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Construction killing core businesses
In just four months, Café Pyrus owner Tyson Reiser’s revenue has dropped 30 to 40 per cent. And he said he’s not the only Charles Street business owner struggling because of the ongoing construction and what he feels is an inactive Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).
Police service putting a focus on street crime
A new team of officers arrested 19 people on warrants and laid more than 40 criminal charges in its first month of operation in downtown Kitchener.

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Construction signs cause confusion, frustration "The Caroline/William area closures have also suffered from terrible signage. See this report: This article has quotes that Caroline will be re-opened (if only parti"
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From farm to front door
While some tech companies in the area are creating robotic arms and 3-D printers, a new startup is using their tech skills to create a more accessible local food market, with the launch of Grocera.
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Big Music Fest will be back
Although Big Music Fest had to cancel its Sunday concert due to lack of interest, its promoter is saying the festival will be in McLennan Park again for 2016.
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Uber launches in the region
Regional politicians were taken aback by the unexpected announcement from Uber that it was launching its ride-share app locally last Thursday.
Marks are in the mail
The region’s public school board says the report cards are in the mail — as of yesterday.
Thriving economy, sustainability goals for the region’s strategic plan
Regional council has identified five new priorities for its term and topping the list is building a thriving economy.
Startups get another leg up
Communitech will receive $9.7-million over the next five years to provide greater resources to startups as they transition into the next big multi-million dollar tech businesses.
Outdoor pools are open, most city facilities closed Monday
If you need somewhere to stay cool this weekend, the good news is, most outdoor pools in the City of Kitchener will be open Monday, Aug. 3.
Uber launches in Waterloo Region today
Uber is set to launch its ride-share app in Waterloo Region and three other southwestern Ontario communities at 2 p.m. today.
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Sprouting on King Street
While some see the empty storefronts in the core as a problem, entrepreneur Jordan Dolson sees it as an opportunity — and a fresh place to launch her pop-up grocer, Legacy Greens, next month.
GrandLinq handles contamination
Who knew what and when, regarding some contamination along the CN railway corridor, is one of the discussions the region is undergoing with GrandLinq contractors.
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Speeding up the system
It can be hours before you see a doctor in the hospital’s emergency department, but that’s something that should get better with a new automated tech lab at Grand River Hospital and the opening of Onyx, a new after-hours clinic on Lancaster Street.
Extracurricular activities in jeopardy for region’s high school students
When public high school students return to class in September, extracurriculars including sports and after-school clubs won’t likely be on the agenda thanks to sanctions imposed by the teachers’ union.
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Orlando flights coming this winter
Waterloo Region will have a direct line to Mickey Mouse this winter, after WestJet announced a new flight to Orlando.
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West Nile case confirmed
The region’s first case of West Nile virus was confirmed last week, and officials are asking residents to take the appropriate steps to avoid infection.
Costs, behaviour problems, leads to surrendering of pets
About 30 cats and 10 dogs sit on the wait list to be surrendered to the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society — a number that remains steady because pet owners haven’t saved enough money or done their homework on the breed.
Local woman dead after being hit by truck
A Kitchener woman, who was hit by a truck last week, has died from her injuries, according to police.
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