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CHEX Television

NDP, Green Party slam feds over ignored health concerns in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley

“This should be a wake-up call,” said Federal NDP environment critic Linda Duncan.

Ministry of Health to discuss report on how to modernize Ontario’s ‘smoke-free’ strategy

The report, created by the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) — established by Ontario's Health Minister Eric Hoskins in spring 2017 — outlines a comprehensive 10-year smoke-free Ontario strategy.

Ontario college strike temporarily halts apprenticeship programs

Apprentices are voicing their concern over the strike that prompted faculty at 24 Ontario colleges to hit the picket lines. There is concern they could lose the semester if the job action persists.

Customers could pay steep price for Ontario’s hydro plan, auditor warns

Ontario's Auditor General warns electricity customers could face much higher electricity costs as a result of government's Fair Hydro Plan.

Arts community mourning death of Mi’kmaq playwright, composer Cathy Elliott

Cathy Elliott, who was a member of the Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, performed on stages and collaborated in productions from coast to coast for 35 years.

Peterborough Examiner

Win This Space entrepreneurial contest for free downtown Peterborough store space returns for a second year

The Downtown Business Improvement Area is giving away a storefront rent-free for a year, again.The DBIA launched its second Win This Space retail contest Tuesday.The winner gets a downtown storefront rent-free for 12 months, along with more than $40,000 in prizes to help get them up and running.It's open to retail entrepreneurs, new or existing, wh

New four-year deal for part-time academic workers at Trent University in Peterborough ratified

A new four-year contract for more than 300 student academic employees at Trent University has now been ratified by the university's board of governors and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3908 Unit 2.

Bridgenorth couple wins $708,538.80 in Lottario

Joseph and Jane Jardine of Bridgenorth won $708,536.80 in the Aug. 12 Lottario draw, as well as an additional $2 with Encore, bringing their total winnings to $708,538.80.

UPDATE: Stolen taxi recovered

A taxi was stolen from Port Hope early Tuesday morning, and police are looking for leads.

Cavan Monaghan man charged with assault

A Cavan Monaghan man has been charged with assault after an incident Oct. 6 at a home in the township.Police allege another man was hit several times in the head.Terry James Williams, 42, of Valleyview Dr., was arrested and released, and will appear in court Nov. 2.Teenager arrestedA teenager currently bound by court conditions to keep the peace, b

Peterborough This Week - Community

Bridgenorth couple win more than $700,000 in lottery

Joseph and Jane Jardine of Bridgenorth won $708,536.80 in the Aug. 12 LOTTARIO draw. They won a further $2 with ENCORE to bring their winnings up to $708,538.80. The winning ticket was purchased at Causeway Variety in Ennismore.

Are you ready to slam some poetry, Peterborough?

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word brings dozens of wordsmiths to the city Oct. 22 to 28

Music Peterborough hits reset button with Oct. 29 public meeting

Music Peterborough is reaching out to the Peterborough music community and associated stakeholders through an afternoon of public consultation. The newly re-founded committee hopes to initiate conversation on the needs of our music scene and to seek

BMW brings new vision of luxury to Toronto

The new luxury direction of BMW will be showcased in Toronto to the public for the next two weeks.

Win This Space contest returns to fill more vacancies in downtown Peterborough

The previous contest led to finalist Tiny Greens to open on George Street, with many runners up following suit

Peterborough This Week - City Hall

Peterborough mayor gets approval to return to police board

Despite an independent facilitator’s recommendations, Daryl Bennett will resume his work on the Police Services Board

Sunderland’s ‘rural uniqueness’ at risk if subdivision goes ahead, council hears

SUNDERLAND — A proposal to add 61 more homes to a planned subdivision near Sunderland’s fairgrounds was approved by Brock Township’s planning committee Monday night (Oct. 16), raising the ire of dozens of community supporters who showed up for a spe

Peterborough Police seek to embrace diversity and keep up with technology in changing community

The Police Services Board chair says over the next three years, a big transformation in policing will be taking place

Kawartha Lakes police looking for 4.25 per cent budget increase next year

LINDSAY — The Kawartha Lakes Police Service figures it will end up costing the city just more than $8.1 million in 2018, up 4.25 per cent over this year.

Fenelon splash pad gets funding boost from city

FENELON FALLS — The city’s newest beachfront splash pad may be in Fenelon Falls, but it’s an attraction that benefits the whole municipality, says Mayor Andy Letham.

