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Return of the dead
The dead returned to walk the Earth — and to collect non-perishable food items for the less fortunate — during the sixth annual Kitchener Zombie Walk last Saturday afternoon. Charlie Beazely, 3, was one of the youngest participants in the walk and was joined by his father, Mike.
$1-million solution
Temporary plans following Out of the Cold closures will cost the region about a million dollars this year.

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Monday, October, 20, 2014 - 2:02:41 PM
Same old story "[...] for Rangers Rangers no longer Storm chasers Retired principal from Waterloo named Jr.B commissioner Same old story Siskins lose second in a row Spirit tie game late, defeat Rangers in shootout Storm clears [...]"
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Friday, October, 17, 2014 - 2:02:32 PM
School board trustee: the forgotten vote "It's totally true. I'm running for School Board Trustee and yesterday I received an email from another candidate and I stopped and went, "wait, who?" I think it goes without saying that as a candidate I have been paying attention to the race! Weird"
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Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - 7:07:44 PM
School board trustee: the forgotten vote "Hi James Thanks for linking to the TriTAG survey. We did not have the capacity to include school trustees in our survey for this election, but it's on our radar for the future, as how kids travel to and from school, and the education they receive "
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New plan for dementia at Sunnyside
A dementia diagnosis in someone under 65 can be confusing and isolating, but a new program at Sunnyside Seniors’ Services aims to help.
Region prepared for Ebola virus
Although the risks of the potentially deadly Ebola virus remain low in Canada, local health officials continue to work to ensure medical teams — as well as the general public — are armed with information on how to identify and contain the virus.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 6: Steve Bongelli
Steve Bongelli wants to represent Ward 6 on city council, and says he has a detailed knowledge of the issues facing the ward.
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Ceremonial march
Kitchener firefighters commemorated their 10th annual Firefighter Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony on Saturday at Civic Park. Along with the parade, a family fun event was held, which included live fire and rescue demonstrations, food trucks, a youth firefighter challenge, obstacle course and more. Kitchener firefighters were also celebrating their 160th anniversary.
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Scoring one against homelessness
As a former employee of both House of Friendship and the YWCA, Michael Parkinson knows just how important non-profit social service agencies are.
City hall locked down Tuesday
Kitchener City Hall was locked down after a man entered the building and made threats to staff on Tuesday around 2:45 p.m., police say.
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Making the cut
Kitchener’s Victoria Park neighbourhood made the shortlist of nominees in the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Great Places in Canada contest.
Region approves three affordable units
The Region of Waterloo will receive an additional $2.5 million this year, after the provincial and federal governments committed $800 million over six years to affordable housing.
Region makes suggestions on Ontario’s growth plan and Ontario Municipal Board
In light of a new report from the provincial environmental commissioner questioning the long-term success of Ontario’s growth plan, the Region of Waterloo has a host of suggestions for ways the province could improve the strategy.
New ambulances for Waterloo Region
Waterloo Region councillors accepted the tender for six ambulances costing more than $847,000 at their council meeting earlier this month.
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Kitchener Votes WCDSB: Renee Kraft
I was raised in a family of strong faith. I benefitted from faith-based learning throughout elementary and secondary school. I am a wife and mother to two boys.
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Getting smashed
Outgoing mayors Carl Zehr and Brenda Halloran tap the keg at Kitchener’s Oktoberfest opening ceremonies last Friday afternoon. The mayors were also marshals during the Thanksgiving parade.
Property shuffle
Ray of Hope sold its building at 254-262 King St. E. in September, but the sale is no loss to local social services.
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Rhodes drops out of mayoral race
His name will still be on the ballot, but mayoral candidate James Rhodes has bowed out of the race.
No plan for Notre Dame
While there has been previous interest in the former Notre Dame school property, there are currently no applications to develop the site, according to City of Kitchener staff.
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Innovation city
Ontario’s premier provided support for the continued creation of a technology supercluster in Waterloo Region and reiterated her government’s support for two-way, all-day GO Train service to the region last week.
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