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County looking at Northumberland Police Force

County looking at Northumberland Police Force, Every few years this old chestnut appears – just like a zombie the idea of a County/Regional Police Service refuses to die. The idea may succeed this time, the proponents – the people in short pants ( those Councillors with no or little experience of local politics) have proposed...

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Another Budget surprise

Town to close the Centennial Pool! – that was one of the headlines to emerge from the recent Budget discussion. A couple of comments were made on the Draper report and then a “Change.org” petition was started by Meghan Thomas, a concerned Citizen. Sign the petition here. BUT checking the Town’s website a contradiction appears...

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When is a large tax increase not a small tax increase? When you add a Fee

Storm water management does anybody know what it is and how we pay for it? Well the Citizens of Cobourg will soon find out just how deceitful (not my words but another commenter) Council has been and the result is that a huge increase will be coming down the pipe (no pun intended). Cobourg, until...

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First look at the 2023 Budget

First look at the 2023 Budget, posted two days ago this post has garnered 51 comments from the usual commenters. Other posts about the same subject – the 2023 Budget have elicited another 57 comments, but most comments in one of them quickly moved off the topic of taxes and went into a lengthy discussion...

What can we do?
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What can we do?

The latest outrage from the Ontario Government (OG) is the move to pay Private Clinics to perform procedures that Doug Ford – Premier of Ontario (DoFo) says the local hospitals cannot do and therefore by paying private clinics to do common procedures will reduce waiting lists. Let’s be clear the one reason there are waiting...

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Taxpayer Input to 2023 budget

Taxpayer Input to 2023 budget This post has attracted, as expected; because it causes the commenters to think about a serious issue, and most of the comments are the usual whines about the lack of meaningful public input and where the money might be spent uselessly, few comments so far.   The point of this...

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Right of Passage along Shoreline

Right of Passage along Shoreline. This  is another contentious subject between the ‘Property Rights” people and those who would like to walk the shoreline. Not a new topic and one pursued by many over the years. Basically the ‘shorewalkers’ would like the right to walk on the shoreline within a ten foot strip from the...

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More Transit Discussion at Council

More Transit Discussion at Council: Transit is one of the more contentious  items in the Municipal discussion encyclopedia. Those who need it want it, those who get annoyed that few appear to ride it want to abolish it and of course the taxpayers sitting in their swanky piles resent having to pay for it! Given...

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Police Transparency and Budget

Police Transparency and Budget, A pretty fair discussion of the reports the CPS is presenting to Cobourg Council this week. As usual any mention of the Police, in whatever context draws two types of comments: some by the ‘hang-em-high’ crowd and the usual whines from the Taxfighters. The topic of using a local Police Service...

I love Hitler Parodies!
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I love Hitler Parodies!

When I can combine a couple of things in one post, I love it. Firstly I have been a great fan of “Hitler Parodies”. These internet memes have been kicking around for a long time and can cover all types of satire and parody. To quote from a website – Hitler Parody Wiki  – This...