The encampment at Brookside continues to be the single biggest concern of Cobourg’s residents. Many people look for leadership from Mayor Lucas Cleveland and also want more communication from him. About a week ago, he said “time for a message” to the public but the Town’s communication “news” page did not provide anything. However, Lucas did communicate via Cogeco’s “Municipal Matters” shown on channel HD700. These are interviews of Port Hope and Cobourg’s Mayors and politicians with several repeat date/times for viewing. A link to the Cogeco schedule is below. There are a couple of problems with this: 1. Not everyone gets their TV via Cogeco and 2. Not everyone views these programs. However, Cogeco does put extracts from their program on videos on You-Tube and there are a couple of particular interest giving parts of an interview with Lucas and posted on November 1 and 2. One is an update on Encampment and the other is about Encampment Leaders. Thanks to blog commenter Rational for pointing this out – and thanks to Cogeco.
Update on Encampment
And for what it’s worth, my interpretation of what we have heard from Councillors is that they are doing something about the encampment concern but it’s happening behind closed doors. The above video reports plus some of the comments on this blog are the best we know.