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September 23

1. The problem with comments clashing with a Joomla update has NOT been resolved although comments have now been re-activated.  Stay tuned for some major changes to this site over the next several months.  The intent is to continue with comments although there may be loss of comments older than a few months.  The momentary downtimes required for troubleshooting will now cease.  More on future changes here.

2. Ontario Street in Hamilton Township has been selected for the six bed Hospice in West Northumberland pending approval of its zoning application and a public community consent process this fall. The building team collaborated to research over 40 potential sites before concluding their rigourous selection process from a shortlist of five.  More here.


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    Bless the Garrett's, their son died a true hero 2 days ago.
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    If the town had not changed the bylaw to allow 24/7 entry to the park, and had... 2 days ago.
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    And that was great 40 years ago but now it is 40 years old and Memorial is close... 3 days ago.
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Earlier this year, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario of Cobourg and East Northumberland (ACO) asked for permission to put signs on the front lawns of houses (and buildings) that existed in 1867.  Council agreed. At the time, it was said that there would be “over 200” such locations.  So far 250 signs have been placed but another 30 are being produced. The project was led by Felicity Pope. Permission was given for the signs to be up for 15 weeks – after that, the house owners will be given the signs to keep. One of the buildings that existed in 1867 was Victoria Hall and today the ACO presented a sign for the Town to use (see photo below). On Monday, the Sifton-Cook Museum Foundation presented their scale model of Cobourg as it was in 1867 and it’s now on display in the foyer of the Town Hall.

In the photo below left, Mayor Brocanier has accepted the sign from ACO President Diane Chin and ACO Membership Chair Felicity Pope.  The photo at right shows the model of the Town – it will be in the foyer until Thursday (July 6) and eventually will find a spot in the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre.  Click a photo to get an expanded view.

  ACO signs 1867 Map

There is a preliminary list of the “pre-1867 homes” at the Cobourg History site here. Felicity says that this list is a “work in progress” – it is planned to be added to the Town’s web site on the Heritage page and hopefully it will be updated on the Cobourg History site as well.


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