Author Archive for ben burd

Caught in time travel

In the previous post Wally Keeler started a fine thread about the dust and dirt from the rehabbing of the facade of the brick building at King and Division. The comments did not appear so here is what he sent…

Taxfighter 2.0

When Stan Frost, the sitting Deputy Mayor came to Council a couple of terms ago he called himself “the taxfighter”. He didn’t exactly earn the title after this term overseeing a period of high spending and dedication to debt financing,…

The view from seat #8

Mr Chair, I rise to speak at the first meeting after the Summer break and want to talk about a few things: We have on the Agenda a very glitzy paper that was prepared in our absence and I would…

And he’s off

The Mayor that is – on his election campaign. Gil Brocanier kicked off his campaign by standing in front of twenty-one people, five of whom were from the media, and read a statement, click here to read it Vowing to…

Was it good for you?……

…….The disruption of Cobourg’s mainstreet for many hours in order to shoot an opening scene to a movie that we bet will fizzle, there can’t be that many Adam Sandler fans out there, or are there? But leaving aside the…