Opinion Column

The best laid plans

Summer is a time of packing up the trailer, loading up the canoe, and making our way to a Provincial Park for another family camping trip.

Grahame Woods

Thank you, parks department

Ah, the lazy, hazy dog-days of summer in Cobourg – imagining myself as a first-time visitor driving into to our town, my eyes taking in, depending on the route, the usual landmarks; Northumberland Hills Hospital, Victoria Hall, the churches, the beautiful tree-lined streets, especially King Street heading east.

Tony Posthumus

Get ready to cheer again for the Cobourg Cougars

Sunday, May 21, 2017. Cobourg Community Centre. Cobourg Cougars vs Brooks Bandits. It’s the final game of the RBC Cup. It’s sold out and TSN is airing the game live across Canada. The game is in OT and the next goal wins the Canadian junior A hockey championship.

Robert Washburn

History provides answers

Why does Port Hope have the only uranium conversion plant in Canada in its harbour, only metres away from the downtown? Why does Cobourg have such a grandiose municipal building called Victoria Hall? Why is there a huge underwater berm cutting across Rice Lake starting in Harwood going to the other side?

Diana Storen

I’m glad I live in Canada

Charles Edward Merriam was a political science professor at the University of Chicago and advisor to several U.S. presidents. He died in 1953, when Donald Trump was only seven years old. But Merriam’s comments, made decades ago, could certainly be applied to the current U.S. president: