Canada's Artic 2017: Northern Dreams Northern Realities

Thursday, Mar 30th, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 7th, 2017 (All day)


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Canada’s Arctic 2017: Northern Dreams, Northern Realities

March 30 - May 7, 2017

Canada is a Northern Nation. Canada's Arctic makes up over 40% of our landmass and is home to more than 100,000 Canadians. It is an essential part of our national identity and it is vital to our future.


In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Northumberland Learning Connection presents a program on the Canadian Arctic from March 30 to May 5, 2017.


Join us as we explore the history, art, landscape, and contemporary issues affecting the people of the North.


We wrap up the series with distinguished Inuk environmental, cultural and human rights advocate, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee SHEILA WATT-CLOUTIER.


Thursday evening talks: 7:30 - 9:30 pm, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street E., Cobourg


Friday morning discussions: 9:00-11:00 am at the Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen Street.


Click here for full details on the Canada’s Arctic 2017 program

Listen To NLC Pop Up Forum

Our Right To Die


Which was held February 5th 2017

presented by

Northumberland Learning Connection







  • Sandra Martin-  winner of the BC National non fiction Award 2017 for "A Good Death, Making the Most of our Final Choices", Globe and Mail award winning journalist
  • Lynn Haslam- nurse practitioner and corporate lead for Pain Management Sunnybrook Hospital
  • Maureen Taylor-  Co-Chair Provincial Expert Advisory Committee on Physician Assisted Dying


  • Karin Wells - CBC journalist (retired)) producer of six radio documentaries on physician assisted dying in Canada, US and Belgium




Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4



Recording courtesy of Northumberland Community Radio 89.7 fm


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