Peterborough This Week - Crime

Peterborough man order to pay back victim $460

A summary of Peterborough provincial court convictions from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3

Peterborough teen facing charges after attacking another boy at party

PETERBOROUGH — A 14-year-old Peterborough has been arrested following an incident Oct. 13. Peterborough Police Service report that the boy is currently on conditions to have no communication with another teenage boy. He is also to keep the peace

Teen facing assault charge following Oct. 13 attack in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH — A 16-year-old Peterborough teen has been charged with assault following a Friday (Oct. 13) afternoon incident. According to Peterborough Police Service, shortly after noon on Oct. 13, the victim, a male teenager, and a friend were w

Cavan-Monaghan man facing assault charge

CAVAN-MONAGHAN — Peterborough Police Service have arrested a Cavan Monaghan Township man after allegedly punched another man a number of times. Peterborough police report that the incident took place on Oct. 6. A 42-year-old man and a man in his

Peterborough man accused of domestic assault

PETERBOROUGH — A 58-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with assault following a Monday night (Oct. 16) domestic dispute. Peterborough Police Service say on Monday night the man and a woman were involved in an argument while at a Peterborou

Northumberland News - Local

Family fights to keep woman on respirator

Ontario family asks court for more time to conduct tests on brain-dead woman

Envoy takes aim at RCMP after embassy protest

Envoy takes aim at RCMP after protesters try to storm Iraq embassy

2nd resignation for Faber after racist comments

Veteran investor Marc Faber booted from Sprott board after racist comments

Feds promise to guard jobs after CSeries deal

Feds promise to guard Canadian jobs before approving Bombardier-Airbus deal

Accused kidnapper testifies he got no money

Accused kidnapper testifies he lied to police, did not receive ransom money

Northumberland News - Crime

Cobourg police investigating after vehicle strikes downtown lamp post

Police say they are continuing to investigate a collision involving a pickup truck that struck a lamp post in Cobourg sometime over the weekend.

UPDATE: Police locate stolen Port Hope taxi

A taxi has gone missing in an early morning break and enter.

Oshawa man faces charges after drugs seized in Pickering test positive for carfentanil

Police found 420,000 doses of carfentanil when they raided a Pickering home last month.

Ten years later Cobourg murder of Rachel Russell remains unsolved

Nearly ten years after she murdered, those closest to Rachel Russell still don’t know who killed her or why she was murdered.

Cobourg man charged with two counts of assault

A Cobourg man has been charged with two counts of assault after police responded to a domestic assault complaint at the police station.

Northumberland Today

UPDATE: Stolen taxi recovered

A taxi was stolen from Port Hope early Tuesday morning, and police are looking for leads.

Dragon paddlers aim to raise awareness of breast cancer at Thursday event

NORTHUMBERLAND — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the local Survivor Thrivers breast-cancer dragon boat team reminds you no one has to take that journey alone.

Family celebrates as Peggy Harp turns 106

NORTHUMBERLAND -- The Harp family has enjoyed a quiet celebration in Port Hope in honour of matriarch Margaret's 106th birthday.

Public session on Port Hope cleanup planned for Thursday

PORT HOPE -- People can find out the status of the multi-million dollar clean up Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) in Port Hope at a public information session this Thursday, Oct. 19.They can also learn about associated job opportunities.Clean up of the existing LLRW on the site of the Port Hope engineered, "above-ground mound" that will be the lo

Time to take down Cobourg lawn signs

COBOURG -- All good things come to an end, and those wonderful signs that indicate homes that were part of Cobourg in 1867 are no exception.

Stirling Community Press

Arrested on warrant; motor vehicle collisions

Outstanding warrant arrestA Kingston man was arrested in Belleville Monday on an outstanding warrant for robbery.City police report it was just after 1:30 p.m. when officers were called to a Moira Street address regarding a wanted man. The man’s identity was confirmed by officers after they arrived and the 52-year-old man was arrested and handed ov

Pushing feds for poverty plan

Citing high rates of local poverty, representatives of the area’s Poverty Roundtable fanned out across downtown Tuesday in the hope of bringing attention to the persistent, complex and often misunderstood problem.

Campaign aimed at getting kids active

From October until December, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is promoting the Have a Ball Together campaign. Have a Ball Together is a web-based resource from the Best Start Resource Centre. It provides tools for parents and professionals who work with children to encourage physical activity for children under age six.“Physical activity is cri

Harvest celebration

It was a day for rejoicing at Belleville’s Moira Secondary School as students and staff celebrated the annual Harvest Festival.Held every fall to celebrate the Mohawk tradition of bringing in the crops, students from the east-end high school were joined by others from Bayside, Centre Hastings and Centennial Secondary schools for the festival.Studen

OPP searching for suspect

Quinte West OPP are searching for a man in the Bayside area following an incident shortly after 7 a.m.

