to Feb 26

Free Quit-Smoking Program Can Help People Give Up Tobacco

If your New Year’s Resolution to quit tobacco has already gone up in smoke, a free program could still help you butt out for good in 2019.

 The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is promoting a series of free quit-smoking support programs this month in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County. The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (S.T.O.P.) Program offers resources and five weeks of free nicotine patches to participants at no cost.

 In partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Health Unit is running the following S.T.O.P. sessions:

  • In City of Kawartha Lakes on Thursday, February 21, at 10 am.

 • In Northumberland County on Tuesday, February 26, at 9:30 am


To see if you qualify for S.T.O.P., call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2202.

 “If your goal this year is to quit smoking, the S.T.O.P. Program is a great way to get back on track. Giving up tobacco will improve your own health, while helping protect loved ones from deadly second-hand smoke,” says Karen Taylor, a Public Health Nurse with the HKPR District Health Unit.

 Research shows that patches and other nicotine replacement therapy can increase the odds of people becoming smoke-free. According to Taylor, the S.T.O.P. Program also has a proven track record in helping people quit tobacco for good.

 \Since its inception in 2005, the STOP Program has provided free smoking cessation medication and counselling support to over 100,000 Ontarians who wanted to quit smoking.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting - Small Town Radio (o/a Northumberland 89.7 FM)

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Please join us at our Annual General Meeting Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 2pm, Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope. Our AGM is open to Members, volunteers and invitees.

At this meeting we will amend our by-laws, elect new directors, review the annual financial statements, talk about the future and answer your questions.

Last year we amended our by-laws so that all Directors were elected annually. If you wish to put your name forward for the position of Director, please contact Barry Walker.

This year we propose to amend our by-laws to:

- expand our membership and amend the criteria for individual members,

- amend the quorum requirements for the AGM,

- add a dissolution clause, a technical requirement requested by granting agencies.  

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to Jan 25

Call out for Programming Committee Members

Are you a big supporter of our community? Would you like to be a part of helping this community’s truly local radio station to improve its connection to our community?

Northumberland 89.7 has now been on the air for five years and we’re looking to take our service to the next level. To do so we need help from people just like you to join our programming advisory committee. This group will consist of individuals with various backgrounds who can bring another voice to help us further develop programming that represents the diverse interests and desires of those who live here.

You do not need broadcasting experience, just a passion for this community and a keen interest in contributing ideas that can help our radio station serve the area.

If you would like to take part in this unique opportunity, contact the Station at or call 905-372-2391.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 25, 2019.

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Yuletide Carolling in Wesleyville

Described by many as their favourite event of the Christmas season - YULETIDE CAROLLING at Wesleyville on December 7th will be led with joy by Randy Mills and feature Juliette Sinnott on her harp. 

The harmonium has been tuned by Graydon Bowman and Kathryn is adding the seasonal decorations. Call Kathryn (905 753-2196) or Sue (905 885-1344) if you'd like to contribute some treats.

You might also consider bringing a cushion for the pew and your membership renewal for 2019. Here's the details (click this link):Who are the "Friends"

The Friends of Wesleyville Village is a non-profit corporation of over 150 members who share a vision of preserving and revitalizing this heritage community for 21st Century uses.

Please join us.

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Santa Claus for Paws Fundraiser

St. John Ambulance is having a  Santa Claus for Paws Fundraiser on Saturday November 24th from 11am-4pm. A professional photographer will be offering  holiday photos with your pet and Santa and much more! For a small donation ($10 suggested), receive a digital download of your photos.

Bring your family, bring your pets! Multiple pets are welcome in each photo and/or adults and children for festive family portraits. (Photos available without Santa as well).

Join the fun at the St. John Ambulance office 700 D’Arcy Street, Bldg 19, Cobourg Free Nail Trims, Silent Action and so much more!  All proceeds will support the SJA Northumberland therapy dogs continue to help those in need in Northumberland County. 

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7:00 PM19:00

Downtown Port Hope Gets Into The Holiday Spirit

Port Hope: In collaboration with Port Hope's Annual Candlelight Walk and Moonlight Madness in downtown Port Hope, Critical Mass Art is hosting an evening festival that showcases the themes of migration and story-telling through multi-media contemporary visual art installations and puppetry.

The family-friendly festivities include Port Hope's annual sing-along candlelight walk with the addition of illuminated lanterns and giant puppets (including a 24ft whale!). This contemporary art experience led by Critical Mass promises to add whimsy and magic to this annual tradition. As always, with the the donation of a non-perishable food item, participants will receive a battery-operated candle.

