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Patching up the park
While some kids were hanging off the monkey bars, others were throwing around pieces of the new rubberized surface at Victoria Park.
Pothole claims drop from 135 to 16
The city crews who fill potholes say we’re back to normal, and last year’s high number of pothole claims was just a fluke.

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Making great strides
Keeping up with your kids can be a challenge for anyone. Now imagine adding hours of medical therapy to your daily routine.
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Floods force rebuild of harness shop
Visitors of Doon Heritage Village will be without a harness shop this year, after years of flooding forced the demolition of the building.
Demolition begins on Mayfair Hotel
There’s about half a building standing at the former Mayfair Hotel, now that the two-week demolition process has begun on both 11 Young St. and 156-158 King St. W.
Margaret Avenue bridge to open in September
It will be two years after its demolition, when motorists can finally cross the Margaret Avenue bridge that connects Victoria to Breithaupt Street.
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New route for Onkel Hans and Santa
The Oktoberfest and Santa Claus parades are going to come with a reverse double twist this year.
Lear plant to close by 2016
It’s the end of the line for another one of Kitchener’s historic manufacturing plants, Lear, come 2016.
Trustee pushes for sex education timelines for parents
Parents should have access to sex education curriculum timelines, if they want to excuse their children from lessons they deem inappropriate, says a local trustee.
New hospice fundraising campaign reaches 90 per cent of its goal
The only thing more heartbreaking than watching people live out their last days at Lisaard House is the realization that there aren’t enough beds for everyone in need.
What's open and what's closed on Victoria Day
All pools, libraries and City of Kitchener community centres are closed on Monday for Victoria Day.
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Another casualty in Mayfair demolition
The demolition of the former Mayfair Hotel has turned into an unfortunate two-for-one deal, since the adjacent building — formerly Hymmen Hardware — is also too unsafe to remedy.
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Bringing back the boats
It’s been almost 20 years since the Victoria Park Boathouse served its original purpose.
Region challenges residents to reduce water consumption
As residents prepare for rising temperatures, the Region of Waterloo is challenging them to reduce water use.
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Local woman named emerging leader
She may not be building schools in underdeveloped countries, but Lori Prospero is implementing new ideas and paving the way for improved child care in Waterloo Region.
CEI helping arts entrepreneurs
The city gave Creative Enterprise Initiative $39,400 from the Arts and Culture Sustainability Fund on Monday.
Teachers start job action
Public school elementary teachers across Ontario will boycott standardized testing and refuse to make comments on report cards, as part of a work-to-rule campaign that started Monday.
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Region’s garbage collection changes met with disagreement
Regional councillors heard from every side of the garbage collection debate during a public meeting last week.
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