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Security questions remain for online voting initiative (Letter to the Editor)

February 11, 2017

By Staff | October 6, 2014 | 13 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE– A recent article by Bill Jackson summarized city clerk Michael Di Lullo’s talking points on securing the upcoming municipal election here in Cambridge. He was asked as to whether the new voting options could increase the potential for voter fraud, and his answers […]

Why is Doug Craig still our ” Mayor”, and most of his Puppets still in” Office”..?

February 9, 2017

Why isn’t anyone questioning how this continues to happen during every Municipal Election? Would it have anything to do with his Creative Elections???.. Cutting polling locations, polling stations.. the use of Tabulators, Internet and Telephone Votes? I have to question with his long long long list of legacy projects, why the residents of this city […]

​David Dill: Why Online Voting Is a Danger to Democracy.. (so why is Cambridge using it? )

February 8, 2017

If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the Internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No more taking time out of your workday to travel to a polling […]

Council ‘let the devil loose’ by easing rules

December 13, 2016

  Council has set an ill-conceived precedent that it will not enforce their own rules opening the door to others who might conclude that they need not worry about complying with councils bylaws rules or restrictions.   Cambridge Times Re: Article titled “Council gives builders a break on restrictions” published Dec. 1. My comments are […]

Corruption at City Hall? ( coincidence ??.. you decide )

December 11, 2016

Rationale lacking for $12.5M library project: Liggett Freedom of Information requests denied…    Nov 06, 2014     (Editors note.. any wonder why Craig’s puppets are ostracizing and voting against Jan Leggitt.. She was targeted from the get go!!!!!!!).. **********   Corruption at City Hall? by Scot Ferguson By Staff| January 28, 2015 | 14 Comments | Filed under: […]

This is what happens when you don’t play by Doug Craig’s rules…

November 16, 2016

Cambridge councillor’s closed-door presence comes to an end   Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE- A proposal to amend council’s procedural bylaw set off a virtual firestorm of “bad faith” and mistrust allegations, along with counter claims and alternative explanations on Tuesday (Nov. 15) evening. The motion, brought forward by Coun. Frank Monteiro and approved 5-4, […]

No wonder Craig wants ” Tabulators, Internet and Telephone voting”.. AND NOT RANKED BALLOT!!!

September 29, 2016

  The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete Remember when everyone hated hanging chads and wanted computerized voting? Seemed like a good idea at the time. By Michael Riley, Jordan Robertson, and David Kocieniewski | September 29, 2016 Photographs by Julian Berman From Bloomberg Buisnessnews   Six days after Memphis voters went […]

Is Doug Craig holding Cambridge Hostage ?

November 24, 2015

If you look closely, you will see a pattern with this Mayor.. In the 2003…2006 Elections, the ballots took well over 2 hours to get to City Hall!! In 2010… He changed how we vote in Cambridge.. ( yes he blamed it on the Clerk) They missed over 14000 residents voter cards… blamed MPAC Cut […]

Masked voting not an issue for these Cambridge residents

October 19, 2015

Masked voting Richard Vivian, Times Staff Tommy and Lucy Vann voted during the Oct. 19 federal election wearing face coverings. Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE – In an act of protest, Cambridge residents Tommy and Lucy Vann donned masks before heading into a Preston polling station this evening (Oct. 19). Theirs wasn’t a comment on […]

Cambridge offers unique deal on high water bills

June 17, 2015

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO CTV Kitchener Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:16PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:51PM EDT The city of Cambridge is offering a new deal for residents with water bills that are significantly higher than normal. Starting this September, Cambridge residents with water bills over $250.00 will be […]

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 […]

Corruption at City Hall? by Scot Ferguson

January 28, 2015

Let me get this straight. Landmark Holdings buys the Post Office and guts it with plans to open a restaurant. They gut the interior and completely destroy it so no one else wants it. The city then buys the building from Landmark and gives them an exclusive, untendered deal on the restaurant that will be […]

Cambridge Water Billing Issues by Scot Ferguson

January 1, 2015

**note.** We have a facebook group with over 500 members who are dealing with outlandish water bills.. Some as high as $5000,00 for a 2 month period and the city demanding the resident pay or be cut off or the bill is added to your tax account.. Below is a post from the site by […]

Skyrocketing water bills mystify, anger residents ( HEADS UP CAMBRIDGE)

January 1, 2015

Editor’s note: This report follows a four-month look into Atlanta water bill complaints conducted by CNN’s Kyra Phillips and the CNN Special Investigations Unit. Follow CNN Senior Investigative Producer Scott Zamost on Twitter. Atlanta (CNN) — Imagine paying as much for water as you do for your mortgage. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE POST..

A sample of the bulling and intimidation from Cambridge City Hall.. Merry Christmas

December 12, 2014

Thursday December 11, 2014  Thursday December 11, 2014 In reference to Gary Dyke’s; Date of receipt:  Letter dated November 26, 2014 signed by Gary Dyke received via e-mail from Deborah Ingraham on Monday, December 08, 2014 @ 6:04 p.m.. Seven Days to respond with a payment plan:  Should be Monday December 15, 2014. A response […]

City councillors legally responsible for clean water under new law ,( from August 2012)

December 6, 2014

FROM AUGUST 2012 Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — New safe water legislation means city councillors will be legally responsible for problems with the local water supply. In January, provincial Safe Drinking Water Act legislation goes into place which says city councillors are responsible for providing clean water because they are the owners or operators. […]

Significant Drinking Water Threat Policy Applicability Map

December 6, 2014

TCE and chlorides are contaminants that can spread through groundwater flow. It already resides within the boundaries of the Protected Drinking water source in West Galt.  The West Galt watershed is listed as being at a “high risk for contamination” by the GRCA. Groundwater contamination by TCE has become an important environmental concern for human exposure. […]

1994 Report: showing evidence of VOC”s ( volatile organic chemicals) including TCE in Cambridge’s drinking water

December 6, 2014

re posting this..December 6/2014.. documents are old.. but readable.. *** By Debbie Vitez | November 15, 2011 | 4 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge’s Dirty Drinking Water I ran this April 10,2010 Re: Cambridge Drinking water.. Middleton St pumping station Canadian General Tower and Ciba Geigy Below you will find 3 links.. they include. A report by Brenda Thompson ( along […]

our drinking water… this report from 1992 ( posted in 2012)

December 6, 2014

our drinking water… this report from 1992 By Debbie Duff Vitez | March 8, 2012 | 6 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge’s Dirty Drinking Water Can someone please tell me how many filters have been installed since this time?. AGM.. didn’t you just say, you suspect we will not get any test results on our water, until the Middleton Wellfield which […]

Cambridge, the City of Water Contamination, Region of Water Pollution, What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)? We have plenty of it in Cambridge.

December 5, 2014

Pioneered by Imperial Chemical Industries in Britain, its development was hailed as an anesthetic revolution. Originally thought to possess less hepatotoxicity than chloroform, and without the unpleasant pungency and flammability of ether, TCE use was nonetheless soon found to have several pitfalls. These included promotion of cardiac arrhythmias, low volatility and high solubility preventing quick anesthetic induction, reactions with soda lime used in carbon […]