COBOURG — The coast guard helped rescue a man from Lake Ontario after he was reportedly in trouble in the water off Cobourg Beach on Saturday.
Brighton — Mayor Mark Walas said in May he would be running again and he’s now made it official by filing his nomination papers.
GRAFTON — An early morning traffic stop by the OPP in Alnwick-Haldimand Township has led to a driver being arrested and charged for impaired driving.
PORT HOPE — Working as a police officer and serving the community he calls home has always been a dream for Const. Dan McGarry, who recently saw just that become a reality after joining the Port Hope Police Service.
NORTHUMBERLAND — Police are once again reminding the public to be on alert regarding scams and frauds.
Campbellford — Mintech Marketing Inc. has been fined $100,000 in connection with the death of a young worker at its plant last year.
Campbellford — The fourth annual Incredible Doctors’ Cook-Off “was a tremendous success,” says John Russell, executive director of the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation.
PORT HOPE — Police in Port Hope are warning residents to be aware of an emergency scam that is circulating throughout the community.
A Cobourg Police Service officer has been charged with multiple code of conduct violations under the Police Services Act.
Brighton — A solution has been reached that will allow YMCA Northumberland to continue to occupy the same footprint it does now in the Brighton Health Services Centre without having to make room for more doctors to set up practices.
Beetles are being collected in a Northumberland County forest to determine if there are any of the species that cause Oak Wilt Disease.
A second municipality in Northumberland has installed a Farm 911 Emily project sign to help emergency responders locate and arrive at rural emergency farm sites more quickly.
Just before Christmas, the salary for Northumberland County’s Warden will rise from $34,585 (a figure established in March of 2013) to $45,477 per year.
Northumberland County Council has joined Cobourg, Port Hope, Trent Hills and Alderville First Nation in adopting a resolution declaring that all people have the right to a healthy environment.
Local musicians Mike Woods and Dean Smith formed the rock-and-roll band Garage Dog after performing in different bands at a fundraising benefit in Cobourg’s Victoria Park in 2009. Says Smith, “Mike and I go back to Dr Hawkins when I taught Mike in Grade Eight, and it was a chance to catch up at this show. We started talking about our tastes in music, and we both share a real passion for musical history. We started to talk about different songs that we like to play, and it just kind of took off from there.” Please read the full story here.
Warkworth – The Percy Agricultural Society (PAS) is gearing up for another fundraiser, this one at the Warkworth fairgrounds on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please read the full story.
Campbellford – The Lions Community Park on the Trent River is the location this Sunday, July 22, for a special event being held by the Campbellford Lions Club members who are celebrating its 65th anniversary with a get-together and barbecue dinner. Lions Club dignitaries from throughout their zone (Zone 43) and district (A3) have been invited to enjoy this special occasion. Please read the full story here.
Today Cobourg Police issued a Press Release stating that Cobourg Constable Amy Matthijsse has been charged with 19 counts of Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police Services Act of the Schedule “Code of Conduct” – that is “willfully or negligently makes any false complaint or statement against any member of a police force”. For the full story.
Five people had to be helped after their fishing boat began sinking off Cobourg harbour on Friday morning. Read more.
Campbellford – Trent Hills Council has signed on for its portion of the costs to build a new emergency services base here, a project whose location is based on recommendations contained in the Trent Hills Fire Master Plan of six years ago. Read more.
The Brighton Barn Theatre is inviting the community to check-out a new play series this month. Read more.
Retiring Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier warned his county-council colleagues of challenges that await them under new legislation governing council compensation. Read more.
Cobourg’s Sandcastle festival on the Saturday of the August long weekend (the 4th) will be more fun this year – there will be a live DJ (the DJ is live, not the music), free live entertainment by Mark Sepic the “Nutty Music Professor”, a Kid’s zone, an inflatable Fun Park (for $5) and of course a Sandcastle competition and Sand Sculpting Lessons. Read more.
Brighton fire and rescue says the total burn ban will remain in effect, until dry conditions improve. Read more.
PORT HOPE — Ron Jessup, 72, says Port Hope is failing some of its most vulnerable when it comes to safety and accessibility. Read more.