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OCT. 27 MUNICIPAL ELECTION: Brantford Ward 3 candidates debate

Posted on 01. Oct, 2014 by .

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The three challengers in the race for Ward 3 council seats put the focus on spending during an all-candidates debate Tuesday night at city hall. Greg Martin, Mike Quattrociocchi and James Messecar attacked city council for its spending record on several projects, including the ill-fated municipal rebranding initiative and the reconstruction of the Wayne Gretzky […]

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Could a tax on landlords of vacant houses provide valuable revenue for the city?

Posted on 29. Sep, 2014 by .

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VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A pair of Vancouver civic parties have suggested a tax on vacant houses in the city might generate revenue that could be put towards affordable housing. The Green Party and COPE have each proposed the tax at anywhere from 15-20 per cent. NPA candidate Kirk Lapointe admits the number of homes sitting […]

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Make this election about more than recreation

Posted on 27. Sep, 2014 by .

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As a community, we have committed a lot of time, energy and money to recreation needs. It’s been the issue that has defined and divided our city for a generation. And while recreation merits attention, it has overshadowed and marginalized many other important issues. So, as we get closer to the Oct. 27 municipal election […]

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Leduc County Council briefs

Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 by .

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Mark Wierzbickileducrep.news@sunmedia.ca Airport Road property rezoned to industrial use Leduc County council voted to rezone a 1.6 hectare property along Airport Road in Nisku to industrial use at its Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting. The amendment to the parcel, located along Township Road 502 (Airport Road) near the 7 Street intersection, was requested by its owners […]

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Man accused of killing teenage girl in Surrey, BC, has long, violent history

Posted on 24. Sep, 2014 by .

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SURREY, B.C. – A man accused of the second-degree murder of a 17-year-old girl in Surrey, B.C., has a long history of violence, including a 1991 sex offence for which he served 22 years in prison. Raymond Caissie, 43, is charged with killing Serena Vermeersch, whose body was found a day after her mother reported […]

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Grande Prairie gathering goes back to medieval times 0

Posted on 22. Sep, 2014 by .

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But at the Half Acre Woods, a property near Deer Ridge Estates in the County of Grande Prairie, medieval enthusiasts get the chance to experience the Middle Ages in real life. Owned by Michele and Rory McNeil, a homemade castle and the surrounding grounds host a monthly potluck by the Grande Prairie Medieval Club. “In […]

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Brampton Trustee – Public – Ward 2&6: William Davies

Posted on 20. Sep, 2014 by .

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SIDEBAR Contact information: Email: daviescup@hotmail.com Article source: http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/4871376-brampton-trustee-public-ward-2-6-william-davies/

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Canterbury Common development an ‘urban legend’, says Scugog

Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by .

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SCUGOG — Scugog is working swiftly to stamp out residents’ concerns after a concept plan began recently circulating through the Canterbury Common subdivision that proposes to transform a portion of the golf course there into a residential development, possibly with an apartment building. “It’s an urban legend,” said Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier on Monday afternoon. […]

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Irrational arguments in Calgary’s neverending secondary suite debate can lead …

Posted on 17. Sep, 2014 by .

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For the umpteenth time, there’s a push for legal and consistently codified secondary suites city-wide. City councils have tried for years — and failed — to address the litany of illicit suites and give those who live in and around them legal protection. Opponents are vocal and it appears they are numerous, if our councillors’ […]

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Since when did ‘renter’ become a dirty word in Calgary?

Posted on 15. Sep, 2014 by .

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When did “renting” become such a dirty word in our city? The way some city councillors talk, you would think Calgarians who don’t own property are dangerous parasites bent on spoiling communities wherever they can. Last week, a city council committee had an opportunity to make life a little easier — and safer — for […]

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