Privacy is dying on the streets of West Northumberland
The installation of additional closed-circuit cameras in Cobourg’s downtown core was announced last week
Two more cameras were added, one at the intersections of King and Division streets, along with another at King and George streets. Two already exist: one along the beach boardwalk and another on Swayne Street. Each costs between $10,000 and $12,000, but is paid for by the provincial government under the Civil Remedies Grant and money generated by the police service for doing background checks. The police force is doing its best to show off the system in a positive light, of course.
New security cameras were installed in downtown Cobourg recently, raising questions about issues of privacy. This follows the continued review of Bill C-13, the federal cyberbullying legislation, which is also viewed by some as an intrusion by government, police and public officials without proper protection of privacy. Dave and I explore these issues and more on Consider This radio on Northumberland 89.7 FM.
We all have a biological father. But, we also have men in our lives that helped raise us, teach us, share their wisdom with us and shape us into the people we are today.
Lee Sauro was like a father to me. He died at age 90 in July. His son, Darryl contacted me today to let me know there is going to be a wake.
Back in January 1974, I walked in to Lee’s Fresh Meats on Yonge Street in Toronto after school. A friend of mine told us at lunch he quit a job in a meat store to concentrate on his grades. I had just left a job at H. Salt Fish and Chips a few weeks earlier. Continue Reading →
Homelessness was given a face in the local media last week as residents were reminded about the people who don’t have a place to live in Northumberland County. Green Wood Coalition director David Sheffield, an outreach worker in Port Hope, has said many times, there is no way to understand fully the scope of the problem in the county because there are not even the statistics to paint a realistic picture. A huge part of the problem is there is insufficient data; but, there are efforts underway to begin to gather those figures, he said in an interview done in July. Sheffield addressed the issue when the study titled Housing First in Rural Canada: rural homelessness and Housing First Feasibility across 22 Canadian communities was released on July 9. The report delivers a stark picture of homelessness outside the country’s largest cities. Continue Reading →
The race for Cobourg Deputy mayor is vital for the future of the town. Dave Glover and I look at the candidates and the qualifications for this important job during Consider This Radio, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
Are there political icebergs floating in the calm waters of this current municipal election? Dave Glover and I explore issues on from the past four years in Cobourg, Port Hope and Hamilton Township to see if they will hurt any of the incumbents on Consider This Radio during Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
Dave and I discuss the fundamentals of a municipal election campaign on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Dave reflects on his experiences as a candidate, as well as the various aspects of what goes in to a successful campaign. Continue Reading →