Northumberland 89.7 News for September 28, 2018

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

Cameco suit

According to various outlets, Cameco has announced the Tax Court of Canada has ruled unequivocally in favour of the company in its dispute of the reassessments issued by Canada Revenue Agency. The dispute, stretching back 15 years, finally reached the tax court, which sided with the company. The company will now await a decision by the CRA whether or not it plans an appeal.

Seat Belt Enforcement

As a reminder for the weekend, the Northumberland Detachment of OPP will be participating in a Provincial Traffic Safety Initiative focusing on the usage of seat belts.

Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers under 16 years of age are using a seat belt or child safety seat properly. Failure to do so can result in a ticket and fine.


Near the beginning of September, two homes in the Bailieboro area reported thefts of jewelry and cash from the residences, with a heist value well into the thousands. After an investigation, Shannon MCEACHERN, age 38, of Peterborough was arrested and charged with theft related to the crimes.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough, Ontario next month.


Our colleagues at Today’s Northumberland has learned nearly half of the general patrol officers off on leave for various medical reasons with the Cobourg Police Service. A Cobourg Police Association member and veteran Cobourg Police officer spoke to Today’s Northumberland said, “it’s incredibly stressful for the people on the road.” The people refer to the officers.


The major area sports teams had the night off.

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Phil Kessel was honoured Thursday at the Action for Cancer Awareness Awards in Washington D.C. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward received the “Excellence in Cancer Awareness Award” at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s luncheon at the Library of Congress.

Also, veteran winger Zack Smith learned that he cleared waivers and would be remaining a member of the Senators.