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Peterborough Examiner

Trent students get real-life experience pitching project to Region of Durham:Professor says critical thinking skills key to success after university

A group of Trent University Durham students recently got some real-life experience when they pitched a storm water fee and credit program to the Region of Durham.

Early morning fire at Wolsely Street home

Peterborough Fire Services remain on scene following a fire at a home on Wolsely Street that broke out early Sunday (April 22) morning. Fire crews responded to the home on the corner of Wolsely Street and Benson Avenue in the north end the city at

7 things you’ll be talking about later this week, Peterborough

1) Peterborough councillors will tackle two contentious issues during a special Monday night meeting. First, councillors will learn more about Hydro One’s decision to pull out of buying Peterborough Distribution Inc. Following that discussion, th

Former pharmacist who hired hitman to kill his ex-partner was our most-read story last week

Here is our weekly look at the five most-read stories of the past week at 1) Former Peterborough pharmacist hired a hitman to kill his ex-lover 2) Measles case confirmed for City of Kawartha Lakes 3) Fire destroys Curve Lake hom

Impaired driving charges for Selwyn Township man

A Selwyn Township man is facing impaired driving charges. Peterborough County OPP stopped a vehicle on Milroy Drive for erratic driving shortly before 4 a.m. Friday morning (April 20). OPP say the driver was stopped by police and found to be un

Peterborough This Week - Community

Peterborough Election Survey: Who are you voting for and why?

We have a put together a survey to find out what issues matter to you in the upcoming provincial election. Please take a few moments to fill out our survey. To do so, CLICK HERE. In the coming weeks we will publish the results of our survey.

People with disabilities say straws not frivolous

Anti-straw movement should consider people with disabilities, advocates say

Sportback adds utility to Audi S5 lineup

What’s Best: The looks and the practicality of the hatchback design. What’s Worst: It can get pricey when you start checking off the option boxes. What’s interesting: The Audi S5 line now has three variants — a coupe, a cabriolet and this hatchbac

Lindsay school heads down the yellow brick road

Central Senior Public School’s gym will be transformed into the Land of Oz as students resurrect the school’s annual spring show on May 3 and 4.

Event aims to build women's resilience in face of abuse

The launch of a new website and a donation of books allows for easy access to information in Peterborough.

Peterborough This Week - City Hall

What's next for your hydro distribution? Maybe pooling it with your neighbours

With the PDI deal back at Peterborough city council, the distribution of electricity in Ontario is back up for debate

Costs for mandatory municipal water too much for some

A city policy requiring homeowners to connect to adjacent water and sewer services may need to be revisited, a Kawartha Lakes councillor says.

Kawartha Lakes looking to revisit council salaries again

Loss of partial tax-free status could mean adjustment to take-home pay.

Special Peterborough council meeting Monday for Hydro One and Parkway issues

An extra meeting is being held to deal with issues delayed from a March 26 committee meeting.

Deadline for Holnbeck Award is April 27

The deadline for the 2018 Gordon and Arbie Holnbeck Award is Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. The award recognize the achievements of volunteers who have enhanced the quality of life for people with disabilities. The nomination form is availabl

Peterborough This Week - Crime

Multiple charges leads to three-year jail term

A Niagara man facing a number of charges including dangerous driving was arrested with a plastic toy egg filled with heroin hidden inside his rectum, court heard Monday.

Time served for man who spiked friend’s drinks with methamphetamines

A 45-year-old man who spiked a female friend’s drinks with crystal meth said he did it because he felt the potent drug would lift her out of her depression.

Lindsay court docket April 13 to 18

To view this week's Lindsay court docket, CLICK HERE. To view previous court dockets, CLICK HERE.

Peterborough Police report for Monday, April 23

BREAK AND ENTER ARREST The Peterborough Police Service has made an arrest following a break-in at a Hunter Street West café earlier in April. Shortly after 4 a.m. on April 8, an unknown male broke into a Hunter Street West café. Through the inve

Girl followed by suspicious man in Tweed

TWEED -- A girl reported being followed by an older man when she left school on Wednesday afternoon, Centreal Hastings OPP said.

Northumberland News

Presqu’ile lighthouse group seeks council’s help with grant

Brighton — It sounds as though at least some of council has an appetite to find a way to help the Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society with a grant.

