Monthly Archives: November 2014

City admits to water billing mistake..

November 30, 2014

TIME FOR CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE ACTION !!   They’re admitting they screwed up..  (0.79 cents per household)….LOL I guess they conveniently are forgetting about the bills totaling from $2,900 to $5,000 Dollars.. What short memories these  elected officials appear to have.. They truly do think you’re stupid and will not challenge them on this..  […]

Ranked ballot a priority for 2018 civic elections, Kathleen Wynne says

November 11, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne has ordered her municipal affairs minister to give Ontario cities the option of using ranked ballots in the 2018 civic election. TANNIS TOOHEY / TORONTO STAR file photo In a ranked-ballot system, voters cast ballots for preferred candidates — 1 for their favourite, 2 for their second choice, 3 for their third […]

Are we Draining Ontario’s Wetlands?

November 7, 2014

There was a time in the not so distant past when people believed that wetlands were dank wastelands.  Early settlers in Ontario drained, cleared and filled wetlands to make way for farms, villages and towns. Today we know that wetlands are a vital part of our landscape. Often referred to as nature’s filter, wetlands purify […]

Lessons of Elmira’s water crisis painful, costly

November 6, 2014

Waterloo Region Record   Uniroyal Record file photo Al Marshall, an outspoken environmentalist, rows his boat along the contaminated Canagagigue Creek in Elmira in 1995, with the Uniroyal Chemical Co. plant in the background. ByBob Burtt It was 25 years ago this month that Elmira residents learned chemicals from Uniroyal Chemical Co., the town’s largest […]

Miracles do happen, here’s an example

November 6, 2014

Cambridge Times A woman carrying twins 27 years ago was soon to play a part with divine intervention. Her pregnancy test results showed an issue with one of the twins she was carrying. The parents were concerned about the unknowns and the possible loss of one of the twins. They were prepared for the worst […]

Rationale lacking for $12.5M library project: Liggett

November 6, 2014

Freedom of Information requests denied Cambridge Times By Bill Jackson CAMBRIDGE – The decision to turn Galt’s former post office into a new branch of the city’s public library might be a done deal, but there are still people hoping to shed more transparency on the process behind it. Cambridge Times By Bill Jackson CAMBRIDGE […]

Council opts against Ward 6 recount – Shannon Adshade wins

November 1, 2014

Cambridge Times By Richard Vivian CAMBRIDGE – Citing a deep respect for their longtime colleague, a majority of city council voted against ordering a recount of the Ward 6 election results. Related Stories Price showed ‘a lot of class’ in… Incumbent Gary Price, who has held the seat for 20 years, lost to Shannon Adshade […]