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Locked doors a sign of the times
We’d all like to remember the days when we didn’t have to lock our doors at night.
Conservatives tilting at another windmill
Lost in the flurry of Jim Flaherty’s untimely passing last week was a Conservative government once again demonstrating its small-mindedness.
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Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - 5:05:53 AM
Making K’nexions "[...] March 27 – Kitchener: Making K’nexions [...]"
Comment by NEM Newsroom | National Engineering Month Ontario
Sunday, April, 06, 2014 - 8:08:53 PM
Travelling the same old road "Explain to me again why we couldn't just widen the existing highway 7? Make it 5 lanes, with safe access to the greenhouse businesses, and a new entrance by way of Wellington St and Bingeman Centre Rd. Then a new hwy wouldn't be needed for a genera"
Comment by Eleanor
Sunday, April, 06, 2014 - 1:01:22 PM
Big Music Fest creates council division "[...] I saw some of it first hand via Rogers TV and read about it in this morning’s Waterloo Region Record and on CBC’s local station. And this week’s Kitchener Post. [...]"
Comment by Why all the fuss at City Council about Big Music Fest? | James Howe
Devil is in the details for high-speed rail
Earlier this week, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced some details on a $29-billion investment in roads and public transportation. In addition, Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray announced plans to build high-speed rail service between London, Kitchener, Pearson Airport and Toronto within the next 10 years.
Noisy jet an injustice to airport neighbourhoods
Letter to the editor: To laugh or to cry.
Consider fair trade products this Easter season
We often contribute to the better well-being of other people in the world. This was true with fair trade coffee and is more and more true with other fair trade consumer goods, such as chocolate.
New tree plan needs roots
A city’s tree canopy is part of what contributes to a community’s quality of life.
Need to provide more than a ray of hope
It started as a Band-Aid solution to address the growing problem of homelessness in Kitchener-Waterloo almost 15 years ago.
Quebec voter turnout puts Ontario to shame
I confess to some schadenfreude as I watched the results of the Quebec election roll in.
CNIB thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week
In honour of National Volunteer Week (April 6 – 12), Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) would like to thank its incredible volunteers; we couldn’t do what we do without them.
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De Boer's treasures
Thirty-five-year-old Cam McQueen from Calgary is the owner-operator of Northern Nightmare, which recently appeared at the Budweiser Gardens in London. He is a proud Canadian, driving the first Canadian-made truck on the monster jam circuit.
Ion project is bigger than just the tax increase
Every day more letters question the decision for Ion to become a spine connecting Waterloo Region’s three economic cores.
Travelling the same old road
Of all the provincial Liberal pre-budget documents leaked this week, the one that is most concerning for this region is a supposed plan to defer the start of the Hwy. 7 expansion for another year to 2016.
City shouldn’t keep secrets
If Paul Singh has his way, the City of Kitchener will be working on guidelines to prevent repeats of the controversy that erupted over Big Music Fest.
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De Boer’s treasures
A couple of weeks ago, I spotted this Turkey Vulture who would have just returned from its winter stay in South America.
Harshness of winter gives way to wonders of spring
One of the hardest things about this past winter was looking at the long-range forecast on my cellphone.
It’s time for Kitchener to prove it can handle the big acts
The trail of destruction left by Kitchener city council this week was not unlike the mess we’ve come to expect from a rock band after a good old-fashioned row in a rented hotel room.
Staying motivated while finding a job
Looking for work can and should feel a bit like a job.
Time to help our lost kids
The news that three local youth struggling with the streets have lost that battle shouldn’t reach our ears through a tweet.
 
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