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Wellesley to spread cost of septic-system inspections to residents

Ratepayers across Wellesley face a small fee increase in each of the next five years to cover the cost of an inspection program...

Wellesley scales back hours at its arenas to cut costs

The Township of Wellesley will be closing its arenas down on certain statutory holidays, councillors decided at a meeting Tuesday evening, and scaling back...

Wellesley signs on to new region-wide hotel tax to fund tourism

The Township of Wellesley will be applying a four per cent municipal accommodation tax (MAT) to all hotels in the township. The tax, which...

Wellesley approves waiver for farmers’ market run by agricultural society

Wellesley council had a change of heart this week, opting to reverse course on a previous decision about waiving the 2019 rental fees for...

Wellesley grapples with latest fee-waiver request from group

Wellesley councillors once again found themselves grappling with the uncertain issue of whether or not it was acceptable to waive fees for community groups...

Woolwich, Wellesley account for council remuneration and expenditures

Woolwich councillors collected a total of $130,913.28 in pay plus $5,156.07 in benefits in 2018, filing mileage and meeting expense claims of $3,692.08. In a...

Wellesley approves hot-mix asphalt plant at Boomer Line gravel pit operation

Preston Sand and Gravel’s plans to expand the range of operations at a Boomer Line site got the go-ahead from Wellesley councillors this week. The...

Pond rehab finds public interest

Though a fixture of the community for well over a century, the Wellesley pond has never been a natural feature of the landscape. An...
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U.S. edges out Canada in national para hockey battle

In the natural on-ice rivalry between Canada and the U.S., the American para hockey team has had the...

Federal funding to boost dementia research in Waterloo Region

An aging population and growing number of dementia cases have health researchers working on numerous fronts, from medical...

Judgment day for seven local maple syrup operators

And the winner is ... well, that’s still a secret. The winning entrant vying...

The finance industry always extracts its ounce of flesh

More than half of Canadians won’t be contributing to an RRSP this year, apparently immune to the exhortations...

The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...