Freeland calls U.S. NAFTA demands 'troubling' and 'unconventional'

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has accused the United States of trying to undermine the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling its list of unconventional proposals 'troubling.'

'Typical inertia': Liberals failing to crack down on crooked immigration consultants, opposition says

Opposition MPs are accusing the Liberal government of failing to protect immigrants from predators and fraudsters as it swings Canada's door open to more immigrants.

5 fascinating facts about the star crash that made gravitational waves

Gravitational waves have led scientists to something they’ve never seen before — the collision of two exotic objects called neutron stars. Here are some amazing things about that discovery.

Dow Jones hits 23,000 mark for the first time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, powered by strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson.

Google sister company makes 'bold bet' with new tech-focused neighbourhood 'Sidewalk Toronto'

Waterfront Toronto has announced that Sidewalk Labs, Google’s city-building sister company, will be its partner in creating a new tech-focused neighbourhood on the eastern Toronto waterfront.

Debit machine 'giving terminal' in Newfoundland church sparks debate

In the age of e-transfers and tap-and-go credit cards, a Newfoundland church has brought in a wireless debit machine in hopes of modernizing the age-old tradition of the collection plate.

NAFTA tensions erupt, deadline pushed into 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says NAFTA talks are being extended into 2018 -- a tacit admission that negotiators aren't going to meet their original deadline for a deal by year-end.

Liberals pare down scope of passive-income measure for small business

The federal government is moving to pare down its controversial tax proposal on passive income so that it will only affect three per cent of private corporations.

'We need to find him': Montreal woman heads to Peru to search for missing son

A Montreal woman is travelling to Peru to search for her son, Jesse Galganov, who has been missing in the country since Sept. 29.

Appeals court tosses US$72 million award in talcum powder case

An appeals court that vacated a US$72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.

Globe and Mail

Hopes fade in desperate search for missing after bombing in Somalia

Saturday’s bomb blast killed more than 300 people in one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years

U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel ban

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.

Foreign experts to help Malta with investigation into killing of reporter

People demanded the truth about who killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist who exposed Maltese links to offshore tax havens through the Panama Paper leaks

Alberta university profiles to help you choose

The Globe and Mail's Canadian University Report's profiles of more than 70 universities across the country give snapshots on many factors, from educational experience to the feel of the campus

Evening Update newsletter: Bombardier CEO confident Airbus deal will resolve Boeing trade row; Morneau chose not to establish blind trust, ethics watchdog says

Also: Google's Sidewalk Labs signs deal for 'smart city' makeover of Toronto's waterfront

National Post

Toronto Star

Anne Frank, Harvey Weinstein Halloween costumes call for drastic measures: Teitel

Show up to school like that? Take your pick from Teletubby, Olaf or this here mailman costume, smartass.

Morneau walks himself into a political crisis: Tim Harper

The finance minister took a stab at tax fairness and somehow may have pushed his political career to the brink.

Ontario’s abortion safe zone passes second reading

Public hearings begin Thursday, passage expected next week for fast-tracked Bill 163.

Here's how to make the Lawrence East SmartTrack station a success: Keenan

The potential usefulness — and business — of a station like Lawrence East will depend on two things — the cost of a fare and the number of TTC buses feeding passengers into the station.

Ontario government ignored health warnings from its own engineers about Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, report claims

A report comes to light after an investigation by journalists, including the Star, into a pattern of potentially-dangerous leaks and secrecy in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley.

Toronto Sun

Israel says no to Palestinian peace talks with Hamas part of government unless conditions met

Israel said Tuesday it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes a role for the militant Hamas group, laying down a significant potential roadblock to already complicated Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

Image of murder victim's torso shown in court

A shocking image of the partial torso of murder victim Rigat Ghirmay was shown Tuesday on large screens at the murder trial of her accused slayer Adonay Zekarias.

Politically-correct zombies zap Halloween

There’s a new kind of zombie prowling streets and schoolyards this Halloween — the politically correct.

'Absolute genuine kindness': RCMP officer replaces girls' tricycles after theft

A New Brunswick Mountie is being praised for an act of kindness towards two young girls heartbroken by the theft of their tricycles.

ISIS vows Russia World Cup slaughter

From the rubble of its crumbling caliphate, Islamic State is vowing to unleash bloodshed at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.