Brighton man arrested for drugs later tied to crimes in Uxbridge area

Quinte West/Brighton – A 30-year-old Brighton man has been tied to crimes in the Uxbridge area and is facing multiple charges from possession of crack cocaine, to two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, say police.

Closing bridge in Cramahe a divisive issue for one couple

Cramahe Township — Council's decision to close the bridge on Bailey Drive for reasons of safety is turning out to be a divisive one. Literally.

Cramahe moving closer to increasing its development charges

Cramahe Township — An increase in development charges is coming.

Warkworth prison's electrical problems last four days

Warkworth — Some areas of Warkworth Institution were without power for four days last week before the problem was fixed.

Stirling Community Press

Getting ready for the future

Eastern Ontario wants to connect with the world in order to stay competitive in a digital age.

Councillors get prepped for upcoming election

Belleville councillors received a crash course on using the city’s resources during the upcoming municipal election period.

Community Listings


Mineral, Maitland construction begins

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Mineral Road in Belleville Monday morning to officially mark the start of construction on the Mineral Road and Maitland Drive Reconstruction and Servicing Extension Project.This Build Belleville project will be completed over two construction seasons – 2018 and 2019 — with a winter break in between. Work on the

Spring walk will focus on woodlot management

On May 5, all are invited for a spring ramble with the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA). The Upper Trent Valley Chapter will host a morning walking tour north of Havelock. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the season and learn a great deal about the forest.The tour property belongs to the Wheelers who purchased the land in 1966 and have activel

What we know about Alek Minassian, alleged driver in deadly Toronto van attack

Police have identified the suspect in a deadly van attack in Toronto that left 10 people dead and 15 injured as Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ont., a suburb just north of the city.

The National with special coverage on the Toronto van attack LIVE

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Peruvian judge orders 2 arrested in lynching of B.C. man

A Peruvian judge on Monday ordered the arrests of two men accused of lynching a Canadian man in a remote Amazonian village last week as retribution.

'I saw people go flying,' Toronto van attack witness says

Emergency personnel and bystanders rushed to help the injured after a van plowed into pedestrians near a busy Toronto intersection, according to eyewitnesses who saw the chaotic, bloody scene unfold on Monday afternoon.

U.S. judge gives conditional green light to Line 3 pipeline project

A judge in Minnesota has given a conditional green light to a Canadian pipeline company's plan to expand a crude oil pipeline connecting the Alberta oilsands to American refineries — but not in the location Enbridge wanted.

Peru orders arrest of 2 suspects in Canadian man's killing

Peru's attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of a Canadian man who travelled to the Amazon rain forest to study hallucinogenic medicine.

Saskatchewan introduces law to allow control of oil, gas exports

The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that would allow the province to control its oil and gas exports, similar to a bill recently tabled in Alberta.

10 dead after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, suspect identified

Ten people were killed and 15 others were injured after a white rental van mowed down pedestrians along a busy street in Toronto on Monday. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Alek Minassian.

Feds to post deficits $8B bigger than expected over next two years: PBO report

The Trudeau government is on track to run deficits nearly $8 billion deeper than expected over the next two years, the federal budget watchdog said Monday in a new report.

Parents of Halifax mall murder plotter say she is not capable of violence

The family of Lindsay Souvannarath, the American woman sentenced to life in prison for plotting a Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall, says she would never have carried out the murderous plan.

Globe and Mail

Facebook says data leak may have affected up to 87 million users

Facebook said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.

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.

Lawyer tied to ex-Trump aides gets 30-day sentence in Russia probe

The Dutch son-in-law of one of Russia's richest men was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 for lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators about contacts with an official in President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Andy Sullivan reports.

Woman wounds at least three at YouTube office before taking own life

A woman opened fire at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding at least three people before taking her own life, as employees of the video website scrambled into the surrounding streets for safety.

