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La Yapa: Sapodillas
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La Yapa: Sapodillas
Today marks the day in 1869 that W.F. Semple was issued the first chewing gum patent. That little pleasure — chomping on gum — has been around a long time.

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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
Same old story "[...] for Rangers Rangers no longer Storm chasers Retired principal from Waterloo named Jr.B commissioner Same old story Siskins lose second in a row Spirit tie game late, defeat Rangers in shootout Storm clears [...]"
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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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Open the lines of communication
The City of Kitchener has a communication problem, and development on the future Strasburg Road extension is just the latest example.
Secret Santas all around the world
As Christmas approaches, as usual, I have no idea what to get for close family and friends.
Poorly timed flat tire was a blessing
I can report that, sometimes, small disasters are blessings in disguise. I’m also pleased to report you can still depend on the kindness of strangers in this city.
Respect the science and follow the evidence
As a public health scientist, I appreciated the refreshing evidence-based perspective in this article — the program directions taken by ACCKWA in its efforts to reduce harms associated with chronic addiction (a serious health issue in society) are steeped in a long-standing scientific body of knowledge about best practices.
Ignoring families with opposition to income splitting
I am perplexed and disappointed at this disingenuous at best and hypocritical at worst stand on family income splitting, the operative phrase being “family.”
Canadians shouldn’t sacrifice our privacy for our security
Peter MacKay’s Online Spying Bill C-13 will enable authorities to monitor the private lives of innocent Canadians, without any real oversight.
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De Boer's treasures: Lemp Studio Collection
Last week’s story touched on the Lemp Studio Collection in the village of Tavistock.
Stick to the policies in place
Kitchener is a city on the grow might sound like a tag line from some 1960s economic development pitch, but it’s also the reality of this community as intensification becomes the dominant planning policy of the future.
The show goes on despite the protest
The most phone calls, letters and e-mails the Post has ever received on an issue involves the plan to rename Civic Square in honour of outgoing Mayor Carl Zehr.
Have your say on how we get around
With all of the attention the Ion light-rail project is getting, it’s easy to forget the rest of the region is due for transit improvements.
Don’t change the name of Civic Square
No, I’m not in favour of changing Civic Square to Zehr Square.
Income splitting is unfair and expensive
Jim Flaherty was right — income splitting is unfair and expensive.
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La Yapa: mayonnaise
Recently, there has been a tempest in a mayonnaise jar.
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De Boer's treasures: Quehl's
There is no place quite like Quehl’s of Tavistock, where owner Cindy Larsen runs a restaurant and catering business. She is a local history buff who has created a unique vintage atmosphere inside her restaurant.
Time to butt out on sidelines
It has always been a weird juxtaposition to see people lighting up cigarettes on the sidelines of their kids’ soccer game while supporting an activity that is supposed to be about promoting good physical health.
Time for council to change its mandate
It’s time for Kitchener’s new city council to reset its priorities, and I suggest it should spend the next term addressing the concerns of the suburbs.
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