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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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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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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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Region’s new police chief formally sworn in
Within moments of being sworn in as Waterloo Region’s seventh police chief, Bryan Larkin took to the podium to thank his mentors for setting him on the path to becoming a leader.
Regional service review under budget
The service review regional councillors approved earlier this year came in at the low end of the region’s budget.
Cycling pilot projects launching this fall
Another stretch of sharrows and two brand new crossrides will be tested in the region as early as this fall.
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Kitchener Votes WCDSB: Brian Schmalz
I retired from the WCDSB Facility Services after almost 36 years in March 2013. The first 23 years was spent in general maintenance looking after playgrounds, gymnasium equipment and general safety of all sites.
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Kitchener Votes WRDSB: Kathi Smith
I am an engaged and active Trustee. I am passionate about education; a great listener; an advocate for youth and for parents. I believe that all kids can learn and be successful.
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Kitchener Votes WCDSB: Greg Reitzel
I have been a trustee for the past 8 years and during this time have served as vice chair of the board, chair of the audit committee, member of the special education advisory committee, member of numerous other committees as required and am currently the chair of the governance committee.
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Kitchener Votes WCDSB: Amy Fee
I grew up the youngest daughter of a primary and special education teacher. I watched my Mom fight tirelessly against the challenges associated with increasing demands and decreasing resources.
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Kitchener Votes WCDSB: Joyce Anderson
I am a retired educator with 30 years of service to Catholic education as a classroom teacher, special education consultant, and vice principal.
Kitchener Votes WRDSB: Joyce Palubiski
Joyce Palubiski is a retired teacher/administrator having taught in the regular day school program and administered the International Language School programs in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge throughout her career for The Waterloo Region District School Board.
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Kitchener Votes WRDSB: Matthew Ichim
I am a lifelong resident of Kitchener and I attended Cameron Heights High School in downtown Kitchener. Afterwards I attended Wilfrid Laurier University and completed my Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
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Kitchener Votes WRDSB: Ted Martin
I studied English and Mathematics at the University of Waterloo and have supported our region's youth as a hockey and soccer coach, youth group leader, and Optimist club member ever since my university days.
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Kitchener Votes WRDSB: David Kuhn
I was born, raised and educated in Kitchener within the public school system from elementary school until graduating from Cameron Heights Collegiate.
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Kitchener Votes Ward 2: Steven Cage
Steven Cage grew up discussing city and ward politics over the kitchen table. Both his father and grandfather served as ward councillors in Ontario and he’s hoping to carry on the tradition.
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