Authors Articles by Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Articles by Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
204 Articles
Based in Northumberland County, Natalie Hamilton is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience. Her reporting is funded by the Government of Canada through its Local Journalism Initiative.
Renovations to create a commercial kitchen at Trinity Community Centre in Peterborough are underway as One City Peterborough recently reached its $204,000 fundraising goal thanks to community support. (Photo: One City Peterborough)

One City Peterborough reaches fundraising goal of $204,000 for a commercial kitchen at Trinity...

Completing kitchen renovations means One City will be able to prepare hot and nutritious meals on site this fall.
Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) in Cobourg recognized 23 active and past members of its auxiliary who passed away in 2023-24 by flying the Canadian flag at half-mast on July 10, 2024. (Photo: NHH)

Northumberland hospital flies Canadian flag at half-mast to recognize auxiliary volunteers who have passed...

Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg honours 23 active and past auxiliary members who died in 2023-24.
With Walton Street in downtown Port Hope undergoing reconstruction, the Municipality of Port Hope is promoting its "Be Walton" shop-local campaign that's underway now through to the end of September. In partnership with the Heritage Business Improvement Area, Critical Mass Art, Cultivate, the Capitol Theatre, and the Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce, the campaign also features free local arts, music, and cultural events to draw people downtown, with the Capitol offering special shop, dine and show packages. (Photo: Municipality of Port Hope)

‘Now is the time for Port Hope to show their love and support for...

Municipality of Port Hope promotes 'Be Walton' shop-local program and Capitol Theatre offers shop, dine, and show packages.
The Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club (NHCC) and Northumberland County are partnering to present the 2024 Northumberland Diversity Festival, which runs on Saturday, July 20 at Port Hope's Memorial Park. Pictured is a performance at the 2022 festival, which took place at Victoria Hall in Cobourg. (Photo: NHCC)

Northumberland celebrates county’s diversity with upcoming festival

County and Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club team up for July 20 Northumberland Diversity Festival in Port Hope.
Kawartha Lakes Pride is celebrating Pride Week with a host of activities in the Kawartha Lakes from July 8 to 14, 2024, including the popular "Pooch Pride" walk hosted by Adelaide Clinic in Lindsay with prizes for the best-dressed pooch and human. (Photo: Adelaide Clinic / Facebook)

Kawartha Lakes Pride kicks off Pride Week celebrations with activities from July 8 to...

'Pride is more than just a week of events but showcases the incredible love that comes from our diverse community': Kawartha Lakes Pride.
On June 26, 2024 at Glace Bay in Nova Scotia, the Canadian government announced the Youth Substance Use Prevention Program (YSUPP) to reduce substance use-related harms among young people across Canada through the implementation of the Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM), with support and expertise from Iceland research consultancy Planet Youth. Peterborough is one of seven communities across the country selected to begin implementing and adapting the IPM. Pictured during the announcement are (left to right) Planet Youth chairman Jon Sigfusson and CEO Pall Rikhardsson, federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Ya'ara Saks, and Nova Scotia's Undercurrent Youth Society interim executive director Trevor Denhartogh. (Photo courtesy of Planet Youth)

Peterborough Public Health receives federal funding to implement international youth substance use prevention model

Drug use harm 'one of the most vexing issues of our time': medical officer of health Dr. Thomas Piggott.
Cristal Laanstra is joining the Town of Cobourg on July 15, 2024 as its new director of planning and development services. (Photo: Cristal Laanstra / LinkedIn)

Town of Cobourg appoints new director of planning and development services

'I am ready to hit the ground running to build upon the great strides Cobourg has made,' says Cristal Laanstra.
Peterborough County and five area elementary schools have partnered for the 11th annual "Paint a Plow" initiative, where students transform snowplow blades into works of art. The painted blades are now on display at the county's public works depot in Douro and will be used on county snowplows during the winter. (Photo: Peterborough County

Peterborough County’s ‘Paint a Plow’ initiative engages students with public service

Snowplow blade decoration project increases public awareness about municipal operations while creating a fun and creative activity for local elementary schools.
The osprey, a fish-eating hawk, has been selected as the "2024 Kawartha Lakes Bird of the Year" in a recent online poll. While the bird is a common sight throughout the municipality, it is also featured as a central element of the City of Kawartha Lakes logo. (Photo: Bird Friendly Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes)

Osprey lands top spot as Kawartha Lakes’ bird

The fish-eating hawk soared above the black-capped chickadee to capture the title in the 2024 Kawartha Lakes Bird of the Year contest,
Northumberland County has announced the conclusion of its Commuter Connect pilot transit service effective August 2, 2024, due to low ridership and the high cost of subsidizing the service. (Photo: Northumberland County)

Northumberland County council hits the brakes on ‘Commuter Connect’ transit service pilot

'The simple reality is that the cost per ride subsidy is simply not sustainable': county warden.

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