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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

As a rule, we’re not enjoying the fruits of our labour

Labour Day has come and gone, September has established itself in earnest and summer feels like it’s fading away. Add in the failing daylight...

Better deal for workers, not platitudes, would be the real shift

Last week’s announcement by the Business Roundtable, a Washington-based organization of some 200 corporate CEOs, that it was changing its Principles of Corporate Governance...

Lack of accountability in Lavalin affair is just par for the...

Guilty of an ethical breach in the SNC-Lavalin, Justin Trudeau has finally run out of apologies. Beyond simply downplaying what Conflict of Interest and...

Oil at the root of many global ills, but a solution...

Our addiction to carbon-based fuels is, we’re told, the single-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. That’s particularly true of our transportation choices.Imagine, if you...

Drinking water concerns heat up

We saw a little bit of rain this week after a largely dry – and very hot – July, a prelude to a warming...

Dependent on electricity — and addicted to what it provides

Constantly connected, plugged in and logged on, we’re at a loss when the power goes out – we simply don’t know what do with...

Coastal areas facing issues beyond the recent earthquakes

Long before we got stories of hurricanes, flooding, forest fires and other weather hazards associated with climate change, earthquakes were the natural disaster most...

Elmira apartment proposals symptomatic of new development woes

Opposition to a pair of four-storey buildings proposed for Elmira – one a condominium on Ernst Street, the other rental apartments on Church Street...

Tourism can be too much of a good thing, and often...

Unlikely to become an overtouristed destination, Waterloo Region does occasionally experience vestiges of what is becoming an issue in actual tourist destinations: overcrowding. While...

Nothing like the U.S., gerrymandering can still happen here

Will amalgamation be shoehorned into the province’s “review” of regional municipalities? That seems likely given the government’s misplaced ideology, one that proved an epic...