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Season of detours
It’s going to be a painful construction season for motorists travelling near the light rail transit route as construction gears up during a critical period for the project.
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Clogged arteries
Water main breaks have become all too familiar now. Often leaving streets flooded and traffic rerouted in the city for hours on end.
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Connecting youth to opportunity
The Working Centre is helping Generation Y job seekers hone their technical skills and find employment with the new Digital Media for Youth project.
Region launches biosolids video
Poop — we all do it.
Fuel prices save more than money for police
Cheaper prices at the pump have not only saved Waterloo Regional Police money on fuel costs, they have also helped save priority civilian jobs from the budget butcher’s block.
Density-bonusing in the works
A city-run affordable housing incentives plan is in the works after council voted unanimously in favour of a density-bonusing program during budget deliberations Monday.
City taxes to go up 1.91 per cent
It took 13 hours to hammer out the 2015 budget, but city councillors managed to keep the property tax increase well below inflation at 1.91 per cent.
Cold weather policy will be reviewed
Waterloo Region District School Board will be reviewing its school cancellation policies, particularly a new rule requiring automatic closure of schools when temperatures reach –35C with the wind chill.
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Off the charts
When Mark Higgins, president of Big Music Fest, booked the headliners for this year’s concert, he wasn’t sure what the response would be.
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Spreading the word
Emma Ermel is not your average 11-year-old.
Revisiting efficiency in council
There’s a time to talk, and a time to listen — especially when it comes to asking questions during council and committee meetings.
Region approves water and wastewater increases for 2015
A request to decrease water and wastewater user rate increases by one per cent this year was rejected by regional councillors on Wednesday.
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Last Out of the Cold site will remain open
The last Out of the Cold site in Waterloo Region will keep its doors open for at least this winter while organizers wait to hear the region’s future plans for the homeless.
Care co-ordinators back to work
Local members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association are back to work after their union and employer agreed to return to the bargaining table with a mediator.
Oktoberfest committee seeks glockenspiel footage
Oktoberfest organizers are looking for audio and video footage from the city’s glockenspiel to assist with its refurbishment in time for this year’s festival.
St. Mary's hospital aims to perform surgeries Tuesday
St. Mary’s General Hospital is hoping to be able to offer surgeries on Tuesday, after a major flood last Sunday.
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Short on space
A community centre in Doon is hoping the fifth time’s the charm.
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Making daily tasks accessible
There’s a gap in the system that Nadia Hamilton is hoping to fill, with a new app called Magnusmode.
 
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