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Region’s survey highlights problem of homelessness

Imagine being homeless for over 20 years. Imagine being 16 and home is trying to find a place to sleep at night. Though Waterloo Region is a relatively rich area, homelessness is still an issue to be addressed.

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City approves two per cent building permit fee increase

With the increase, Stratford remains the second most expensive amongst municipalities in Perth County to build a home of that size. St. Marys tops the 2014 list with permit fees of $1,760.

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Murder trial to be held in Stratford

The Superior Court on Huron Street was confirmed this week as the site for the criminal proceedings by Justice Thomas Heeney.

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Cooper site proposal not until Jan. 20

The restorative development company exploring possible uses for the Cooper site has been granted an additional six weeks to prepare its proposal to the city.

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More than 800 served holiday meal

Ruth said she hoped the dinner shined a light on the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of fellowship and not being materialistic at this time of the year.

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Paul Gowing elected Huron County warden

Saying he has a real passion for the area in which he lives, Morris-Turnberry Mayor Paul Gowing is the new Huron County warden.

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Minto mayor takes county warden’s seat

Bridge was elected Wellington County Warden by members of county council at Friday’s inaugural meeting, defeating Centre Wellington Ward Coun. Shawn Watters and Puslinch Ward Coun. Don McKay.

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International award presented to Fergus magician

Retired Fergus magician-comedian Peter Marucci was awarded the prestigious Howard Bamman trophy last month by the International Brotherhood of Magicians in recognition of his 28 years of contributions to their monthly magazine The Linking Ring.

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Merry Christmas from your MPP, Ted Arnott

Once again this year, we’re all dreaming of a “White Christmas”… but without last year’s ice storm!

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Local author works to promote literacy in Caribbean

Local children’s author Lisa Dalrymple was one of a group of writers who helped boost literacy for children in Grenada and St. Lucia.

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