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Peterborough Examiner

Leal defends minimum wage hikes, Taylor boasts of Peterborough County being debt free during Power Hour event

Peterborough County Warden Joe Taylor drew applause on Wednesday evening while speaking to a business crowd when he said the county is debt-free.Although it may not be true for much longer, Taylor said: County council is considering borrowing money to address what the warden called an "infrastructure deficit" - bridges and roads in need of repair,

Flooding swamps St. Peter's Cemetery in Peterborough and some roads in the county

Peterborough was soaked with 38.4 millimetres of rain between noon Monday and Wednesday afternoon, according to Environment Canada, causing some localized flooding that closed sections of many roads in the county and even swamped St. Peter's Cemetery while overtaxing the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Brant, Six Nations respond to Grand River flooding

Brant was spared the major flooding that forced an evacuation of parts of Brantford but county public works crews were on the road to trouble spots in the wee hours of Wednesday morning after being notified of an ice jam break farther to the north on the Grand River.

Doug Ford takes a shot at Jeff Leal and vows to fight establishment during stop in Peterborough in bid for Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership

Doug Ford brought a taste of Ford Nation to Peterborough on Wednesday morning.

Dog dies, $20K in damage in Robert Rd. house fire in Peterborough

Peterborough firefighters responded to a mattress fire in a house in the city's south end on Wednesday afternoon

Peterborough This Week - Community

Doug Ford promises to return to Kawartha Lakes as Ontario Premier

Huge crowd on hand in Lindsay to greet PC leadership candidate on province-wide tour

Turbo pumps sizzle to funky Kia Soul

It’s hard to define what the Kia Soul really is.

Funding boosts housing for Community Living clients

Community Living Trent Highlands has received close to $1.2 million to increase safe and secure living spaces for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. The recently announced funding, about $500,000 of which is earmarked for t

5 innovative ways to remodel your staircase

There are a variety of unique ways to make use of the space under your staircase, without making it into a drab, Harry Potter-like cave (we promise).

How to plan a “quickie” wedding

Some people like to spend months, or even years, planning a wedding. But for many people, that kind of length of time isn’t practical, and it takes too long. If you’re someone who’s recently engaged, and would like to get married in six months or less, more power to you. It’s actually easier than you think to plan a “quickie” wedding. Look at Megan Markle and Prince Harry.

Peterborough This Week - City Hall

Dock issue could pit area cottagers against each other

Encroachment bylaw requires registration for docks placed on property owned by the City of Kawartha Lakes

Brock council adds support to water quality improvements

It takes a lot of work to identify the source point of pollution, mayor says

Brock seniors say Lindsay pool a little more appealing

Warmer water temperatures have some preferring to head east for a swim

Peterborough mayor tells councillors to follow rules around meetings

An email sent to councillors says the city clerk must be aware and attend meetings which include the majority of council

City of Kawartha Lakes partners with Community Futures Development Program for new business loan program

Up to $1 million will be available for building improvements through two to three-year pilot project

Peterborough This Week - Crime

MP Jamie Schmale warning residents of tax fraud scams

Jamie Schmale, MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, is reminding residents to be on the lookout for possible tax fraud schemes this tax season. "Recently, my office has received numerous calls from individuals who were scammed out of their priv

Two vehicles stolen, set on fire in Lindsay

Kawartha Lakes Police responded to a suspicious fire early Monday (Feb. 21) morning in a parking lot on St. Peter Street in Lindsay. Officers say upon arrival they discovered two vehicles, a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle and a 2005 white Chevrolet pick-

Vehicle stop leads to impaired driving and drug charges for driver

A 25-year-old Cavan resident is facing impaired driving and possession of marijuana charges following a traffic stop. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday (Feb. 15), Peterborough Police Service say an officer on patrol in the area of Murray and Aylm

Peterborough man charged with impaired driving after vehicle pulled over for speeding

A 49-year-old Peterborough resident is facing charges including impaired driving following a Friday night (Feb. 16) traffic stop. At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Peterborough Police Service report that an officer on patrol in the area of Ch

Teenager convicted in group home fire in court March 22

A sentencing hearing for the teenager convicted of setting the fire at an Oakwood foster home that killed two people and injured another last year has been adjourned to next month. The 18-year-old was scheduled to appear at a hearing in Cobourg co

Northumberland News - Local

Convicted Sikh invited to PM events: report

Convicted Sikh extremist reportedly invited to prime minister's events in India

Trudeau snubbed in India? And if so, why?

Critics latch onto perceived snub, costume changes, as Trudeau tours India

Patrick Brown gets the green light to enter PC leadership race

Tories will begin voting for a new leader on March 2

Toddler missing, areas evacuated due to flooding

Flooding due to ice jam prompts state of emergency in Brantford, Ont.

