It looks like we are now in a “Post-Covid” era. Enough people are sufficiently vaccinated – or have caught the bug and recovered so are close to immune – that most activities are getting close to normal. Cinemas and theatres are operating although not quite at normal schedules (see Rainbow’s schedule) and most people (although not all) are leaving masks at home. Although this time of year is when cases of respiratory diseases increase, it is also a “time of good cheer”. As I said last year at this time: “it’s a time when we put any animosities behind us, any differences are not important – what’s important is that we are all special and deserve happiness despite any problems we might have.”
Let me review the good (and some debatable things) from 2022:
- Covid-19 no longer dominates what we do
- The Beach was open and there’s a solution (that not everyone likes) to waterfront parking
- On call Transit was introduced although handicapped by a shortage of drivers
- Starbucks came to Town – does this mean we are now “cool”?
- There are some new faces on Council
- Once again we had a Canada Day Parade and Waterfront Festival (but no Sandcastle festival)
There were two elections which were significant but by their very nature, not everyone is pleased with their outcome.
But let’s look forward – Christmas for most people is a time of good cheer with family gatherings.
First, I must thank my subscribers and those who read the posts without subscribing. Without this community, the Cobourg News Blog would be pointless. Thank you.
And I’ll repeat what I said in 2018:
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year – there’s an old cliché that says something like “May your Christmas and New Year be the best you’ve ever had” – but as you learn to mellow (or chill) out and stop worrying, this can actually happen.
Announcement by the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope on Dec 22
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of all remaining performances of SLEEPING BEAUTY: A PANTO AWAKENING. We thank all those who have been a part of making this production happen.
Unfortunately the pandemic is not over.
Ticket holders will be contacted by our box office.
It seems that despite most restrictions being lifted and most people acting accordingly (per my comments above), an outbreak of Covid has caused disruption per above notice.