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Peterborough Examiner / Peterborough This Week

Brother and sister team takes Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel to new heights:Dana Empey and Scott Stewart are being inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

While standing in an open bar on the 36th floor, overlooking Time’s Square in New York City, Dana Empey and Scott Stewart toasted their success.

Gobi, the Riverview Park and Zoo’s Bactrian camel, has died

Peterborough’s zoo has lost one of its camels.

Peterborough cyclist beating case moves to high court

David Fox has been committed to trial.

Peterborough Court Docket: Feb. 11 to 14, 2019

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Peterborough Court Docket: Feb. 4 to 8, 2019

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Northumberland News

Lighthouse Books — A book lover's haven

Did you know that April 2 is International Children's Book Day?

Busy year ahead with waste cleanup in Port Hope

It’s sounding like 2019 should be a busy a year when it comes to the cleanup of historic low-level radioactive waste.

Cobourg pushing for residents’ input on strategic planning:Online feedback being collected until April 5, public meeting set for April 8

The town is calling on residents to ensure community priorities are addressed within its latest strategic plan.

Northumberland OPP issue 31 distracted driving, 5 stunt driving charges over March break

More than 30 distracted driving related charges were issued over the March break week and five drivers were charged with stunt driving.

What's Going On Here? Brighton library looks fabulous but getting inside a bit of a hassle

The town's newly renovated and expanded public library is a fabulous place to visit.

Stirling Community Press

A mandate of community betterment

JEFF DORNAN For Postmedia Network NORWOOD — The 50 member strong Norwood Lions Club recently celebrated their 67th year of service to the Norwood community. In nearly seven decades the local service club has raised well in excess of two million dollars that has been donated to worthwhile projects in the community and to assist […]

Carnival celebrates the cold in Tweed

TWEED — It was a carnival for the entire village… and anyone else who wanted to come. After taking a hiatus several years ago, the Tweed Winter Carnival was reborn three years ago and after a couple of weeks of nasty weather, most of the community took advantage of beautiful conditions to get outside and […]

Tweed Winter Carnival

Festival of Sacred Praise accepting applications

The Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise is returning to St. Paul’s United Church this spring. Now celebrating its 69th year, the two-week-long festival features singers, musicians and orators performing for audiences and professional adjudicators in various classes. Held under the auspices of the official board of St. Paul’s United Church and the Stirling Festival Committee, […]

Lions keep ‘fun’ in fundraiser

STIRLING – Members of the Stirling & District Lions club are always hard at work on some sort of project to improve life for those fortunate enough to call this little corner home. The Lions’ latest fundraiser was a raffle held during this year’s Stirling Groundhog Festival. First prize was a two-minute $500 shopping spree […]

Canadian mortgage rates are falling — and here's why

What's bad news for some is good news for others, and Canadian mortgage-holders are the unexpected beneficiaries of some of the gloom that's hovering over Canada's economy.

At this point, the Philpott/Wilson-Raybould end game is obvious — destroy Trudeau: Neil Macdonald

Ex-cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are politicians who are being treated as though they aren't politicians — which is every politician's dream — despite executing a most politician-like attack on their party leader, Neil Macdonald writes.

What Trump's Mueller 'exoneration' means for Democrats looking to beat him in 2020

After the Mueller report news broke on the weekend, triumphant Republicans wondered: What will Democrats focus on now that U.S. President Donald Trump has been "vindicated" on Trump-Russia collusion? The answer, Democrats say, is the same priorities that helped them take back the House.

'The Liberals are so terrified': Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws after swift action in New Zealand

New Zealand's prime minister has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling restrictions on firearms after the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead.

Son of slain B.C. artist demands RCMP revive dormant investigation as new details emerge

When Cristiano Savioli travelled to Cortes Island, B.C., from his hometown in Italy after the brutal slaying of his father, Stefano, in the summer of 2010, he vowed to do everything he could to help investigators solve the case. Today, the homicide case lies dormant and Cristiano Savioli wants answers.

U.K. government defiant over May's Brexit deal despite setback

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government says Parliament's decision to take control of the stalled process of leaving the European Union underscores the need for lawmakers to approve her twice-defeated deal.

Canadian peacekeepers evacuated injured French counter-terror troops in Mali

Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their patrol was ambushed while hunting for militants along the border with Niger.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with labour leaders in Winnipeg today

Justin Trudeau will be focusing on the training benefits in the recently released budget as he meets with labour leaders in Winnipeg today.

Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

UFC superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement on social media Monday night, abruptly ending his remarkable fighting career.

NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

The U.S. space agency NASA scrapped Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station.

