Northumberland 89.7 News for October 15, 2018

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

Port Hope Break-Ins

Port Hope Police are reporting a number of break and enter violations, and also car thefts. On Oct. 10th, officers were called to an apartment complex on the east end of town, where a wallet, GPS and $30 in cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Then on Oct. 13th, a female suspect, reported to be in her 20’s, entered a residence in the Hope Street and Molson Street area, and tried to steal a filled grocery bag. One of the residents confronted the suspect, who then fled, and police were not able to locate her. Police have again cautioned residents to lock their cars and their homes.

Touch A Truck

Over 30 trucks were on hand for the “Touch a Truck” event in Port Hope on October 13th, when children especially were invited to experience first hand what it was like to be in police, paramedics, fire trucks, construction vehicles, and many others in a fund raising event for the Northumberland Hospice Care Center, to be built on Ontario Street just north of the 401 in Hamilton township.

Paramedics Honoured

Northumberland Paramedics Christopher Lake and Blake Murray received on of the highest honors available to them, the Governor General’s Medial Exemplary Service Medal, for their 20 years of meritorious service. They received their honors at a Sept. 20th reception, and congratulations to them.

Voting Begins

And all local area municipal voters are reminded that voting starts today in Cobourg, Hamilton Township, and Alnwick Haldimand. Voting started in Port Hope on Oct. 9th. In Cobourg, Port Hope and Hamilton township, voting can be done on line, by telephone, or at polling stations, while in Alnwick Haldimand, voting is by phone or at polling stations noted in mailings that have been sent out.

Anyone not receiving voting instructions is asked to contact their local municipal office. And as a reminder, if you have not already decided on who to vote for, you can listen to pod cast interviews with candidates, or read a writeup based on one hour interviews with them - by visting


It was a rare day of action in the NHL on Saturday night, as all 6 Canadian teams won their matches, something which hadn’t happened since 1989. Frederik Anderson made 25 saves in the Leafs 4-2 win over the Stanley Cup Champions Washington Capitals, and Austin Matthews continued his early season scoring spree with an insurance marker with just over a minute to go in the game - his 10th of the season. Tonight, the LA Kings are in Toronto against the Leafs, game time 7:30 pm.

In the CFL, the Argos suffered their 8th straight loss, a 34-20 defeat by the Hamilton Tiger Cats on Friday night. The win moved Hamilton into contention for the top spot in the East Division against the Ottawa Red Blacks. Meanwhile, the Argos became the 10th team since 1958 to win the Grey Cup, and then miss the playoffs the following year.

Closer to home, the Port Hope Panthers were idle over the weekend, and their next game is in Picton on Thursday night.

The Cobourg Cougars were in Lindsay on Friday night against the Muskies, and recorded another win in their great start to the season, this one a 5-3 final. Riley McCutcheon scored 2 for the Cougars, and singles came from the sticks of Brendon Rylott, Jack Graffi, and Noah Smith, but goal keeper Noah Gowe had to make 39 saves in the win. the Cougars are back in action at the Cobourg Community Center tonight against the 5-5 Milton Sea Hawks, game time 7 pm.