Critical Mass is also opening the doors to the Little Station on November 23rd. The Little Station is believed to be Port Hope's 1st train station. It was moved to Lent Lane this summer and is now transformed into a creative hub for the community! To celebrate the transformation of this little heritage building, VIA Rail Canada will be bringing the VIA Rail miniature train and offering FREE rides on board after the procession (with boarding in front of the Little Station). The mini train will be lit up for the Candlelight procession and will also make an appearance in the Port Hope Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov 24th.

Critical Mass is holding a contest to 'Hop on Board the VIA mini train' during the Candlelight procession on Nov 23rd. The winner will have the opportunity to board their family on the mini train, and will also receive $200 in HBIA gift certificates to spend in downtown Port Hope, and a $500 travel credit with VIA Rail Canada. * Entry form at Contest closes Nov 21 at 8pm. Winner announced Nov 22.

Home Hardware has also partnered with Critical Mass to transform Lent Lane into a warm and inviting pop up Christmas Night Market complete with vintage holiday tunes, great street food (Mexican hot chocolate, churros, hot apple cider, chili, and s'mores to name a few!), ski chalet inspired warming stations, homespun artisan crafts, and one of a kind gifts! You can even buy your fresh cut Christmas tree in the lane from the Port Hope Scouts!

This is a one night only event and one you don't want to miss!

Location: Downtown Port Hope
Time: Friday, November 23 at 7:00pm - 9pm

7:00pm Candlelight Walk (gather at Walton & Pine Streets - Our Lady of Mercy parking lot)
7:20pm Tree lighting ceremony in Memorial Park following the candlelight procession
7-9pm Pop Up Christmas Night Market in Lent Lane and Little Station Holiday Open House & Multi-Media Art Installation

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Bring the Family to 8th annual FAMILY WELLNESS DAY EXPO in Cobourg

The 8th annual London Family Wellness Day Expo will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018   from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at Northumberland Mall, 1111 Elgin Street West, Cobourg, ON.


This Free heartfelt event is designed to appeal to families interested in health, wellness and green living. Featuring multiple vendors, children’s activities, presentations, door prizes and a silent auction supporting The Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank. This fun family event has something for everyone and is a great way to spend a Saturday.

Visitors to the Expo can interact with a diverse group of Professionals to learn how to improve the physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being of their family.

** Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a bonus ticket

to be entered in the hourly door prize drawing **

The Family Wellness Day Expo organizers would like to acknowledge the generous support of the local community.  To learn more about this event, please visit



Northumberland Fare Share Food Banks is dedicated to serving Cobourg and Port Hope, by collecting and distributing food and other necessities to individuals and families in need in our community. That need is now greater than ever before. As volunteers, we can’t do what we do without your help. You can register to volunteer here. Please contribute to the Fare Share Food Bank generously, and help make our community a better place. Your contribution could change someone’s life.


Learn more at

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7:30 PM19:30

Northumberland Learning Connection - The China Dream

The China Dream,

Northumberland Learning Connection’s series of five talks and discussions, begins on October 25, with Juan Wang of McGill University speaking on Xi Jinping and His Party, at 7.30 pm at the Columbus Community Centre, Cobourg.

To order tickets, call the Victoria Hall box office, 905 372 2210, (toll free 1.855 372 2210), or online at

 For more information, or to confirm times and locations, visit NLC’s new website:

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Boston Creme Donut Day


Tim Hortons, Colborne location and Northumberland United Way presents Boston Cream Donut Day!

For one day only, on Tuesday, October 23, proceeds from all sales of Boston Cream donuts at the Tim Hortons Colborne location will support 211. $10 for a dozen. Pre-order your donuts, by calling (905) 355-1470 or faxing your completed pre-order form to (905) 355-2311.

211 Ontario is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

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Celebrate Northumberland Hills Hospital’s 15th Anniversary next month with an open house and behind-the-scenes tour, October 18th

In celebration of Northumberland Hills Hospital’s upcoming anniversary, staff, physicians and volunteers are inviting the public to an afternoon and evening of special behind-the-scenes tours.

 Join members of the hospital team as they thank the community for the continued support, demonstrate the health care services available today at NHH and highlight services and supports expected to grow in the coming years as demand for patient care continues.

 Hosted by hospital staff, physicians and Foundation and Auxiliary volunteers, guided tours will depart at 15-minute intervals from the Main Street Bistro on the main floor of the hospital, just inside the front entrance. The tours—each lasting approximately an hour in length—will visit as many areas of the hospital as possible, including:

-        Cancer and Supportive Care;

-        Diagnostic Imaging (including opportunities to see first-hand the Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Mammography and Fluoroscopy units);

-        Surgical Suites; and

-        Birthing Suites.

