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Features Fall 2016 

 

Cell Phone Lifeline

author/: Mandy Martin / photographer: Johnny C.Y. Lam

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AFTER SIX MONTHS IN COBOURG, Syrian refugees are settling in and are grateful to be out of the war zone. Phones keep them connected to their scattered families, their past and their language, but the biggest challenge now is learning English

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Highway of Horror

author:  Geoff Zochodne

trafficking 184pxPROSTITUTION, THAT AGE-OLD PROFESSION, has taken a nasty turn and it’s catching the attention of police forces across the province. They’re increasingly aware of human trafficking...

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Character Builders

author: Denise Rudnicki

designers 184ON SET WITH TWO AWARD-WINNING costume designers – Alex Reda and Joanne Hansen – who both rekindle their creative energy when at home in the Northumberland Hills.

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Two Lunches with Gerda

author: Orland French    

george hees 184pxCAREFULLY POLISHING HIS IMAGE after his disastrous exposure in the Munsinger affair, Northumberland MP George Hees demonstrated that in politics, there’s no easy road to success.

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First Words

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There’s a moment over the holidays when the world stands still and the magic dust of the season descends on our old farmhouse. It’s on Christmas Eve when the boys – and I use the term loosely because... read more

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ED’S HOUSE: HONOURING THE JOURNEY
On behalf of Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre thank you for the wonderful article written by Cecilia Nasmith highlighting both Ed’s House, and the Bridge Hospice. The article raised awareness of local...…

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marianne ackerman

marianne ackermanMarianne grew up in Prince Edward County. She began her writing career as the Picton correspondent for the…

conrad beaubien

conrad beaubien

Conrad’s love of storytelling has engaged him in a life of the arts. A creator, writer and director of films…

bill slavin

bill slavinBill Slavin has illustrated over one hundred children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. Titles include Stanley’s Party