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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

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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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Local Ukrainian artist share thoughts and fears as war rages on in homeland

Ukraine war

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As the war rage on in Ukraine, Olexander Goloborodko watches in horror. He is an artist living in Peterborough. His daughter, her husband, and their three children are now in Ukraine trying to stay safe. Olexander’s brother, friends, and relatives are also trying to do the same. In this interview, Olexander will share his story. Continue Reading →

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Northumberland Labour Council issues letter condemning protest, government and police

Protest Labour Letter

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As the Freedom Convoy protest was reaching its peak last week, the Northumberland Labour Council wrote a scathing open letter expressing its disdain for what it saw as racism, hatred, and misinformation. There was a lot of criticism, not just for the protesters but for the government and police. It also made several demands. Here is President Dan Tobin explaining the council’s concerns. Originally aired: February 25, 2022 Continue Reading →

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Aftermath of protest leaves many questions and concerns nationally and locally, says expert

Protest extremism

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The trucks may be gone from Ottawa. The Emergency Measures Act is over. But many questions remain. One of the critical issues is whether or not the Freedom Convoy is a one-off protest or a political movement gathering momentum. One thing is evident, what happened cannot be ignored. Continue Reading →

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