Tories greenlight Patrick Brown's quest for leadership

Decision on whether Brown can run in Ontario Tory leadership race expected today

Northumberland News - Crime

Firearm seized following report of assault in Cobourg

COBOURG -- A Cobourg man has been charged with assault with a weapon, utter threats to a person and several firearms offences after officers responded to a report of an assault on Feb. 15.

Two Port Hope residents charged with robbery and assault with a weapon

The Northumberland OPP have arrested and charged two Port Hope residents with robbery and assault with a weapon, after responding to a call about people fighting at a local hotel.

Port Hope is not fraud capital of Canada as Maclean's report suggests

The deputy chief of police in Port Hope says that people in the municipality are not being “defrauded left, right and centre,” as a recent report on the most dangerous places to live in Canada suggests.

Northumberland OPP weekend calls: Collisions on Hwy. 401 and Seymour Township break-in occupy police

NORTHUMBERLAND — The OPP in Northumberland County dealt with 129 incidents this past weekend, including responding to 11 motor vehicle collisions on Feb. 10 — nine of which occurred on Highway 401 due in large part to weather and road conditions.

Cobourg police arrest 2 men on outstanding warrants

COBOURG — On Dec. 19 the Cobourg Police Service began an investigation into an assault involving two suspects who kicked and punched the victim who sustained a broken cheek bone, orbital fracture and retina tear in the left eye and a retina hole in the right eye.

Stirling Community Press

Pond Hockey Classic scores $70,000

Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation and Wounded Warriors Canada have skated away with more than $70,000, thanks to the seventh annual Pond Hockey Classic.The amount raised was announced Tuesday morning in Batawa where officials held a press conference outlining the annual event and its achievement this year.“We surpassed most of our expectations,”

Showing Olympic spirit

One by one, the world walked through the gymnasium at St. Peter Catholic School.

Guilty plea in dangerous driving, assaulting officer

A Belleville woman has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and assaulting a peace officer.Shelby Zielski- Thibault, 19, received her sentence Wednesday in Belleville court.The charges resulted from a dispute in the fall of 2016, said Mike Pretsell, Zielski- Thibault’s Belleville lawyer.“She got in an argument with

Hometown Hockey will boost Belleville

Belleville goes national this weekend as Rogers Hometown Hockey pays a visit to The Friendly City.

Quinn will be acclaimed in QW

Council isn’t letting Sidney Ward’s seat at the table get too cold.On Tuesday council members voted to declare the seat recently held by Rob MacIntosh vacant and put forward Gary Quinn as the most likely successor.MacIntosh resigned from his role as city councillor in Quinte West last week in order to accept the position of assistant manager of mar

Convicted attempted murderer invited to formal dinner with Trudeau in India

Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi.

More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

More than two years after the election of a federal government that says it wants scientists to speak freely, more than half of federal scientists responding to a new poll say they still don’t feel they can.

Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership

Patrick Brown has been cleared to run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, a job he previously held, the party revealed Wednesday afternoon.

SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood

You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too.

Los Angeles authorities foil school shooting plot days after Florida massacre

A 17-year-old student has been arrested after threatening to open fire at a California school, and his adult brother faces five charges after weapons were found in their home, authorities say.

Convicted Sikh extremist photographed beside Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in India

A Canadian Sikh convicted in 1986 of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister has been photographed this week attending an event with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife in India.

Feds use taxpayer money to fly celebrity chef to India

Vancouver-based celebrity chef Vikram Vij, a vocal Liberal supporter, was flown to India on the government’s dime to cook for a group of top diplomats, CTV News has learned.

The other Pyeongchang Games: eSports have taken over South Korea

While thousands of athletes compete for Olympic glory in Pyeongchang, just blocks away hundreds of other athletes are competing for digital glory in front of computer screens.

Footwear collector, philanthropist Sonja Bata remembered for passion, generosity

Collector and philanthropist Sonja Bata, whose collection of global footwear treasures formed the basis of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, has died.

Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve

Calgary police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. They have also released a sketch of the baby.

Globe and Mail

Resident calls flooding in southern Ontario city 'scary'

One of thousands of people forced from their homes due to flooding in Brantford, Ont., thanked first responders for keeping things “under control.” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne came to the city on Wednesday.

