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Heritage positions left vacant
Kitchener’s heritage committee has four open seats, despite five candidates being unassigned after Monday night’s council meeting.
Residents organize against development
More than 40 people attended a community meeting last week to discuss their concerns about a proposed development off the future Strasburg Road extension.

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Saturday, November, 08, 2014 - 4:04:28 AM
Outgoing mayor unduly influenced the results "Very well put Bob. Won't miss him."
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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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Hunting tech talent
All is fair when it comes to love, war and business.
Lots of work left to do on region’s budget
Regional council is looking to pare down the property tax increase to line up with inflation, but its starting position of 2.83 per cent means there’s a lot of work left to do.
Region clarifies affordable housing responsibilities
It seems there’s more the City of Kitchener can do when it comes to affordable housing, now that the region has clarified the division of responsibilities.
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Food truck lunches at public square are an ‘unfair subsidy’
If there’s one thing the city, restaurant owners and food truck operators can agree on, it’s that food trucks are here to stay. That’s the idea all parties are embracing to help spread vibrancy and culture throughout the city.
Public health defers immunization suspensions until next school year
Parents and students are getting a break when it comes to immunization suspensions this year.
Airport boasts record passenger year
The Region of Waterloo airport had another record-breaking year with more than 145,500 passengers passing through.
The Working Centre receives federal funds
The Working Centre received more than $250,000 from the federal government last week to fund a program to help youth overcome employment barriers.
Centre in the Square to launch a new app
Centre in the Square is launching a new mobile application on Feb. 6 to make theatre-going more accessible.
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7,500 respond to garbage survey
When the region’s garbage collection survey concluded last month, 700 people had responded with their ideas, concerns and opinions.
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Understanding Uber
The new year will no doubt boast its share of software innovations that test traditional ways of doing things and aggravate lawmakers in the process. Chances are, you’re already familiar with one poised to make an impact in 2015.
City to tighten regulations on heritage conservation districts
After community opposition to two monster home applications in Upper Doon, city council revisited the 26-year-old heritage plan and made a number of changes that will help protect the area.
Councillors debate arts funding for TheMuseum
This year is the fifth year in a row that TheMuseum has received $120,000 from the City of Kitchener’s Arts and Culture Sustainability Fund — but it appears that it may be their last.
Neighbours plan open meeting about Hallman development
Concerned residents, who live near the future Strasburg Road extension, are organizing their own public meeting, after deciding the city fumbled communicating a proposed development.
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Prioritizing affordable housing
City Coun. Frank Etherington is hopeful Kitchener will follow the example of other municipalities when it comes to tackling the issue of affordable housing.
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There’s a new chief in town
It’s the only career Jon Rehill has ever imagined, and now he’s been promoted to the top job — Kitchener’s fire chief.
Emergency repairs cost $1.2 million
Repairs to the Greenbrook water treatment plant, after an explosion last spring, will cost an additional $100,000 for a total cost of $800,000, according to region documents.
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