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Politics, Life and Journalism in Northumberland County, Ontario

Archive for February 2010

Canada – U.S. trade deal not so good for municipalities

February 27, 2010

Municipal leaders across Northumberland should take a moment to pause and consider the Conservative government’s newest Canada-U.S. trade deal announced late last week because it could mean more economic pain that it is suppose to relieve. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was busy extolling the virtues of a new trade that will remove the unrestricted right […]

Keeping hospital plans secret an insult to local taxpayers

February 27, 2010

The recent concerns raised around future services at Northumberland Hills Hospital is a major misstep as it keeps its plans under wraps rather than being transparent. Rumours wildly circulating around the possible closure of the palliative care unit that looks after fatally ill people raised the ire of former hospital chief fundraiser Bill Patchett recently. […]