Donated items also seized by Vancouver Police in initiative to fight crime, residents say

Deputy Chief Chow said officers only seize items when there are reasonable grounds to believe they are stolen ‘based on the circumstances at hand’

Parkland students take fight to Florida’s capital, use voice to change debate on gun control

More than 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made the journey north to Tallahassee exactly a week after the fatal shooting at their school

B.C. estimates $75-million in cannabis taxes in first full year after legalization

Budget provides no clarity on how much it will cost to set up licensing and enforcement regime for a new private-public network of standalone marijuana outlets

Canadians with B.C. vacation homes to be hit with new tax

Levy aimed at out-of-province owners who do not pay income tax extends to all properties unless they are principal residences or rented out

National Post

‘Please help’: Emotional students plead with Trump to ‘do something’ about school shootings

Trump held notes that told him to ask the participants about their experiences and what the White House could do, along with a reminder to say, 'I hear you'

Sonja Bata — Canadian style icon, businesswoman, philanthropist and shoe lover — dead at 91

The Bata Shoe Museum described Bata as a pioneer 'who looked at shoes as a way to understand culture, anthropology, craftsmanship and ingenuity'

Andrew Coyne: I, Patrick Brown, intend to run as — what else — the unity candidate

'They can lie, and they can defame me. But the truth will come out. And the truth is that no degree of humiliation can deter me. I am beyond shame'

‘So much for transparency’: Four things to know about the TPP deal, now it is — mostly — public

The deal is expected to be signed on March 8, but it looks like they're leaving the door open for the United States after it comes into effect

Appeal judge tosses Catalyst case against West Face without hearing from defence

Catalyst lawyers could seek leave to appeal Wednesday’s decision to the Supreme Court of Canada, a process that could take as long as six months

Toronto Star

Convicted Canadian Sikh extremist reportedly invited to Trudeau’s events in India

The news of Jaspal Atwal’s involvement came just hours after the Canadian prime minister reassured the chief minister of Punjab that Canada supports a united India and condemns violent extremism.

Babysitter gets three years for manslaughter in toddler’s death

The woman, who has been under restrictive bail conditions for three and a half years, will serve two years in a provincial facility and one year under community supervision.

Murder of young Toronto brothers an 'attack on the justice system'

Don Johnson says it's a "crazy world" as he's sentenced to life for the execution-style murder of two Toronto men.

This photo of Trump’s notes captures his empathy deficit better than anything

Donald Trump has in the past struggled to strike the right tone of empathy in the wake of tragedies. On Wednesday, he brought a cheat sheet.

Emma Teitel: Women fly planes while menstruating, so they can certainly sit in coach

An airline's decision to reportedly remove a woman from a flight after she complained of menstrual cramps was an enormous overreaction but not all that surprising, writes Emma Teitel.

Toronto Sun

Game Day: Islanders at Maple Leafs

NY ISLANDERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Thursday, 7 p.m., Air Canada Centre TV: TSN4; Radio: 590 AM   THE BIG MATCHUP LW James van Riemsdyk vs. Islanders defence JVR is hot, but he’s not just tipping pucks and jamming in front-porch rebounds. The 25-goal man is now scoring a couple from the outer limits and […]

Platinum Sports Book boss gets two years and $3 million fine for bookmaking crime

A London man who admitted he helped lead a lucrative illegal sports gambling scheme that grossed more than $100 million in five years was jailed two years and fined $3 million on Wednesday. Justice John McMahon said David Hair, 50, “was a leading member of the upper-echelon management group” of Platinum Sports Book, “an illegal […]

LEVY: The out lesbian a TDSB trustee called a “dyke” was me

Two weeks after Toronto District School Board trustees let their colleague, Sheila Cary-Meagher, take a paid leave following her controversial “dyke” comments, they’ve finally been forced out of the closet. The person to whom the 30-year trustee directed her invective last fall — using slurs like “dyke” and “bitch” several times — was me. According […]

WARMINGTON: City’s top cop helps raise record amount for Victim Services Toronto

It was nice to see Chief Mark Saunders smiling and happy. Raising $413,569 at the Chief’s Gala on Nov. 23 will bring that out in the guy with the toughest job in the city. “It was a record amount,” said an equally jovial Brian Moniz, who is a parking operations supervisor by day and the […]

Four babies abandoned in life but not in death

You’re invited to a funeral. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., four infants will be buried at Elgin Mills Cemetery in Richmond Hill. These are babies who would otherwise have been placed in an unmarked pauper’s grave. The children have been given names, which will be etched on a special granite marker. They will […]

Global News

Kim Zippel to run in Otonabee Ward, as candidates prepare for new election rules

Changes to the Municipal Elections Act are changing the way potential candidates run and finance their campaigns.

Ontario government releases children’s books aimed at celebrating people of all abilities

The Government of Ontario's new book series is creating some attention as it centres around characters who feel unique in their own ways.

Sonja Bata, founder of Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum, remembered for passion and generosity

Bata passed away Tuesday evening at Toronto Western Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. She was 91.

Ford Nation visits Peterborough as Doug Ford seeks Ontario PC leadership

Doug Ford made a campaign stop in Peterborough on Wednesday as part of his bid to become the next leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.

Peterborough DBIA tackling cigarette butt littering

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area is offering free cigarette receptacles to address littering in the downtown.