This Ontario town lost its local newspaper. But the stories haven’t stopped

This Ontario town lost its local newspaper. But the stories haven't stopped

After 136 years, the weekly paper in Tilbury, Ont., closed its doors in 2020 Humphrey Rogers, 87, has lived in Tilbury, Ont., since 1946 and seen a lot of changes. The biggest was the closure of the paper, the Tilbury Times, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Haydn Watters/CBC) Humphrey Rogers […]Click here to view original web page at www.cbc.ca Continue Reading →

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Health unit plays key role in tackling the opioid crisis in Northumberland

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The recent tragic death of Kory Trenouth brought into sharp focus the impact of the opioid crisis in Northumberland County. Then, last week, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit released an opioid alert warning illegal drug users about the possibility of overdosing or potential poisons in the drug supply. The first interview on today’s show hones in on the continuing opioid crisis in the county. As of July 5, there were 64 overdoses in Northumberland. Last year, the total was 152. Continue Reading →

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With nearly eight percent inflation, seniors in Northumberland are feeling pinch

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Inflation is in Canada at 7.7 percent. The Bank of Canada raised interest rates at record levels earlier this week. The price of groceries continues to rise. The price of gasoline is a bit lower but still expensive. The cost of everything goes up and up. Continue Reading →

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Growing number of seniors becoming homeless in Northumberland County

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As of last week, there was an 80-year-old senior living in his car. According to Debbie Wood, an intensive housing support worker with the Help Centre, she is not quite sure where he is. The last time she spoke with him, he was told he could not sleep in his car where he had parked. He had to move on. So, he decided to go deeper into hiding, where nobody would bother him. Continue Reading →

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Advocating for homeless and affordable housing priority, not politics, says Beatty

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Cobourg Councillor Nicole Beatty is pushing hard to get the issue of homelessness addressed in the community. At a special meeting dedicated to the homeless crisis on July 4, Beatty was vocal, looking to expedite action. First, there was the staff report on encampments. The council unanimously decided to keep the status quo with a few minor changes. Next, there was Beatty’s initiative. Continue Reading →

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