Other News Sources

You should know that Cobourg News Blog does not cover all the news in Cobourg and certainly not the rest of Northumberland.  Go to the About Page here for a description of “Topics Covered”.  

However, the table below has a list of web sites that help fill the gap.  Most of them cover all of Northumberland and not just Cobourg.  All are free although Northumberland News requires registration to get everything.

Additional comments

Note that if you like to read comments, Ben Burd has a web site that comments on the news.  Worth a look – go here.

Additional Sources of News

Other web sites with coverage of Cobourg News (as of 10 February, 2023)

News Source Twitter Operated by Type – also description Email Subscription Includes
Today’s Northumberland Pete Fisher Pete Fisher News  – focus on Police, accidents, primarily West Northumberland – recommended. Yes No No comments
Northumberland News  North News MetroLand Media  News Wide ranging, all Northumberland – paid registration required for full access – recommended. Daily * Yes No Comments

Cobourg Now

Jay Robinson  News – mostly feel good news, separate pages for each community No No Allowed but rarely made
Northumberland 89.7 FM Truly Local Community Radio Station News –  in depth reports by Cecilia Nasmith, primarily West Northumberland No No No Comments
My FM 93.3MyFM My Broadcasting Corporation (Radio)  News – wide ranging and quite active Daily * Yes No comments
Breaking News Northumberland Austin Brettell Austin Brettell Mostly Police and Fire news. Quite active. But not just Northumberland Yes No Allowed but rarely made
Consider This Robert Washburn Robert Washburn  News Blog.  A bit limited but well done. No No No comments

* Recommended subscriptions (as well as Cobourg News Blog – see also Town of Cobourg news below).

A note about Twitter.

Previously, Cobourg News Blog sent notifications of new posts by Twitter but that has been suspended until Elon Musk stops destroying Twitter’s reputation and credibility.  

Radio Stations

Local Radio Stations include local news and in emergencies will usually include frequent updates – although some are better than others at this.  I find 107.9 FM does this well.  Here is a list of these stations with a link to their web site

  • 107.9 FM  – Operated by My Broadcasting Corporation – plays Classic RockWeb site
  • 93.3 FM – also Operated by My Broadcasting Corporation – plays Adult ContemporaryWeb site
  • 103.1 FM – Operated by Moses Znaimer – plays ClassicalWeb site
  • 89.7 FM – Northumberland, Truly Local – Not for Profit – community based – a mix of talk and varied musicWeb site

Town of Cobourg News

Mayor of Cobourg – Lucas Cleveland – Social Media

Police News

  • Cobourg Police issues regular Press Releases and they are put online fairly quickly.  Go here.
  • The Police also publish a Crime Map which shows how many (but not all) crimes are distributed geographically.  Go Here.

Archives of News

For older news, web sites use a search function to allow readers to access older stories.  The local news web sites that have this capability are:

  • Cobourg News Blog – September 2017 to current date – go to search box – top right every page. Home page.
  • Northumberland News – 2002 to current date – Includes Northumberland Today articles from 2012 to November 2017.  Go to search box at top right of page. Home page 
  • Today’s Northumberland – Feb 2018 to current date.  Go to search box – top right every page – Home page
  • Cobourg Now – March 2016 to current date. Go to search box below menu at top right. Home Page  

Note that old news (more than a few years old) occupies space on servers and it’s unrealistic to expect it to be preserved forever.  If you think an old article is worth preserving, then download it and save it on your computer or print it.

Events Calendars

There is a list of calendars telling you what’s on in Cobourg available here.