BEN’S BITS: Highly engaging public meeting mark last council meeting

By Ben Burd

Apologies for not posting for the last two meetings but the Town’s much-vaunted attempt to post meetings to youtube failed. Three weeks ago a system failure which merited attention by the complete IT team and last week the operator forgot to flip a switch to turn the audio on. For another report on this meeting click here to read “Council News” from 89.7 radio. They cover the topics glossed over in this one. March 19th Regular Council meeting, all except the rumoured non-candidates in the next elections – Cllrs McCarthy and Rowden both absent. Continue Reading →

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Cobourg Sports Hall of Fame to display memorabilia and stories from past

Ross Quigley is part of a citizen’s group hoping to create a Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame. The group has collected hundreds of pieces of local memorabilia covering decades of various sports and athletes from Olympians to caddies. Listen as he shares amazing stories about people and events from the community’s sports heritage on Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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Piccini on Ford’s victory and its impact on local riding

Progressive Conservative candidate David Piccini talks about the leadership vote held last Saturday where Doug Ford won the leadership race. Piccini describes his own thoughts as his candidate, Christine Elliot, lost a very close race, as well as discussing the impact of Ford’s policies on Northumberland-Peterborough South. It is all part of a special edition of Consider This Live, on the Drive Time, Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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Fighting human trafficking in Northumberland through community initiative, says police

Human traffickers target children as young as 11- to 15-years old in Northumberland County for prostitution, according to Constable Detective Janice MacDonald, of the Cobourg Police Force. But, a multi-organizational task force is coming together with a $41,000 grant to help youth and parents by becoming better educated, she said. Acting Staff Sergeant Brent Allison said police are cracking down, as well. Listen to the shocking statistics and what is being done, as well as helpful tips to prevent children from being swept up in this growing problem as we discuss this issue on Consider This, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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Northumberland Local News Initiative plans public conversation about future of news

 

A group of local journalists and community volunteers are working with Loyalist Collge journalism faculty to organize a public workshop to discuss the future of news in West Northumberland on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the Concert Hall in Victoria Hall at 7 p.m. Two members of the committee discuss the role of local news and its future in the community on Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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