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Rural Ontario stands to lose
Last week’s Drummond report outlined a whole array of program and service cuts to help Ontario slash its $16 billion deficit. The gravy train of stimulus spending has run out of track; the time has come to tighten our belts and balance the books. So far, a lot of us are nodding in agreement.
Prayer shouldn't be confined to church
Re: Lord's Prayer has no place at council, letter to the editor, Feb.23

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College of Trades 'a giant tax grab' "I am a certified hairstylist I work at Firstchoice and I am very happy there and I love my job I have been doing it for 23 years , I only work 12 hours /week because of a car accident I can't work the long hours or too many days . I make a little ove"
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Legal claim drafted against wind company "So with 9 studies on wind turbines and property values saying (No value drop because of turbines) lawyer Eric Gillespie does not have a case. Making this is just another costly nuisance case!! PTL for NIMBYs is Pay The Lawyer"
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Friday, March, 28, 2014 - 3:03:33 PM
Marathon meeting finally ends with 2.67 per cent budget increase "The final compromise of $100,000 of surplus funds to be used, one of about half a dozen debated, was actually proposed by councillor Pope. The towns reserves, remain almost exactly the same as 2013, and will be boosted substantially by the sale of th"
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A successful night
On behalf of the board of directors, staff and residents of Stratford/Perth Shelterlink, I wish to extend our sincere thanks to all who participated in making the third annual Night in the Cold, such a fun and interesting event.  
Stop the spying
Despite being very outspoken on the question of crime, Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems far from eager to discuss the “lawful access” legislation he’s promised to pass within 100 days of taking office – legislation that will allow online spying without a warrant.
Committee didn't take the easy route
Re: Schools oppose recommendation, news, Feb. 23
Committee didn't take the easy route
Dear editor: I'd like to respond to the newspaper account that presents the comments of the parent councils from Anne Hathaway and Avon schools regarding the report of the accommodation review to the AMDSB.
Celebrate St. David's Day
Dear editor: If you would like to join a casual get-together with other Stratford Welsh, or those of Welsh descent, to celebrate St. David's Day on Thursday, March 1...
Landowners should be wary of energy projects
Dear Editor: I am a landowner with four Union Gas pipelines on my farm property. They also have the rights to put another line on my property.
Poor results from Council spending
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Tribute to ‘a class act'
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Lord's Prayer has no place at council
Re: Lacking Wisdom, letter to the editor, Feb. 16
Archives must be kept open
Re: Group protests possible archives branch closure, news, Feb. 16
French immersion has no place at Anne Hathaway
Trustees, board members, principals, teachers, students, parents and all those concerned – Anne Hathaway Public school ... really?
Big Brother isn't welcome in Canada
It seems the justice minister has put the brakes on making Canada over into Orwell's 1984 - at least with the proposed federal online surveillance legislation.
From the eyes of a wood turner
He came into the office mid morning – patiently waiting until someone was free to greet him. The very strong build, middle aged man had a few questions. His father, who lives near Elora, had clipped an article out of the newspaper and said – “you should find out a little bit more about this.” And that is what brought Dave Bell into the Elora Centre for the Arts this February day.
Popularity ahead of policy
How many readers can recall what life was actually like prior to the implementation of certain government controlled benefit programs such as Old Age Security (OAS), the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan or the Canada Health Care System (Medicare); I certainly can.
Street Construction
Work crews have been digging on the north side of the Tower Street bridge in downtown Fergus for a couple of weeks, closing the right traffic lane at the St. Andrew Street corner. Last week activity shifted to the south end of the bridge with crews digging up part of the sidewalk at Queen Street. It's all part of preliminary work before the bridge is replaced this summer.
Centre Wellington begins budget discussions
Centre Wellington councillors started budget discussions Friday morning looking at an increase in the township tax levy of 6.42 percent.
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