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Peterborough Examiner

Cannabis stocks rattled by Ontario rule changes

Canadian pot stocks retreated Tuesday after Ontario’s Conservative government said it will delay the start of bricks-and-mortar recreational marijuana sales — although some in the industry say they can use the extra time.

Young Canadians’ use of technology creating health-care ‘generation gap,’ doctors warn

The health-care system needs to catch up to young adults who are using technology to manage their well-being and to access services like no other generation, the Canadian Medical Association says in a new report.

Cannabis users will drive into murky territory when they get behind the wheel

For the millions of Canadians who use cannabis, there are just 64 days left until they can light up a joint, inhale and breathe easy knowing that they are staying comfortably within the confines of the law.

Taco 74 restaurant in Norwood expands:Owner Brandon Card takes over his father's pizza business next door

A pizza recipe that’s been in Brandon Card’s family since the 1980s will continue to be served up in Norwood.

Federal sentence for man that committed violent home invasion in North Kawartha:Victim hit with pipe in home invasion

Man going to jail for stealing $150 in home invasion.

Peterborough This Week - Community

Few cannabis health claims backed by science: experts

Myriad of health claims suggest cannabis is a panacea for what ails us. But is it?

Steps for transitioning a loved one’s estate

Making the decision to leave behind a family home can be a hard choice. You may need to downsize to look after your health in a more manageable space. Perhaps you’re moving in with, or closer to family as you age. Or perhaps your parent or loved one

Take the worry out of that first school bus ride with free program in Peterborough

First time school bus riders will have an opportunity to learn about safety later this month. Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) and local bus operators are holding the First Rider Program for new, young school bus riders o

Teaching your kids about street safety before the school year begins

School children who walk or ride a bicycle to school are embarking on an active lifestyle that can give them a healthy foundation to build on for the rest of their lives. However, it also means they have a higher risk of injury or death due to collisions with motor vehicles.

Toyota introduces the 2019 Corolla Hatchback CVT

Toyota releases its 2019 Corolla Hatchback CVT today. Peterborough Russelle Toyota general manager Jason Russelle suspects it’s going to be a big draw for buyers to join the “Toyota family.” The Corolla Hatchback steps up Toyota’s hatchback lin

Peterborough This Week - City Hall

Peterborough This Week - Crime

Oral sex, then holy water: Report documents abuse by priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

Scammers pretend to be Peterborough priests, police warn


Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard has sex offences case put over until next month

The case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three sex-related charges, has been put over to September.

Police seek witnesses to brawl at Del Crary Park in Peterborough

City police are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed or has information about a “large disturbance” involving 20 to 30 youths in Del Crary Park shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday to come forward.

Assault charge for Peterborough man


Northumberland News

Cannabis users will drive into murky territory when they get behind the wheel

For the millions of Canadians who use cannabis, there are just 64 days left until they can light up a joint, inhale and breathe easy knowing that they are staying comfortably within the confines of the law.

Cancelling basic income pilot project ‘inhumane and unjust,’ says Northumberland committee:Committee urging government to maintain pilot project

The way the government is cancelling the basic income guarantee pilot project is inhumane and unjust, says David Sheffield, a member of the Northumberland affordable housing committee.

Hastings fundraiser one for the birds – the rubber kind

Members of St. George's Anglican Church have been sending rubber ducks down the raceway in Hastings as a fundraiser since 1995.

Candidate for Brighton council says mayor 'hasn't been given a fair shake'

Thomas Walsh, who finished “dead last” in the polls four years ago, said he wasn't going to run this time but he can't stand how much opposition Mayor Mark Walas has had to deal with from certain members of council.

Port Hope Challice Line bridge demolition proposed for the fall:OPG, AECOM will need Lakeshore Road area closed

Planning is underway to demolish the Challice Line bridge, council has heard.

