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Need for civility, mutual respect in order

It seems we have forgotten how to be nice to one another. The point was made dramatically last Tuesday night in Port Hope. During a portion of the meeting for questions from the public, an elderly man with a cane got up and spoke. He was agitated about some issues, slowly gathering momentum until he became aggressive and insulting to the councillors. Thankfully, Councillor Robert Polutnik, who was chairing the meeting at the time, warned him repeatedly to show respect and reminded him to control himself. Continue Reading →

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Vernonville Community Centre to be included in recreation study

Vernonville Community Centre to be included in recreation study

Great to see Alnwick/Haldimand Township council took a step back to reconsider the closure of this community centre as argued in this column a couple weeks ago. The Vernonville Community Centre. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today file photo ALNWICK/HALDIMAND – The life of the long-time Vernonville Community Centre has been extended while a parks and recreation study is undertaken. A volunteer committee is expected to be struck by Alnwick/Haldimand councillors at their upcoming council session and then it […]
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Cobourg council pressed to return to basics by taxpayers group

Cobourg Taxpayers Association Director Bryan Lambert and President Lydia Smith engage in a lively discussion about the Back to Basics campaign urging Cobourg council and town staff to postpone a business incubator project until other items are dealt with first during Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM Continue Reading →

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