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Slipping through the cracks
A little more than a year after four youth, who previously accessed Reaching Our Outdoor Friends services died, a local resident is bringing attention to the poor and homeless who died this winter.
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Demolition looms for Mayfair Hotel
The former Mayfair Hotel could be demolished as soon as April 27, after city council removes any intended heritage designation today.

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Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - 10:10:15 AM
A timeout from tech "[...] media was very interested in covering this event. We were featured in The Record, CTV news, the Kitchener Post and the Canadian Mennonite. We also had a number of radio stations request interviews, including a [...]"
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Friday, February, 27, 2015 - 2:02:43 PM
Clearing snow needs a happy medium "[...] On Tuesday of last week, The Record published a column by Professor Alejandro López-Ortiz calling on our cities to plow sidewalks like they do roads. This week, Kitchener Post columnist James Bow also called on Kitchener to investigate offer"
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Saturday, February, 21, 2015 - 10:10:18 PM
Short on space "[...] [...]"
Comment by We Need More Space! | Doon Pioneer Park Community Association
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Challenging culture: Moving up and moving out
It’s not just how much money a museum or gallery has that determines the new exhibit coming to the region.
City officials say Slide the City did enquire about dates, but one hasn’t been found.
No date for Slide the City
If you’ve been holding your breath waiting to hear about a giant slip and slide coming to the city, it’s time to exhale.
Tepperman’s an anchor point for new development
Tepperman’s, a 90-year-old furniture, electronics and appliance store, will be the main attraction for a new development at Fischer Hallman and Huron Road, councillors heard Monday.
School board bracing for strike
Public high schools could see a full-scale work stoppage as early as the first week of May, say officials at the Waterloo Region District School Board.
Region posts $3-million surplus
The Region of Waterloo ended 2014 with a more than $3-million surplus.
$39 million in fines owed to region
With more than $39 million in unpaid fines outstanding, regional council is looking for provincial assistance to collect the cash.
Area municipalities working to entrench environmental rights
More than 75,000 Canadians have joined the Blue Dot Movement, and the co-organizer, Jim Marston, is hoping the region’s three cities will also jump on board.
KPL names new CEO
Kitchener Public Library has announced a new CEO to take the post this May.
Future of Sacred Heart in limbo
Any plans to demolish or designate the Sacred Heart Church as a heritage site have been put on hold for the time being.
Rejigging rubbish
Bag limits, tags and bi-weekly pick up form one of the garbage collection options regional councillors are considering.
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Challenging culture: Pinching pennies
Like shoppers shoving their way to the last available toy during the holiday season, local arts and culture organizations say they are forced to elbow aside other groups for funding.
Bringing new life to Imbibe
If you want help, you have to ask for it — and that’s exactly what Imbibe owner, Bill MacTavish, has learned in recent weeks about keeping the downtown restaurant alive.
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New mandate includes sharing of ‘prime dates’ at Centre
The new mandate for Centre in the Square isn’t only about the community — it’s about revenue too.
School zone speed limits debated
Despite being told that reducing speed limits in school zones won’t affect driver behaviour, regional council debated making changes across the region.
Local festivals get provincial funding
Local festivals are getting more than $500,000 in funding from the Celebrate Ontario program supported by the province.
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SIU probes fatal police shooting
The Special Investigations Unit has been called in to probe circumstances surrounding the shooting death of 20-year-old Beau Baker by police Thursday night.
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