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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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Singing, laughing and a lot of fun on the Drive Time Christmas special

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While most of the time, Dave Glover is pretty serious on his weekday afternoon show, The Drive Time. Sometimes, he knows how to have some fun, as well. This is the Christmas Special aired on Dec. 23, 2015 with special guests Neil and Ellen Torie and Matt Blundell, sing-alongs, and Dave crooning a few tunes, too. Continue Reading →

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Not going to council again, says Cobourg birdman

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. Continue Reading →

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