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Woolwich needs to make smarter budget choices

There’s little to justify borrowing money to carry out maintenance work such as paving roads, especially when the municipality has been raising taxes dramatically,...

Basic math eludes council on economic development

Woolwich councillors were true to form, missing a chance to save taxpayers money and eliminate an unnecessary position from the township’s bloating staff roster.

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...

This weekend, we enjoy the fruits of Labour Days past

Labour Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer and a holiday purported to recognize the contribution of workers. It also heralds a back-to-school season...

Woolwich approves outsourcing animal control

Expanding on its longstanding agreement for pound services with the K-W Humane Society, Woolwich is offloading its animal control functions onto the agency in...

Illegal border crossings just part of larger problem

Along with increased tariffs, the U.S. president is blamed for another unwelcome expense at the border: a surge in (largely bogus) refugee claimants. Most are...

View From Here – January 18, 2018

Budget time reminds taxpayers they’re on their own when it comes to looking after their wallets.

View from here – July 21, 2016

Although former Woolwich mayor Todd Cowan made restitution and paid a small victim surcharge fee, taxpayers are on the hook for a whole lot...
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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...