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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Editorial

On the road to overdue reforms of voting system

Proposed changes to the Municipal Elections Act are unlikely to have much impact in the townships, but they should be welcomed nonetheless. Among changes that...

Sunshine list proof of gov’t contempt for public money

There’s nothing like the annual sunshine list of those public sector employees making more than $100,000 a year to get the blood boiling. Ontarians...

Councillors fail democracy with embarrassing act

Things went from awkward to really, embarrassing in Woolwich council chambers Tuesday night as councillors first refused to hear from a registered delegate, then...

Housing continues to defy predictions … and the odds

Real estate having become something of a sport – buying, selling, trend-watching – and the basis of excessive consumer borrowing, it’s no surprise that...

Immigration can easily undermine a failing economy

We can expect to see some backlash from the federal government’s plan to boost the number of immigrants and refugees coming into Canada. Already...

Changing weather comes with some very real costs

Generally mild, this winter has been all over the map of late – spring-like one day, back to cold and snowy the next. It...

Provincial funds go to all the wrong priorities

Despite Premier Kathleen Wynne attempting to curry favour with municipal officials meeting this week under the auspices of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA),...

Township to weigh costs of retaining transfer station

Perhaps the diminished service has soured residents on the idea. Perhaps they’re resigned to the closure of the facility. Or maybe they didn’t like...

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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...