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, below is 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 Sources of News

Other web sites with coverage of Cobourg News (as of December 2019)

News Source Twitter Operated by Type 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 Yes Yes Comments for subscribers but rarely made

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, primarily West Northumberland No Yes Allowed but rarely made
My FM 93.3 MyFM My Broadcasting Corporation (Radio)  News  – wide ranging No Yes No comments
Consider This Robert Washburn Robert Washburn  News  – not very active No No No comments
The Burd Report 2.0   Ben Burd Blog with opinions  – not active No No Allowed
Cobourg Taxpayers   CTA Volunteers Blog with opinions  – intermittently active No No No comments
Cobourg Media Graham Beer Graham Beer News – not very active – blog format No No Allowed but rarely made
Snapd – Northumberland   Fred Gouveia Community Events No Yes No comments

If you’d like to follow Cobourg news Blog on Twitter, go here.  Every time there’s a new post, a tweet is sent out which includes a link.  So subscribing to twitter is an alternative to subscribing to the email service. I’m not a fan of Facebook or Instagram for News so these are not included here.

Town of Cobourg News

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  
  • Cobourg Media (Graham Beer) – November 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.

News Hub

The Hub was a launch pad with links to local news.  This was provided as a public service by Local News Northumberland.  This service ceased updates on 15 February 2019 and is now offline.  The intent was always to be temporary and help people find the sources listed above and more.

National News

If you would like an email every morning with news about Canada and the World, then you’ll want to subscribe to the Bullet here.

Events Calendars

Here is a list of calendars telling you what’s on in Cobourg.  Mostly these have a limited number of events and include locations outside Cobourg.

Snapd One the best although it also includes club and educational events.  It covers Port Hope as well as Cobourg. You can enter events yourself.
Concert Hall It is actually their booking calendar but they manage bookings for many of Cobourg’s events
Town of Cobourg Only Town managed events.   Dominated by Library events and includes many educational events.  Very slow to load.
Northumberland County As you’d expect, covers whole county
Northumberland News Covers Northumberland County 
My FM Radio Station A limited number of events
Kawartha Now Includes most Cobourg Events – link at left uses search for Cobourg to limit results.
Cobourg Internet Calendar Compiled from the above calendars plus some events from “non-calendar” sources.  Also filtered so it includes only Cobourg Entertainment events open to the public – PLUS Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre main auditorium events.