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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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York professor explains losing our sense of “in-this-together” during the pandemic

 

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Think back to this time last year. There was a real sense that we were united in facing the pandemic. We responded as a community. Neighbours were helping each other. People were making face masks and giving them away. Continue Reading →

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Burnham Family Market transitions during pandemic, as legacy farm moves to next generation

 

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Take a drive out into rural Northumberland. You will see all kinds of farms. It is easy to assume most of those are family farms. Yet, the family farm is on the decline in Canada. Well over 90 percent of farms are family-owned and operated. Barely half the farms are sole proprietorships. The rest are either partnerships or corporations, according to Statistics Canada in 2016. Continue Reading →

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Farmers face new struggles and mental health pressures as spring planting underway

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Farmers are busy preparing to put crops into the grounds. This time around, they have a year of the pandemic under their belts. A lot has changed. Then again, not a lot has changed. The supply chain issues have settled. Continue Reading →

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Northumberland labour leader addresses impact of pandemic on local workers

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There are lots of people and politicians who are quick to express their gratitude to essential workers. The nurses, doctors, grocery store staff, truckers, and some others quickly come to mind. But the cleaning staff, the line workers, those in distribution centres or the roofers, electricians, plumbers, daycare staff, and other workers don’t seem to get the same spotlight. In this interview with Dan Tobin, president of the Northumberland and District Labour Council, you will hear the concerns of those who represent working people. It is not just a debate about paid sick days. Continue Reading →

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Union leader shares hardships facing workers during pandemic on Day of Mourning

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Going to work can be deadly. Earlier this week, Canadians took a moment of silence to remember people who died or were injured on the job. It is called the Day of Mourning. What makes this year’s commemoration more significant is the number of workers who have died or become sick from COVID-19. As these deaths appear to most of us as figures in daily reports, the stories behind them are chilling. Continue Reading →

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