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At this point, we have to start adapting to climate change

What regional and local municipal governments do in the battle against climate change can’t and won’t amount to much – the numbers are just...

Councillors declare climate emergency in Woolwich

Climate change is not only real, emergency measures are warranted to help stave off the worst of its impacts, say Woolwich councillors.

Action on climate change is pre-empted by a campaign of inaction

The sparsely attended climate strike in Elmira that kicked off Global Climate Week (September 20-28) may not have expressed the goal of the movement,...

View From Here – June 6, 2019

Coming off a record cold-and-damp May, June hasn't been a harbinger of summertime fun either.

We’re in for a flood of severe weather beyond miserable spring

The arrival this week of some better-than-seasonal weather has ideally put an end to what was a miserable spring, itself the successor of a...

Floods are becoming more costly

The recent flooding of the Ottawa-Gatineau region made it clear to Canadians the risks and dangers when rivers spill their banks. Locally, it’s a...

Dark money in oil and pipelines make the water more muddy

The election of a Jason Kenney-led government means Alberta will be pushing to get tar sands oil flowing again at all costs, the environment...

Greening goes on in Woolwich despite provincial cuts

Engaged in a greening blitz of its own, Trees for Woolwich isn’t directly affected by the province’s cut to its tree-planting program, but sees...
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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...

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...