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Peterborough Examiner / Peterborough This Week

Most Read Story of the Week: Two people killed in Selwyn Road crash

Here is our weekly look back at the five most-read stories of the past week at 1) Two killed in Selwyn Road crash 2) Public meeting planned for Lindsay retail development 3) Thomas Chan found guilty of manslaughter and aggravat

Seven Peterborough-based businesses receive a financial boost:Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre gives out $28,000 is grants to local companies

Seven Peterborough-area entrepreneurs received grants on Thursday night (Dec. 6) to help them with their unique business ideas. The entrepreneurs each received a share of $28,000 provided through the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Advisor

How much of 2018 do you remember? Take our pop culture quiz

From reboots to remakes, royals to Roseanne, 2018 was jam-packed with pop culture that waxed nostalgic, but also broke barriers. How much of it do you remember? Take this quiz and find out. Survey App readers, click here to launch the quiz.

Thomas Chan found guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault

Justice Cary Boswell has found Thomas Chan guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault. “Mr. Chan is not a danger to the public,” Justice Boswell said in his decision in front of an emotionally charged courtroom at Peterborough Superior Court on

2nd person has died as result of weekend crash in Selwyn Township

Another person has died as a result of injuries sustained in a weekend crash in Selwyn Township.

Northumberland News

Trent Hills to automate bulk water fill stations to handle dramatic increase in sales

The municipality will budget $50,000 in 2019 to install an automated system for its bulk water fill stations where sales have “dramatically increased” in recent years along with the number of customers.

Ruth Kerr: Brighton’s model volunteer

The Issue: The need for key volunteers across our region The Impact: These individuals help provide a better quality of life for residents in our communities.

Trent Hills councillor expects 'surprises' from provincial government

Gene Brahaney, the only member of the new council not to have served last term, expects there will be “some surprises” with Ontario's new Progressive Conservative government.

ENSS shows Christmas spirit helping out a First Nation in northern Ontario

It's become a tradition at East Northumberland Secondary School to support a First Nation up north with a shipment of winter coats, school supplies and recreational sports equipment at Christmas time.

New Northumberland hospice tender to be released mid-January

The tender to build Ed’s House, the new Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, will be released in mid-January, it was announced Dec. 6.

Stirling Community Press

CHSS student ready to lead

MADOC — In a world of leaders and followers, after only a couple of minutes with Centre Hastings Secondary School student Sabeen Asif, it’s quite apparent she likely won’t be following anyone around. Asif, 17, has been selected, along with 123 other students across the province, to participate in the three-day Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s […]

Rotary hoping to brighten Christmas with toy drive

STIRLING – Christmas is coming and for most of us it is the most joyous time of the year. It is the season of spreading good cheer, spending time with family and friends – and of sharing, caring and giving. And it is in that spirit that Stirling Rotary is committed to helping those less […]

Stirling Rotary makes Christmas shopping fun

STIRLING – Here’s some great news for the Early-Bird Christmas shopper: the Big Day will be heres before we know it and shopping for gifts can take up most of your last-minute, rushing around time. But this year, those who have access to the Internet have an opportunity to greatly reduce the number of hours […]

Scaring away hunger through partnership

MADOC — A local school and car dealer are continuing to partner together to scare the daylight’s out of hunger. On Thursday, Sherry MacMillan and Jules Wiley from Hunter Ford Sales were at Madoc Public School to collect almost 1,000 pounds in non-perishable food items as part of Ford Canada’s We Scare Hunger national program. […]

Consecon's Spooktacular day

Status of Huawei CFO's husband questioned as he tries to post bail for wealthy wife

The embattled CFO of Huawei is expected to learn whether or not she will make bail in Vancouver. The answer may come down to the immigration status of her venture capitalist husband.

The National

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China's threats over Huawei CFO's arrest rattle Canadian business

As China continues to threaten Canada with unnamed “consequences” if it doesn't release the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, some in Canada’s business community are openly worried about what’s coming next.

Fearless Girl statue gets a new home — staring down the N.Y. Stock Exchange

The Fearless Girl statue has been moved to her new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Dear Justin: Alberta oil town delivers 6,800 letters for Trudeau

A delegation from Drayton Valley braved freezing rain Monday to deliver bags of letters addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Alberta legislature.

Police rip toddler from mother's arms at benefits office in New York

Outrage built Monday over a video showing New York City police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn public benefits office, with officials criticizing police for not de-escalating the situation and clients of the facility complaining it is indicative of how the city treats social-services recipients.

'Huge problem': Canadians concerned about drug shortages, survey says

A new survey commissioned by the Canadian Pharmacists Association found that 69 per cent of Canadians are concerned about drug shortages, of which there are nearly 1,700 nationwide.

Body of missing Indigenous teen discovered by Thunder Bay police: NAN grand chief

A teenager from a northern Ontario First Nation who had travelled to Thunder Bay for grief and trauma counselling was found dead in a city park over the weekend, days after he went missing, Indigenous leaders said Monday.

