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Woolwich council moves to develop a vision for downtown Elmira

Intending to develop a planning framework that will encourage businesses to invest in the Elmira core, Woolwich will spend $40,000 to $50,000 to have...

Elmira core revitalization awaits private investment

Woolwich’s plan for a review of downtown Elmira has its merits, but only if leads to actual changes. Ideas such...

Elmira BIA closer to a community improvement plan

The Elmira Business Improvement Area (BIA) is putting the finishing touches on a new plan that aims to spruce up the downtown area. Its...

Council approves plan to convert laneway

Nobody’s going to mistake it for captivating outdoor spaces of European cities, but the idea of a public place to enjoy a coffee or...

Provincial funding for downtown improvements

Efforts to spruce up the downtown cores of Elmira and St. Jacobs are likely to get an equal boost from some new provincial funding,...

St. Jacobs BIA looks to take on larger role, increase fees threefold; council approves

Three years in, the new BIA in St. Jacobs wants to expand its role in promoting business activities in the village. To that end,...

Elmira core businesses face higher taxes as council approves BIA request to boost levy

Elmira BIA members will start paying higher taxes this year, as Woolwich council approved plans to increase the special levy assessed on commercial properties...

Elmira BIA looking to do more … and needs funds to do it

Looking to expand the amount of work it does downtown, the Elmira Business Improvement Area wants to raise the fees its members pay for...
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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...

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...