Stirling Community Press

Trent Hills setting record with Jumpstart campaign

Getting a head start with Jumpstart. Each and every year, Canadian Tire Corporation gives kids a chance to get active with their annual Jumpstart campaign. “What we do, is pay for kids to participate in sports and athletic activity,” said Sarah Lewis, owner of Canadian Tire in Campbellford. “Hockey, soccer, baseball, your usual. We’ll pay […]

Taking a walk in the Garden of Remembrance

In the heart of Stirling lies a Garden of Remembrance. Where once stood an empty lot, a garden is slowly growing, piece by piece. The Garden of Remembrance is a project that was begun by Helen Wright of Stirling, as a way for those who have lost loved ones to keep a record of the […]

Community Listings (Aug. 11)

LISTINGS NOTE: We are combining community listings from this point forward for The Intelligencer, Community Press and Trentonian to streamline the process. You can find a complete listing Monday to Friday at our websites – and Continue to send your listings e-mails to their usual e-mail locations. They will continue to run […]

Aug. 10 police briefs

Stolen car On Thursday at 11:16 a.m. Belleville Police received a report of a stolen car. The theft occurred from an east end parking lot between 11:30 p.m. on August 8 and 10:00 a.m. on August 9. The automobile was plated with Ontario licence plates BTNE-781. It is described as a 2007 grey Chrysler 300. […]

Policy may ban vaping, weed

The use of electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in Hastings County buildings where smoking is already banned. The county’s community and human services committee on Wednesday recommended county council change its smoke-free policy. Members proposed the document restrict the use of tobacco but also nicotine, marijuana “or any similar product.” “We’re going to include […]

The National

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When it comes to medical cannabis claims, what's legitimate?

Fervour over how cannabis could help patients suffering from various ailments has run wildly ahead of what scientific studies have proven it can do, experts say.

Andrew Scheer joins caucus members in condemning Bernier's 'identity politics'

Maxime Bernier received an official rebuke from his boss, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, and a broadside from a Pakistani-Canadian Conservative senator today as the party moved to distance itself from the former leadership contender's opinions on multiculturalism on the eve of its national convention.

'I feel really blessed': B.C. Little Leaguer heading to World Series

Dio Gama's baseball dream is becoming a reality after all — just when it looked like the 13-year-old baseball star wouldn't be donning the maple leaf at the Little League World Se...

Liberals promise to repeal restriction on charities' political activity

The Liberal government has decided to appeal an Ontario case that voided a section of the Income Tax Act that placed limits on the political activities of charities. Paradoxically, it also announced it would remove those limits in amendments to be introduced this fall.

Canadian surgeon helps with face transplant for young suicide survivor

A Canadian doctor was among a world-class team responsible for giving a young woman in her 20s a new face and, by extension, a second chance at life.

Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge's decision on whether to call them to enter their defence or acquit them of murder.

Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett leads Duke to pre-season win over Ryerson

Making his Duke debut in his virtual backyard, R.J. Barrett, the electrifying 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., made his first game in a Blue Devils jersey a memorable one, scoring a game-high 34 points in a 86-67 pre-season victory over Canadian university's Ryerson Rams.

Lines to view apartments? Rental prices spike 15 per cent in some Canadian cities

Ottawa residents lined up on Wednesday almost an hour before a group showing of new bachelor apartments in what may be the latest sign of rising rental prices in Canada.

Feds intervene to get 13-year-old B.C. ball player to Little League World Series

Thirteen-year-old Dio Gama will get to play baseball in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania after all. Gama's team, the Whalley Major Allstars from Surrey, B.C., had thought they would be without the young outfielder after a federal judge ordered a review of the family's immigration case last month.

Globe and Mail

Russian diplomat expulsion justified, Justin Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and its NATO allies responded “extremely strongly” to the alleged Russian attack in the U.K. Trudeau held a news conference with NATO’s secretary general in Ottawa on Wednesday.

NATO head praises Canada for increased military spending

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is commending Canada for its “strong increase” in defence spending. Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Soulpepper Theatre is ‘not a safe environment’: actress

Hannah Miller says conditions at Soulpepper Theatre are unsafe for actors. Miller is is among four actresses alleging they were sexually assaulted by the theatre’s artistic director Albert Schultz. The claims are unproven in court.

NDP caucus 'united' despite recent tensions: Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his leadership style is to listen to different opinions, after he reversed a decision to punish a veteran MP. Singh says the New Democrat caucus is united behind him.

Jury selection changes part of feds planned justice reforms

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says new legislation aimed at overhauling the justice system proposes changes to make juries “more representative” of the population, and to increase penalties for intimate partner violence.

