Our choices

Posted: October 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm   /   Comment

As voters head to the polls The Times respectfully offers our picks to represent each ward for the next four years. WARD ONE PICTON – 2 seats to be elected Bev Campbell and Laverne Bailey are the incumbents in Picton. They are being challenged by Brian Marisett, Paul Morris, Doris Lane, Don Ward and Richard […]

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Mayor Finnegan

Posted: October 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm   /   Comment

The first time I met Leo Finnegan was on top of Chuckery Hill. He was just months into his new job as mayor. I was just days into mine. We had assembled for a photo op to mark the consummation of a deal with W3Connex. The rickety outfit promised it would soon bring high speed-internet […]

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Counting things

Posted: October 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm   /   Comment

Twelve years after amalgamation we now know what we own and how much it’s worth. For perhaps the first time ever we know the value of things we own as a municipality. It sounds like a minor accomplishment—something that should have been known all along. It is, however, a massive and terribly important achievement by […]

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Where’s the plan

Posted: October 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm   /   Comment

Sandy Latchford refuses to answer this question. The candidate for mayor is complaining once more, this time in a campaign flyer, that the County’s current economic development path is a mistake. “What we are doing now is not good enough… It is time for the Economic Development Office to take a new direction.” We’ve heard […]

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Simple questions

Posted: September 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm   /   Comment

In just over a month we will go to the polls to elect a new municipal government. Are you ready? I know most folks don’t like to see a long election campaign drag out—but this seems too short—too sudden. At the Times, we are working to get you the information you need to make a […]

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Broken dreams

Posted: September 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm   /   Comment

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Dalton McGuinty on the energy file. Like every tragedy, however, the audience knows going into the theatre things are likely to end badly for the hero in the end. By now most Ontarians have opened and begun to digest their August electricity bill. For many, the experience […]

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“New year” resolutions

Posted: September 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm   /   Comment

September. Back to school. A new year of sorts. New beginnings. Farewell to a hot and sticky summer. The season of painted leaves, giant pumpkins and giving thanks is near. It seems the right time, too, for us to say thank you—to you our readers, our advertisers and our critics alike. You have made the […]

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Posted: September 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm   /   Comment

In 1994, more than 90 per cent of eligible voters in Wellington voted in the municipal election to elect a reeve and four councillors to the village council. Twelve years later in the amalgamated County, fewer than 40 per cent of eligible voters chose our current council. Can there be a more crystal clear signal […]

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