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City pushes region on Out of the Cold
The City of Kitchener is giving the Region of Waterloo a nudge to look for a new Tuesday location for Out of the Cold, a program that feeds and provides overnight shelter to homeless people from November to April.
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Local cyclist honours mom with 200-km ride
When 24-year-old Kurt Robbins is suffering while cycling up the Niagara escarpment during this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer, he’ll be thinking about what his mother has gone through during her first three rounds of chemotherapy.

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Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - 5:05:53 AM
Making K’nexions "[...] March 27 – Kitchener: Making K’nexions [...]"
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Sunday, April, 06, 2014 - 8:08:53 PM
Travelling the same old road "Explain to me again why we couldn't just widen the existing highway 7? Make it 5 lanes, with safe access to the greenhouse businesses, and a new entrance by way of Wellington St and Bingeman Centre Rd. Then a new hwy wouldn't be needed for a genera"
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Sunday, April, 06, 2014 - 1:01:22 PM
Big Music Fest creates council division "[...] I saw some of it first hand via Rogers TV and read about it in this morning’s Waterloo Region Record and on CBC’s local station. And this week’s Kitchener Post. [...]"
Comment by Why all the fuss at City Council about Big Music Fest? | James Howe
Local public schools to start locking doors
By next September, all of the 104 elementary schools that make up the Waterloo Region District School Board will lock their front doors.
Board debates Wi-Fi at schools
Debate over the safety of Wi-Fi in schools is on hold now that the Waterloo Region District School Board plans to upload the controversy to its parent organization.
Flight time bumped due to noise
Public outcry about noise caused by an early morning flight at the regional airport lead the airline to compromise by changing its schedule.
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Police investigate McCreadie death
Police are still treating the death of Kitchener resident Mark McCreadie as suspicious, after his body was found in Victoria Park last Thursday.
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Schools locking doors five years too late, says parent
As the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) prepares to introduce locked doors, cameras and intercom buzzers at the front doors of elementary schools across the region, one parent says it’s about time.
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Police ID body found in Victoria Park
Police have identified the body found in Victoria Park yesterday as Mark James McCreadie.
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Take the dip
Kristine Carberry carefully makes lines of wax on an egg during a seminar at Joseph Schneider Haus on Saturday.
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Out of the Cold still without shelter
Two hours before Ray of Hope opened the doors for its second last offering of Out of the Cold, as many as seven people were already waiting outside.
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KW Humane Society closes leash-free park
Users of the KW Humane Society’s leash-free dog park will have to head to another location to let their canine friends run untethered, but the change means more space for the organization to grow its programs.
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A year later, residents left with nothing but stumps
It was about a year ago that City of Kitchener staff cut down half of the trees on Vintage Crescent, along with other neighbourhoods in the south end.
Community Carshare gets credit extension from city, region
Community CarShare received support from the City of Kitchener and the Region of Waterloo in the form of extended credit.
Police see nearly $1.8M surplus from 2013
Two reserve funds received a substantial cash injection during a recent Waterloo Region Police Service board meeting, thanks to a surplus of almost $1.8 million from 2013.
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Sports economy booms
Sports tourism has emerged as a multi-billion dollar industry in Canada.
Councillors support overnight street parking
Residents can now park their cars on the street overnight eight months of the year without fear of a ticket.
Region looking at solution for storm debris pickup
The more than a metre high snow banks are starting to disappear, revealing the debris leftover from the winter ice storm, and regional councillors are wondering if there is more they can do to help with the spring cleanup.
$147 million committed to Ion
The region had spent or committed to more than $147 million for rapid transit as of Dec. 31, 2013.
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