John Baird

John Baird surprised many with his sudden resignation last month from federal politics, which also called an abrupt halt to nearly four years as Canada's top diplomat.

John Baird’s appointment to Barrick job raises questions

Former foreign minister also up for big job at Canadian Pacific.

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Brit TV

8 Amazing British series on TV that you may have missed and have to watch

8 Amazing British series on TV that you may have missed and have to watch

  There's a lot of bad TV, but there's also a lot of GREAT TV. You just have to know where to look – and across the pond to...

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Art Gallery of Northumberland

COBOURG -- Art Gallery of Northumberland board member Rick Miller spoke in a public meeting on March 26 about the future of the gallery in Cobourg. March 27, 2015.

Northumberland Art Gallery slated to re-open Sept. 10

COBOURG -- After months of financial struggles and closure, the Art Gallery of Northumberland plans to re-open this September....

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GM Plant

Oshawa General Motors plant closure would lead to tens of thousands in job losses, $5.7 billion impact on economy

Oshawa General Motors plant closure would lead to tens of thousands in job losses, $5.7 billion impact on economy

OSHAWA -- The closure of General Motors’ Oshawa plant would be a massive negative shock not only to the local economy but to the...

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According to a Forum poll, support for the proposal to liberalize alcohol sales transcends political affiliation.

Ontario poll shows huge support for beer, wine in supermarkets

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores is being cheered by Ontarians, a new poll suggests

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Sammy is a Golden Retriever/Bernese Mountain Dog cross who went missing in Queensborough.

Dogs’ disappearance a mystery to owner

A local woman is appealing to pet owners across the county to keep their dogs close after a pair of animals, including a potential therapy...

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Business of the year

Kyle Campbell, president of Cam Tran Co. Ltd., with left to right, MPP Lou Rinaldi, Mayor Marc Combs and MP Rick Norlock on his right, accepted his company’s Business of the Year Award at Cramahe Township’s annual Business Achievement Awards ceremony held March 27. He and two brothers, Scott and Bryn, own the company which operates a profit-sharing program for its employees.

Colborne company named Business of the Year in Cramahe Township

Cam Tran Co. Ltd., the privately owned company based in Colborne that manufactures, repairs, refurbishes and services transformers, has been...

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Architectural award

Bill White, the architect behind the refurbishing of Belleville City Hall in the 1980s, speaks near a model of the building, during a ceremony at council chambers on Wednesday, March 25. White’s work has been honoured by the Ontario Association of Architects.

Belleville City Hall honoured by Ontario Association of Architects

The building known as the heart of downtown Belleville has a special place in the minds of Ontario’s best architects.

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News From Beyond Belleville Region


Does Canada have the stomach for war?

Analysts wonder whether Canada has stomach to wage 'war' against ISIL



Extra lump sum award coming for wounded vets

Tories to introduce new, separate lump sum payment for critically wounded troops



Films of naked boys weren't sexual: Lawyer

Lawyer for man accused of child pornography says films of naked boys weren't sexual



Plane crash passengers grateful to be alive

Passengers grateful to be alive following Air Canada plane crash in Halifax


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