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Monday, November 19, 2018

Mixed response to Tories’ rollback of labour legislation

The opposition has called it an attack on the province’s most vulnerable, while labour groups have seethed. But the Ford government’s decision to delay...

Using technology to stay a cut above

If you think mowing your lawn is a hassle, you should try tending to kilometre after kilometre of the worst kind overgrowth, some of...

Renegotiated NAFTA remains a concern for the dairy industry

Since threatening to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. has seldom minced words when it comes to its views on...

Making a little hay with the Halloween festivities

It’s a particularly chilling time of year for those living in the Waterloo Region, and not just because of the unseasonably cold weather. Halloween...

Bringing down the curtain on more than just a store

There was a time, not too long ago, when video rentals were big business. People would regularly stop by the store to browse the...

Company seeks $100K from Wellesley to expand fibre optic network

Kicking in $100,000 would help fast-track the expansion of high-speed internet service in Wellesley Township’s smaller communities, says a company looking for support from...

Providing a bridge to address a shortage of skilled workers

Observers have long warned of a skilled-labour shortage in Canada amongst young workers, as the younger generations opt for university-level education over college. Bachelor...

Federal arbitrator orders pay equity for rural postal workers

Rural postal carriers have won pay raises courtesy of an arbitrator’s decision that found discrepancies between what Canada Post paid its urban delivery personnel...

Oktoberfest rolls out the digital barrel for 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago, there was plenty of beer and bratwurst, but no online world to speak of. Today, the food and drink remain, but...

Twin Oaks of Maryhill to close, with residents moving to...

The phrase “aging in place” has taken on more meaning in recent years, and more urgency, in rural communities like Woolwich and Wellesley. Amidst...