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Peterborough Examiner / Peterborough This Week

Plans in place to turn prime Peterborough property into residential/commercial development

The issue: The development of a prime piece of real estate on Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough Local Impact: The proposed development will create much-needed apartment space for city residents, as well as commercial opportunities.

Nominations open for Peterborough’s Business Hall of Fame 2019:Nominations are open until Nov. 30 and the induction ceremony will be held on May 23, 2019

Nominations are open for inductees who represent the best, most ethical business practices and have community impact.

Doctor testifies that Peterborough murder suspect Thomas Chan suffers from neurocognitive disorder

The first expert to take the stand in Thomas Chan’s defence testified that repeated concussions as a teen caused the former rugby star to suffer from a neurocognitive disorder.

Youth homeless advocates survey Peterborough municipal election candidates

Madeline Porter is pleased to see that most Peterborough municipal election candidates are committed to tackling youth homelessness.

Cannabis is legal: Follow our live blog

Nearly 100 years after it was first criminalized in 1923, the possession and consumption of cannabis is now legal across Canada.

Northumberland News

Health unit calls on Northumberland hospitals, issues flu shot challenge

On Oct. 16, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit launched its Let’s Fight the Flu Challenge. which calls on health workers at several hospitals to get their annual flu shot. The health unit will recognize the hospital with the highest flu vaccination rate this season.

Election signs damaged and removed in Cobourg

The Cobourg Police Service reports that election signs have been damaged, removed and/or stolen from lawns and private properties in the past week.

Smile Cookies campaign raises $30,910 for Northumberland hospice

Hospice advocates have about 30,000 reasons to smile as of Oct. 18.

Chili Cook-Off a hit at Downtown Cobourg Harvest Festival

Hot chili was served and craft beer was on tap at this year’s Chili Cook-Off at the Downtown Cobourg Harvest Festival.

Kent Public School wins Paint the Plow challenge

Adjudicating the annual Paint the Plow contest was a tough call for Northumberland County councillors at this year’s celebration of Local Government Week.

Stirling Community Press

CMH Foundation launches revamped website

TRENT HILLS, ON – The Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) Foundation has launched a fully refreshed and updated website (, featuring user-friendly navigation, enhanced content and a simplified process for secure, online donations. The new website has many new features designed to be more donor-friendly, simplify the process of online donations, better inform the community and […]

Candidates square off in Stirling-Rawdon

STIRLING-RAWDON – It is a generally accepted belief the people elected to represent residents at the municipal level is a much more important and consequential choice than the politicians voters send to Ottawa or Queen’s Park. That is simply because the decisions made by hometown politicians directly affect almost all aspects of the community where […]

Award-winning writer visiting Tweed Library

Award winning writer Jack Todd will be reading and leading a discussion at the Tweed Library on Thursday, Sept. 27. A novelist and journalist now living in Montreal, Nebraska-born Todd is best known for his epic trilogy of the Paint family and the opening of the American West, historical fiction based on the story of […]

Cleaning the roadside, one kilometre at a time

STIRLING-RAWDON – Otherwise law-abiding people sometimes choose to break the law by tossing all sorts of litter from their vehicles to the roadside and the ditch. This illegal practice continues and that’s why “Adopt-a-Road” initiatives are popping up in various municipalities all across the province. In Stirling-Rawdon such a program was established last year when […]

Opportunity to hear candidates in Stirling-Rawdon

STIRLING-RAWDON – As important as federal and provincial elections are to those who vote, they say that the people elected to represent at the municipal level is a much more consequential choice. And that’s because the decisions made by these public servants definitely have an impact on all aspects of the community where we live […]

Turkey hasn't shared Khashoggi audio with U.S., minister says

Turkey's foreign minister says his country has not shared any audio recordings from Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance with U.S. officials. The state-run Anadolu Agency also quoted a minister as saying that Turkey would share "with the world" the results of its investigation.

Yes, there's still hope for the planet, says climate guru Michael Mann

In the first issue of our new environmental newsletter, What on Earth?, we talk to climate scientist Michael Mann, explore the world of waste-free takeout and examine plant-based Lego blocks.

'She's way out of her league': Steel exec slams Freeland's handling of tariff fight

A prominent Canadian steel executive told MPs this week that Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland​'s "ego" is getting in the way of ending American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

How a shift in Ottawa's bookkeeping is going to make the deficit loom larger

The deficit and debt numbers in the federal government’s Annual Financial Report being released today will be higher than projected because of a significant accounting change Ottawa is making.

Actual change won't come to the Catholic Church unless or until a courageous pope arrives first

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Was...

5 things to know for Friday, October 19, 2018

Marijuana is legal now, but will it be legal after the 2019 election? Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer isn’t so sure. Plus, CTV has a behind-the-scenes look into Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for spray painting Thai wall

A Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand, police said Friday.

Helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurt

An U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors, the Navy said.

