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Mayfair Hotel is the last straw
The demolition of the 110-year--old landmark, the Mayfair Hotel, should be the final straw for those who want to preserve some of the city’s built heritage.
Truth in advertising a casualty of government
The truth in advertising is if federal politicians and their provincial cousins want to spend taxpayers’ money to get their message out, it should come out of their own damn pockets if it’s purely partisan propaganda.

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Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - 12:12:02 AM
People were informed about heritage landscape study "[...] in the process, I recognized that the criticism was inaccurate and needed a response. Here’s my letter to the editor that appeared in the May 7 [...]"
Comment by Cultural heritage landscape study engaged citizens - Perspectives from James Howe
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - 3:03:07 PM
Challenging culture: Moving up and moving out "[...] Part 2 [...]"
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Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - 10:10:15 AM
A timeout from tech "[...] media was very interested in covering this event. We were featured in The Record, CTV news, the Kitchener Post and the Canadian Mennonite. We also had a number of radio stations request interviews, including a [...]"
Comment by Tech TimeOut: We survived! - Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
Affordability is essential along the LRT line
During my days at the University of Waterloo’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, I heard a story about a company in Markham that shut down and relocated to the United States.
Time to focus on helping other nations
Where’s the dough?
Canadians are also impacted by Amtrak disaster
The Amtrak disaster and the Republican vote the very next day to cut Amtrak funding, brings up a serious problem that affects both the United States and Canada.
Controlling your pet is part of being its owner
With the weather becoming nicer, it’s time to start taking the dog for a walk.
La Yapa: Go beyond basic barbecuing this summer
The May 24 weekend having come and gone — and with it, apparently the cool, wet weather of early summer — we can now declare backyard barbecue season officially open.
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: baby raccoons
Four baby bandits snooze, while my camera-flashes, lighting up the inside of their cozy home. As with most raccoon dens, this one was in the hollow of an aging tree.
Some priorities out of place
A lot of people will agree that good infrastructure and a solid road network are key to supporting economic development.
Contract impasse shows irrelevancy of trustees
As parents and caregivers wait for the other shoe to drop in the ongoing labour impasse between the province and the public school teachers, they’re left to wonder if a full-scale work stoppage will happen before the end of the school year.
Stop the sale of Hydro One by the Liberals
The hydro bills are outrageous already and getting worse with increases twice a year.
We shouldn’t be shielding our kids from sex education
I am the father of two school-aged children.
Better in the classroom than the playground
As hundreds across the province protest the Liberal government’s proposed changes to the sex education curriculum, a petition circulated online urging Premier Kathleen Wynne to stay the course has gathered almost 28,000 signatures from Ontario parents within a week.
Andrew Coppolino photo
A meal fit for a king
It was a favourite on the tables of the ancient Greeks and Romans and they are for us a signal that spring is finally here.
File photo
No food trucks in Zehr Square
There will be three new locations for food trucks to operate downtown this season — they don’t include Carl Zehr Square, as suggested in January.
The good news story on LRT
Waterloo Regional councillors like to highlight the “good news” stories that come from their various decisions.
Station walls should show a little more imagination
I’m the first to admit that I’m no art critic, but there’s something about the new LRT station walls revealed this week that doesn’t sit well with me.
K-W Art Gallery gets no funding from Region
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery does not receive sustainability or operating funding from the Region of Waterloo.
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