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Consider This v2.0

March 25, 2010

Well, I’m moving on up… After years of being hosted at Loyalist College and then on the free WordPress service, I have struck out on my own. You will find my new home is more beautiful and richer in features. Thanks to Remco at Digital Underground for hosting my new adventure. The intent is to […]

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 […]

Herrington is the one to watch at Liberal nomination meeting

September 10, 2009

While it would be easy to focus on the two frontrunners at the nomination meeting for the Northumberland Quinte West federal Liberal Association tonight in Grafton, the person to watch is Brighton Mayor Christine Herrington. Insider polls indicate there may be a tight race forming between Andrew McFadden, from Warkworth and Kim Rudd, of Cobourg. […]

Follow up on Fulton report

July 22, 2009

First published: June 04, 2004 Northumberland Children’s Aid executive director Greg Dulmage called to follow up on the column appearing in the Cobourg Star and Port Hope Evening Guide. The county’s children’s services committee, a group of organizations and agencies dealing with children and youth in Northumberland have discussed the report in detail already. They […]

Heart disease and diabetes talk points out relationship

July 22, 2009

First published: April 12, 2005 The links between heart disease and diabetes will be discussed at a special speaker series organized by a Cobourg pharmacy Tuesday night. Dr. Michael Bayer will talk about the relationship between the two illnesses at the Lion’s Centre on Elgin Street starting at 7:30 p.m. The Canadian Diabetes Association says […]

Estimated 10 per cent of Cobourg residents are diabetic, says official

July 22, 2009

First published: April 12, 2005 About one in 10 people in Cobourg have diabetes and a majority of those people could have prevented it easily, says a Canadian Diabetes Association spokesperson Tuesday night. Between six per cent and 10 per cent of the population in any given area are diabetic, adding that would mean about […]

Large fire at Cobourg warehouse complex

July 21, 2009

First published: April 25, 2005 By Milne Hall About 14:30 today, I was just stepping outside my front door when I saw a large black cloud stretching from the D’Arcy Street/Elgin Street East to beyond the horizon to the east. The smoke was several kilometers high, and the volume of smoke was something I’ve never […]

Fire rips through plastics plant in Cobourg causing evacuation

July 21, 2009

First published: April 25, 2005 Sitting in a green Ford truck on Division Street, taking pictures, a couple watched sadly as a fire raged through a plastics plants where they worked. “We are watching our dreams go up in smoke,” said the 30ish looking woman, who refused to be identified. “I don’t know what is […]

Cobourg fire department ill equipped to deal with Horizons blaze

July 21, 2009

First published: April 28, 2005 The Edmonton Sun reports the Cobourg fire department was not properly equipped to deal with the Horizons Plastics fire Monday night. The report on the fire comparing it to a similar serious blaze in Edmonton. Having listened to local broadcasts and read our newspapers, there is not one word from […]

Canadian New Media Awards Educator of the Year

July 21, 2009

First published: May 29, 2007 I was honoured to receive the Canadian New Media Award for Educator of the Year Monday night. It was truly an amazing evening at the Carlu in Toronto as the top innovators in the country were honoured for their contribution to interactive media. To be included in the company of […]