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Don't unmix the paint – throw it out and buy a new colour
I have noticed the last few weeks irritation with councillor Sam Merulla’s view of suburban taxpayers. I think it is high time we in the “burbs” let people know we won’t just sit around and accept arbitrary tax charges for things we don’t get.
Good Samaritans come to the rescue in Waterdown
Last Tuesday, I was once again reminded how wonderful and helpful the good people of Waterdown (including visitors from other places, who were also willing to lend a hand) are.

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Sunday, December, 07, 2014 - 7:07:36 PM
FAITH MATTERS: Worth the wait "Let me get this straight. God does nothing in your life. Utter silence for your whole life and suddenly something happens that you then attribute to this specific god who sent himself down to be tortured to death for sins you never committed... F"
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Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - 3:03:04 AM
PARLIAMENT HILL: New benefits boost vets and families "On the surface $200 Million sounds like a great deal of money, a significant investment the government is making to those that have and who are serving in our Armed Forces. What most people may not be aware of (the smoke) is that the funding is to be"
Comment by MrClyde
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 6:06:35 PM
Reader questions choice of federal Liberal candidate "I AM a member of the Liberal Party who was present and voted at the nomination, and advocated for local Liberal candidate Ian Dunlop, who spoke in English and French, a well-spoken author experienced in our local affairs and schooled in economic deve"
Comment by Wayne Powell
Hamilton's priority should be road maintenance
Forget the LRT – let's fix the roads in Hamilton.
Hamilton suburbs pay for services they don't receive
I felt the same reaction as Dino Rubli (letters, March 12) to Councillor Sam Merulla’s comments regarding Hamilton’s suburban taxpayers ‘screwing over’ downtown residents.
Carlisle's Courtcliffe Park needs leash-free area
I appreciated the March 4 letter from A. Vos (Joggers, walkers affected by off-leash dogs at Courtcliffe Park).
Guardian Angels robotics team thanks sponsors
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School Robotics Force (G.A.R.F.) extends a handshake of gratitude to the sponsors whose financial and educational support contributed to G.A.R.F.’s recent recognition in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board’s System Science and Engineering Fair.
Power outages serious for those with health issues, devices
Kudos to reporter Catherine O’Hara and letter writer Barb Dixon (Reader seeking reliable rural hydro service) on their excellent comments and questions on the hydro outages in the Freelton and Carlisle areas.
Councillor’s comments almost beyond belief
Mr. Merulla needs to understand which residents are “screwing over” which residents. His comments are almost beyond belief.
Flamborough Centre residents surge ahead
February 2015 was marked by an unprecedented set of power surges to the Flamborough Centre area, resulting in significant damages to property. Residents are reeling from the fallout of surges occurring on Feb. 7 and again on Feb. 23.
A walkable solution for Waterdown Road
Waterdown is an older town – old enough that much of it was established before pedestrian safety was a big concern.
Scout volunteers make a difference
In February, the Carlisle Scouts celebrate the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouts movement.
Freelton reader seeking reliable rural hydro service
I do not subscribe to conspiracy theories, so given the regularity of outages in this area, I am thinking that the infrastructure needs fixing.
Piles of thanks to shovelers from walker
To the property owners in the Village of Waterdown who conscientiously clear the snow from their sidewalks and driveways: THANK YOU!
End area rating, but offer all same services
Hamilton Councillor Sam Merulla wants to end area rating for transit.
No increase for police
Though it has been made clear for years that the present police budget is unsustainable, council again seems to be in agreement with another increase.
Clarifying the numbers on emissions due to stop signs
The letter in defence of four-way stops perfectly illustrates how unsafe they can be.
Helping small businesses a good investment
Our country and city are highly dependent on small businesses.
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