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Monday, January 20, 2020

Woolwich Township Council

Woolwich proposes 5% tax hike for 2020

Budget talks underway this week, Woolwich council is looking at five per cent hike in property taxes, a move that would add $43.82...

Woolwich considers borrowing for road maintenance work

Falling behind on road and bridge repairs, the township is looking at borrowing money for such projects, something it’s typically reserved for more tangible...

Woolwich to move ahead with planning for rebuild of Breslau drain

The average Breslau homeowner is facing a bill of $2,000 to $5,000 as Woolwich moves ahead with plans to repair the municipal drain...

Getting drivers to slow down a slow process in Woolwich Township

Traffic issues, particularly speeding, are a frequent source of public complaints received by Woolwich officials. Often more perception than reality, the topic is nonetheless...

Woolwich to attach overdue water bills to property taxes in bid to simplify collections process

Looking to simplify the collection process for overdue water and sewer bills – and increase the chance of getting its hands on the...

Woolwich to automate meter reading for water bill

The meter-reader is on the endangered species list in Woolwich, as the township is moving ahead with automating collection of water-billing information.

Woolwich will need millions to improve standards of its road network, says report

Woolwich should be setting aside millions of dollars to maintain its roads, according to a report released this week. The...

Woolwich stays course with economic development

Woolwich’s vacant economic development and tourism officer (EDTO) position will be retained, councillors decided this week despite any numbers or measures to show the...

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Record rainfall in the region

Unusual winter weather walloped local areas as well as Waterloo Region this past weekend, with record levels of...

Woolwich looks to add green projects as part of climate action plan

Planting trees remains Woolwich’s priority in rolling out a 0.5 per cent greening levy on property taxes again...

Regional downloading adds new cost to township fire dept. budget

Regional downloading is expected to add $100,000 a year to the cost of operating the Woolwich Fire Department...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

One-day strike to close region’s Catholic schools on Tuesday

Catholic schools across the region will be closed Tuesday as the union representing their teachers looks to get...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by...

The View From Here: January 16, 2020

The region and the townships may have a different take on what's fair when it comes...