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Archive for August 2009

Local Liberals need to define Northumberland County agenda

August 23, 2009

It is most intriguing to watch the local Liberal candidates seeking the nomination for the riding as they rhyme off their resumes and announce their endorsements. Certainly, it is impressive on some level. Yet, what is truly lacking from Andrew McFadden, Kim Rudd and Christine Herrington is a public statement about their plans for Northumberland […]

Virtual communities cannot replace the real ones

August 20, 2009

This past weekend, Colborne celebrated its 150th anniversary with a series of events and school reunions that brought back many memories for village residents.  Among the period costumes, vintage cars, great food and festivities, were the strong emotions of fellowship and community pride that were hard to miss. The village of Colborne was incorporated on […]

Time for Norlock to work on local solutions to the economy

August 20, 2009

While some may enthuse about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s efforts to secure a new trade deal with Panama last week, there continues to be a growing concern over the lack of transparency and consultation.This marks the fifth such agreement the Conservative government has signed since taking power. The others are with Norway, Switzerland, Colombia, Peru […]