Northumberland 89.7 News for September 25, 2018

From the Northumberland 89.7 Newsroom, here are some of the stories we’re looking at.


A Class 1 recall has been added to the CFIA’s Food Recall Report. The Reason for Recall? The Health Hazard posed by a Possible bacterial contamination in the Products: Certain Abbott Two Cal brand and Abbott Promote brand formulated liquid diet products from Abbott Nutrition.

Road closures

Port Hope Residents should be aware of temporary roads closure tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following streets for water infrastructure maintenance:

John Street between Park Street and Hayward Street will be closed, also Alexander Street between Smith Street and John Street will be shut during the day.

Park Street from Smith Street to John Street will be open to Local Eastbound Traffic Only.

The closures will allow emergency vehicle access.

Police Activity

Over the weekend, police units were very busy. One notable arrest came after a charge of drag racing.

A motor vehicle was stopped for travelling 140km/h in a marked 50km/h zone.

The driver, 20-year-old Ewan MACLEOD was arrested and charged with a crime.

Mr. MACLEOD was released on a summons with a court date in October 2018.

The vehicle Mr. MACLEOD was driving was impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence was suspended also for seven days.


Also in police news, On Sunday, Cobourg police were called to an east end neighbourhood after receiving a report of a suspicious person observed in the area.

As a result of a subsequent Police investigation 31-year-old Tiffany DOHERT-BOWEN of Cobourg was arrested and charged with multiple offenses related to the event. She has been held over for bail.

Port Hope Politics

As we all know, local politics can be contentious, and Port Hope is no different.

Yesterday, in Today’s Northumberland, current Mayor Bob Sanderson asked his challenger, Councillor Terry Hickey, to debate him. Councillor Hickey has accepted. The debate will happen tomorrow evening, and doors open 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm debate kickoff, at the Port Hope Lions Centre, 29 Thomas St., Port Hope.

Clock tower fixed

And finally, The clock on top of Victoria Hall is up and running again.

Verdin Bells, Clocks and Towers have completed work on parts of the clock in the cupola of Victoria Hall since the beginning of the week.


The Cobourg Cougars are red hot. Inn the overall standings, Cobourg now leads with a winning percentage of .913 followed by Oakville at .833, with both teams having played six games. We’ll see if they can continue as the season forges on.

In pro ball, The Toronto Blue Jays took on the Houston Astros, and went down to defeat 5 to 3, despite a Kevin Pillar 2 run home run. Miguel Estrada had another rough start, giving up 4 runs in 4 and 2/3 innings to take the loss. Dallas Keuchel wasn’t particularly sharp, but he did pick up the win for the Astros.

Off the diamond, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has left the team to get his index finger checked out by a specialist, manager John Gibbons said on Monday. 

In preseason NHL hockey, the Canadiens came down to Toronto and beat the pants off the Maple Leafs in a game that doesn’t count, 5 to 1.

And finally, in the NFL, the season is over for San Francisco’s promising young QB, Jimmy Garoppolo with a torn ligament. In other Quarterback news, the Cleveland Browns have named first overall pick Baker Mayfield their starting QB.