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Heather Abrey
Swinging in the rain
On Tuesday, Lily Zula, 8, was enjoying the swing set in Victoria Park with her family when the rain began. Despite cooler temperatures and threatening skies, several families came out to play in the splash pad at the park, as well as on the playground equipment.
Big Music Fest gets mostly positive reviews from residents
Despite the rocky beginnings caused by a neighbourhood blindsided by a large event, Big Music Fest was a success, according to city staff.

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Friday, July, 11, 2014 - 10:10:32 PM
Property owners get their wish by avoiding heritage list "[...] property owners in Kitchener dodged the bullet and kept their properties off the heritage list last week. That’s [...]"
Comment by Heritage homes, Margaret Avenue bridge and spam. This is the Marshall Report | KW Real Estate News
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - 6:06:36 AM
Cycling advisory committee gets new name and new direction "Yes, it's also very important to discuss the walkability of our sidewalks. Snow clearing in winter, and more shade trees, would make it much easier for those who must walk everywhere - especially seniors but not only seniors. I hope the new advisor"
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Sunday, July, 06, 2014 - 2:02:49 PM
Be careful of promises made "[...] Be careful of promises made -Editorial in  Kitchener Post [...]"
Comment by Keep city's commitment to replace Margaret Ave. bridge quickly - James HOWE
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Kitchener Votes Ward 3: John Gazzola
Ward 3 incumbent John Gazzola says his focus as a councillor has been on ensuring the city lives within its means.
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Waterloo Regional Police Service gets new police chief
Although the timing wasn’t ideal to leave his post as Guelph’s chief of police, Bryan Larkin couldn’t deny his dream to lead the same police force where he began his career as a constable.
School boards reach out to parents for e-mail consent
Though not considered business organizations, local school boards aren’t taking any chances when it comes to complying with anti-spam e-mail laws that came into effect July 1.
KWAG seeks crowd funding
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is hoping a new fundraising campaign will help them hit the streets.
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Senior homelessness a growing concern
More of Waterloo Region’s seniors could end up on the streets as the municipality prepares for the arrival of thousands of new residents over the coming decades.
Jay Aissa will run for regional chair, Oberholtzer withdraws
Jay Aissa, owner of Jay Fencing in Waterloo and head of the Coalition Stop Waterloo LRT Inc., is considering a run for Waterloo Regional chair after Bob Oberholtzer, 79, withdrew his application last week, citing a medical problem.
Mental health and addiction call centre swamped
A new service will help residents suffering from mental health and addiction issues navigate a complex system, despite some bumps in the road after its launch.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 2: Dan Graham
Festivals and events have been a large part of the city’s downtown revitalization efforts, and Dan Graham was co-founder of one of the largest — the Kitchener Blues Festival.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 2: Chris Letizi
As president and programming chair of the Stanley Park Community Association, Chris Letizi has had his finger on the pulse of what Ward 2 wants and needs.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 2: Grayson Zeilstra
Kitchener City Council Ward 2 candidate Grayson Zeilstra is hitting the ground running.
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Kitchener MPPs named party critics
Two local MPPs are back at Queen’s Park with added responsibilities.
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Fire chief leaves to head up Mississauga department
After more than nine years at the reins of the Kitchener Fire Department, Fire Chief Tim Beckett will be departing on July 20 to take over the same position in Mississauga.
Development charge exemptions extended for Kitchener
Regional council has voted to extend its development charge exemption in the city cores of Kitchener and Cambridge to March 2019 and has given the City of Waterloo the option of reintroducing its own core exemption — a decision that could cost the region millions.
Area municipalities on the hook for affordable housing incentives
Area municipalities will have to take the lead when it comes to ensuring there is adequate affordable housing along the light rail transit route.
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Ward 1 candidate currently uncontested
Scott Davey’s first term as Ward 1 councillor came with some wins, and a willingness to stand firm on issues.
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Margaret Ave. bridge to be redesigned
The design to rebuild the bridge on Margaret Avenue was all but complete when rumblings about high-speed rail and two-way, all-day GO train service to Kitchener began.
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