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Cambridge residents to get small water rate cut after double billing

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Special council meeting to discuss possibility of Ward 6 recount

October 30, 2014

Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE – Mayor Doug Craig has called a special meeting of city council to consider whether a recount is needed to determine who represents Ward 6 for the coming term. Official results from Monday’s (Oct. 27) municipal election put challenger Shannon Adshade two votes ahead of incumbent Gary Price. Though Price has indicated […]

Cambridge water billing issue, not one of them did a dam thing for you!!

October 27, 2014

          I did a google search to add under one heading the different news stories pertaining to the nightmare water stories.. what did any of these councillors or Mayor do for you? *** My findings, are all over the map I agree…., but follow each link and check out the dates […]

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

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 […]

City looks at tightening local election policy, Current policy too ‘loosey goosey’ says city clerk

July 3, 2014

this ran in the times………….. APRIL 14, 2012 The City of Cambridge is looking to tighten up policies governing the activities of councillors during an election. At Tuesday’s general committee meeting, a staff recommendation was introduced to reinforce provisions of the 1996 Elections Act. It focused on council’s use of city facilities, services and supplies […]

Democracy won in Court Battle

January 9, 2014

Jun 08, 2011 This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but they have won the respect of their fellow citizens. At a time when the meaning of democracy is being fiercely debated around the world, these […]

Trial on the TCE: there are too many cancers Shannon says oncologist

January 3, 2014

Publié le 09 mars 2011 à 05h00 | Mis à jour le 09 mars 2011 à 13h09 Pierre Asselin The Sun  (I thought I should scoop and publish this.. (in case no one is paying attention).. Lots of Data on TCE and other deadly chemicals are disappearing from the internet. Hence my coping posts and […]

Alex Mitchell, Cambridge city clerk, dies of cancer

August 12, 2013

 this ran in the Waterloo Region Record…by Jeff Hicks    Alex Mitchell Submistted photo Alex Mitchell CAMBRIDGE — Alex Mitchell loved the Leafs. “We both did,” said Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig, who once worked the ticket window at Maple Leaf Gardens in his younger days. “That’s what melded us together.” Mitchell, Cambridge’s city clerk since […]