Northumberland 89.7 News for October 5, 2018

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


The Cobourg Police Service have arrested a female on outstanding warrants on Wednesday. Police on foot patrol in the downtown core observed a female whom was known to Officers as having a current warrant out for her arrest.

As a result of a subsequent investigation, 28-year-old Amanda LEBOLD of Cobourg was arrested and charged with several offences. She is being held pending a hearing.


NHH’s annual influenza vaccination campaign for staff and physicians will launch this month on next Wednesday.

NHH will work with the Health Unit to make the vaccine available for all staff/physicians at a special launch event in The Bistro area that day.

Vaccinations will also be delivered through a mobile flu clinic, so staff members who cannot easily get away from their units during the campaign have the opportunity to receive the vaccination without leaving their work stations.

Deploying resources to help wildlife

Rural Northumberland county derives much of its income from farming and tourism. A danger to the wildlife is a danger to our economy. Queen’s Park is enhancing surveillance measures to protect wildlife from the risk of chronic wasting disease. This comes following a confirmed case of the disease in Quebec.

Chronic wasting disease is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of deer, elk, moose and caribou. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of the disease in any wild animal in Ontario.

Transit changes for the holiday weekend

he Town of Cobourg Public Works Division has announced that its transit system will be in operation on Thanksgiving – Monday, Oct. 8. Both conventional and Wheels transit buses will be running from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. that day.


Ottawa and Chicago took it to overtime, but unfortunately, the Sens fell 4 to 3 as Patrick Kane buried the winner. Smith, Lajoie and White had goals for Ottawa. DeBrincat, Seabrook and Tays had goals for the Blackhawks. Cam Ward had 22 saves in the win for Chicago, while Craig Anderson had 39 in a busy night for the Senators goaltender.

South of the border, the Buffalo Sabres picked up right where they left off: losing. The Boston Bruins blanked Buffalo 4 to 0 behind a 31 save performance by former Sabre Jaroslav Halak. The Bruins got goals from Bergeron, Donato, Chara and Pasternak and 3 assists from Brad Marchand. Connor Hutton had 22 saves in the Sabre loss.

In the baseball playoffs, Milwaukee defeated Colorado 3 to 2 in Ten innings and the Dodgers swept the Braves 6 - nil.

Finally, Off the ice, according to TSN, Restricted Free Toronto Maple Leaf agent William Knylander said Thursday that although he would like to be back playing with the Leafs, he has to think long-term while working out a contract extension with the team. Right now, he stands to lose up to 45 thousand dollars per game missed.