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Voter apathy is your fault
The election results are in and the big story is that too many of you don’t care enough about local democracy to bother voting.
Thanks Kitchener for making this an adventure
After six years with Metroland Media and helping to found the Kitchener Post in 2011, I have decided to take the leap out of journalism and into communications.
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Sunday, October, 26, 2014 - 4:04:48 PM
Kitchener Votes Ward 2: Wasai Rahimi "[...] Wasai Rahimi [...]"
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Monday, October, 20, 2014 - 2:02:41 PM
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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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What did people say with their silence?
An election is a passionate time. For many who are politically active, our beliefs are on trial.
Canadians need a negotiated health accord
All Canadians should be extremely concerned about the future of health care in our country.
Government should act to protect our soldiers
I have to wonder as events unfolded in Quebec and in Ottawa, why it seems to be business as usual when we know it won’t be.
John De Boer photo
De Boer’s treasures: Galt post office
Haunting memories of a woman found dead in the clock tower of the Old Galt Post Office still evoke fears of her ghost.
Time to get out and vote
You can’t fight city hall is the old admonition, and it’s wrong — especially this year.
A chance to vote more than once
I have every intention of voting in Monday’s municipal election.
Act of terror doesn’t change everything
The events that happened in Ottawa on Wednesday hit close to home. My wife and I took our daughters to Ottawa this past spring. We visited Parliament Hill, toured Centre Block and looked out from the Peace Tower. I’ve spent hours glued to my news feed, desperate for new developments and wondering what this will mean for my country.
Andrew Coppolino
La yapa: pumpkins
It’s pumpkin season, and I just love the looks of them.
Not too late to question the need for LRT
It’s not too late to seriously question the LRT. We need a new regional chair and councillors who have open, business-like minds.
Looking forward to using bike lanes on Manitou
Re: Manitou segregated bike lanes cause strife at regional council; Sept. 19
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: Tin house
There is a courtyard in the popular Byward Market area in Ottawa where there is a façade of a tin house. This fascinating piece was once the front of a home on Guigues Street belonging to Honore Foisy, a tin smith who lived there from 1903 to 1913.
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De Boer's treasures
Toronto’s smallest house is only seven ft. wide and 46 ft. deep. It is located at 128 Day Ave., jammed between two townhouses in the older residential district of York.
Seeing it through to the end
The decision to run or not to run for political office is a big one.
Trustees more than human shields
Combined they administer a budget that is almost $1 billion of taxpayer money, yet when it comes to local politicians they are the least recognized.
School board trustee: the forgotten vote
Last week, I expressed frustration over the low turnout that municipal elections get, as well as my hope that more of us would vote this time around, for our mayors, local and regional councillors and regional chair.
Vote for vision, not resentment and anger
Since 2010, Toronto has learned the hard way that voting for a candidate that represented resentment and anger instead of competency and vision leads to disaster.
 
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