Inclement weather stretching London, Western snow budgets thin

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Pushing snow into a pile with a tractor

With another snowstorm whipping through London this week, snow removal budgets across the city are strained and workers are frustrated with one of the earliest and heaviest winters in years.

“We haven’t really slowed down since the first of November,” Jim Galbraith, manager of grounds maintenance and waste management at Western, said. (read more)

Western braces itself for budget cuts

Faculties asked to trim budgets by 5.5 per cent

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Western’s bank account has taken a wallop from the recent global economic crisis and university brass are now calling for sweeping budget cuts across all faculties.

Western’s fund reserve is projected to lose $60 million by April 30 and its endowments are now worth $17. (read more)

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