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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

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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

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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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Freedom Convoy Orange Shirt Day video upsets Alderville Chief

ORANGE SHIRT DAY CONVOY

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Last week, members of the Freedom Convoy posted a video on Facebook urging children and parents to honour Orange Shirt Day. It asked children to walk out of class on February 11. It was meant to be an act of solidarity with those involved with the truckers’ protests in Ottawa and on international borders. However, February 11 is not Orange Shirt Day. It is September 30. Continue Reading →

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Influencers play role in organizing Freedom Convoy and in Northumberland

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Many people know the reality TV star, Kim Kardashian. Her fame makes her an international celebrity with millions of followers on social media. She is also an influencer. That means she is paid to promote products and brands through her endorsements on her social media accounts. Kim Kardashian is only one of the thousands who marketers use to promote products and services. Continue Reading →

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Port Hope mayor gives some details surrounding massive land deal to acquire Wesleyville

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On February 15, Port Hope council will debate one of the most significant land acquisitions in the recent history of Northumberland County. The town is looking to purchase more than 1,300 acres for around $20 million. About half the land is environmentally sensitive, while the remainder can be developed for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Ontario Power Generation currently owns the land in Wesleyville. Mayor Bob Sanderson and town staff have toiled away on the deal for the past two years. Continue Reading →

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County council takes on big projects over the past year with more to come, says Warden

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The announcement of improved high-speed internet for Northumberland County kicks off this interview. This is a significant step towards getting better services. And, it caps a significant year for the Northumberland County council. The Elgin Street affordable housing project moved ahead. The construction of the new Golden Plough Lodge got underway. Continue Reading →

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Port Hope mayor looks back on budget and other issues as council prepares for 2022

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Despite the pandemic, it was a busy year for the Port Hope council. Mayor Bob Sanderson is quick to outline the various challenges and successes. He points to plans for a  new senior centre. Then, there is the ongoing remediation project chugging along. But, there were also some hurdles. Continue Reading →

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Police board chair reflects on body worn camera, opioids and cleaning up neighbourhoods

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Dean Pepper was recently returned as the Cobourg Police Services Board chairperson. That may not seem like big news. Yet, Pepper has served on various boards and committees overseeing policing for more than 30 years. That is a long time. He was on the Protection Services Committee back in the 1980s and 1990s when he was a member of the Cobourg council. Continue Reading →

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