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Art exhibit honours local military

Joan Tooke , Barrie Wood and Drive Time host Dave Glover discuss 
Northumberland Went to War is a commemorative exhibition and is supported with contributions from Northumberland County at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. It is on from November 3 – December 4, 2016 

The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Continue Reading →

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No more delays as East Pier needs to be addressed

With the Waterfront Festival wrapped up, it seems like a good time to review the future of the area and, in particular, the state of the east pier. Cobourg council seems content to crawl along carefully when it comes to the waterfront. Certainly, previous councils have moved with caution as projects have moved forward. The development of the lands was carefully planned, along with a staged approach to the walkway, the marina and Rotary Park with the pond/ice rink. It is no wonder politicians are guarded going forward. Continue Reading →

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Skateboard park about reaching out, not showing up

It is puzzling sometimes to listen as the Cobourg Taxpayers Association makes their case. Whether it is a debate over the budget or keeping the skateboard facility in Donnegan Park open, the conversation centres around a central word: priorities. In a recent interview Treasurer Paul Pagnuelo made his case regarding the town’s annual budget. One fundamental point he repeatedly came back to was the lack of time for public input, despite Deputy Mayor John Henderson’s Herculean efforts to hold open public meetings and other consultations starting last November. (Forget the fact Henderson scored a major victory when he made a budget deliberation discussion and meeting open to the public that was normally held behind closed doors.)

Still, it was not enough. Continue Reading →

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