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Monday, January 27, 2020

Comment & Opinion

In shaping the future, only the public interest counts

It’s going to take an awful lot of public participation in the regional official plan (ROP) review to outweigh the demands of developers, who...

And so begins the shopping frenzy, though there are alternatives

Tomorrow’s Black Friday mayhem kicks the Christmas buying season into high gear. Long an American Thanksgiving tradition, the buying frenzy used to see Canadians...

The View From Here: November 28, 2019

The holiday shopping marathon can be anything but merry, especially when it becomes a competitive sport.

Even in rural areas, good noise bylaws make good neighbours

As Wellesley Township showed this week, municipal noise bylaws are always in need of a few tweaks. And, as with many rules governing our...

The View from Here: November 21, 2019

Antibiotic Awareness Week shines a light on the fact some short-term thinking might come back to bite us later on.

Basic math eludes council on economic development

Woolwich councillors were true to form, missing a chance to save taxpayers money and eliminate an unnecessary position from the township’s bloating staff roster.

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Taking the plunge on condos

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s also a prime reason Woolwich councillors this week approved...

Woolwich whittles down tax hike somewhat to 3.9%

Woolwich taxpayers are looking at a 3.9 per cent tax hike as councillors last week made a few...

Catholic teachers join public board on the picket lines

Local Catholic elementary and high school teachers hit the picket lines Tuesday, marching up and down Arthur Street...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Some Maryhill residents among those still dealing with impact of Jan. 11 record downpour

The rain may have let up, replaced by snow, but the large downpour earlier this month continues to...

Water and sewer rates to rise again this year, as Woolwich approves budget

Flush with cash or otherwise, you’ll be paying more again this year for turning on the taps and...

Labour unrest shows spending at odds with the public good

In a week where transit workers are on strike and teachers walked the picket lines in the region,...

The View From Here: January 23, 2020

With the GRT buses parked due to the strike, there's little in the way of feeding...