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Open government

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Open government

Ontarians who want want to know what provincial ministries and ministers are working on, and what the plans and priorities are for the next four hours can now find that information online. Premier Kathleen Wynne released 30 mandate letters, which outline specific priorities of each member of cabinet, during a recent cabinet meeting in Sudbury. […]

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Mayne wants to improve city

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Mayne wants to improve city

If elected to one of the two Ward 1 council positions, John Mayne’s priorities at the council table will be transparency, accountability and sound stewardship practices in public office. Mayne recently announced his candidacy in the upcoming municipal elections. “I will focus on retention and growth for existing commercial businesses and increasing the residential tax […]

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More community input needed says Elliott

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More community input needed says Elliott

Dave Elliott said the city needs an overall strategic plan that includes at all capital works, revenue streams, business models, and events. That’s just one of the pressuring issues that Elliott wants to take care of if elected to a second term of Port Colborne council. The Ward 1 councillor recently announced he was seeking […]

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Barrick seeks second term at region

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Barrick seeks second term at region

David Barrick wants to carry on his platform of respecting taxpayer dollars for a second term at Niagara Region council. Barrick, elected to the region in 2010 after having served a term on Port Colborne council, filed his nomination papers this week. “The knee-jerk reaction is to increase revenues, increase taxes, increase rates. For seniors […]

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Time for a change candidate says

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Time for a change candidate says

Tim Hoyle wants to bring new leadership and perspective to Port Colborne for the next term of council. Hoyle announced his candidacy for Ward 2 this week, and said it’s time for a change in municipal leadership “It’s time to get off the sidelines and promote the city I call home. As a longtime resident, […]

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Development charges discussed

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Development charges discussed

Wainfleet has struggled and stumbled with development charges since the fee was implemented, Ald. Richard Dykstra said Tuesday night as he asked for a staff report on the issue. Dykstra wants staff to look at options such as the rate for the charges, and said clear direction is needed on how the funds are accessed […]

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