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This ain’t your Harley: Trent Hills cycling group aims to get more rural people riding their bikes

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The Campbellford-Seymour Community Foundation raises money to support projects within the community to improve life for residents. It has a long list of initiatives it has supported over the years. A small group of residents recently came forward with a plan to encourage people to ride their bicycles. Besides the health benefits and the environmental impacts, it is just fun. The group has an additional message. Continue Reading →

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Help and Legal Centre wants you to get to know them better because you may need them one day

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Your landlord serves you notice. You are must move out. The reason is not totally clear. The apartment is nice but not great. It is also affordable. Continue Reading →

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The journey towards a sustainable start-up in Colborne during the challenges of a pandemic

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Sustainability. We hear a lot of talk about it. But what does it really mean, especially to those of us living in Northumberland? In its most simple sense, being sustainable means something can exist or go on for a long time. It doesn’t necessarily mean it will grow. Continue Reading →

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Alderville historian offers insight into the discovery of 215 children’s bodies in Kamloops

 

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The recent discovery of the bodies of 215 Indigenous school children on the site of a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, impacted the residents of Alderville. A range of emotions was felt throughout the community, from heartache to grief, to anger. A march was quickly organized to bring people together. They walked from the health centre on Highway 45 towards the war monument, near the band council’s office. Flags were lowered across the county and across the country. Continue Reading →

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Chambers of commerce in Northumberland launch free rapid screening program to assist all businesses

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The Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce provides rapid COVID 19 screening kits to all businesses in the county. Through a collaboration with Campbellford, Brighton, and Colborne, people can apply to get these kits to test employees, an important step in preventing the spread of the virus at workplaces. The spread of COVID-19 in the workplace is one of the largest untold stories of the pandemic. Entire factories have closed. Small businesses can be crippled. Continue Reading →

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Waterfront comes to life as Cobourg beach opens for summer, pop-up food vendors approved

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You can feel the change. It’s slight, but it is there. The vaccine rollout continues with more than half the eligible people in Ontario receiving their first dose, and the second is coming soon. Then, earlier this week, the shutdown ended. There are still lots of restrictions. Continue Reading →

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Local federal Liberal candidate readies for election in face of minority government in Ottawa

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For many in Northumberland Peterborough South, the name Alison Lester might not ring a bell. She runs a successful law practice in Cobourg. She was born and raised in the area. She grew up and went to school locally. Like so many young people, she went off to university, took up a profession, and worked in Toronto. Continue Reading →

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Former MP Kim Rudd shares her current battle with cancer and recalls political past

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Former Northumberland Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd shocked many people recently when she announced she would not run in the next election. She said it was her health and she wanted to spend time with family.  Within a few days, the riding association declares Alison Lester, a local lawyer, as her replacement. She was declared. There was no nomination race or a vote. Continue Reading →

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Kawzenuk, a retired principal, seeks nomination for provincial Liberals in Northumberland-Peterborough South

Jeff Kawsenuk

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There are many challenges running a political campaign during a pandemic, especially with a lockdown and stay-at-home order. Politicians and strategists must use some real ingenuity to get their message out. The old-fashioned door-knocking, kitchen table conversations, and “get-to-know-you” parties are impossible. Besides these hurdles, both candidates have a short timeline. The nomination meeting is on June 5. Continue Reading →

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Beatty believes activism and council experience aid nomination for provincial Liberal Party

Nicole Beatty

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Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

The provincial Liberal Party is certainly taking Lincoln at his word. The party is nominating candidates more than a year out from the scheduled election on June 22, 2022. In what can be described as a compressed campaign. Nicole Beatty and Jeff Kawzenuk are racing across the Northumberland-Peterborough South drumming up support. Beatty, a first-time Cobourg councillor and community activist, is running against Kawzenuk, a retired high school principal. Continue Reading →

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