Globe and Mail

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National Post

10/3 podcast: The frustrating fight against anti-vaxxers

Just who are the people refusing to vaccinate their children? Why do they believe what they do? And why is it so hard to convince them that vaccines really do work? We look at these questions and how Ontario is trying tackle the frustrating problem of the online anti-vax campaign. Dave is joined by National […]

‘He wants this investigated’: Trump allies switch from defence to offence after release of Mueller report

All signs indicate a Trump operation seeking vengeance and accountability from critics it says maligned the president over the Russia investigation

‘Our justice system is broken’: Ontario city ‘livid’ that serial pedophile living there

Madilyn Harks, who may have victimized more than 60 young girls, changed her name from Matthew and transitioned to the female gender

Andrew Coyne: The latest tactic to suppress Wilson-Raybould — smear a judge

The usual anonymous sources are now whispering that the reason she was fired had nothing to do with her refusal to kill the prosecution of Liberal-friendly SNC-Lavalin

Canada grants refugee status to some asylum-seekers who hid Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

But others who helped Snowden still waiting for a decision from Canada on refugee status, with one 'unraveling' mentally and hospitalized

Toronto Star

Long-term care workers at ‘breaking point’ due to violence, harassment, sexual assault on job, poll finds

Survey of more than 1,000 long-term care workers in Ontario found almost half experienced violence such as pushing or hitting on a daily or weekly basis.

Toronto police tight-lipped on details around acquisition of controversial surveillance tool

Force says it recently acquired technology that captures cellphone data, but won’t say how force will collect, store, access, or retain information.

Martin Regg Cohn: Ford government looks to Alberta for leadership on booze sales

The premier long ago aligned himself with Alberta’s right-wing premier-in-waiting, Jason Kenney, on carbon pricing, but are Ontarians ready to import Alberta’s approach to alcohol pricing next? Martin Regg Cohn writes.

Republicans on attack after attorney general says Mueller found no Trump conspiracy

Democrats said the celebration was premature, but William Barr’s conclusion that Mueller had corroborated Trump’s “no collusion” claim was treated by Republicans as a moment for both celebration and criticism of the president’s enemies.

Children’s aid society says it has fired Toronto lawyer who argued a 14-year-old girl is a ‘sexually mature young woman’

“This statement is appalling and intolerable,” the executive director of the Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services told the Star Monday in response to comments made by society lawyer Gary McCallum in an ongoing civil case.

Toronto Sun

ASK AMY: Husband’s deep research into webcomic isn’t funny

Dear Amy: I’m writing about a curious thing my husband does that tends to hurt my feelings. I’m not sure how inconsiderate he may be, or how over-sensitive I may be. He tends to look for negative information about people and things that I like. He also does this for things that he likes. For […]

March 26, 2019

Tim Dolighan

Cheapseats: Montoyo remembers five seconds of fame

MONTREAL — Of the more than 56,000 seats at Olympic Stadium — less than half of which were occupied for the Blue Jays-Brewers exhibition Monday night — Charlie Montoyo purposely plopped down in his favourite for his pre-game chat with the media. On top of the metal bench, near the middle of the home team’s […]

Tipoff: Raptors vs. Bulls

BULLS AT RAPTORS TONIGHT: 7:30 P.M. TSN/FAN590 SCOUTING REPORT Injury-riddled Chicago has been off since losing by 31 at home against Utah on Saturday. Star guard Zach LaVine, who won the dunkoff during all-star weekend in Toronto a few years ago, has already been ruled out, along with solid rookie forward Wendell Carter Jr., who […]

John Tavares tallies four goals, Maple Leafs kick Cats

It was hard to find anything wrong with the Maple Leafs’ bounty of scoring Monday night — other than wealth distribution. While John Tavares had a four-goal game, coach Mike Babcock would have liked to see a few more of his struggling forwards make it onto the scoreboard in a 7-5 fire fight against the […]

Global News

OHL Roundup: Monday, March 25, 2019

OWEN SOUND, Ont. - Barrett Hayton scored a short-handed goal and tacked on three assists as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeated the Owen Sound Attack 5-2 in Game 3 of their first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

No injuries in north-end house fire in Peterborough

Damaged to the home is estimated at $200,000.

Peterborough-area man charged with stunt driving on Highway 7

The driver was allegedly clocked travelling 133 km/h in an 80 km/hr zone.

Public Health reveals 629 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses in first six months last year

Public Health Ontario statistics were quietly updated last week to show that 629 people in Ontario died from opioid-related causes from January to June of 2018. That marked an increase from the same time period in 2017, when 549 people died from opioid-related causes.

More sunshine for Tuesday

Sunny conditions continue in Southern Ontario. Caley Bedore has more on that and the climbing temperature in this weather update.