The high cost of a good night’s sleep


The expenses submitted by the city’s three attendees to a conference two months ago in Ottawa is a study in contrasts and further evidence that fiscal responsibility is in short order.
Mayor Cliff Barwick and Ald. Lori Baldwin-Sands settled into the same, rather moderately-priced hostelry, however their accommodation tabs show quite a spread.
Ald. Baldwin-Sands submitted a bill for $426.17 to cover three nights, while the mayor stayed in Ottawa four nights but his total came to $745.80.
Ald. Bill Aarts, meantime, is a far more upscale guy and chose to bed down in the ritzy Westin Hotel for three nights to the tune of $850.50.

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Withheld Alma report may have saved college

It may now be of little consolation, but if nothing else the report from the Ontario Heritage Trust to former Minister of Culture Caroline Di Cocco is a resounding affirmation of the veracity of those individuals who valiantly battled to preserve Alma College from the wrecker’s ball.

This corner has obtained a copy of the report, authored by the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, which Di Cocco and her successor Aileen Carroll withheld from the public for more than two years. Continue reading