Author Archive for ben burd

The view from seat #8

Mr Chair, I rise in this CoW meeting to talk about two items of business. Firstly the recommendation to install parking meters Downtown. These meters will cost the parker one dollar per hour. Whether that imposition will deter drivers from…

Another wasted opportunity

In Northumberland County, when one looks at its activities over the past thirty years, one will find that the major expenditure of time and effort has been that of ‘waste management’. From the 90s where the work was spent in…

We now have two dogparks

Here at the BR we have never given out opinions about the dogpark issue. We have complained about the time it has taken to solve – a whopping three and a half years, we have dissed one of the proposed…

It’s about time

Monday evening, swathed in secrecy, the Cobourg Council will be meeting in the back room behind closed doors to listen to the Town’s Solicitor and be led into formulating a position to take to the OMB hearing on May 26th.

It’s been a long time

Since the last post. The reason for that is simple, I do not like repeating myself. The condemnation of Rob Ford’s disgraceful refusal to resign or the Harper Governments appalling abuse of power in ramming the (Un)Fair Elections Act through…