National Post

Alberta RCMP officer sues over suspension for giving away seized beer to local fire department

Const. Charles Clarke argues his suspension has denied him the opportunity for promotion, and says the decision to not reinstate him was 'reprehensible and malicious'

Toronto police launch investigation into attack on photojournalist at anti-hate rally

A police spokeswoman said officers didn't intervene in the assault because they were dealing with 'a very volatile situation'

Man fights off armed robbers during first shift at Hamilton convenience store

HAMILTON — A young man working his first shift at an Ontario convenience store said he vaulted a counter and pummelled two armed would-be thieves with his fists in an effort to avoid being attacked himself. Salahaldeen Odeh, who had been hoping for a quiet night as he settled in for the overnight shift at […]

Artist behind Macdonald statue says it was never intended as a monument

Victoria council voted last week to remove the sculpture of Macdonald because of his role in designing the residential school system

Sassy parrot curses London firefighters trying to rescue her from neighbour’s roof

A firefighter told Jessie he loved her - and tried to coax her down with a bowl of feed. She had some choice words

Toronto Star

Friends of teen who died in rescue attempt always knew he was a superhero

Kyle Howard-Muthulingam “was often the heart of our group,” says a friend as classmates gathered to remember the 16-year-old Wednesday.

Born to be wild: Bison released in Banff National Park already beginning to roam

Conservationists are carefully watching over two male bison who wandered from a herd set free in the park earlier this month

Doug Ford promises to consult with mayor before taking steps to upload TTC subway to province

John Tory says he ‘will not accept’ being blindsided on transit like he was on the Conservatives’ move to reduce the size of council.

Hydro One given six months to trim executive pay

Interim board chair to recruit new senior management team ‘that will respect the people of Ontario,’ says Premier Doug Ford.

Dispute over late Barry Sherman’s case back in court

Lawyer for Barry Sherman’s cousins takes the late Apotex leader’s estate to court of appeal seeking a trial

Toronto Sun

Donaldson resumes running as he nears return to Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY — As the Blue Jays were getting ready to face the Royals on Wednesday night, they got some welcome news via social media from one of their missing superstars. Injured third baseman Josh Donaldson posted a video of himself running the bases at the team’s Florida base in Dunedin and captioned it “Getting […]

Lanterns, pickles and a lot more at this year’s CNE

From a new indoor lantern festival to something called a Big Pickle Tornado, Friday’s opening of the CNE promises something for everyone. “Everyone likes pickles and bacon,” said Scott Dennis, owner of Saltspring Concessions, who was referring to the Big Pickle Tornado, a hotdog in a tortilla garnished with a pickle, cheese sauce and bacon. […]

Woman ‘never going to get over’ waking to snake in apartment

Waking up to find an uninvited 1.5-metre snake slithering in your bedroom is no way to start the day. But that is how the mornimg started Wednesday for Beverly Lewin and her husband who live in an apartment at Eglington Ave. and Kingston Rd. “I’m never going to get over it,” Lewin said, adding she […]

Toronto cops hunt source of drugs blamed for seven deaths

After seven deadly overdoses within 12 days in one area of the city, investigators are anxious to track down the source of a lethal batch of drugs containing the  fentanyl or carfentanil. Toronto Police say the deaths span from Aug. 2-13 and all occurred within 14 division, which is bounded by Spadina Ave., Roncesvales Ave., […]

WARMINGTON: Threat against councillor new twist on violent summer

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti talked about making the drug dealers and killers “scatter” like cockroaches. Now somebody is threatening to “scatter” his remains across Toronto. Toronto in 2018 has become a dark place. “I have a bad feeling about this one,” said the Ward 7 York-West councillor, who is vying for re-election in the Jane-Finch corridor. […]

Global News

Section of Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough closing for railway crossing repairs

The section of road is scheduled to be closed from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.

Transgender students in Bowmanville condemn Ontario’s decision to roll back sex-ed curriculum

The 1998 curriculum excludes conversations about LGBTQ acceptance and gender identity.

‘It’s nothing but a benefit’: Doug Ford on taking over control of TTC

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday it would be “nothing but a benefit for the city of Toronto” for the province to take over transit in the city.

‘We will listen’: Doug Ford won’t commit to overdose-prevention sites

Ontario Premier Doug Ford stopped short of committing to any new safe-injection sites in the province at a media briefing on Wednesday, but said he “will listen” to medical experts on the issue.

‘People are struggling to pay their hydro rates’: Ontario appoints new Hydro One board

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday that his government has appointed 10 new Hydro One board members to replace its previous 14-member board.