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Democracy won in Court Battle…

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February 13, 2017

Democracy won in Court Battle..{ 2010 Municipal Election} By Staff | January 9, 2014 | 7 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election, Community Jun 08, 2011 This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below.. RE: the highly questionable 2110 Municipal Election.. Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but […]


Time to shame a low level MAYOR and Council.. Time to support Paul Tavares’s Effort on behalf of the HOMELESS..

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February 12, 2017

Cambridge man to sleep 90 days in cold tent to raise awareness for the homeless Fundraising effort sparks mix of reactions, but is generating conversation about homelessness   Cambridge Times ByLisa Rutledge CAMBRIDGE — In quietly setting up a tent in the freezing temperatures on private land but in public view, Paul Tavares is quickly […]


RE: The Mayor and Council of Cambridge, by E P. Mercer…the pen

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February 11, 2017

So the “so called Mayor” and a few of his followers (councillors) are pointing the finger at social media for their public image of disrespect and deceitful manner they treat us taxpayers. http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7010804-doug-craig-battles-cynics-with-positive-developments/ The truth hurts; if you have a conscience. People say things about people’s actions, comments and character as they see and hear […]


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

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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”..?

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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? )

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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

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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 […]


Cambridge offers unique deal on high water bills

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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 Water Billing Issues by Scot Ferguson

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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.

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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 […]


Cambridge residents to get small water rate cut after double billing

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December 4, 2014

Waterloo Region Record ByChris Herhalt CAMBRIDGE — All Cambridge water customers have been double billed a small charge meant to raise money to repair aging water and waste-water infrastructure since the start of the year. While they will be receiving a rate reduction in 2015, there remains no relief for a handful of residents who […]


Cambridge, the City of Water Contamination, Region of WaterPollution

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December 2, 2014

What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)? We have plenty of it in Cambridge. 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 […]


Cambridge city hall.. screws over another resident with a huge water bill ( this is her story)

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October 30, 2014

I am submitting this with the permission and on behalf of the lady with the original 4900 water bill.. check out how badly these professionals (?) at city hall are treating her.. *** Wait until this happens to you! It is inevitable because the City of Cambridge has been ignoring any/and all complaints (quite flippantly […]


City hall staff swamped with water billing complaints ( from May 2012)

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October 2, 2014

May 31, 2012 Cambridge Times It was more than a year ago that City of Cambridge took over municipal water billing from Cambridge & North Dumfries Hydro. Since then, city staff have been swamped in a sea of complaints as they tread through a  new billing system. Monday night, council threw staff a lifesaver to […]


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