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Peterborough Examiner / Peterborough This Week

Pyes' Buns and Deli baker hangs up rolling pin after 30 years in business

There’s something about not waking up at 2 a.m. each morning that’s appealing to now-retired baker Ken Hoad, 74. On Dec. 24, Hoad closed up his Pyes’ Buns and Deli bakeshop ending a delicious era in the north-end Peterborough plaza. For 30 years

Frostbite alert issued to Peterborough City, County and First Nations

Weather forecasted to go below -27 or lower from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20.

Peterborough now 21st worst Canadian city for bed bugs: national pest company:Local health inspector advises learning more about the pests, including what they look like and where they hide

Peterborough crawled up four spots into Orkin Canada’s top 25 list for the highest number of bed bug treatments.

King George school parents want board to listen to their concerns before busing kids to Lakefield:Parents urged to take survey that will be presented to the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

The Issue: A group of parents are raising concern following the public school board's announcement to bus King George school students to Lakefield next school year. Local Impact: Some parents don't like the idea of not having access to their children if they are bused to another municipality, especially those without transportation options.

Northumberland News

Cobourg fundraiser to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines:Zumba FUN-Raiser to be held on Jan. 27 at Premiere Dance Studio

Thelma Dillon, a Zumba instructor in Cobourg, is organizing an upcoming "FUN-Raiser" to benefit the victims of the typhoon that struck the Philippines over the holidays.

County issues "important reminder" after medical waste turns up at Northumberland recycling facility

You just never know what you might find in someone else’s recycling.

Northumberland, Clarington schools hosting French program info nights for families

Elementary schools offering French immersion or extended French programs are reaching out to local families.

Northumberland man facing charges for assault, attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person

A Trent Hills man is facing charges for assault.

Traffic stop leads Northumberland OPP to lay charges against St. Catharine's man:Accused facing charges for personation with intent to avoid arrest, obstruction and more

A St. Catharine's man is facing charges after a traffic stop in Alnwick-Haldimand Township.

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

Maritimers advised to prepare for Sunday's storm

An extreme cold warning continues today in New Brunswick as Atlantic Canada prepares for Sunday's severe winter storm.

Mexico pipeline explosion death toll rises to 66

Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.

Revolutionary cancer therapy too expensive to be covered by provinces, agency says

A revolutionary new cancer treatment is on the market and available for Canadians, but provinces have been advised not to cover it unless the price comes down.

Trump plans 'major announcement' on border and shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.

Mother of Humboldt Broncos crash victim pleads for mandatory semi driver training

Carol and Lyle Brons say nothing can bring back their daughter, Dayna, who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but that ...

Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

U.S. President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains.

Thousands of Canadians across the country to march to end violence against women

Thousands across Canada are expected to participate in the third annual Women's March today in a bid to call attention to violence against women.

Americans face deadline to file paperwork for Huawei executive's extradition

American authorities are facing a key deadline at the end of the month to formally request the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou from Canada to the United States.

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage.

'World’s cutest dog' dies of a 'broken heart'

A dog once named the world’s cutest has died of a “broken heart.”

Globe and Mail

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National Post

Americans face deadline to file paperwork for Huawei executive’s extradition

The U.S. has until Jan. 30 to submit the extradition request and Canada would then have a further 30 days to determine whether to issue an authority to proceed

Andrew Coyne: Ex-Liberal candidate’s only crime was engaging in ethnic politics — out loud

The Liberals had no alternative but to pretend to be appalled, just as the other parties had no alternative but to pretend to be outraged

Unconfirmed report says daughters of Pakistani woman who avoided death sentence for blasphemy are in Canada

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office wouldn’t respond to specific questions about whether Asia Bibi’s children have taken asylum here

Liberals push rosy economic message at cabinet retreat, but dispute with China looms large

The retreat gave glimpses of what the Liberals hope to campaign on in this year’s election, but was also awash in reminders of global instability and threats

British ultra-runner wins ‘brutal’ 430-km race in record time — while pumping milk for her baby daughter

'I never thought I would do this race as I've heard it's absolute torture'

Toronto Star

Doug Ford hires Hazel McCallion for $150,000 a year ‘special adviser’ post

The former Mississauga mayor, who served from 1978 to 2014, will offer advice to the Ontario government on a range of municipal issues.

Employment gap narrows between university-educated immigrants and Canadian-born counterparts

A new study has found that although the unemployment gap between university-educated immigrants and their Canadian-born counterparts is narrowing, the demand for Canadian job experience remains a key barrier for newcomers.

Provincial cuts leave adults with disabilities ‘hanging on a ledge’

Ontario axes program that helps adults with autism and other developmental disabilities build rich and meaningful lives.

Chantal Hébert: Liberals have much at stake in byelections

Quebec and British Columbia will be central to Justin Trudeau’s re-election fortunes next fall, and the party’s gong show of a campaign in Burnaby South does not bode well, Chantal Hébert writes.

Toronto Sun

Matthews, Nylander continue goal slumps as Leafs lose to Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — It’s hurting the Maple Leafs that William Nylander isn’t scoring, but it’s painful to think of Auston Matthews being dragged down, too. Both young stars fired blanks on Friday when the Leafs were in search of a key goal that might have put away the 0-for-7 Panthers and swept this Florida road […]

FUREY: Let’s stop kidding ourselves that the Karen Wang incident is anything new

Back during the 2014 Toronto mayoral race, candidate Olivia Chow – the former city councillor, MP and widow of Jack Layton – was asked during an online Q&A about what made her different from a previous mayor. “I’m not male. Not white. Want to start there?” Chow wrote in response. Those exact words made it […]

Fantasy Fare: Trade season finally picking up a little momentum

While we await the first significant NHL trade deadline deal, there were a series of small fantasy-negligible swaps earlier this week, all by the Ducks. Things picked up on Thursday, however, when the Hurricanes and Wild swapped former top prospects who could certainly welcome a change of scenery — centre Victor Rask going to Minnesota, […]

Introducing the Dr. Gifford-Jones prize

For 44 years I’ve been writing this medical column. It’s been a privilege, but also a huge responsibility. Now, in my 95th year, my time on this planet is limited. Consequently, I’d like to establish The W. Gifford-Jones Prize to honour somebody or something that personifies the importance of common sense, a healthy lifestyle and […]

ASK AMY: Cheating hurts, especially after the break-up

Dear Amy: I cheated with someone who was also cheating on his partner. I left my partner; he stayed with his. I went to great lengths to change my life for him. He did not. I got worn out by the wait (four years) and couldn’t take the emotional pain. Six months ago, I ended […]

Global News

Peterborough council to get update regarding PDI sale to Hydro One

Peterborough council to get update on the state of the PDI sale to Hydro One

The cat came back: Missing Peterborough feline returns 69 days later.

A Peterborough couple got an unexpected surprise call Tuesday that their missing cat was found thanks to the microchip implanted in him.

Frostbite alert issued by Peterborough Public Health

Extremely cold temperatures expected this weekend with windchill values in the -30s. Caley Bedore has more on that and more on potential snow accumulation in this weather update.

The cat came back: Missing Peterborough feline returns 69 days later

Victor was missing for 69 days.

More to tuition cuts than meets the eye

Post secondary tuition cuts make end up costing students more