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Violence against women remembered this time of year

July 22, 2009

July 8, 2009 A 41 year-old Cobourg man allegedly punched his partner several times in the face inside their Havelock Street residence in Cobourg last Friday. The woman intervened in an argument between the man and his son. She was pushed into some furniture, at first. Then, the couple went downstairs, where he is alleged […]

Flicker of light at end of dark economic tunnel

July 22, 2009

May 13, 2009 After months of crushing economic news, a bit of light shone through last week. The American jobless rate continues to be very bad and getting worse, but at a slower rate. When the figures were released last week 539,000 people lost their jobs and unemployment hit 8.9 per cent. That is not […]

Term limits necessary in municipal politics

July 21, 2009

First published: September 24, 2005 With 14 months until the next municipal election, Cobourg mayor, Peter Delanty, announced last week, he intends to run again for mayor. It seems rather strange he would make an announcement this far in advance. There is plenty of time, yet Mr. Delanty decides, out of the blue without a […]

McCallion paves way for new debate on taxes

July 21, 2009

First published: November 16, 2007 Hooray for Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion who stood up last week to federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the Conservatives after turning their backs on municipalities. Finally, someone gets it when it comes to taxes. Mississauga city council approved a five per cent tax surcharge on all property owners to […]

Cobourg budget cuts serve politicians, not people

June 20, 2009

First published: April 5, 1999 It was interesting to watch Cobourg council as it announced this year’s budget with its 2.5 per cent decrease in overall taxes. Deputy Mayor Arnold McCurdy was quick to crow about the cut because most politicians view any type of budget increase as sacrilege. Fiscal responsibility is the buzzword of […]

Municipalities do little to help with housing

June 6, 2009

Housing is not a sexy issue. It is not one of those topics like health care or education or restructuring where everyone has an opinion and knows someone who is being affected. Politicians are not too crazy about housing issues because they don’t garner votes. But to those people who are looking for affordable housing […]