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Woolwich proposes 5% tax hike for 2020

Budget talks underway this week, Woolwich council is looking at five per cent hike in property taxes, a move that would add $43.82...

Woolwich considers borrowing for road maintenance work

Falling behind on road and bridge repairs, the township is looking at borrowing money for such projects, something it’s typically reserved for more tangible...

Woolwich to attach overdue water bills to property taxes in bid to simplify collections process

Looking to simplify the collection process for overdue water and sewer bills – and increase the chance of getting its hands on the...

Woolwich to automate meter reading for water bill

The meter-reader is on the endangered species list in Woolwich, as the township is moving ahead with automating collection of water-billing information.

Municipalities calling for changes to liability insurance regime

A system that sees municipalities as money bags when it comes to awarding legal settlements is a longstanding sore spot for Ontario’s local governments....

Sunshine list jumps to 16 in Woolwich and Wellesley townships

Woolwich and Wellesley townships contributed 16 members to a list of people on the public dime who earned more than $100,000 in 2018, up...

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...

Woolwich to add building inspector in response to growth

Citing a development spurt, Woolwich officials want to expand their ranks yet again, this time adding a new hire to the building department. The township...
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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...