 Before or after the tour, visitors will be encouraged to visit with NHH staff, physicians and volunteers in the Bistro while enjoying music, refreshments and photo displays highlighting today’s hospital services.

 “We have so much to celebrate at 15 years,” said NHH President and CEO Linda. “This hospital brought many new health care services and supports to Northumberland County when it opened on October 22nd, 2003. NHH would not have been possible without the exceptional support and commitment of this community, and we’re looking forward to saying thanks, celebrating the successes and looking ahead to the future, together.”


Tour space is limited, so kindly RSVP by October 16th to or at 905-372-6811, ext. 3068.

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Notice of a Subdivision Application and Public Meeting

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Notice of a Subdivision Application and Public Meeting

The County of Northumberland has received an application for a 17 lot plan of subdivision in Harwood.

The Township of Hamilton will host a public meeting to consider the application:

Date and Time of Meeting: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Location of Meeting: Township of Hamilton Municipal Office (Council Chambers)

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to Oct 12

Support Food 4 All Warehouse

This event is to raise donations for the Food 4 All warehouse in advance of the holiday season. 

One hundred per cent of cash donations are used to purchase additional food supplies, and all dona­tions are then distributed to Northumberland's 13 food banks.

The Top 10 items most in demand at local food banks include:

 1. Fresh fruit/vegetables

2. Canned fruit/vegetables

3. Canned meat/fish

4. Peanut butter

5. Soups/stews

6. Pasta/pasta sauce

7. Canned tomatoes

8. Canned pasta

9. Toilet paper

10. Shampoo/soaps

Community members are invited to come out again this year and help make this event a success!

The Food Drive runs from  8am Thursday, October 11 to 8pm Friday, October 12 

Donations can be dropped off at Victoria Hall in Cobourg


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to Sep 26

Northumberland Coaches Week Sports Film Festival


How does sport change lives?

Please join Northumberland Sports Council and its partners for an exclusive screening of 2 Canadian Sport Film Festival documentaries to find out! Both documentaries will be featured on September 25, 2018 at East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton AND on September 26,2018 at Cobourg Collegiate Institute from 6:00pm-­-9:00pm.  

We are pleased to be able to offer these movies for FREE to the community. The goal of this project is to highlight some of the social determinatesofhealthexperiencedacrossNorthumberlandcountyandexplorethedifferentwayssport and physical activity can provide a place of belonging for all.

The first movie is Keepers of the Games. This film showcases Lacrosse. Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY an all-­-Native girls lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women's team to bring home a Section Championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High. As the season comes to a head, the team is faced with increasing ambivalence in their own community and the girls must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people's tradition in a changing world.

The second movie is called Kickstart. On September 12th, the Homeless World Cup will kick off in Amsterdam. Bringing together participants from 70 countries, the annual event puts a spotlight on global issues of poverty and homelessness.  Street Soccer Canada,a non-­-profit that runs a network of over 20 soccer programs at shelters in a dozen cities across the country, has sent a team to the tournamenteachyearsince2004.Fortheshelteredandhomelessindividualswhoplay,it's a chance to be part of a team. And sometimes that small step is all it takes to get the ball rolling.

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Lakeshore Waves Modern Square Dance Club Starts New Season

Lakeshore Waves Modern Square Dance Club starts their new season on Thursday September 6th from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Recreation Centre, Community Centre Road, Baltimore.

Come and learn to square dance in a fun, friendly environment with a live caller and teacher. If you can walk, you can square dance. Beginners welcome. First 2 nights are free for new dancers; then $7.50 per person per night.

For more information call Teresa at 905-372-0194

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10:00 AM10:00

Incredible Edibles Festival Farm Tour


Have you ever wanted to learn more about the origin of your food? Or get close to a sheep, cow, or bison? How about experiencing one of the last farm animal auctions in Ontario? If so, then this tour is for you!

Experience three farms and a livestock auction all in one day with the Incredible Edibles Festival Farm Tour.

On Friday, July 13, 2018 enjoy a guided bus tour through the picturesque rolling Trent Hills in Northumberland County. Experience real life on the farm through visits to Masson Meadows Sheep Farm, Hoards Station Sale Barn, Healey Falls Bison Farm, and Faybil (dairy) Farms.

Enjoy a lunch of delicious, locally sourced food served at Capers Tap House in the beautiful riverside community of Campbellford. The ticket cost of $60 includes a local tour guide and bus transportation from Campbellford, four site visits, and lunch. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit

And be sure to stick around for the main event! The Incredible Edibles Festival will take place the next
day on Saturday, July 14 from 10 am to 4 pm in downtown Campbellford. Coming into its 5th year, it’s
going to be better than ever!

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