Male Arrested for Robbery in Cobourg

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Shortly before midnight Thursday night, Cobourg Police Service attended a business in the downtown area after receiving a 911 call reporting a robbery in progress. During the investigation one man was located and arrested for the incident.

Terry Beaton, 32 years old from Cobourg was charged with the offences of Robbery,  Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Assault, Disguise with Intent, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000. 

Beaton is being held for a Bail hearing scheduled for 9:30am on the 17 th day of November 2017, in the Ontario Court of Justice.

The Cobourg Police Service Criminal Investigation Branch are still investigating the identity of a second suspect.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact the Cobourg Police Service at 905-372-6821.

MP Rudd Announces Recipients of Canada 150 Constituency Award

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Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South and Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, was honored today to announce the recipients of the Canada 150 Constituency Awards.

“My office was overwhelmed with incredible nominations,” said Rudd. “The depth of charitable and community giving by the individuals as nominated was staggering. It was my privilege today to acknowledge these community champions in this special ceremony.”

Every Member of Parliament in the country received special Canada 150 pins made from the copper of the roof of the Parliament of Canada. To celebrate the extraordinary service to country and/or community by constituents in Northumberland—Peterborough South, these pins today were awarded to the following people, in recognition of their meritorious service.

 Abeer Al-Salihi (Cobourg) – Volunteer for Syrian refugee programming;
 Carol-Anne Bell-Smith (Cobourg) – Longtime supporter of arts and accessibility issues;
 Victor Chamberlain (Cobourg) – Longtime social enterprise volunteer (Beyond the Blue
 Cale Crowe (Alderville First Nation) – Indigenous issues advocate/musician; 

 Doug Cunningham (Hamilton Township) – Volunteers with the organization Sleeping
Children around the World, providing bed-nets for thousands of children;
 Bruce Davis (Brighton) – Longtime community volunteer (Brighton Health Services
Centre/Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund);
 Terry & Thelma Dillon (Cobourg) – Longtime multiculturalism advocates;
 Sister Linda Gregg (Northumberland) – Longtime advocate for social justice and
environmental issues;
 Debbie & Keith Hillyer (Trent Hills) – Longtime community volunteers/Founders,
 Connie Hooey (Orono) – Longtime community volunteer;
 Lyssa Keil (Camborne) – Employment advocate for Tanzanian youth;
 Patti May (Colborne) – Longtime community volunteer (Colborne Legion);
 Kally McMurray (Cobourg) – Youth volunteer;
 Gwen Mellis (Port Hope) – Longtime community volunteer (Habitat for
Humanity/Help Centre);
 Deborah O’Connor (Northumberland) – Longtime poverty activist;
 Rax Pattison (Newcastle – Longtime community volunteer;
 Diana Rodgers (Cobourg) – Longtime community volunteer;
 Sharon Rusk (Brighton) – Current President (Federated Women’s Institute, Brighton);
 Nicole Whitmore (Port Hope) – Homelessness/social services advocate.

“I want to congratulate all the winners, and thank them for their incredible contributions,”
said Rudd.

Ontario College Faculty Reject Latest Offer


As the current strike by Ontario College faculty stretches into it's fifth week, staff have rejected the latest offer presented. A vote of 50% plus one was required for the offer to be accepted. 

This strike is the longest in Ontario Post-Secondary history, causing many of the 500,000 students to be concerned that they will lose this semester. 

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says that she will immediately meet with both sides in the dispute. 

Headlines for November 16, 2017


From the Northumberland 89.7 FM News Room: Here are the headlines making news today

- Northumberland County Releases Homelessness Figures


- Cobourg Police Charge An Unlikely Graffiti Artist


- Ontario Funding Senior's Projects For Physical Activity and Healthy Living


- Toronto Cop Arrested (Again)


For further details on these stories and more, be sure to stay tuned to Northumberland 89.7 News throughout the day

Cobourg Police - Arrest Warrant Executed

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In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 14th, Cobourg Police Service Criminal Investigative Branch executed an arrest warrant. Brody Redick, 21, of Cobourg was arrested and charged with Failing to Attend Court and Breach of Recognizance.

Redick, 21, is accused of break and enter and theft under $5,000 from an incident in March but failed to appear at his November 8th court date at which time the warrant was issued. 

Brody Redick's name was in the headlines back in June of this year after a serious assault sent a man to Sunnybrook Hospital.  Redick and a co-accused were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.