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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Apathy is one of the many perils to our democracy

As with citizens in municipalities across the province, township residents will go to the polls on October 22, if they haven’t voted already via...

Climate event comes as experts predict dire fallout

Call it a good news/bad news report on climate change. The good news? The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report this week...

Making efforts to curb the spread of fake news

You may not have marked your calendar, but this is National Newspaper Week. Beyond the navel-gazing long true of the industry – and even more...

Greening efforts likely to pay large dividends in time

PLANT MORE TREES. That’s the gist of a green infrastructure report presented to council this week by the Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC). The...

Minimum wage pits Ford against the little people

Upping the minimum wage to $14 this year and then to $15 as of January was one of the many straws Kathleen Wynne grasped...

Ford uses Charter clause at his peril … and ours too

Doug Ford, intent on getting back at his former colleagues, arbitrarily cuts in half the size of Toronto council just months before a municipal...

NAFTA has even less to do with trade at this point

In his bid to make America great again, Donald Trump is intent on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. While Trump’s motivation, such as...

This weekend, we enjoy the fruits of Labour Days past

Labour Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer and a holiday purported to recognize the contribution of workers. It also heralds a back-to-school season...

Polls show a shift in attitude about immigration

Current poll numbers capture a moment in time, but Canadians’ growing disenchantment with immigration and refugee numbers are likely part of a trend. Concerns about...

No turning back the clock on sex ed. curriculum

While likely more interested in sparing its members some work – no new lesson plans – and in digging in its heels against a...