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Port Hope mayor gives an update as the walk-in clinic is in the final stages, preparing to open in July

PORT HOPE WALK IN CLINIC

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Port Hope Council is spearheading an effort to create a walk-in clinic. It announced the plans last fall. The clinic was supposed to open before the end of 2023, but several challenges arose. It is still not open, but officials say the goal is sometime in July. Mayor Olena Hankivsky is a key figure in the walk-in clinic’s development. Continue Reading →

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In the shadow of the pandemic, health unit brings back programs in 2023, according to annual report

Vaccination clinic COVID-19 CCC

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For most of us, the pandemic is a memory. People have moved on. For the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, the pandemic continued to influence services and programs in 2023 up until today. In this interview with Dr. Natalie Bocking, the chief medical officer of health, she will explain what has happened in the past year. It is all included in the health unit’s annual report. Continue Reading →

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Food insecurity and poverty in Northumberland remain deep concerns for health unit as costs soar

Food insecurity

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It’s a startling fact. Nearly one in 10 people living in Northumberland County struggle to survive on a low income. According to officials, this isn’t just a statistic; it’s a pressing issue that demands our attention. These individuals, including seniors, those on employment insurance, disability payments, and others, face daily hardships. The situation is so severe that the number of people relying on food banks in Northumberland has surged by 50 percent. Continue Reading →

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Cobourg could be doing more to preserve its historically significant architecture, says expert

St. Peter's Church Mortuary Chapel

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People move to Cobourg and Port Hope because they feel like they’re in the past when they drive around. The old town halls, grand mansions, and Victorian houses along the tree-lined streets are an attraction to many. However, many of these old buildings are being left empty, some to the point of irreparable neglect. The urgency to save our heritage is real and immediate. In this interview, you will hear about the upcoming house tour in Cobourg on June 1. Continue Reading →

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Chief discusses major steps Alderville is taking towards self-determination in housing and band elections

Alderville band council 2024

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Alderville First Nations are taking several significant steps to empower them in critical areas. There are historic barriers to Indigenous people owning homes on First Nations reserves. In this interview, Chief Taynar Simpson will talk about how members can purchase land and own their homes. Next, you will hear Simpson outline how the community moves towards self-determination in electing its band council. Historically, First Nations faced a prescribed process mirroring settler’s forms of democracy. Continue Reading →

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Cramahe mayor discusses impact after closing of local grocery store on local economy, development

Colborne Foodland

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The recent loss of the Foodland grocery store in Colborne was a blow to the community. The parent company, Sobey’s, sent a letter to the municipality telling them it was not interested in building a new store. A major fire destroyed the building last May. As expected, there was regret and disappointment at first. Then, the question became, what’s next? Continue Reading →

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Transitioning back into the Northumberland community after leaving an abusive relationship

Women sexual assault

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Please be aware that the first segment of today’s show may cause distress to some people as it deals with sexual assault and violence against women. Thank you. About one in three women and one in 10 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. That is according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Locally, no specific statistics are given to residents of Northumberland. Continue Reading →

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New legislation addresses key concerns for women in skilled trades, says Piccini

Women in trades

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A Canadian report released in March says 90 percent of women in trades will be harassed at least once in their careers. Women in skilled trades often don’t have proper equipment that fits or is comfortable. Washrooms on a construction site are frequently disgusting. Labour Minister David Piccini recently introduced legislation addressing these and many other concerns. Piccini, also the local MPP for Northumberland Peterborough South, will explain the new laws and regulations to improve conditions for women in skilled trades. Continue Reading →

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Walton Street construction underway as councillor explains what it means to Port Hope

Ground breaking Walton Street construction

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It was not your usual official kickoff ceremony. The mayor, councillors, business leaders, residents, and others gathered on Walton Street earlier this week. Behind them, construction equipment and workers in hard hats were tearing up the road behind them. It is part of a major upgrade of water and sewer that is more than 100 years old. There is never a good time to undertake such a massive project. Continue Reading →

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Cobourg council must decide on future of police station, says board chair

Cobourg police station

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Cobourg council recently received a report from the Police Service Board outlining the current conditions of the station on King Street. Complete with numerous images of the deficiencies, it calls into question the viability of the historic Armoury Building as a suitable space. In this interview, Cobourg Police Services chair Ron Kerr and Chief Paul VandeGraaf discuss the submission. While there are several options, it is clear that they are pushing for a new facility with a cost ranging from $30 to $35 million. However, the final decision will be up to the council. Continue Reading →

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