The high cost of a good night’s sleep


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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


BY IAN MCCALLUM
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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