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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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Health service integration needs to be led by local organizations

Coming off of a spate of imposed reviews led by the Central East Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN) over the past few years, the Northumberland Hills Hospital is currently in the midst of its strategic planning process, having consulted with more than 450 stakeholders. In a recent interview, board chairman Jack Russell and Chief Executive Officer Linda Davis agree the strategic plan is a logical next step. The smidgen of a budget surplus announced in early March is unquestionably a highpoint and bodes well for the future. So, where are the dark clouds? A couple of things jump to mind. Continue Reading →

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Inching toward regional government in Northumberland

Regional government is a dirty term for some in Northumberland County. There are municipal politicians, along with some residents, who spit after saying it, as if to cleanse their mouths of the foul phrase. At this time of year when the levy arrives, taxpayers are reminded of the multiple levels they must pay because of the two-tier system with its deep historic roots. The once proud United Counties of Northumberland-Durham existed from 1850 until 1974, when the west end of the county was sliced off to form a regional municipality stretching from Scarborough to Bowmanville. The current boundaries of Northumberland County were left behind. Continue Reading →

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