A former credit union bookkeeper has pleaded guilty a second time to defrauding the former Bayshore Credit Union of more than million dollars in a fake mortgage scheme.

Cheryll Drumm of Trenton, ON, pleaded guilty on Oct. 12 to fraud over $5,000 before Superior Court Justice Patrick Hurley at Quinte…


Efforts to avoid flooding go too far, IJC now working to raise water levels

Property owners along the shores of the St. Lawrence River and some parts of Lake Ontario are complaining about water levels. …


A new trial date has been set for the case of a former manager accused of defrauding a Belleville, Ont., credit union of more than a million dollars.

The case will be back in court on March 5 for another pre-trial hearing, more than five years after the credit union…


IJC warns climate change is leading to algal blooms in largest, coldest and cleanest lake

Climate change has resulted in dangerous algal blooms along the shore of Lake Superior due to warming temperatures and more severe rain storms, says a report by the International Joint Commission (IJC).

The binational organization that oversees water quality in the Great Lakes and other shared waterways says even the…


I’ve taken apps off my phone to make it easier to focus on what I want to do

My name is Art and I’m a mediaholic. My entire life I’ve been a news junkie. At breakfast, on my tablet I read the New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Toronto…


Ontario manager’s case now in pre-trial motions a decade after theft started

A former manager accused of defrauding a Belleville, Ont., …


Ford’s strategy will leave homeowners under water, United Shoreline Ontario warns

With all the Great Lakes at or near record levels and spring runoff well underway, home and business owners of lakefront properties are praying for a dry spring with no windy days that will push the high water ashore.

Residents in Essex County near Windsor have already experienced flooding and…


Spring flooding will be higher than necessary, Gigas says

Residents and businesses along Lake Ontario will experience more flooding than necessary this spring because the International Joint Commission (IJC) did not release enough water from the lake last fall, says a report by an engineer who lives near the lake in Rochester, N.Y.


Sandbagging faces ban under anti-virus restrictions

Officials are warning residents along the Great Lakes who may soon face flooding that it is more important to protect themselves from COVID-19 than it is to protect their homes and property from water damage.

All of the Great Lakes are experiencing high levels…


High water levels on all the Great Lakes mean there is a strong likelihood of flooding again this spring, the International Joint Commission and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers said separately on March 6.

During a two-hour webinar to discuss the high level of Lake Ontario and what is…

Art Chamberlain

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