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BEN’S BITS: Apartment opponents take last shot before rezoning approval

By Ben Burd

One hour 43 minutes and a few moments:

The first part of the meeting was a joint presentation to a combined hockey team that had succeeded in the season. In the remarks from both presenters – the two Mayors of Port Hope and Cobourg, the dreaded “A” word surfaced. Mayor Brocanier uttered, “Amalgamation (for the hockey teams of both Towns)is a success!” Ashley Purdey, the Communications Officer, made a presentation explaining the viral video that came from the Marina security cameras. This video, an interaction between a fox and an owl, was put up on social media to generate positive publicity for the Town and has generated inquiries from the world. Continue Reading →

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BEN’S BITS: New Year; new time

Mayor opened the meeting and said, “Welcome to the first meeting of a new year. And at the time of 4 p.m., hopefully, this will be beneficial to all maybe we can get away from long night meetings! Deputy Mayor John Henderson introduced a Notice of Motion – wants to set up an ad hoc committee to study council pay. The last time this happened was when Deputy Mayor Bob Spooner appointed his pals from the Dutch Oven breakfast club to do the same. Never happened; too much public opposition. Continue Reading →

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New contributor to Consider This, welcoming former blogger Ben Burd

It is wonderful to announce Ben Burd agreed to come out of retirement to contribute some items from Cobourg council meetings. The Burd Report was the first blog in Cobourg to address local news and issues, but the site was recently retired. Ben, a former Cobourg councillor, NDP candidate and local activist, expressed an interest in providing notes on meetings from his winter home in Mexico to help fill any gaps in local news coverage. His pieces will fall under the title, Ben’s Bits. This is part of Consider This initiative to provide a platform for local news from alternative sources. Continue Reading →

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