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Downtown Kitchener loses its ‘Mojo’
With his guitar always in tow and spirits high, Maurice “Mojo” Doiron became a recognizable face for many King Street passersby.
Strasburg Road snafu
A revised proposal for a development on the future Strasburg Road extension has residents up in arms over the height of the buildings and the city’s consultation process.
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Christmas in the city
It’s not every day you see a 40-foot Christmas tree making its way through city streets.
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Preserving Upper Doon’s village character
It wasn’t the size of the house that attracted Calvin Staples to Doon Village Road — it was its charm.
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Nearly 100 guns collected during weapons amnesty program
Now more than halfway through its first weapons amnesty program, Waterloo Regional Police Service has already seen scores of weapons turned in, ranging from prohibited firearms to pellet guns.
Using social media for good
It often takes weeks, even months to truly break a bad habit and replace it with a good one, and that task can be even more difficult when it means going against the grain of human nature.
15 arrested for meth-related offences
Police arrested 15 people for meth-related offences after a two-month investigation, resulting in 65 charges. Nine men and six women were charged with various offences including trafficking and possession.
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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.
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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