Local retired pharmacist Bill Wensley talks about the need for a national pharmacare program on the heels of another major study saying it is affordable and doable. Listen to a lively discussion on Consider This Live as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM
People will drive up to Northumberland Hills Hospital one day to find the windows shuttered and the doors locked and then it will be too late to complain about the future of our hospital, an angry senior said quietly under his breath the other day in conversation. It is a depressing prediction. But, it is not true.
Bill Thompson, the man who feeds the birds in Cobourg harbour, says he will not consider going before council to get permission, again. Listen as he talks about his passion for the birds, his reasons for breaking the bylaws, and his feelings about his supporters. It is all on Consider This Live as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7FM.
A special meeting was held between the Heritage Business Improvement Area and town council. Drive Time host Dave Glover talks to HBIA Chair Micheline Kerswell, owner of My Sisters Closet Boutique, about details of the possible disbanding of the organization on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
February is the 20th anniversary of Ontario Black History Month. Ontario Black History Society President Rosemary Sadlier explains the importance of this celebration. Peterborough poet and teacher Kate Kelly, along with Cobourg lawyer Colin Browne provide insight into the importance of this history, while exploring aspects of racism in Northumberland with Drive Time host Dave Glover and I on Consider This Live. Continue Reading →
As the Canadian flag’s 50th birthday is celebrated today, it is a wonderful opportunity to be filled with national pride. It is lovely to have a day to put aside all our difference, tensions and stresses as Canadians honour a symbol of our unity. When Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson decided to create a new national flag back in the 1960s, little did he know it would ignite a passionate debate. Amazingly, it also generated more than 6,000 contributions from ordinary Canadians wanting to contribute their vision. Despite all the acrimony, the red Maple Leaf on a white field with a red background was adopted. Continue Reading →
With nearly half its funding from the federal government on the line, a local international aid group is keeping its fingers crossed and the people they serve are hanging in the balance. Horizons of Friendship’s $2-million budget could be seriously hurt if the Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development fails to fund a critical proposal. The plan is to improve local health care to more than 235,000 people in Totonicapán, Guatemala, one of the areas with the highest number of indigenous people in the country. It is one of the least violent places and suffers from extreme poverty with up to 82 per cent of the residents being malnourished. There was also a plan to engage 8,700 Canadians in the project through professional-development exchanges and public activities. Continue Reading →
Cobourg Deputy Mayor John Henderson discusses the upcoming strategic visioning sessions being held by the council with topics including the local economy, one-tier municipal government and the future. Listen as Dave Glover and I talk to him about all this and more as part of Consider This Live on the Drive Time Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →