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Time to sort yourself out around recycling, Phase 2 kicking in


The full interview with bonus material:

Putting out garbage can be so frustrating. You go to put out the waste and you don’t have a bag tag. Or, you are lying in bed and suddenly the sound of the screeching brakes from the garbage truck snap you out of a deep sleep. You frantically rush to get stuff out to the curb. The entire time you are cursing under your breath that the truck came by at 10 in the morning last week. Continue Reading →

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To fish or not to fish, that is the question, says OFAH biologist

For some fishing and hunting are great passions. And, the end of April marks a marvelous moment for avid anglers. It is the beginning of trout season. For many, it is the official start of fishing for the entire year. Sure there are the die-hards who go ice fishing. Continue Reading →

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Brighton mayor prepares to take on international body to end flooding in Lake Ontario

It is almost a David and Goliath story. Brighton council charged Mayor Brian Orstrander to write the International Joint Commission, the organization in charge of controlling the water levels in Lake Ontario. They are concerned about a new water control plan introduced in 2014. It replaced a 60-year old document in the hopes of protecting coastal habitat along the north shore. Instead, some say, it has created the flooding problems facing so many municipalities, including Brighton. Continue Reading →

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Kids hold key for local environmentalists at special event in Port Hope

A group of parents and their kids living in Port Hope joined with environmental activists around the world for Futures for Friday Canada. The event took place on May 3, 2019, at Memorial Park, where children spoke and did activities around the crisis surrounding climate change. Claire Holloway Wadhwani, a spokesperson for the local chapter of Fridays for Future Canada, talked about the event, its importance and the role of children in raising awareness about climate change. Originally broadcast: May 3, 2019 Continue Reading →

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Rising water levels set records as experts explain why

Water levels for the Lake Ontario shoreline across Northumberland County are rising to unprecedented levels. All spring, local conservation authorities have struggled to stay on top of conditions along creeks, rivers, and lakes. Listen as Mike Smith, water resources technician for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, and  Janet Noyes, manager for development services and water resources for the Lower Trent Region Conservation Authority, discuss the impact of these high waters, as well as explain why it is taking place. Originally broadcast: May 3, 2019 Continue Reading →

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Willow Beach Field Naturalists celebrates 65 years of loving nature

Willow Beach Field Naturalists Past President Brian Maxwell talks about the 65th anniversary of this local nature group with all its activities locally and in partnership with other organizations on Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM.   Continue Reading →

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Expert analyst provides insight on Hurrican Harvey’s impact

Rich Quodomine, who worked on the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, talks about the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Texas during Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM.   Continue Reading →

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Suggestions regarding fishing on the Ganaraska River from a reader

Hi Robert,
I just found your article from last September and found it interesting, well-written. I do believe I can add some information that is missing in your article about the Town of Port Hope salmon/steelhead fishing. I have been fishing that river for about six years now and would never miss a Spring Steelhead/September salmon fishing; my family truly enjoys it. We spend lots of money on hotels, meals, gas, equipment, etc.. We live in the Pembroke Ontario area, way too far to drive there and back for the day fishing. Continue Reading →

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High waters, floods and more with GRCA director Mark Peacock

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Director of Watershed Services Mark Peacock talks about the impact of climate change locally, high water levels and the trials of managing water flows during Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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Scary (illegal) fishing stories from Port Hope councillor Jeff Lees

Port Hope Councillor Jeff Lees, the politician responsible for parks and recreation, talks about the efforts to control illegal fishing along the shores of the Ganaraska River in the town’s core, along with sharing some pretty scary stories, during Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM Continue Reading →

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