Authors Articles by Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Articles by Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
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Based in Brighton 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.
At the School of Trades and Technology at its Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Fleming College offers various welding programs, including introductory welding courses as well as a Welding Techniques program and a Welding and Fabrication Technician program. (Photo: Fleming College)

Accessible welding program for people with disabilities launched at Fleming College in Peterborough

JA-NEO and Council for Persons with Disabilities initiative aims to 'empower community members with disabilities' and equip them for work in skilled trades.
David Marshall (bottom right), chair of the board of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU), speaks during a media conference on February 28, 2024 when the HKPRDHU board of health and the board of health for Peterborough Public Health announced a decision to voluntarily merge the two health units. Also pictured is Joy Lachica (top left), chair of the board of health for Peterborough Public Health, Dr. Thomas Piggott (top right), medical officer of health for Peterborough Public Health, and Dr. Natalie Bocking (bottom left), medical officer of health for HKPRDHU. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Leadership of proposed merged health unit ‘a major consideration in the next few months’

Peterborough and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge boards of health to work out details after voting to merge the health units.
Community Care Northumberland's annual Easter cookie fundraiser from March 1 to 18, 2024 supports its Meals on Wheels program in Northumberland County. Each $20 box contains five individually wrapped, decorated Easter cookies from Roda's Kitchen in Cobourg. (Photo: Roda's Kitchen)

Northumberland residents can buy Easter cookies to help seniors and people with disabilities eat...

Community Care Northumberland's cookie fundraiser running March 1 to 18 supports Meals on Wheels.
Angela Ricciuti is the new executive director of A Place Called Home in Lindsay, a non-profit organization that provides supports and services for people experiencing homelessness. (Supplied photo)

A Place Called Home in Lindsay names new executive director

Angela Ricciuti 'very eager to start learning and leading' organization that supports people experiencing homelessness.
Peterborough Public Health and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit logos.

Peterborough and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge boards of health vote to merge the two...

Board chairs will submit joint voluntary merger application to the Ontario government by April 2.
Some of the attendees at the 2023 International Women's Day event in Peterborough organized by Kawartha World Issues Centre and Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre in collaboration with community partners. Taking place on March 8, 2024, this year's event also includes an afternoon march and rally in downtown Peterborough followed by a community event in the evening. (Photo courtesy of Kawartha World Issues Centre)

‘There is still so much work to be done to achieve gender equality here...

Kawartha World Issues Centre, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, partners prepare for International Women's Day celebrations on March 8.
Clients of Five Counties Children's Centre who took take part in the Next Gen Game with the Peterborough Petes got a rink-side seat for the pre-game warmup as the Petes readied to play the Kitchener Rangers on February 19, 2024. In total, more than $21,300 was raised at the game to support treatment service at Five Counties. (Photo courtesy of Five Counties Children's Centre)

Peterborough Petes fundraiser nets record-breaking total for Five Counties Children’s Centre

Family Day game at Peterborough Memorial Centre raised $21,341 for high-demand treatment services for kids with special needs.
EarlyON Northumberland presents a "Family Fun Bingo" competition to promote families spending time together and completing activities in Northumberland County, including by attending the organization's March Break program at Hastings Field House. (Photo: Northumberland County)

Northumberland County initiative encourages families ‘to make lasting memories’

EarlyON Northumberland's Family Fun Bingo competition 'back by popular demand'
Patricia Bromfield (third from left) is welcomed as the incoming chief of Peterborough County-City Paramedics on February 7, 2024 by (from left to right) Peterborough County warden Bonnie Clark, CAO Sheridan Graham, retiring chief Randy Mellow, and deputy warden Sherry Senis. (Photo: Peterborough County)

Supporting needs of residents, visitors, paramedics top of mind for new Peterborough paramedics chief

Patricia Bromfield 'very thankful' for opportunity make a seamless transition and learn from retiring chief Randy Mellow.
Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg is once again offering student scholarships for those who are pursuing health care as a career. Pictured are students Catharine Mead (left) and Madison Holmes (right) with former Northumberland Hills Hospital board chair Elizabeth Selby following the last in-person presentation of the Health Professions Scholarship awards on June 13, 2019. (Photo: Northumberland Hills Hospital)

Health care student scholarships an ‘important tradition’ for Northumberland County hospital

CEO hopes pupils consider Northumberland Hills Hospital when they graduate; applications due by March 29.

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