council and staff are working towards meeting those goals as the town honours the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

Alderville chief recalls government’s record as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches as

Alderville residential schools

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

On September 30, the federal government set aside the day for Canadians to reflect on a travesty of residential schools. It is a statutory holiday officially called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The government approved it in August. You may recognize the date. September 30 was Orange Shirt Day. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

SPECIAL EDITION: Local Chief Returning Officer on what to expect at polls on voting day

VOTER LINE UP

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

This is a special election edition of Consider This Northumberland. On Monday, Sept 20, many Canadians will be going to the polls to cast their vote. The fourth wave of the pandemic is casting a long shadow on the voters as they navigate local polling stations. In an exclusive interview, Reporter Marc Cowin spoke with Ann MacDonald, chief returning officer for Northumberland Peterborough South. She explains all the necessary details for local voters, plus she addresses some of the myths and misinformation surrounding voting in this election. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

Old age pension, healthcare, protecting the vulnerable are key issues for local voters

ELECTION BOOTH

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

Marc Cowin, a reporter at Northumberland 89.7 FM, will share a special in-depth project he has worked on over the past few weeks. He went out into the field to speak with Northumberland County voters about the issues and concerns they want candidates to address. I think you will find what he discovered very interesting. Originally aired: Sept. 17, 2021 Continue Reading →

Filed under: , ,