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Archive for October 2009

Transparency needed for community centre project

October 29, 2009

It appears Cobourg Mayor Peter Delanty’s juggernaut reigns supreme one more time as the plans to hire a communications staffer and fundraising co-ordinator for the new Cobourg Community Centre sailed through council this past week. Cobourg council will lay out about $300,000 for a communications consultant, as well as administrative, office and staffing costs, plus […]

Return of Atlantic salmon good news for Cobourg Creek

October 29, 2009

The return of Atlantic salmon to the icy waters of Cobourg Creek is welcomed news after decades of hard work and dedication by numerous individuals and groups. It represents a milestone in the rehabilitation of the species, but also places a salve on an old wound in the community. Terry Quinney, fish and wildlife services […]

Good economic news should not make us blind

October 29, 2009

A steady trickle of economist, politicians and pundits are telling Canadians the recession is over, at least technically.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave his state of the economy speech in St. John to Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane announced the economy was puling out of the recession and the American Federal Reserve Chairman […]

New train station in Cobourg unnecessary

October 29, 2009

When tough economic times exist, it is really hard to dish out any criticism towards those bringing big spending announcements. So, when Northumberland MP Rick Norlock, Cobourg Mayor Peter Delanty and VIA Rail Chief Operating Officer John Marginson stood on the platform of the Cobourg train station late last week to announce a $7-million plan […]

Viceroy closing Port Hope operation

October 1, 2009

As municipal, provincial and federal officials scramble to find ways to keep Viceroy Homes, in Port Hope, from closing its doors and sending more than 100 unionized workers to the unemployment lines, there are some concerns that need to be raised beyond the obvious. First, how was it nobody knew what was going on? With […]