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Regional police receive provincial grant for RIDE program

Waterloo Regional Police Service will receive $43,622 in funding through the province’s Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) grant to help detect impaired drivers and...

Teachers hit the picket lines

High school teachers and support staff at schools across the Waterloo Region District School Board were on the picket lines...

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 investing $90 million annually for the new...

Wellesley rec. complex project moves into fundraising mode

Wellesley Township having cleared the way for a potential new $22-million recreation complex, the focus is now on putting together a fundraising campaign that...

Rookie MPP Harris one year in

Growing up in the halls of power at Queen’s Park, Kitchener-Conestogo MPP Mike Harris came into politics with a rare understanding of what to...

Local townships to receive new provincial funds

Woolwich and Wellesley are among the municipalities to receive a one-time funding grant provided by the province to help modernize and improve services. Woolwich will...

Ontario announces joint $30-billion infrastructure program

The region’s townships have a shot at new infrastructure funding under a joint municipal-provincial-federal program announced this week. Road and bridge projects in rural...

Autism protestors target MPP

The battle against the province’s changes to its autism program got a local front last week as protestors gathered outside Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris’...
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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...