Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sanitizing Life for our Own Good

Something in that inveterate grumbler Merklin Muffley's last comment on the BR got me to thinking. Complaining about how a night out has become so sterile and sanitized there's no point in bothering to leave the house, his remarks perfectly…

The perils of Heritage Planning

This video shows a Heritage House on Bagot St burning. The occurrence has highlighted, once again the conflicts between traditional home ownership and Heritage Home ownership. One carries responsibilities and the other none.   OK the hook is set and…

Weasel of the Week

Here at the Burd Report we're often struck by the outrageous statements emanating from our local weasel-dominated institutions in their efforts to convince us that black is white and their bizarre perceptions of the world are correct. This week's shining…

Summer Posts

With the first day of summer past the BR would like to inform its readers that posts may be more irregular than usual due to staff being away at odd times. However be sure to sign up to have your…

Cobourg’s Heritage Blues

This Heritage Committee and their dogged determination to save every single structure  standing in their declared little Heritage District has got me tied in knots. I like heritage, and agree it's important to preserve it, but there are real problems…

Forget Plastic Bags

News that County Council is all set to debate regulating usage of plastic shopping bags shows a failure to understand what matters to residents concerned about recycling. Armed with a legal opinion that they don't have the authority to either…