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Post series on homeless youth earns accolades
The Kitchener Post won best feature/news series at the OCNAs last Friday for the work it did last year shining a light on a rash of deaths of local homeless youth.
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Taking out the trash
It’s bi-weekly garbage pickup with a four-bag limit for the region’s residents come 2017, after regional councillors voted to make cuts to service levels on Tuesday.

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Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - 1:01:57 PM
Mayfair Hotel is the last straw "[...] This week’s Kitchener Post editorial is also excellent: Mayfair is the last straw [...]"
Comment by Record says, "An unfair fate for the Mayfair" - Perspectives from James Howe
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - 12:12:02 AM
People were informed about heritage landscape study "[...] in the process, I recognized that the criticism was inaccurate and needed a response. Here’s my letter to the editor that appeared in the May 7 [...]"
Comment by Cultural heritage landscape study engaged citizens - Perspectives from James Howe
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - 3:03:07 PM
Challenging culture: Moving up and moving out "[...] Part 2 [...]"
Comment by Challenging culture: Better together | Your online newspaper for Kitchener, Ontario
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Waiting to die
People continue to die while waiting for support or beds in residential hospice and palliative care to open up.
City plans to fix missing links
Sidewalks on both sides of the road — that’s the general recommendation in the city’s proposed infill policy that gained plenty of public attention Monday.
Compromise reached with developers on official plan
A compromise with developers will be presented to the Ontario Municipal Board next month to settle a long-standing dispute over the region’s official plan.
No speed humps ahead for future traffic calming
Slower speeds, cycling lanes and narrower roads could be in the works for Rittenhouse Road, Zeller and Parkvale Drive, after traffic calming reviews for the streets were approved during a city committee meeting on Monday.
It’s all about the name
The region’s Grand Central Station, Gare Du Nord or Union Station will be known as King Central - Innovation District, after regional councillors approved the Ion station names on Tuesday.
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Recognizing the right to a healthy environment
It was polluted air that forced Eastwood Collegiate student, Raine Knudsen, to stop pursuing her dream of becoming a marine biologist.
Proposed anchor walls receive mixed reviews
If there’s one anchor wall design that’s getting a lot of attention, it’s the one proposed for Cedar Street outside of the Kitchener Market.
Police board looking for a new mission statement to reflect changing roles
As law enforcement roles continue to evolve, the police board is trying to reflect that by modernizing its mission statement.
Putting the final touches on Weber
The Weber Street bridge and related widening projects should be all wrapped up by the end of June, according to the project manager.
Grand River watershed has been dry so far this spring
This year has been a dry one so far, according to officials with the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), and they don’t see that changing over the next few months.
Patching up the park
While some kids were hanging off the monkey bars, others were throwing around pieces of the new rubberized surface at Victoria Park.
Pothole claims drop from 135 to 16
The city crews who fill potholes say we’re back to normal, and last year’s high number of pothole claims was just a fluke.
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Making great strides
Keeping up with your kids can be a challenge for anyone. Now imagine adding hours of medical therapy to your daily routine.
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Floods force rebuild of harness shop
Visitors of Doon Heritage Village will be without a harness shop this year, after years of flooding forced the demolition of the building.
Demolition begins on Mayfair Hotel
There’s about half a building standing at the former Mayfair Hotel, now that the two-week demolition process has begun on both 11 Young St. and 156-158 King St. W.
Margaret Avenue bridge to open in September
It will be two years after its demolition, when motorists can finally cross the Margaret Avenue bridge that connects Victoria to Breithaupt Street.
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