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Calgary city council orders review of local access fee on electricity bills – Calgary

It’s a line item on Calgarians’ electricity bills that has grown significantly, and that city council wants to look at more deeply in an effort to find any relief for those struggling to pay them. On Tuesday, city council unanimously approved a comprehensive review of the local access fee on …

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South Bruce Peninsula mayor resigns after ‘racist’ comments towards local First Nations

The Mayor of South Bruce Peninsula has stepped down after a recording of him making “racist” comments about the plans for the new Chippewas of the Nawash First Nation water treatment plant was posted online. A statement posted on the town’s website Tuesday says that “Garry Michi has resigned as …

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Housing and finance key issues as local leaders prepare to meet Ontario ministers

Delegates from across Ontario began descending on London, Ont., Sunday as Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet prepared to meet municipal officials for days of detailed, local discussions. The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference is being held in London from Aug. 20 to 23, with local financial …

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‘A lot worse’: Winnipeg local recounts scenes of destruction from Maui wildfires – Winnipeg

As the fires in Maui wind down, a Winnipeg woman is coming to terms with the destruction left around her. Tess Lemon has called the island home for the past few years. Originally from Winnipeg, she currently remains safe after spending time vacationing on the island. This comes in the …

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U of G students tell local food stories through new audio project

A unique audio project will give listeners a chance to learn about Guelph’s history on food and food insecurity. Future Food Visions launches on Saturday at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, as nine stories will be told through a new audio experience created by theatre students from the University of Guelph. …

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Hamilton mayor says local Greenbelt development ‘not necessary,’ asks Ontario to halt plan – Hamilton

Hamilton’s mayor is calling on the province to abandon development of Greenbelt lands in and around the city after insisting the auditor general “echoed” the city’s position that the lands are “not necessary” to fulfill obligations to beef up Ontario’s housing supply. In a statement following the release of Bonnie Lysyk‘s …

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New version of Wellington County local food map is out

Descrease article font size Increase article font size There is an updated map where local foodies can sink their teeth into great local cuisines. The County of Wellington have put out a new version of the Taste Real Local Food Map with 165 farm and food businesses. The map is …

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Man accused in 3 Sudbury homicides escapes from local jail: police

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 19, 2023 7:23 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Police in northeastern Ontario say a man accused in three Sudbury-area homicides in the past few months has escaped from the local jail. The Greater Sudbury Police Service shared little information …

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Local craft brewers in Winnipeg see ‘explosive’ growth in demand, merchants say – Winnipeg

Plain old beer is looking like a thing of the past as new fruity-flavoured sours and many other creative recipes are turning attention to local craft beer. “Some of the restrictions that were holding this industry back changed and jeez, has it ever exploded since,” said Will Lisson, president of …

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Local reaction in Regina to Public Service Alliance of Canada strike – Regina

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike is coming in loud and clear in Saskatchewan as strikers are looking for public support in their battle with the federal government. Across Canada, federal workers remain on the picket lines as they say …

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