County News on Recycling & the Widening of the 401

Bewdley transfer site has 70,000 patrons yearly, with 470 to 500 cars/trucks daily Article by Valerie MacDonald Above image: entrance to Bewdley Transfer site By the end of July, Northumberland County’s recycling plant near Grafton reached its annual projected recycling revenue from the yearly sale of all of its recycling commodities. That total is $730,000, […]

County Council News

Fire dispatch contract — Thompson bridge — budget simulation tool — Northumberland Eats — tourism —  Lymantria Dispar Article by Valerie MacDonald Above image: Bill Cane Northumberland County is taking the “path of least resistance” with renewing its present contract with the City of Peterborough to dispatch Northumberland’s municipal fire departments, Jennifer Moore, chief administrative […]

County Concerns: Dock Foam, Microplastics & a 90 Yr Old Bridge

Floating unencapsulated polystyrene foam from docks is a problem Article by Valerie MacDonald/image©TAPimage SkinkleRdbridge Unencapsulated polystyrene foam used for docks should be federally regulated and microplastics should be filtered out of washing machines so says Northumberland County’s public works committee who will be recommending county councillors support these initiatives during a county council session.  When it […]

Short County Council Meeting

Article by Valerie MacDonald (L-R)Gail Latchford, Brian Ostrander, Mandy Martin, Bob Sanderson, John Henderson, Bob Crate, Bill Crane: NorCtyImage Within less than half an hour, the public business of Northumberland County Council was concluded on Wednesday, March 17 after which councillors went behind closed doors. There was also a special closed meeting on March 9 […]

Hemming & Hawing Over Waste Incineration

County Council to make a decision about inclusion in study later this month Ward Two in Port Hope: In or out of curbside pickup? Article by Valerie MacDonald Northumberland County may not jump into an investigation of obtaining energy from waste with its neighbouring municipalities. Northumberland County’s public works committee is recommending County Council decline […]

Bumps on the Road to Greater Transparency

(L-R)Gail Latchford, Brian Ostrander, Mandy Martin, Bob Sanderson, John Henderson, Bob Crate, Bill Crane: NorCtyImage New committee system takes the steam out of county council meetings Article by Valerie MacDonald Northumberland County councillors whizzed through the open portion of the February 17 council agenda in half an hour with only a short discussion on one […]