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Koehl moves from advocate to politician in her run for mayor of Alnwick/Haldimand

Gritt Koehl

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This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. There are just too many of them. However, you can go to the radio station’s website or the website for this show to find candidate information. This week is with Gritt Koehl, who wants to be mayor of Alnwick/Haldimand. Continue Reading →

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Grogan covers a range of topics, including Wesleyville, affordable housing, and taxes

Angela Grogan

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This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. There are just too many of them. However, you can go to the radio station’s website or the website for this show to find candidate information. This week is with Angela Grogan, who is running for mayor of Port Hope. Continue Reading →

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Cleveland provides his vision for Cobourg, addresses taxes, housing and leadership

Lucas Cleveland

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This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. There are just too many of them. However, you can go to the radio station’s website or the website for this show to find candidate information. This interview is with Lucas Cleveland, candidate for mayor in Cobourg. Continue Reading →

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Gilchrist talks about property taxes, Lakeport subdivision and protecting lands in the township

Steve Gilchrist

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This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. There are just too many of them. However, you can go to the radio station’s website or the website for this show to find candidate information. In this interview, Gilchrist, a former MPP in the Mike Harris government, talks about his political experience and family’s history in the township. Continue Reading →

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Crate speaks to his record, the local healthcare crisis, plus noise concerns about a local industry

Bob Crate

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This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. There are just too many of them. However, you can go to the radio station’s website or the website for this show to find candidate information. In this interview, Bob Crate discusses his council’s transparency, accountability, the healthcare crisis in Trent Hills, recent noise issues with one local industry, and property taxes. Continue Reading →

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Farmers, roads and development high on the list of concerns for Logel

John Logel

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Farmers and roads are crucial to John Logel, candidate for mayor of Alnwick/Haldimand Township. But more than anything, he is very concerned about the Lakeport Beach development in the southeast corner of the municipality. These and other issues are the subjects of this extensive interview with Logel. This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. Continue Reading →

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Fedorka runs again for mayor of Trent Hills promising to listen and collaborate

Susan Fedorka

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In her campaign literature, Susan Fedorka says Trent Hills is facing enormous challenges. She promises to work proactively and collaboratively with the council and other organizations. This interview explores those aspects of her campaign and many others impacting Trent Hills voters. This week the series of interviews with the mayoral candidates running for office across Northumberland County continues. I will not be interviewing deputy mayor or council candidates. Continue Reading →

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Henderson addresses critical issues as he seeks third term as mayor of Cobourg

JOHN HENDERSON

 

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For 38 years, John Henderson has lived in Cobourg. For most of that time, he has served the community. At first, he sat on various boards and committees. Then, 12 years ago, he ran for council. He was elected mayor in 2018. Continue Reading →

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Seeking solutions to affordable housing and rentals through a community improvement plan

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Affordable housing and addressing homelessness is a county responsibility in Northumberland. You will hear politicians repeat this mantra often. Municipal politicians have few tools to stimulate or create affordable housing and rental units. One approach is the use of grants and loans. This can be done at the lower level. Continue Reading →

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Who owns what? Unpacking Northumberland County’s housing market

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For years I have wanted to do this story. So often, when listening to people talk about homelessness or affordable housing, the conversation inevitably turns to real estate. What is going on with the housing market in Northumberland? Advocates will tell you skyrocketing housing prices are pushing people out of the market. They will also curse investors and speculators who snap up properties to flip them – that is, buy and sell them in a short period for a profit – or turn them into rental units going for unholy monthly amounts. Continue Reading →

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