Monthly Archives: February 2011

Can Anyone Explain This?

Lou Rinaldi ventured out of his cave in the Fleming Building last week to announce to the riding that Port Hope is poised to see the return of its driver test centre shortly. Details were slim, with no location or…

Sunday morning ramblings

A difference in styles: the Brits rescue their oil workers from Libya – story here -  with the SAS (special forces – the best in the world) and Canada flies in a plane that leaves with nobody on it. Peter…

A broken record

Another pathetic jobs report from Statscan. As we already know, much to Mr Norlock's chagrin, the employment stats for this area are mashed in with the region of Muskoka and the Kawarthas. Despite the lack of local numbers we do…

What a success story?

Success stories can come about for both good and bad reasons. First the good – the Northumberland FareShare Food Bank can be deemed a success simply because it is good at what it does – sharing food. Now for the…

Economic crimes against consumers

Two price increases announced today highlights the little power that consumers have in stopping unwarranted price increases. Ontario Power Generation has been given permission to raise rates to raise money to cover the costs of its court ordered fines and…

Holiday ramblings

Jack Layton cosying up to the Cons: will Jack let the Cons off the hook and accept corporate tax cuts and if he does can he claim victory by accepting a package of Harper granted goodies, like removal of HST…

Latest on Town Budgets

Readers of yesterday's post on municipal budget progress know that we hoped to have an update from representatives of Cobourg and Port Hope. We're happy to find those responses in our inbox quite quickly so we can pass the info…