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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Council needs to do the math on Elmira bus experiment

Woolwich residents temporarily dodged a bullet, at least in part, with the region’s decision to continue the Elmira bus pilot project rather than making...

There’s no reason to be complacent about literacy rates

If you’re reading this, basic literacy is not an issue. However, for many Canadians that hurdle remains to be cleared. And in a knowledge-based...

In the age of plastic, there’s literally no escaping the stuff

Aside from relieving municipalities of the cost – some $130 million annually province-wide, though don’t expect a refund – the province’s fast-tracked changes to...

Pondering the two-way relationship that is civic duty

As Woolwich councillors agreed last week, good fences make good neighbours. That’s particularly true when the fences arrive ahead of the neighbours.It’s fairly recent...

Proposed changes to Blue Box program make sense

Changes proposed for the Blue Box recycling program would see producers paying the full cost, in essence closing the loop from manufacturing to disposal.That’s...

We’re not immune to gun violence, but have saner debates

Not unexpectedly, amid all the anguish that followed the latest in a seemingly endless string of mass shootings in the U.S. – this time...

More hot, hazy and humid brings more risks

So, hot enough for you? That question might just be enough to set some people off of late, as the area baked in a...

Say no to public money for sports megaprojects

Perhaps taking a page from Doug Ford’s quicking-moving, don’t-stop-to-answer-any-questions approach to fast-tracking often unpopular moves, the city of Calgary appears intent on cramming a...

Examing real leadership on Nelson Mandela Day

Anointed a saint by many even in his lifetime, Nelson Mandela took great pains to assert he was as much a flawed human as...

Council has little choice but to build new arena in Wellesley

Beset with a host of infrastructure projects in need of funding and perennially strapped for cash, Wellesley officials are undoubtedly not overjoyed by the...