As Tourism Booms, Amsterdam Shifts to Damage Control

Earlier this month, a report from the Netherlands Tourist Board announced a remarkable policy change: Acknowledging that “more is not always better,” the board will no longer actively promote its country as a tourist destination. Instead, straining under the pressure of a booming tourism scene, the board will focus on redistributing the visitors it already has, operating as a sort of tourism damage control for popular vacation hotspots.

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No Floating Waterfront Playground

At the Committee of the Whole Council meeting on February 19, 2019, Council voted against continuing with the floating waterfront playground. The vote was 4 to 3 against.

Voting for the playground was Nicole Beatty, Aaron Burchat, and Brian Darling.

Voting against the playground was John Henderson, Suzanne Seguin, Emily Chorley, and Adam Bureau.

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Waterfront Playground Update

The water playground was approved April 9, 2018 at the regular council meeting.

These members of council supported the motion:

Mayor Gil Brocanier
Councillor Aaron Burchat
Councillor Brian Darling
Councillor Forrest Rowden

These members of council voted against the motion:

Deputy Mayor John Henderson
Councillor Debra McCarthy
Councillor Suzanne Seguin

The Cobourg Taxpayers Association (CTA) and President Lydia Smith received copies of 27 Emails sent from the public to

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Waterfront Playground

Dear Friends and Neighbours

At Cobourg Council on Monday April 9th, council will vote whether or not to approve a water playground. The Deputy Mayor has asked for feedback from the public.

It is somewhat unusual to ask this question at this late date – and I give credit to Deputy Mayor Henderson for doing so.

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