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Region to debate code of conduct, integrity commissioner
Next month, Region of Waterloo councillors will discuss creating a formal code of conduct and hiring an integrity commissioner.
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Gotta dance
Isabel Monto, 3, and Vanessa Monto twirl around to music played by Erick Traplin at the Word on the Street festival in downtown Kitchener last Saturday. Along with kids entertainment, activities and story-telling, the event featured popular authors speaking about their books. The annual one-day festival, which promotes literacy and written arts, celebrated its 14th year in Kitchener.
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Friday, September, 19, 2014 - 6:06:10 PM
Kitchener Votes Regional chair: Robert Milligan "[...] year, there are seven candidates, including incumbent Seiling, Milligan, Jay Aissa, Oscar Cole-Arnal, Moira-Sharon Magee, Paul Myles and John Wolf. All candidates except [...]"
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Kitchener Votes Regional chair: Moira-Sharon Magee "[...] there are seven candidates, including incumbent Seiling, Milligan, Jay Aissa, Oscar Cole-Arnal, Moira-Sharon Magee, Paul Myles and John Wolf. All candidates except Myles answered an e-mailed [...]"
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Friday, September, 19, 2014 - 4:04:29 PM
Kitchener Votes Regional chair: Ken Seiling "[...] year, there are seven candidates, including incumbent Seiling, Milligan, Jay Aissa, Oscar Cole-Arnal, Moira-Sharon Magee, Paul Myles and John Wolf. All [...]"
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More cold nights ahead
With Out of the Cold operating only three nights a week this November, organizers will be keeping a close eye on the number of guests attending sites.
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Metrolinx purchases track for $76 million
Metrolinx has purchased 53 kilometres of CN freight-rail track, costing $76 million, in a move to improve passenger service along the Kitchener to Georgetown corridor.
Board trustee calls for more transparency
A public school board trustee is calling on all candidates to disclose their known conflicts of interest ahead of the upcoming election, but the chair of the board of trustees says the system works the way it is.
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Kitchener Votes Mayoral race: Slavko Miladinovic
As mayor, Slavko Miladinovic wants to increase revenue without raising taxes.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 5: Mary Henein Thorn
Mary Henein Thorn says her first order of business, should she be elected as councillor for Ward 5, would be to meet with residents to make sure they have the opportunity to have their concerns heard.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 5: Trysha Wharton
Just as families have to watch their spending, Trysha Wharton wants the city to do the same.
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Candidate faces several charges
Cambridge’s John Wolf may have a checkered past and freely admits to having run-ins with the law, but the regional chair candidate doesn’t believe that will hurt his chances of unseating longtime chair Ken Seiling.
Police service among most efficient
Waterloo Regional Police Service is among the country’s top 10 most efficient — and understaffed — police services, according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think-tank.
Teens not the only problem texters
While a new report suggests up to a third of all high school students text while behind the wheel, local statistics suggest distracted driving is a problem for all drivers.
Vrbanovic makes second policy announcement
Kitchener mayoral candidate Berry Vrbanovic has made two announcements outlining his policies for creating strong neighbourhoods and a growing local economy.
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Get a grip
More than 4,000 competitors took part in the Badass Dash at Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort last Saturday.
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Will strike delay LRVs?
Although the nine-week strike at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant officially ended last Friday, one union representative said it could impact the region’s light-rail vehicles, to be delivered in 2016.
Manitou segregated bike lanes cause strife at regional council
Despite some strong opposition in council chambers Wednesday night, Region of Waterloo councillors voted unanimously to install sidewalks and the region’s first segregated bike lanes on Manitou Drive.
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Kitchener Votes: Regional chair
Region of Waterloo Chair Ken Seiling faces the largest race for a directly elected chair in the region’s history.
About 3,000 residents weigh in on city’s strategic goals
Almost 3,000 people have given their input on the future direction of the City of Kitchener.
No cash grants for residents battling termite infestations
Residents of the Laurentian Hills neighbourhood won’t be getting any cash grants from the City of Kitchener to deal with termites.
 
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