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Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Effective budgeting calls for council to see the big picture

Last week’s special budget meeting must have been disheartening to Woolwich councillors, especially if any of them was interested in actual talk of budgeting....

Auditors give Wellesley finances a clean bill of health

Low levels of debt and a strong equity position have put Wellesley in a good fiscal position, a review of the township’s books reveals. “I’m...

Timing is the biggest issue with Ford’s deficit battle

Good, bad or indifferent, for Doug Ford there’s no time like the present to enact the ideas he and his Queen’s Park colleagues come...

WRDSB says no layoffs expected despite budget shortfall

The Waterloo Region District School Board has said it does not expect it will lay off teachers despite a drop in provincial funding for...

Local health centre looking to be a rural voice under province’s new healthcare scheme

The province is proposing a massive overhaul of Ontario’s vast healthcare system, which, if implemented, promises to shakeup how services are planned, delivered and...

Wellesley approves 2.8% tax hike in passing new budget

Wellesley residents will seen a tax increase of 2.8 per cent this year, as council this week formally adopted the 2019 budget. The increase amounts...

Belt-tightening discussion delays Woolwich budget

Closer to finalizing its 2019 budget, Woolwich council is still looking to reduce expenses as the tax hit currently stands at 3.53 per cent. While...
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Teachers hit the picket lines

High school teachers and support staff at schools across the Waterloo Region District School...

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...

Young robotics competitors earn a spot in provincial championships

Several local FIRST Lego League teams walked away with more than just hardware after a strong showing...

Province rolls out new dental program for low-income seniors

As part of a plan to keep seniors healthy and end hallway healthcare, the Ontario government is...

Police out in force with RIDE programs through the holidays

With the holidays just weeks away, police have their festive RIDE program in full swing. Police services...

Proposed residential development raises questions for Wellesley neighbourhood

Residents of a Wellesley neighbourhood aren’t happy about a proposed medium-density development, bringing that message to township councillors...