National Post

Mental illness or terrorism – motives behind using vehicles to ram into pedestrians vary

As the public grapples with the toll of one man's collision with pedestrians in Toronto on Monday — which killed 10 and injured 15 — speculation is hard to avoid

Andrew Coyne: Why Trudeau may take a pass on universal pharmacare, despite his party’s wishes

If past Liberal PMs have declined to implement it — and if this one hesitates before committing to it — it may be because it is also fraught with political risk

‘Pure carnage’ as van hits pedestrians in Toronto: 10 dead, 15 injured and man arrested

Police confirmed the suspect’s identity as Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, north of Toronto. He appeared to have no prior run-ins with Toronto police

Videos show lone Toronto police officer arresting suspect after van hits pedestrians: ‘This guy is a hero’

The officer, who was the first on the scene, arrested the suspect without firing a single shot. On social media, he's being heralded as a hero

‘Mental instability’ must be considered when looking for motive behind attack: psychologist

'Mental illness is a minor source of this kind of thing,' Frank Farley said. Frustrations, anger, out of-control emotions or retaliation are more likely motives Another is

Toronto Star

Bruce Arthur: Poised Leafs hold off Bruins, force Game 7

Mitch Marner’s secnd-period goal stands up as the game-winner.

Rosie DiManno: Toronto van tragedy bonds city in blood. But no one will say the word ‘terrorism’

How naive we have been, whistling by the graveyard as carnage was wrought in European and American cities, Rosie DiManno writes.

‘Cop deserves a medal’: Toronto officer praised for cool response in tense standoff with van suspect

Dramatic images of police standoff with van rampage suspect earning Toronto police praise for restraint and professionalism.

What we know and don’t know about the van crash

A van ran down pedestrians along Yonge St. between Finch and Sheppard Aves. on Monday afternoon, killing nine and wounding more.

AGO apologizes for racist costumes at performance during fundraiser

“We apologize unreservedly. We commit to doing better moving forward, working with artists and the artistic community to ensure that this doesn’t happen again,” the AGO said in a statement.

Toronto Sun

Gritty Maple Leafs force series to seventh game in Boston

Nothing like fighting your way to a Game 7 to earn NHL respect — and a longer playoff beard. The ‘new’ Maple Leafs now have a chance to match one of the oldest post-season records in club history, but it will require 60 minutes or more back in Boston. Toronto made it on the strength […]

Leafs play with heavy hearts, persevere to beat Bruins and force Game 7

The van attack in Toronto on Monday afternoon that resulted in 10 deaths and 15 injuries gave the Maple Leafs heavy hearts in the hours leading up to their pivotal Game 6 against the Boston Bruins. For the Leafs who grew up in the city — really, all the Leafs, no matter where they came […]

10 dead, 15 wounded when van hits pedestrians near Yonge and Finch

TORONTO — Tarp-covered bodies littered blood-stained sidewalks after a white rental van plowed into pedestrians along a busy section of Yonge St. on Monday. Toronto Police reported the driver of a Ryder rental van had been taken into custody just south of the horrifying scene, which stretched from Finch to past Sheppard Ave. Officers arrested […]

SIMMONS: In a city full of sorrow, Leafs move on to Game 7

It was hard to think hockey. It was hard to emotionally invest in a sporting event. Even a playoff game. Even a Leafs playoff game. Even an elimination game. Even in hockey-rich Canada, hockey-crazy Toronto, the city remained in shock and silence and sadness after the tragic, unfathomable, unthinkable events of Monday. Our city, our […]

WARMINGTON: Cop who arrested alleged killer van driver a hero

It may have looked like a standoff from the movies, but sadly this was real. It was showdown between two men that will go down in history as one of Toronto Police’s most dramatic takedowns. Video of the incident Monday afternoon was startling to watch. On one side you have a suspect who just allegedly […]

Global News

Future of Kawartha Downs racetrack still undetermined

The racetrack is losing its Shoreline Slots at the end of the year and 85 per cent or more of the racetrack's revenue is going with it.

City, PDI and Hydro One agree to resume negations with electricity deal

After negotiations broke apart, city staff along with PDI officials and Hydro One will resume negotiations after Hydro One walked away from the negotiation table in early March 2018.

Toronto van attack doesn’t change Canada’s risk level, Ralph Goodale says

There remains no information to warrant a change in Canada's risk level, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale reiterated Monday.

Leafs win Game 6, thoughts and prayers remain with victims of van attack

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of their series and their thoughts and prayers remained with the victims of the deadly van attack earlier in the day. Rob Leth reports.

CN Tower dark, Toronto sign dimmed in support of victims and first responders of van attack

The CN Tower was dark while the Toronto sign was dimmed in support of the victims and the first responders of the deadly van attack on Yonge St. on Monday afternoon.