Expect backlash after downtown cameras installed


By Robert Washburn

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. This is despite the fact the cameras were not working during a rash of break-in during July. Continue Reading →