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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Editorial

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...

Pipeline decision a no-brainer given our oil addiction

No one is surprised Ottawa is going ahead with plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project: it’s all about the money, which trumps...

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After long delay, Louis named as victor in Kitchener-Conestoga

While most of the country went to bed Monday night knowing there’d be a minority government,...

Weber, Clayton M.

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home...

Shoemaker, Milton Wesley

Peacefully went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Hospice Wellington, Guelph,...

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Schlitt, Murray

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, in his...

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Horse trainer speaks to New Horizons

It was a beautiful Thursday morning for the monthly gathering of New Horizons on Thursday, Oct. 10th...

St Boniface kids take the walking school bus

Wednesday, October 16th was a terrible day. Lots of pouring rain but that didn’t stop the enthusiasm...