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Conestoga College multiplex ignores PM’s climate change commitment

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July 18, 2017

OPINION… CAMBRIDGE TIMES How will the provinces, cities and rural political constituencies proceed to act now that about 195 signatory nations to the Paris climate agreement, minus Donald Trump’s United States, have confirmed their commitment to protecting the biosphere for future generations? Can we hope that planning principles will shape the thinking of local politicians […]


Infighting at Cambridge council triggered by multiplex

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July 16, 2017

Opinion Jul 14, 2017by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record Is Cambridge really the crankiest city in the province? Since it got a code of conduct and an integrity commissioner last year, eight complaints have been launched, accusing city councillors of breaking the code, and asking for an investigation. That is one complaint for every 15,875 […]


Online voting still too risky, cybersecurity expert says

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July 7, 2017

WHY IS CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL USING THIS SYSTEM? ****************** From the kitchener Record…   NewsJul 06, 2017 05:16by Terry PenderWaterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — Online voting is not a secure way for electors to choose a new government, says the chief technology officer of a Cambridge-based cybersecurity firm eSentire. “As a technologist and someone who […]


Wrong site for multiplex… by Gary Worton

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July 4, 2017

Opinion Jul 04, 2017 02:17 Waterloo Region Record Details in multiplex debate favours college site — July 3 Methinks Luisa D’Amato has been ‘got-at’ by someone in the corridors of power down on Main Street in Cambridge. Minor hockey, ringette, swimming — these groups have been in favour of the site from the get-go; and […]


Multiplex project is too expensive for Cambridge: by Gerald Riley

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June 10, 2017

Cambridge Times, OPINION.. I’m writing in response to a recent opinion piece published May 24 “Speak up if you want a multiplex at Conestoga College” by John Morton. First, let me congratulate the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association for a successful year as well as thank the many volunteers that are needed to run an organized […]


More than a ‘vocal minority’ opposed to Conestoga College location for multiplex: by Les Wells

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June 10, 2017

In a recent Letter to the Editor, John Morton suggested members of Cambridge Minor Hockey write to their councillor in support of the four ice pads and the building of the sport complex at Conestoga College. He went on to suggest they need to oppose a “vocal minority” who have nothing to do with ice […]


Mayor’s focus is on his vision for the future, ignores other possibilities: opinion by Mark Boughan

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June 9, 2017

Opinion .. Cambridge Times Editor’s note: This is an open letter to Mayor Doug Craig, submitted to the Times in response to the mayor’s comments during this week’s planning and development committee meeting regarding the “Gaslight District” proposal. We’ve never met. I don’t know you and you don’t know me. That’s why it bothers me […]


HACKING DEMOCRACY proves your vote can be stolen without a trace. Watch it here.

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June 6, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2016 The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see! HACKING DEMOCRACY follows citizen investigators as they prove America’s votes can be stolen without a trace. Their mission climaxes in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker – with America’s democracy at stake. To […]


New options being considered for Northstar remediation

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June 2, 2017

NewsJun 02, 2017 06:00by Ray MartinCambridge Times Coun. Mike Mann chats with MOEE district manager Amy Shaw during Wednesday’s Northstar meeting. – Ray Martin, Times staff Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor has the potential fix for the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination flowing from the former Northstar plant at 695 Bishop St. It’s been 13 […]


NEWS RELEASE… Celebrating Seniors Month in Cambridge and North Dumfries

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June 1, 2017

Celebrating Seniors Month in Cambridge and North Dumfries Four information sessions planned in June: all seniors welcome NEWS June 1, 2017 June is Seniors Month in Ontario, a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions seniors continue to make every day across Cambridge and North Dumfries.   “The wisdom and success of our seniors laid […]


Why London Changed to Ranked Ballots: TVO The Agenda

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May 30, 2017

Air Date: May 17, 2017 Length: 16:34 About this Video Earlier this month, London became the first city in Canada to ditch the first-past-the-post system. When the city heads to the polls in 2018 for its municipal election, it will use ranked ballots, where voters will choose candidates in order of preference. Josh Morgan, London […]


Is Online Voting the Future? TVO “The Agenda” with Steve Paikin

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May 28, 2017

Is Online Voting the Future? Air Date: May 17, 2017 Length: 11:29 About this Video With the 2018 municipal elections creeping closer, some Ontario cities are exploring the idea of online voting to boost voter turnout and make casting a ballot more accessible. Nicole Goodman, director of the Centre for e-Democracy at the Munk School […]


Safety of Health Professionals: News Release May 2017

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May 24, 2017

MPP Kathryn McGarry, who has been a nurse for 30 years in Ontario, is available to talk from personal experience about the safety for health care workers. Local Planning Appeal Tribunal News Release – May 16 2017 Please contact me to make arrangements for a telephone interview. Kevin Swayze Director of Communciations Office of Kathryn […]


ROSE CORA PERRY: Canada’s Singer/Songstress, performing this weekend at CAMBRIDGE KIN CARNIVAL

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May 23, 2017

FREE PERFORMANCE: Saturday May 27th at 6 pm at Riverside Park (49 King St W, Cambridge, ON N3H 1B5) ROSE CORA PERRY: Canada’s Singer/Songstress Performer since age four. Writer since age seven. CEO of Record Label at 15. Rose Cora Perry is the former frontwoman of major label signed act Anti-Hero and has performed at […]


London, Ont., votes to become 1st Canadian city to use ranked ballots

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May 4, 2017

Voters will pick their top choice for candidate and rank other choices CBC News Posted: May 02, 2017 8:57 AM ETLast Updated: May 02, 2017 11:56 AM ET London, Ont., has made history as the first Canadian city to decide to move to a ranked ballot for its next municipal election. A ranked ballot means […]


Keep school board seat Cambridge

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April 28, 2017

Opinion Apr 27, 2017 03:25 Cambridge Times Rather than follow this lengthy process for filling the seat left behind by longtime Waterloo Region District School Board trustee Andrea Mitchell, who resigned at the end of March, the opportunity should be handed to the fourth-place candidate (Cambridge and North Dumfries have three seats at the board). […]


Mike Mann, ( Preston Councillor) voted for ELECTRONIC VOTING… based on “Staff Recommendation”..

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April 23, 2017

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CTV INTERVIEW   to……Mike Mann, Preston Ward Councillor: As you are well aware we went before Council to give council an idea of why internet voting is not a good way for our City to vote in 2018. We heard what you had to say and  we seen your interview […]


Multiplex at Conestoga College would be ‘a shame’

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April 21, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 Cambridge Times The (Conestoga) College multiplex site was chosen by politicians with little or no public, business or economic advisery committee involvement. Why do certain politicians want you to believe there is a crisis of “now or never?” When you do something right you have few regrets. College site “a done deal?” […]


For those who are unable to attend City Hall April 18th { Re: Electronic Voting Issues}

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April 15, 2017

To those unable to attend Tuesday’s council meeting.   Please consider emailing the City Clerk and City Council with your concerns regarding the use of Electronic Ballots in the 2018 Municipal Election.   clerk@cambridge.ca   council@cambridge.ca   { I am including a sample letter, you’re welcome to copy and use.. It’s simple and to the […]


Cambridge residents living near TCE contamination fear health problems

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April 14, 2017

Tracy Hipel of Cambridge is seen in his backyard earlier this year. The shed behind him houses a soil vapour extraction unit. He has to ensure clear access to the shed at all times as an employee visits the shed twice a week. Hipel has acted as an advocate for many in the neighbourhood in […]


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