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. However, a colleague in Philadelphia is now taking aim at the church this month, sending grand jury subpoenas to dioceses throughout Pennsylvania.

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

A jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death of their 14-month-old son who never saw a doctor until the day before he died in hospital of a staph infection.

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

Threats to 2019 federal election are increasing ‘faster than we expected,’ CSE official says

The main threat isn’t to the systems that run the country’s elections, like voting machines and voter lists, but to the politicians themselves

Randall Denley: Ontario’s $3B cap-and-trade bill not the budget black hole it seems

The Ford government will retain a significant amount of the program spending that the Liberals were paying for with their cap-and-trade revenue

John Ivison: International unions do delicate dance in age of Trump

A member paying dues might wonder why the union leadership is making positive noises about a president who appears intent on depriving her of a job

Ontario school board accused of pressuring teachers not to teach ‘racist’ To Kill a Mockingbird

A Peel District School Board teacher calls the memo a 'de facto book ban' that tells teachers they will not be supported by the board if anyone complains

Police find house cleaned out while owner was away — but in a good way

A concerned neighbour called police when he saw two women in there. It turns out they were from a home cleaning company. They just had the wrong address

Toronto Star

Federal deficit rises to $19 billion

Ottawa will reveal a deeper deficit of $19 billion Friday, $507 million more than expected, a difference that officials say is due to an accounting change.

Pharmacare is not a top health-care priority for Canadians, poll finds

While a large majority support the idea of a national drug program, just 5 per cent of respondents placed pharmacare in their top two health-care priorities.

Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered

Accused shoplifters, and parents of minors accused of the crime, often receive demands on behalf of retailers for hundreds of dollars. But some lawyers say they advise clients to simply ignore them.

After arrest of alleged killer Bruce McArthur and criticism over handling of other cases, Toronto police ‘recognized the need to step up our game’

The Toronto Police missing persons unit launched in July has a “mountainous challenge” with 4,200 files a year and open cases as old as 1953.

‘He was crying, sweating’: A boxer’s daughter stares down his killer

Charles Gagne murdered Eddie (Hurricane) Melo, a middleweight boxing champ and feared underworld figure, on April 6, 2001. On a day this August, at Beaver Creek minimum-security prison in Muskoka, Melo's daugher visited Gagne.

Toronto Sun

Price gets elusive win as Red Sox polish off Astros in ALCS

HOUSTON – It was an effort worthy of a career body of work tainted only by the vexing 10th month on the calendar. But in a masterful, career-defining, six-inning stretch of work on Thursday, David Price became Mr. October for a night. Not only did the crafty left-hander win as a playoff starter for the […]

NFL Week 7 picks from Randall the Handle

Lions (2-3) at Dolphins (4-2) LINE: DETROIT by 2½ Somehow, QB Brock Osweiler was able to lead the Dolphins to an upset win over the Bears last week. As a result, the knee-jerk marketplace will allow us to spot a small number here with the visiting Lions and that suits us just fine. Osweiler cannot […]

ENTWHISTLE: At-risk youth deserve a friendly future

New TELUS foundation will help fund local initiatives across Canada, Darren Entwistle says From our strong economy and distinguished universities to our diverse cultural influences and breathtaking natural beauty, Canada is aptly recognized as one of the world’s best places to live, work and raise a family. Yet equal access to this abundance is not […]

BONOKOSKI: Death knell beginning to toll for Trudeau Liberals

If Justin Trudeau wore a rose in his lapel like his dearly-departed father, it would not only have no dew on its petals but little life left. The 2019 federal election—coming exactly a year from this Sunday—does not look good for the Trudeau Liberals, with recent polls predicting the next government will be formed by […]

ASK AMY: Writer wants to start civility movement

Dear Amy: Like many people, I have strong opinions about the state of politics in the U.S. But, I’m increasingly concerned about the venom with which people state their opinions. It doesn’t seem to be enough to explain their position and try to persuade others. Instead, they use hatred and sarcasm. Amy, I have friends and relatives […]

Global News

Murray shuts the door, Malkin scores 2 as Penguins blank high-flying Leafs

Evgeni Malkin scored early for Pittsburgh before he and Kris Letang added one each into an empty net.

Post-legalization confusion arises over pot delivery times

A potential Canada Post strike may impact the already delayed pot deliveries from the only legal online distributor in Ontario. Kamil Karamali reports.

Mayor candidate questions accuracy of Peterborough election poll

A new poll is showing Peterborough mayoral candidate Diane Therrien with a commanding lead but incumbent mayor Daryl Bennett doubts the poll's reliability.

Buddy Bench presented to Peterborough public school

A new 'buddy' bench was presented to Roger Neilson Public School.

Questions raised by Peterborough mayoral candidate as election poll swings favour in other direction

With just four days until the municipal election, a new poll is showing Peterborough mayoral candidate Diane Therrien is holding a commanding lead but the results are being called into question by incumbent mayor Daryl Bennett who has serious doubts about the reliability of the results.