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Besides environment, Green Party candidate talks about opioids, housing and healthcare

Lisa Francis

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This interview is a bit different. Lisa Francis is a former student of mine from Loyalist College. You will hear her reference this in the interview. To avoid a conflict of interest, Olivia Waldriff, a reporter at Northumberland 89.7 FM, graciously stepped in to do the interview instead of me. So, here is Green Party candidate Lisa Francis. Continue Reading →

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Long-term care, housing divisive politics and more addressed by NDP candidate

KIM MCARTHUR JACKSON

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This is the second week of shows dedicated to candidate interviews for the provincial election for Northumberland Peterborough South to be held on June 2. The order is completely random based on when the various campaigns were able to book interviews. This week we will start with NDP candidate Kim McArthur Jackson. You might recognize her name. She was also the NDP candidate in the federal election this past fall. Continue Reading →

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Liberal candidate Jeff Kawzenuk discusses party platform, including healthcare, education and more

Jeff Kawzenuk

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This week’s show is the start of a series of candidate interviews for the provincial election in Northumberland Peterborough South. The order is completely random based on when the various campaigns were able to book interviews. Without any further ado, here is Liberal candidate Jeff Kawzenuk. Originally aired: May 13, 2022 Continue Reading →

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Incumbent Progressive Conservative candidate David Piccini addresses record

David Piccini candidate

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This week’s show starts a series of candidate interviews for the provincial election in Northumberland Peterborough South. The order is completely random based on when the various campaigns were able to book interviews. To begin, you will hear from incumbent David Piccini, the Progressive Conservative candidate. Originally aired: May 13, 2022

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County pays lion’s share of pilot regional transit system connecting to GO trains in Oshawa

GO Transit announcement

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Northumberland Peterborough South MPP David Piccini and Transportation Minister Carolyn Mulroney stood in front of a green GO bus and several municipal leaders. The message was simple. Northumberland County residents were getting a long-awaited connection to the GO station in Oshawa. It is a milestone announcement, especially with a provincial election only days away. In this interview, you will hear from county warden Bob Crate. Continue Reading →

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Parents get a break as province announces $10 per day childcare, says county manager

Daycare

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The province recently announced a deal with the federal government to provide $10-a-day childcare for kids under five. For parents in Northumberland, this is welcome news. Families pay about $45/day on average in the county. That is a significant saving. It sounds like great news. Continue Reading →

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Mini-documentary explores Wesleyville land deal ins and outs

Wesleyville

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The Wesleyville land deal is historic. Not only is it a genuinely massive tract of land at 1300 acres, but it also contains a huge section of environmentally sensitive land. Plus, it has the potential to double the size of Port Hope. The town was ready to buy the land in a deal with Ontario Power Generation or OPG on March 31, but before the deal was finalized, the provincial government stepped in to cancel it. On today’s show, there is a mini-documentary about this land deal. Continue Reading →

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Cobourg finds massive savings taking over animal control with help from humane society, says councillor

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For some, nothing brings more sadness than seeing a lost animal. And nothing brings more joy than knowing a pet is reunited with its owner. The town of Cobourg was spending $104,000 per year on animal control. That is the service that picks up stray dogs and cats, taking them to a pound to hopefully be reunited with their family. Cobourg Councillor Aaron Burchat is the town’s point person for animal control. Continue Reading →

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Ontario Health Team Northumberland wants to know what you think about local healthcare

Family doctor engage

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Wait times. How many times have you had to wait to get medical care? How long have you waited in the emergency room? How about a doctor’s office? To get home care? Continue Reading →

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Northumberland farmers brace for increased costs as food prices rise for consumers

FArmer spreading nitrogen fertilizer

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Most people will pay nearly $1,000 more for their groceries in 2022. That is according to a recent study from Guelph University. That means an extra $20 per week. While it may not sound like much for some, many people feel it. It can be huge for those on a fixed income or low wages. Continue Reading →

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