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Peterborough Folk Festival shines spotlight on emerging local artist Mary-Kate Edwards

28th Annual Peterborough Folk Festival draws thousands to Nichols Oval Park over the course of three days.

Canadian Coast Guard cautions against taking part in Port Huron Float Down

Authorities cited fast moving currents, insufficient number of lifejackets and limited rescue resources.

Collision sends 5 to hospital, closing Highway 7 east of Havelock

A collision involving a pickup truck and group of motorcycles on Hwy 7. near Havelock, Ont., sent 5 to hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Day 2 of Havelock Jamboree attracts thousands of country music fans

The event has seen more than 3,500 acts perform on its two stages over the years.

Ontario man defends ‘GRAB HER’ personalized licence plate

He said while he understands the backlash against the words 'GRAB HER,' the meaning behind it is different from what most people may be thinking.

Peterborough Examiner

Musical welcome to Buckhorn Fine Art Festival

The Buckhorn Fine Art Festival kicked off Friday evening with a garden party featuring live music.

Fine art festival continues in Buckhorn

The Buckhorn Fine Art Festival continued Sunday

Highway 7 reopens after crash near Havelock

Five travellers were taken to hospital after a crash near Havelock Saturday afternoon.

Sunday peace vigil planned in downtown Peterborough in response to violence

There will be a peace vigil in Peterborough on Sunday in response to last week's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fun week for Kids 'n' Kops in Peterborough

The youngsters taking part in the Kids 'n' Kops program this week wrapped up their fun with a barbecue and demonstration of the Peterborough Police Service's canine unit, with police dog Wolf demonstrating his skilled at King Edward Park Friday.

Peterborough This Week - Community

Police warning after three reported overdoses in Kawartha Lakes was our most read story of the past week

Here is our weekly look at the five most-read stories of the past week at 1) Kawartha Lakes Police issue warning three people OD 2) Woman spits in employees face 3) Woman accused of stealing from retirement home 4) Coroner’s r

Kawartha Cubs host EOBA tournament this weekend

LINDSAY - For the first time, the Major Peewee Kawartha Cubs baseball team will play host to the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association Tournament in Lindsay August 18-20. Action will continue on Wilson Fields Saturday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. and

Retired Lindsay teacher recognized for outstanding service

KAWARTHA LAKES — Former teacher and Trillium Lakelands Teacher Local past-president Steve Colliver has been presented with an Honorary Life Member Award from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Honorary life memberships, the fe

Fighting the bite even more important

KAWARTHA LAKES — The need for area residents to take precautions against mosquitoes is even greater, now that the first human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in the area. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit confirm

Back-to-School Checklist: Set them up for success at post-secondary

Whether your child is staying local and living at home, or branching out and living on-campus, starting university or college is a big deal. While many of the school supplies remain the same, your kids will need some different things when it comes to higher learning. While some supplies are dependent on what program your son or daughter is enrolled in, there are some basics they will need.

Peterborough This Week - City Hall

CKL watching conservation battle in Simcoe region

KAWARTHA LAKES - The City of Kawartha Lakes has been warned that its levy portion paid to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) could increase if Ramara Township is successful in its bid to opt out of the authority’s membership. As

Mayor lobbies for VIA Rail stop in Pontypool

PONTYPOOL - Heather Stauble can remember when she could simply flag down a passenger train from her yard and arrive at Toronto’s Union Station a little more than an hour later. Any prospect of something even close to that returning to the communit

Tim Hortons, gas bar planned for Fenelon area

FENELON FALLS - The City of Kawartha Lakes Planning Committee is recommending the municipality back a plan to construct a gas station, convenience store, and Tim Hortons drive-thru restaurant near the northwest corner of the intersection of Glenarm

Weldon grad wins business plan competition

LINDSAY - When Meg Kitchen was tasked with coming up with a professional plan for her high school business class, she knew right away what it should be. “I always thought Lindsay needed some kind of party store,” she said. “There’s nothing lik

City of Kawartha Lakes provides overview of Highway 35 culvert work

KAWARTHA LAKES City of Kawartha Lakes officials have provided an update from the Ministry of Transportation on the construction scheduled for Highway 35 next month. The work involves the Stoney Creek culvert replacement and Highway 7 intersection

Peterborough This Week - Crime

Serious crash near Havelock shuts down portion of Hwy. 7

HAVELOCK - Five people are in hospital following a serious crash east of Havelock. The crash took place on Hwy. 7 between Weller Road and South Belmont 7th Line early Saturday afternoon (Aug. 19). Peterborough County OPP report that a group of se

One to hospital following attack with baseball bat

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after a man was attacked with a baseball bat in Lindsay Tuesday (Aug. 15) night.

