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Community rallies in support of teen who suffered burns

The community has rallied to support a young local boy who was severely burned in an accident last month. On April 13, 13-year-old Luke Mann...

Province unwittingly reanimates spectre of amalgamation in Waterloo Region

Municipal politics is often thought of as a considerably quieter, more mundane, less bombastic level of government than its provincial and federal counterparts. But...

Highlighting the tourism opportunities a stone’s throw from Toronto

The farmers’ market and Mennonite history of St. Jacobs may be familiar to residents here, but for an ever-increasing audience of new Torontonians, the...

Avoiding waste is key to regaining public’s trust

Last week’s activities in Toronto were another clear example of government waste, mismanagement and lack of regard for the public. No, not Doug Ford’s arbitrary...

It may be populist, but latest Ford move is petty, recalling another politician

Doug Ford is right about one thing: nobody is going to shed tears over the prospect of fewer politicians. There are plenty of other reasons...

Avoid letting tragedies become power grabs

The reaction to this week’s horrific scene in Toronto was immediate and visceral, as our humanity should have it. The security measures, understandable in...

This take on bluegrass is anything but traditional

Matt Warry-Smith is on the line from Kansas City. He and his bandmates are there for the Folk Alliance International conference and showcase. They’re...

EDSS alumni clowning around on the Toronto stage

Ever wonder what happened to those kids who were always cracking jokes in class? The ones who always got in trouble for not taking...
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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...