CCI students off to World’s Scholars Cup in Australia

 

A group of International Baccalaureate students from Cobourg Collegiate Institute is off to Sidney, Australia to compete in an elite competition known as the World Scholars Cup in August. The five students won a major championship in Toronto in June to qualify. Two Grade 12 students, Xander Crook, and Dan Noronha, along with Grade 11 students Marilee Archer, Ambrosia Day and Lucy Tong are currently training for the prestigious event which involves a complex four-part competition. They must answer a multi-choice quiz, write essays, solve analytical questions and debate another team. The youth are led by CCI business teacher Dorothy Noronha with the help of parents. Continue Reading →

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Waterfront options to get public input promises Cobourg councillor

For decades, Cobourg’s waterfront stored massive, towering piles of coal, waiting to be loaded on to ships bound for the American steel factories. Once those factories modernized, the piles disappeared. Yet, up until the late 1980s, it was still an industrial area, as huge oil tanks storing fuel. It is hard to imagine today what it looked like before when viewing the residential development, parks, marina, campground, and historic beach, that has attracted people since the 19th century. For many, the waterfront is the gem of the town. Continue Reading →

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New health centre next to hospital under consideration, says CEO

Northumberland Hills Hospital is considering a new health centre to be built on lands next to its location on DePalma Drive within the next two years, Chief Executive Officer Linda Davis said during an interview on Consider This. Looking ahead to the future of health care in the region, Davis suggested a health centre could be created to provide space for specialists who come to the area, along with other services related to hospital care. This would give room for the expansion of services like dialysis and chemotherapy in the main building, she said. The hospital tried to create a medical arts building on the same property in 2015, but it was unable to organize the necessary financing. The Northumberland Medical Arts Inc., a not-for-profit corporation was established to develop, build and operate the facility on property owned by Northumberland Hills Hospital. Continue Reading →

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Port Hope ready to invest resources in affordable housing and waterfront, says mayor and deputy mayor

 

Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson and Deputy Mayor Les Andrews focused on two major components of the town’s strategic plan during a lengthy interview: the waterfront and affordable housing. The interview covered topics ranging from cost-effective, efficient use of tax dollars, but also developing sustainable plans for the future. The mayor expressed sensitivity to environmental issues. The deputy mayor mapped out the future for developing business in the downtown. Both had a lot to say on many topics. Continue Reading →

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Tiny homes focus for new Habitat for Humanity initiative

A new committee led by Cobourg Councillor Nicole Beatty is looking at the creation of tiny homes proposed for Port Hope. A tiny home is a dwelling less than 600-square-feet. The group is working in tandem with Habitat for Humanity Northumberland to get a proposal off the ground. While it is in its early stages, Habitat Executive Director Meaghan MacDonald is optimistic the committee will be successful, offering an affordable housing alternative. Listen as she explains the details and provides more insight. Continue Reading →

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