Lindsay court docket Aug. 1-15, 2017

LINDSAY - To see the Lindsay court docket between Aug. 1 and 17, 2017, click HERE. To see dockets from previous dates, click HERE.

Peterborough Court Docket: Aug. 9 to 14, 2017

To read this week's Peterborough Court Docket, CLICK HERE. To read previous court dockets, CLICK HERE.

OPP make quick work of recovering stolen vehicle in Ops Township

OPP officers conducting a traffic stop in Ops Township managed to recover a stolen vehicle before its owner even realized it was missing.

Northumberland News - Local

Protesters clash with Quebec city police

Police and counter-protesters clash in Quebec City outside right-wing event

Residents return to area at heart of B.C. wildfire

Evacuation order lifted after B.C. wildfire destroys dozens of homes

The Trump unit: Inside PMO unit to save NAFTA

The Trump Unit: Inside Canada's PMO squad to save NAFTA

Interim safe injection site approved

Health Canada approves application for interim safe injection site in Toronto

NAFTA: Round one of negotiations complete

NAFTA: 'Great deal of negotiation' still required after Round 1 of talks ends

Northumberland News - Crime

Ajax man accused of stealing trees from Northumberland garden store

NORTHUMBERLAND — An Ajax man turned himself over to police following an investigation into stolen trees.

Northumberland OPP weekend calls: Alderville First Nation break-ins and traffic-related calls occupy police

The Northumberland OPP dealt with a variety of incidents this past weekend. Here are some examples.

Complaint alleges Durham police covered up assault of teen

Dafonte Miller, 19, sustained numerous injuries in 2016 incident

Cobourg man charged with theft from downtown business

A short foot pursuit with Cobourg police officers led to the arrest of a local man near a downtown business.

U.S. driver clocked at 201 km on Hwy 401 in Pickering

Brooklyn driver had his rental car impounded for seven days.

Northumberland Today

Rice Lake tourism rebounds after slow start to season

This is the third and final story in a series of the impact of high lake water levels and heavy rainfalls in this area.

Ribfest serves up food and music in Cobourg's Victoria Park

The 11th annual Northumberland Ribfest and Music Festival began Friday and has continued during the weekend in Cobourg's Victoria Park.

Wounded Warriors Highway of Heroes Bike Ride rolls into Port Hope

Cyclists from the second annual Wounded Warriors Highway of Heroes Bike Ride rode into Port Hope on Saturday afternoon.

Beach use down while tourism remains strong in Cobourg

This is the second in a series of tourism stories looking at high lake levels and heavy rains and their impact on lakefront communities in this area

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit confirms human case of West Nile virus

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has confirmed a resident within its region has been infected with the West Nile virus.

Stirling Community Press

Rain date a sunny day for car show

A lack of sunshine put a damper on this years Belleville Lions Club Show and Shine Car Show.

Human case of West Nile found

Residents are being urged to take precautions as the first human case of West Nile virus of the summer in the neighbouring Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit area has been reported.

Police tour impresses residents

What happens behind closed doors at the Belleville Police Service headquarters? Residents were able to fulfil their curiosity on Friday after the station held an Open House event.

Gleaners gets unexpected help

The summer at Gleaners Food Bank is looking a little brighter after some unexpected help.

Man sentenced to 48 months for manslaughter

A local judge sentenced a Quinte West man, who punched and killed his father’s best friend, to 48 months to send a message that resorting to fist is not an option to resolve conflicts.Joshua Hickey, 31, was sent to the penitentiary for another 35 months on top of the 13 months (402 days) he was credited for serving before opting to plead guilty to

Trump to talk U.S. strategy on Afghanistan, South Asia in address Monday night

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House following a "working vacation" with plans to lay out the U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan during a prime-time TV address Monday night from Fort Myer near Washington, D.C.

Solar eclipse transforms tiny Oregon town into red hot tourist destination

On Monday, the Oregon town of Madras — a two-hour drive from Portland — is expected to swell to about 100,000 people, as visitors jostle their way in to get a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the continental U.S. in 99 years.

First round of NAFTA talks wrap in Washington

Canada, the United States and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks Sunday to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, vowing to keep up a blistering pace of negotiations that some involved in the process said may be too fast to bridge deep differences.

