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Festive sounds
The Paris Port Dover Pipe Band marches their way down King Street for the KW Santa Claus Parade last Saturday. The annual parade is hosted by the Lions Club of Kitchener. Thousands lined the streets to watch the parade and catch a glimpse of Santa Claus.
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Falling on deaf ears
Residents attending a recent consultation about proposed transit changes expressed concern that the process is more about appeasing riders, than it is about gathering information.
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Heritage woes for monster homes
Neighbours fear that two proposed “suburban mansions” threaten to ruin the Upper Doon heritage conservation area, council heard Monday.
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Imagining a cashless society
Imagine a world where you can pay for a new outfit using a retina scanner connected to your bank account, or driving an Internet-enabled car that automatically pays for your gas after filling the tank.
The Band-Aid’s coming off
One of the founders of the Out of the Cold program is “cautiously optimistic” her organization may soon be phased out in favour of a permanent solution to homelessness.
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OMB likely for 100 Victoria
When it came to approving Momentum’s 100 Victoria St. development, it didn’t matter what Kitchener city council decided — it would ultimately end up in front of the Ontario Municipal Board.
Region gets $10.2M in gas tax
The province is putting the pedal to the metal to encourage the use of public transit in Waterloo Region.
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Zehr has left the building
Outgoing Mayor Carl Zehr receives a certificate from Mayor-elect Berry Vrbanovic at his last city council meeting on Monday night. Zehr and Coun. Dan Glenn-Graham received standing ovations during presentations honouring their service on city council.
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Honouring the fallen
Sexual healing
In order to help decrease stubbornly high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI)and teen pregnancies, the Region of Waterloo is partnering with the Downtown Community Centre to offer a new sexual health clinic for youth.
New powers for pet patrol officers
Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society animal protection officers will be able to enforce animal welfare provisions in the city’s new dogs bylaw.
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A real life saver
A guide dog trained to sniff out blood sugar levels for a family with two diabetic daughters has not only let them sleep more soundly at night — it may have also saved their lives.
New smoking regulations start in the new year
Come new year, changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act will prohibit smoking on all bar and restaurant patios, as well as public playgrounds and sports fields.
City gives termite treatment loans go-ahead
Before approving a loan program to help residents treating their properties against termites, Kitchener councillors debated whether the loans should be citywide and revenue neutral.
Feds promise $1.5 million for growing local businesses
The federal government announced Wednesday $1.53 million will be given to support the growth of three local businesses.
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Where the poppies grow
Lynn Caswell and Sergeant-at-Arms Dave McVey, of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50, empty poppy boxes at the legion on Belmont Avenue last Saturday. Legions across Canada hope to distribute 18 million poppies this year.
Shelter sees 14 overnight guests
It went surprisingly well.
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Roundabout ruckus
No matter how you look at it, there’s one intersection in Waterloo Region that isn’t working.
 
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