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Paying more, getting less

Few if any of us appreciate paying our property taxes, more so with the obligatory increases now being planned by municipal governments. At the...

Put public first in filling vacant council seat

The resignation of Woolwich councillor Scott Hahn leaves the township looking to fill the vacancy. It’s not a commonplace situation here, so there’s been...

Woolwich eyes 3.3% tax increase this year

Woolwich is proposing a 3.3 per cent tax increase for 2018, a move that will add $27.35 a year to the township portion of...

Woolwich’s snow-clearing budget expected to see surplus at year’s end

A mild end to last winter offset a sometimes-snowy start to this one, meaning Woolwich’s snow-clearing budget is likely to have a surplus when...

Water woes see Maryhill petition

Maryhill residents having complained en masse to the township about the poor quality of their drinking water, officials have responded by lowering the amount...

Bill 148 exempts on-call provisions for volunteer firefighters

Next month’s increase in the minimum wage will put a strain on municipal budgets, but rural communities such as Wellesley and Woolwich have dodged...

Volunteers on thin ice just now

The vagaries of the weather have made outdoor rinks increasingly difficult to maintain. Determined to keep up with a quintessentially Canadian wintertime experience, however,...

Woolwich looks at redrawing its redrawn settlement boundaries

Those on the outside looking in may have earned a reprieve as Woolwich looks at redrawing the boundaries of Elmira and St. Jacobs. Rather than...
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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...