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Wellesley working on priorities ahead of budget process

A preliminary budget discussion was very much that Tuesday night as Wellesley councillors met Tuesday night, not even coming up with a tax-rate target...

Wellesley opts to play ball with unhappy resident

A St. Clements woman is finally seeing a financial resolution to a property damage incident that occurred a year ago. Councillors meeting Tuesday night agreed...

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 eyes 2.8 per cent tax levy increase in 2019 draft budget

Though not yet set in stone, Wellesley council is eyeing a 2.8 per cent increase to this year’s property taxes, according to a draft...

Food truck opening despite citizen objection, debate to continue at June 7 meeting

Wellesley council is taking a wait and see approach on the issue of food trucks and where they fall under township bylaws. Tara Schneider, a...

Wellesley looking for public input as it ponders controls on food truck

Wellesley residents can show their disapproval or support for allowing food truck vendors in the township at an upcoming public meeting on June 7. “Under...

Wellesley councillors reaching out for community input at series of public forums

Aiming to increase communication with residents, Wellesley Township will hold four community information forums over the next two months. Wellesley Mayor Joe Nowak says community...
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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...