Monthly Archives: April 2015

City council moves forward with Conestoga College partnership, multi-use rec facility Cambridge Times

April 30, 2015

By Bill Jackson CAMBRIDGE – For a majority of city councillors, time and money were the main determinants when it came to settling on a site for a new multiplex facility. Related Stories Partnership with college closer to… User groups not happy with… UPDATED: City, Conestoga College… Six of nine chose sooner and less expensive. […]


April 27, 2015

  On Saturday April 18/15 I posted here that Woolwich Council had stepped up for West Montrose. This was in relation to the wholly inadequate Annual Reports allegedly describing this community’s contaminated raw water. A whole spectrum of issues concerning these Reports were raised by myself at the Woolwich Council meeting held on the Tuesday […]

“Vladimir” Craig and his “Politburo”

April 17, 2015

Facility ‘rammed’ through Cambridge Times Re: City, Conestoga may partner on new rec facility Once again, and continuously in major decisions, “Vladimir” Craig and his “Politburo” on city council attempt to rule by “decree”. This small group – there may be dissenters – has an “ideology” that brooks no opposition or question; they know the […]

Former Galt post office eatery deal officially falls through

April 14, 2015

Cambridge Times ByBill Jackson CAMBRIDGE  – Cancellation of a partnership between the city and Pearle Hospitality to operate a restaurant inside the former Galt post office has been attributed to “varying visions for the use of space,” according to a city news release issued today (April 13). The release offered no other details regarding the […]

Cambridge Mill owners backing out of former Galt post office project? ( follow the comments)

April 11, 2015

  comments By Linda | APRIL 09, 2015 08:56 AM Another informative Article by Bill Jackson By xDEX | APRIL 09, 2015 09:34 AM I question why the whole steering committee was not in on the news. So even within the committee, secrets are being kept from others. Maybe now we won’t need to waste […]

Cambridge not spared problems with voters’ list in 2014

April 9, 2015

Waterloo Region Record ByChris Herhalt CAMBRIDGE — The City of Cambridge should pay its poll workers a little better, reduce the number of polling places and find better ways to verify the accuracy of its voters’ list, says a post-election report submitted to councillors Tuesday. The voters’ list errors that plagued the cities of Waterloo […]

Cambridge Mill owners backing out of former Galt post office project?

April 9, 2015

  Cambridge Times By Bill Jackson CAMBRIDGE – It hasn’t been declared dead, but an agreement in principle between the city and Pearle Hospitality, formerly the Landmark Group, to operate a restaurant inside Galt’s historic post office may be off the menu. When reached yesterday (April 8), the city’s chief administrative officer Gary Dyke wouldn’t […]

Municipal campaign finance highlights – donations and expenses

April 6, 2015

Several candidates ineligible to run next time because they didn’t file Cambridge Times ByBill Jackson CAMBRIDGE – Doug Craig spent $45,466 on his 2014 reelection campaign – more than $35,000 of which came from his own pocket. It’s the most he’s ever spent on an election campaign, and it paid off this past October when […]