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City chooses community over cash
Centre in the Square has a new mandate after city council opted for a blend of a community development and popular entertainment programming, over a revenue-based model.
Aissa spends more than $247,000 on regional chair campaign
Last fall’s leading regional chair challenger Jay Aissa has only one regret — that he didn’t submit his nomination form earlier.

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Clearing snow needs a happy medium "[...] On Tuesday of last week, The Record published a column by Professor Alejandro López-Ortiz calling on our cities to plow sidewalks like they do roads. This week, Kitchener Post columnist James Bow also called on Kitchener to investigate offer"
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Councillor questions segregated bike lanes proposed for Ottawa Street
A lone regional councillor opposed improvements slated for Ottawa Street, last week.
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Community building a focus in state of the city address
In his first-ever state of the city address, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic emphasized the need to build connections and ensure positive leadership to strengthen our city.
City hosts consultation on province’s Growth Plan
More than 100 people attended a local consultation on the province’s Growth Plan last week.
Hospital issues layoff notices
Grand River Hospital will issue 45 layoff notices and cut 24 full-time positions to balance its 2015-16 budget.
Debate continues on closures
Feeling the heat from angry parents, the region’s public school board is leaving the door open to keep schools running even when temperatures plunge to –35C with the windchill.
Changes to development charges could help phase two of LRT
Proposed changes to the province’s Development Charge Act could help move forward phase two of light rail transit.
Field Naturalists modernize club with region-wide name
A name change by the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists late last year is an attempt to attract more members from across the region, not the result of increased federal scrutiny into their charitable status, the group says.
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Levelling the field on transit fares
Regional councillors will reconsider extending a transit discount to Conestoga College students that is more in line with what other students pay, later this year.
Vying for more time to talk
It’s been just over a year since city council reviewed making meetings more efficient, and with a new motion brought forward on Monday, they will be at it again come August.
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Keeping culture clubs
There are more than 100 ethnic clubs in the region which help ease the settlement and transition for new immigrants to Canada.
Secondary school teachers looking at potential strike
Waterloo Region public secondary schools might see strike action in April as a show that patience is running thin with contract talks.
Emergency calls spike
Waterloo Region paramedics saw its busiest quarter and busiest year ever with more than 37,200 calls.
Uber reps working with region
A representative from Uber says the company is in favour of regulation and is willing to work with the officials to develop rules of the road for the ridesharing app in the Region of Waterloo.
St. Louis Adult Learning helping Everest students
The principal of Waterloo Region’s St. Louis Continuing Education Centres is hoping to come to the rescue of local Everest College students displaced when the U.S.-based college shut down last month.
Autopsy reveals identity of remains
The human remains recovered on Burn Place last week have been identified as those of missing woman Kate Lynn Reid.
Hospital will have access during Ion construction
Grand River Hospital’s KW site will be open and accessible as King Street construction on the Ion light rail line begins.
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