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Changing weather comes with some very real costs

Generally mild, this winter has been all over the map of late – spring-like one day, back to cold and snowy the next. It...

Storm leaves only minimal impact on townships

Woolwich and Wellesley townships came out of last weekend’s storm largely unscathed, say public works officials. Despite hail, shelf clouds, and wild wind across the...

February sets a new record for cold temperatures, as if we needed to be told

It’s official: February was the coldest month ever recorded in the Waterloo Region. According to Environment Canada, the average temperature of minus-14.8 Celsius surpassed the...

Woolwich warns of frozen pipe risk given ongoing cold spell

More than just annoying, this month’s record deep freeze is creating headaches for some homeowners facing interruptions with their water services due to frozen...

School Boards to review cold-weather closure policy

After the controversial decision to close all Waterloo Region public and Catholic schools on February 20, a cold but otherwise clear day, both school...

Polar vortex continues to haunt us as temperatures remain below seasonal

Don’t plan on packing away the hats and mitts anytime soon. If this week has been any indication, we’re in it for the long...

Working in the not-so-great outdoors

When southern Ontario was hit with an ice storm on December 21, it left thousands in the Waterloo Region without power. For the outdoor...

Cleanup continues from pre-Christmas ice storm

Woolwich was hit harder than Wellesley, with both townships dealing with second such storm of the year The lights are back on, but there’s still...
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St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...

Province to provide $780K in support of local tourism

The COVID-19 crisis ravaged large swathes of the economy, perhaps none more fully than the tourism industry....

Council approves zone change for township development in village

Slightly scaled back, a townhouse development in Wellesley village moved one step closer this week when township...

We’re letting our routine vaccinations slide, say experts

Even as the world is waiting for one specific vaccination to be created, many others are being...