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Future of Sacred Heart in limbo
Any plans to demolish or designate the Sacred Heart Church as a heritage site have been put on hold for the time being.
Rejigging rubbish
Bag limits, tags and bi-weekly pick up form one of the garbage collection options regional councillors are considering.

Should the Region of Waterloo drop school zone speed limits to 40 km/h?

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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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Challenging culture: Pinching pennies
Like shoppers shoving their way to the last available toy during the holiday season, local arts and culture organizations say they are forced to elbow aside other groups for funding.
Bringing new life to Imbibe
If you want help, you have to ask for it — and that’s exactly what Imbibe owner, Bill MacTavish, has learned in recent weeks about keeping the downtown restaurant alive.
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New mandate includes sharing of ‘prime dates’ at Centre
The new mandate for Centre in the Square isn’t only about the community — it’s about revenue too.
School zone speed limits debated
Despite being told that reducing speed limits in school zones won’t affect driver behaviour, regional council debated making changes across the region.
Local festivals get provincial funding
Local festivals are getting more than $500,000 in funding from the Celebrate Ontario program supported by the province.
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SIU probes fatal police shooting
The Special Investigations Unit has been called in to probe circumstances surrounding the shooting death of 20-year-old Beau Baker by police Thursday night.
City airs LRT beefs
From fencing and public art to pedestrian overpasses and traffic concerns, local councillors met last week to get more details on light rail transit construction.
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Out of the woodwork
It began with an Easter Island statue — or, rather, replacing one that was stolen from his Kitchener home.
New hangar lease brings extra $47,000 to airport
The Region of Waterloo has approved a lease takeover of airport land, which will result in jobs moving to the region and increased revenue.
Nurses’ association says job cuts will compromise care
Balancing the Grand River Hospital’s annual budget has cost 15 full-time and four part-time registered nurses their jobs.
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Retired ambulance is revived
One person’s retired ambulance is another’s treasure, after Region of Waterloo councillors approved the donation of one of its fleet vehicles to Conestoga College last week.
Police post $3.4 million surplus
Waterloo Regional Police posted a $3.4 million budget surplus for 2014, but have already tucked the millions away into reserves as a financial safety net for next year.
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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.
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.
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