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Monday, December 9, 2019

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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...

Farm forecast calls for volatility

In 2011, winter skipped the Waterloo Region. In 2012, a summer drought proved devastating to many local crop farmers. And 2013? From a protracted...
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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...

A-carolling we go, as covered bridge hosts annual sing-along on Monday night

Recently repaired and opened to traffic, the West Montrose covered bridge will be pedestrian’s only for a...

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...