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No more surprises at Centre
The reality of supporting arts and culture is that at best you hope to break even, and that still requires some dedicated funding from arts supporters.
Back to school not about contract talks
Students are getting ready to head back to school with all the expectations a new school year brings.

Should the Region of Waterloo have a one-for-one needle exchange?

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Kitchener Votes Ward 7: Harald Drewitz "This sounds very good to me. It is exactly what we need. Accountability,transparency and controlled spending."
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The world's best "[...] That ceremony is just the start of a full night to kick off the 2014 International Softball Congress World Fastball tournament, which officially starts on Saturday. It runs until Aug. 16. Click here to read the entire article at the Kitchener P"
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Kids will be kids and we can’t force them to be kind
In our family, we passed a milestone the other day. I have mixed feelings about it.
Army veteran disappointed in justice system
I am an army veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and I have a service dog.
Cuts to refugee health care morally wrong
Canada has long been a safe haven for those seeking protection from violence and persecution in troubled parts of the world, but our reputation for compassion has been called into question by the Conservative government’s decision to deny refugee claimants health care.
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De Boer’s treasures: bullfrog
The bullfrog is the largest frog in North America.
La yapa: limes
Today is the birthday of Sir Gilbert Blane, born in 1749 (he died June 26, 1834).
Communication is key
It was delayed for a month, but the official groundbreaking of the new Ion light rail transit system took place yesterday, and it’s full speed ahead for the biggest infrastructure project in the Region of Waterloo’s history.
Out of the Cold closures serve as a wake-up call
The closure of four Out of the Cold sites brings to mind a story that has nothing to do with homelessness, but may illustrate some of our problems in dealing with this issue.
Realizing the importance of play
Eby Park might seem like one of those inconsequential neighbourhood parks that only the locals get excited about.
Seek permanent solutions to homelessness: safe, supported, affordable housing
As one who advocates for an end to homelessness, as one who has been homeless repeatedly, as a Christian churchgoer, and as person, I am grieved by what is happening to our homeless community.
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De Boer’s treasures
The city of St. Thomas was known as the railway capital of Canada, with as many as 30 trains a day passing through the Canada Southern Railway Station during the 1920s.
No more half measures
Organizers of the Out of the Cold program have been complaining for years that the church-based program, which provides emergency shelter for the homeless every winter, is bursting at the seams.
Self-driving cars aren’t the answer to public transit woes
I am an optimist. I like to look at the future and dwell less on the challenges and more on the wonderful things our grandchildren will find commonplace.
Principled stand against killer robots
It’s the science fiction that a lot of us grew up on: killer robots that wreak havoc on mankind.
$13 dollars paid for two hours of free parking
A very concerning thing happened when trying to resolve a parking ticket (received in Galt).
What’s wrong with full employment?
The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit.
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De Boer's treasures: sidewalk sale
There are some crafty kids in our neighbourhood who held a sidewalk sale.
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