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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 […]


Council opts against Ward 6 recount – Shannon Adshade wins

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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)

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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 […]


Special council meeting to discuss possibility of Ward 6 recount

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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!!

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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)

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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 […]


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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]


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