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The clean streets
City of Kitchener staff and councillors hit the streets downtown on Tuesday to take part in a 20-minute makeover in honour of Earth Day. Mayor Carl Zehr and Ward 2 Coun. Berry Vrbanovic were spotted down the street from City Hall picking up and bagging trash.
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Bursting bubbles
Emily Fancett, held by Norma Egan, is enthralled by a swarm of bubbles during the Kids Hop at the Kitchener Market. Children enjoyed crafts, songs by Erick Trapplin and a visit from Peter Cottontail.

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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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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. [...]"
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Queen of the Square
On April 2 and 3, Jeans and Classics performed the music of Queen at Centre in the Square.
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Tic tac toe
City of Kitchener volunteers Vishal Chotara and Jin Chu play a game of tic tac toe at the Civic Square on Friday. The city hosted a St. Patrick’s day celebration with entertainment, food and games.
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It's a hoot
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In a pickle
Ward 4 Coun. Yvonne Fernandes spent part of Family Day playing pickleball with Ward 7 Coun. Bil Ioannidis, Ward 10 Coun. Dan Glenn-Graham, and local residents at the Forest Heights Community Centre.
Out of the Cold seeks new site
The Out of the Cold program is seeking a new site. The program offers meals and overnight shelter to people who are homeless at various locations in Kitchener and Waterloo throughout the winter months, with a different site opening its doors each night of the week.
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De Boer's treasures
To get from Los Angeles to San Francisco, our tour bus took the scenic route along the coast on California State Route 1.
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Life gives you lemons
When 12 teens thought about earning money, nothing made more sense than a lemonade stand.
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Launch preparations
It’s a sign of a maturing tech ecosystem that more graduating startups are looking for that next stage space to set up shop.
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A new life for old jeans
Before you turn those old jeans into ill-advised cutoffs, consider bringing them with you on your next trip to the mall or a local hockey game.
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Santa crossing
Ron Bell ushers a student from Bridgeport Public School across a laneway during a snowy morning this week. Bell dressed up as Santa for about two weeks before the holiday break.
Students host seniors for tea
Students at Grand River Collegiate Institute are hosting their Seniors’ Tea event next week.
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A Rockin' Christmas
The Brian Setzer Orchestra brought their annual Christmas Rocks tour to Centre in the Square Monday night. Setzer is a three-time Grammy winner known for resurrecting rockabilly and swing music with his former band, the Stray Cats. Upcoming holiday shows at Centre in the Square include Kevin Pauls’ The Spirit of Christmas on Dec. 2, Handel’s Messiah by the Grand Philharmonic Choir on Dec. 7, and Johnny Reid’s A Christmas Gift to You on Dec. 8.
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We Day promotes local and global action for kids
For these kids, Craig and Marc Kielburger are rock stars, deserving of deafening applause.
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Alapinta artists from Chile left a massive landmark with this mural as part of the Kultrun Indigenous and World Music Festival held last weekend at venues in Kitchener and Waterloo. The mural, sponsored by Neruda Arts, is now complete. It is located on the side of the Marisol restaurant on Ontario Street.
Anne opens at Centre in the Square
Canada’s favourite red-haired heroine is coming to Kitchener.
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list and checking it twice.
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