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Woolwich needs to make smarter budget choices

There’s little to justify borrowing money to carry out maintenance work such as paving roads, especially when the municipality has been raising taxes dramatically,...

A new approach to tackle issues like downtown revitalization

Getting more people involved is just the start of community-building efforts. We also need better ideas, the people to enact them and governments that...

Province signals funding support to rehab Glasgow St. bridge in Conestogo

Woolwich Township has nominated its first major infrastructure project under the recent joint municipal-provincial-federal funding: the Glasgow Street bridge in Conestogo. Back in March, Minister...

Wellesley re-opens committee of adjustment to public membership

Wellesley will once again be opening membership on its committee of adjustment to the public, township council decided this week. Acting on a proposal from...

Newcomers seemed poised to take seat at the table

Though a race on paper, it appears there’ll again be just one candidate running in Woolwich’s Ward 2 as the nomination winds down this...

Three candidates are vying to be regional chair

No matter the outcome of this October’s municipal election, Waterloo Region will have a new figure in charge. After 33 years in the region’s...

Wellesley council seeks input at public meeting on Nafziger bridge replacement

The Township of Wellesley is seeking public input on a proposal to replace the short concrete bridge on Nafziger Road., just north of Henry...
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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...