Who left 2 puppies in a Calgary parking lot? Humane society investigating

The Calgary Humane Society is asking for the public’s help in finding out who abandoned two young puppies in a Costco parking lot.

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

A former industrial-relations heavyweight has been appointed to bring a conclusion to the Canada Post labour dispute, two weeks after the federal government legislated an end to rotating strikes by postal employees.

Globe and Mail

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National Post

NDP’s Singh focusing on affordable housing ‘national crisis’ in 2019, as he readies for byelection fight

It’s been a shaky year for the NDP leader but he tells the Post he’s confident he will win his byelection and finally take a seat in Parliament

Andrew Coyne: No trade deal is worth letting down our guard on China

The Trudeau government has of late shown signs of awakening to the Chinese threat. The Meng case is another test. It is vital it should pass it

Chris Selley: Conservatives attacking UN Global Migration Compact from the wrong angle

There is no reason for conservatives to apologize for their skepticism of these aspirational multilateral exercises, or of the UN as a general concept

Emails contradict MP’s claims about when he was given confidential report on multimillion-dollar land deal

MP Raj Grewal claimed he did not see the report until well after the land purchase but records show he received it by email months before

Will Huawei help develop Canada’s 5G network? National security ‘comes first,’ infrastructure minister says

Francois-Philippe Champagne: 'We understand that there are concerns and we need to properly assess whatever risk, or benefits, that there might be'

Toronto Star

Council should strike new transit funding agreement as part of upload talks, city manager says

The city report also urges council to seek “a comprehensive review” of Metrolinx, currently made up of provincial appointees, as part of subway upload talks with the Ford government.

Martin Regg Cohn: A PC coverup under the nose of Doug Ford’s kangaroo court

A Ford-created committee has refused to call the one witness that bedevils the government’s books: Cindy Veinot, the former provincial controller who would not sign off on the PC government’s deficit figure, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

City of Toronto land transfer tax revenues miss target for first time

City staff say the shortfall has been “primarily driven by lower residential market activity.”

Black people ‘grossly overrepresented,’ more likely to be hurt or killed by Toronto police, racial profiling report finds

The findings in an interim report released Monday by the Ontario Human Rights Commission raise serious concerns about the use of force by police.

Riley Driver-Martin remembered as the ‘cool kid’ who ‘stood up for the little guy’

Vigil commemorates the 14-year-old homicide victim whose lifeless body was discovered Friday in a Mississauga park.

Toronto Sun

Nylander needs more work

William Nylander is still under a grace period to get his game together. A somewhat slow start was expected after he didn’t have an NHL training camp or exhibition action and missed the first 28 games, while trying to stay engaged practicing with European teams. After two Leaf losses with no scoring points, but ice […]

RANDALL’S RANT: OT games unfair to bettors

Life isn’t always fair. Most people over the age of 18 recognize that. When it comes to wagering on sports though, it is supposed to be a level playing field. Pun fully intended. However, there is one aspect of risking money on sports that is inherently wrong and it reared its ugly head in a […]

Attracting fans a priority for new Argos coach Chamblin

A couple of days before the Grey Cup in Edmonton, Redblacks receiver Diontae Spencer was speaking about the experience of playing in Ottawa. “It’s amazing,” he said. “When I go out to the grocery store, people are always stopping and asking for a photo or an autograph.” Did he have anything like that over his […]

New Blue Jays manager Montoyo’s ‘in-game knowledge second to none’: Former boss

LAS VEGAS — He may not have the old-school flair of former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, but that doesn’t mean the new boss won’t be a hit with his players as well. In fact, according to the man who was recently his boss in Tampa, Charlie Montoyo will be a good fit with the […]

Jays in no hurry to bolster big-league roster, Stroman and Sanchez draw trade interest

LAS VEGAS — As if it wasn’t already painfully obvious (and just plain painful), Blue Jays fans best be hunkering down for some serious short-term suffering in the seasons ahead. The team’s general manager Ross Atkins acknowledged as much on Monday after a day of kicking tires and listening to half-hearted offers at baseball’s annual […]

Global News

Hydro One, Avista to request Washington State regulator to reconsider order denying acquisition

Washington State regulators said they would not allow Ontario's largest utility to buy Avista for fear the provincial government, which owns 47 per cent of Hydro One's shares, might meddle in Avista's operations.

MPs debate how Canada should approach fighting fentanyl, opioid crises

The discussion comes in the wake of a series of Global News investigations that laid bare how local and international criminal groups are making a killing from the fentanyl trade.

Brampton man accused of biting Port Hope bartender’s chin

Police say tavern staff would not serve the accused alcohol.

Volunteers of Salvation Army hamper program brightens Christmas in Peterborough

Volunteer elves spent the day unpacking and sorting toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper program.

Volunteers prepare toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program

Toys donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program are sorted by age and gender for pick up by families in need