Monthly Archives: March 2011

Update on the figures

This post has two parts one is an update on the election figures and the other is the sunshine list for Cobourg. The Sunshine List Click on image to enlarge     Enough said but one obviously has to be…

For the want of a nail

The title quote comes from an ancient proverb. Wikipedia tells of it being from at least the 14th Century – here.   The water shutoff valve in my drive way has been a mess ever since the driveway was installed…

The figures are in

The candidates in last Fall's Municipal election have filed their forms declaring their expenses and revenue. No great surprises but a few stick out. Councillor Henderson, of all the Councillor candidates, spent the most , Mayor Brocanier had the most…

Humans: Too Big to Fail?

Are we humans running out of time on this earth? With our planet heaving and buckling with natural disasters, and climate change and oil depletion swirling around us, the consequences are both huge and unexpected. Perhaps the crisis in Japan…

Ontario Budget Blues Pre-empted

With a noisy federal election now in progress, provincial liberals are likely hoping nobody will notice when Dwight Duncan releases their budget this coming week, and for good reason. The one and only editorial on the topic in Saturday's Toronto…

The Ballot question

"The Ballot Question (BQ)" is a phrase manufactured by the media to make it simple for them and us – the ignorant electorate. By framing a question and then concentrating only on that question is lazy, manipulative and stupid, all…

On a wing and a prayer

"We know we are estimating but they are conservative estimates and we think we can meet them" Words from CAO Peacock yesterday when challenged about the extra $200,000 needed to operate the Cobourg Community Centre. The Arena operations have always…