More than just sap flowing at ceremonial first tap in Woolwich

Taken From: ObserverXtra It’ll be remembered as the first tap that was more like the last tap. On Feb. 24, maple syrup producers and politicians gathered on Dan and Heather Goetz’s Woolwich farm, Shady Grove, for the ceremonial first tapping of a sugar maple. “Today we are celebrating the ... Full Article

D’Amato: Tories won’t be tempted by O’Leary’s sweet lure

Taken from: Waterloo Region Record There’s a well-known experiment called the marshmallow test. A child is offered a choice: You can eat a marshmallow right now, or wait 20 minutes and get two marshmallows instead. Researchers at Stanford University in California found that the child who ... Full Article

Budget 2017 Op-ed

The Liberal government’s maiden budget in 2016 was a catastrophe. Promising a “modest” deficit of only $10 billion per year, this debt quickly shot to $30 billion. Now, TD Bank says that deficit is more like $34 billion, growing to almost $50 billion over the next four years. At the time ... Full Article

Year in Review Op-ed

The Conservative Party of Canada has had a strong, successful 2016 as the Official Opposition. Our focus last year was: firstly to be the voice of the taxpayer, second to continue to be the only party to oppose the Liberal agenda of uncontrolled spending and deficits that has already led to ... Full Article

CBC Year in review with Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht

Taken from: CBC KW As another year draws to a close, we’re speaking to leaders in Waterloo Region about 2016 and what their priorities are for the year ahead. Harold Albrecht, the Conservative MP for Kitchener-Conestoga, spent his first full year as a member of Her Majesty’s Loyal ... Full Article

Crowds greet Santa Claus in New Hamburg and Baden

Taken from: New Hamburg Independent Santa Claus got a warm welcome to Wilmot when he visited Baden on Dec. 3 and New Hamburg on Dec. 4. Good crowds filled the sidewalks for the annual parades in the two towns to watch a collection of musical, brightly-lit floats roll past. At the Baden parade ... Full Article