Author Archive for ben burd

Penny wise and Pound foolish

Another quote comes to mind – “knows the price of everything but the value of nothing”, Oscar Wilde in the Picture of Dorian Gray.¬† We are returning to the topic of the proposed replacement of the Town of Cobourg’s Public…

A big oxymoron and the big stall

We are using the Oxford English Dictionary definition here as that reference book is regarded by most as the most definitive. What brings this basic reference to “figures of Speech” is the perusal of the agenda for the meeting to…

The next four years

Looking at the latest iteration of corporatism, Cobourg’s Strategic Plan, we have all been asked to comment and tell Council what we think of their efforts to plan the next four years. So here are ours. First impressions are not…

A great announcement

The first post of the new season is here and from our poetry correspondent Wally Keeler Say it! Loud! Say it! Proud! Say it!, Cobourg Poetry Commons, the 7th¬†annual poetry weekend (April 10-12) celebrating National Poetry Month returns to the…

Who are the Terrorists?

The people on the left or the people below?   Now that the Federal Government has declared ‘super-war’ on the terrorists with the introduction of Bill C51 it is obvious that they have done everything from establishing a Secret Police…

2015

A new year time for progress and a little reflection on last year before setting out in the new year. Given that we at the BR appreciate the chance that the interwebthingy has given us and as the masthead says…

Suggestions accepted

For the first four Council meetings the Mayor and Council in Cobourg will be listening to the Citizens. Starting on January 12th anybody who wants can speak to Council for five minutes. So folks take them up on it. We…