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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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A better year starts with some political resolve

Here we are just couple of days into the new year. Have you broken any resolutions yet? Did you bother to make any...

Ideas and platforms long ago dropped in favour of electability

The federal election campaign was the most recent example of politics falling to the lowest common denominator: what’s in it for me?

Lack of accountability in Lavalin affair is just par for the course

Guilty of an ethical breach in the SNC-Lavalin, Justin Trudeau has finally run out of apologies. Beyond simply downplaying what Conflict of Interest and...

Pondering the two-way relationship that is civic duty

As Woolwich councillors agreed last week, good fences make good neighbours. That’s particularly true when the fences arrive ahead of the neighbours. It’s fairly recent...

Tunnel project part of improving GO Train service

The start of construction of two rail tunnels under Highways 401 and 409 which will make way for  more GO Train service on the...

Drinking water concerns heat up

We saw a little bit of rain this week after a largely dry – and very hot – July, a prelude to a warming...

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...

Changes to animal protections have little impact

Court-ordered changes to Ontario’s animal protection regulations have officials scrambling behind the scenes, but township residents aren’t seeing any shifts just yet, with the...
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Record rainfall in the region

Unusual winter weather walloped local areas as well as Waterloo Region this past weekend, with record levels of...

Woolwich looks to add green projects as part of climate action plan

Planting trees remains Woolwich’s priority in rolling out a 0.5 per cent greening levy on property taxes again...

Regional downloading adds new cost to township fire dept. budget

Regional downloading is expected to add $100,000 a year to the cost of operating the Woolwich Fire Department...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by...

The View From Here: January 16, 2020

The region and the townships may have a different take on what's fair when it comes...