Consider This Northumberland

Recent Posts

Young men do not look after health as they should, says public health nurse

Young men in Northumberland County may be taking greater risks to their health, a public health official said Friday. Karen Taylor, a public health nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, said young men are more likely to experiment with drugs, drink too much alcohol, not eat properly, smoke or vape and other behaviours not conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Young men are also more likely to suffer serious injuries from risky behaviours like speeding or participating in extreme sports or activities. Older men tend to avoid visiting doctors, also not eat healthily, do not get regular exercise, smoke and overconsume alcohol, and generally do not look after themselves, she added. This was all part of an interview about Movember, an international organization aimed at raising awareness around men’s physical and mental health. Continue Reading →

Filed under: ,

More cooperation needed between health care providers and women’s shelter, says executive director

There needs to be more co-operation between Cornerstone women’s shelter, the hospital, doctors, and nurses when it comes to referring those who face domestic abuse, says the executive director of the family violence prevention centre Nancy Johnston. This is one of the key challenges in helping women who are victims of violence, said Johnson during an interview Friday on Consider This Northumberland. “A gap exists. We need to strengthen our relationships with the health sector. Often times, believe it or not, we are not seeing a lot of referrals coming in,” she said. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , ,

Public meeting about future of cannabis retailers set for Dec. 17, says mayor-elect

Cobourg residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions about the future of pot shops at a public meeting scheduled for Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at Victoria Hall, Mayor-Elect John Henderson announced Friday. With a deadline of Jan. 22, 2019 to pass a bylaw allowing cannabis retailers to set up within the town’s boundaries or not, Henderson said there is a crunch for council to make a decision and get the public’s opinion. The new council will be sworn in at a ceremony on Friday, Dec. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Divisive American-style politics comes to Northumberland, says MP

The divisive, populist American-style politics exists in Northumberland County, says Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd. She has experienced first-hand racist rants and misogynist messages via email and social media. Rudd shares personal stories of her encounters and her personal responses. As well,  Rudd talks about what led her to step down as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a rare visit to a nomination meeting. Finally, Rudd discusses the upcoming federal election, which is just less than one year away. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , ,