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Posts Tagged ‘Community

Keeping hospital plans secret an insult to local taxpayers

February 27, 2010

The recent concerns raised around future services at Northumberland Hills Hospital is a major misstep as it keeps its plans under wraps rather than being transparent. Rumours wildly circulating around the possible closure of the palliative care unit that looks after fatally ill people raised the ire of former hospital chief fundraiser Bill Patchett recently. […]

Community volunteerism is what makes Northumberland special

January 1, 2010

It was a small item on the front page of this newspaper Monday: More than 1,100 hampers go out. It seems through the generosity of organizations like the Northumberland United Way and the Food 4 All Warehouse, a record number of food hampers will be distributed throughout the county this holiday season. Programs run by […]

Canadian Jazz Festival seeks municipal funds

July 22, 2009

First published: March 29, 2005 Port Hope council was asked to provide $15,000 from its 2005 budget Tuesday night for the third annual All-Canadian Jazz Festival to ensure the group will receive money from other agencies. Treasurer Ron Brown, a new director of the festival’s board, told council during a presentation, the money was critical […]

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 […]

LACAC fiddles while Cobourg’s downtown heritage burns

July 22, 2009

First published: April 24, 2005 by Keith Oliver Without question, the standing committee appointed by town council to provide it with recommendations on matters of protecting and enhancing Cobourg’s built-heritage, is clearly failing to do so. That committee is Cobourg’s Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, otherwise know as LACAC. The evidence I have is my […]