'Get some stability': This Republican governor wants Trump to stop the White House staff churn

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, making the U.S. media rounds Sunday, urges President Donald Trump to stop the staff chaos at the White House and "build a team." Trump returns to White House on Monday with plans to address the nation on Afghanistan and South Asia strategy.

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. He was 91.

How, when and where to watch Monday's solar eclipse in Canada

Millions of Canadians will be treated to a rare celestial event on Monday, when the moon lines up directly between the sun and Earth.

NAFTA: First round of talks over, 'great deal of negotiation' still required

North American countries concluded their first round of negotiations toward a new continental trade agreement with a statement on Sunday that suggested major issues needed to be sorted out in the talks ahead.

Far-right march proceeds in Quebec after counter-protesters hurl chairs, bottles

Hundreds of members of a far-right group marched to protest illegal immigration in Quebec City on Sunday, but were delayed by far-left protesters who tried to shut them down. The 'anti-fascist' group launched fireworks and hurled bottles and chairs. Police declared the counter-protest illegal.

Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.

Trudeau, Irish leader march in Montreal Pride parade

Justin Trudeau marched with his Irish counterpart in Montreal's Pride parade on Sunday, marking the first time a foreign head of government has joined a prime minister in a Canadian Pride celebration.

Globe and Mail

San Francisco consul-general Rana Sarkar to make nearly double office’s official salary

Liberals set range between $221,300 and $260,300 for new appointee, a friend of the Prime Minister’s top aide, in position that traditionally pays $119,600 to $140,700

Humanitarians take ‘alternative’ route in sending aid to North Korea

Amid tensions, increasingly strict new sanctions are being felt hard by those who are aiming to help the isolated country’s citizens

Trump to give address on ‘path forward’ for U.S. in Afghanistan

The President reached his decision after lengthy talks with top military and national security aides at Camp David, Maryland

Video: Trudeau marches with Irish Prime Minister in Montreal Pride parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar marched in Montreal’s Pride parade on Sunday.

Health Canada approves Toronto application for interim supervised drug-use site

An interim service will open Monday, several months earlier than anticipated

National Post

Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

Lewis passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas

Status of Women Canada pushing for procurement to support female entrepreneurs

The government is considering using contracts to increase supply chain diversity was part of the Liberal mandate to modernize the procurement process

Health Canada approves application for interim safe injection site in Toronto

'Supervised consumption sites save lives and improve health without increasing drug use or crime in the surrounding area'

Hundreds of counter-protesters swarm far-right La Meute protest in Quebec City

La Meute and counter-protesters, organized by a group called Citizen Action Against Discrimination, clashed in Quebec city as police declared the demonstration illegal

Hospital officials say nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day

Toronto Star

Bad news: Environment Canada calling for cloud cover during eclipse

Environment Canada is forecasting a 30 percent chance of showers on Monday so when the eclipse is happening, your view may also be obscured by cloud clover

Police say woman found dead in Jane and Finch park died by ‘a very violent act’

Homicide detectives said Virgil Jack, 31, of Toronto was stabbed multiple times. She was found in Derrydowns Park on Saturday.

Former Hells Angels’ enforcer survives Sherway Gardens murder bid

Paris Christoforou was sentenced to nine years in prison for a botched 2004 gangland murder attempt that paralyzed innocent bystander Louise Russo.

Cubs get to Osuna in 10th to complete sweep of Jays

Two Cubs reach base after striking out in fateful inning.

Air Force plans Toronto fly-by to celebrate new colours

Symbols of ‘pride, honour and devotion,’ colours will be presented to the RCAF on Sept.1, which is to be declared Royal Canadian Air Force Day.

Toronto Sun

Anti-fascist groups hurl chairs, bottles, bricks in clash with far-right protesters in Quebec City [Photos]

Just one week after a white supremacist protest erupted in violence that injured several people and took a woman’s life in Charlottesville, Va., the far-right group La Meute and counter-protesters clashed in Quebec City on Sunday.

Ex-hilarating times at the CNE [Photos]

The annual prelude to summer's end was a predictable hot spot along Toronto's lake front over the weekend.

Justin Trudeau, Irish leader march in Montreal Pride parade

Justin Trudeau marched with his Irish counterpart in Montreal's Pride parade on Sunday, marking the first time a foreign head of government has joined a prime minister in a Canadian Pride celebration.

Body found on downtown restaurant patio [Video]

Toronto Police detectives are investigating after the lifeless body of a man was found on a downtown restaurant patio.

Justin Trudeau takes aim at 'racist' rallies, urges trust in immigration system [Video]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians should maintain confidence in the immigration system even as thousands of asylum seekers continue to pour into the country.