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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Forget the drama, enjoy Christmas for what it’s about

Christmas, it seems, is a little less merry than it used to be. Oh, not necessarily in absolute terms, but anecdotal evidence shows we’re...

Christmas finds us on our best behaviour – most of the...

There’s been a decided increase in traffic on the roads as Christmas gets closer, though nothing like what used to happen this time of...

Province should, and likely will, move on Hwy. 7

Residents here are no strangers to delays and setbacks when it comes to building a new Highway 7: the project was discussed...

New council term a good time to take stock of priorities

Newly sworn-in and basking in the holiday season, new councils in Woolwich and Wellesley had reason to celebrate this week. When they meet again...

Another auditor’s report, another litany of concerns

The government is slow, inefficient and wasteful. The findings in the latest report from Auditor General Michael Ferguson apply to Ottawa, but it’s pretty...

Ford quietly alters election financing rules in his favour

Having campaigned on little beyond not being Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals, Doug Ford and the Conservatives have little in the way of a...

Amazon deal a warning about corporate welfare

Any illusion that online retail giant Amazon would build a second headquarters (dubbed HQ2) in Toronto – or anywhere in Canada, for that matter...

Remembering not to repeat a history of warring ways

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month takes on an extra significance this time around, as we mark the 100th...

Amalgamation a bad idea that just won’t die off

The votes were barely counted when there was talk – again – of amalgamation. That the municipal election happened during Halloween season appears to...

Mishap means more scrutiny for electronic voting

Woolwich and Wellesley voters were left scrambling Monday when one of the pitfalls of electronic voting became a reality rather than a hypothetical in...