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A fundamental issue of fairness
It is a situation that goes to the very heart of fairness in our community — why are Conestoga College students being treated differently than students at the region’s two universities?
Culture clubs helped us find our community
The Italian Cortina Club shut its doors for the last time yesterday, going out in style by serving one of its famous homemade lunches.

Should the region extend the U-Pass to college students?

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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
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - 2:02:43 PM
Clearing snow needs a happy medium "[...] On Tuesday of last week, The Record published a column by Professor Alejandro López-Ortiz calling on our cities to plow sidewalks like they do roads. This week, Kitchener Post columnist James Bow also called on Kitchener to investigate offer"
Comment by Winter Sidewalk Round-Up | TriTAG
Saturday, February, 21, 2015 - 10:10:18 PM
Short on space "[...] http://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news/short-on-space/ [...]"
Comment by We Need More Space! | Doon Pioneer Park Community Association
Create linkages to rest of the southwest
Waterloo Region counts itself as part of southwestern Ontario, and not part of the Greater Toronto Area.
Infrastructure matters
Canadians are paying a hefty price for poor infrastructure.
Input needed for strong neighbourhoods
The city will start to create its first-ever neighbourhood strategy in the next two months.
Time to put my smartphone away
While students at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate were taking a vacation from technology, I too was taking a bit of a break.
Bill C-51 creates unaccountable secret police
The government’s secret police Bill C-51 is reckless, dangerous, and ineffective. It turns CSIS into a secret police force with little oversight or accountability.
Eliminating long form census was a mistake
Eliminating the long form census was a costly mistake and it’s high time Parliament fix it and restore it by passing Bill C-626.
A new life chapter takes some adapting
The winter before I moved out of my parents’ home was bitter and snowy. It seemed like spring would never come and the driveway kept needing to be shoveled.
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De Boer's treasures: Mary Webb Centre
Cultural events in Kitchener take place at the Centre in the Square, but in the village of Highgate they take place in a round building with square outer corners. It’s called the Mary Webb Centre, which, until five years ago, was a United Church.
La Yapa: City-versus-city cook-off
It’s a gritty city-versus-city cook-off, a chef swap and a restaurant battle-royale. It’s uptown Waterloo’s Uptown 21 versus big, bad downtown Kitchener’s Marisol Restaurante.
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: Webster's Falls
Webster’s Falls in Hamilton is a spectacular frozen wonderland this winter. My hiking buddy John Cress stands on the massive ice mound which reaches half way up the 22-metre high falls.
We need a better defence of our freedoms
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who once famously said the, “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Time to have the talk over changes to sex-ed
It seems the culture wars have come to Ontario and all it took was the introduction of a new sex -ed curriculum for the insanity to start to reign.
Daylight savings time causes an outpouring of frustration
When I wrote this on Monday, I woke up at the unholy hour of 6:30 a.m. The clock said 7:30 a.m., but my body refused to agree.
Closing city golf courses would be a shame
As a former member of Rockway, I would like to comment on a number of concerns about whether these courses should be closed due to finances.
Increase aid funding in development goals
In 2000, the world harnessed incredible energy to develop the Millennium Development Goals — time-limited targets for addressing extreme poverty, hunger, disease, lack of shelter, all while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. In 2015 these goals are due for renewal.
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Pastry perfection
While acting as a judge at a pastry competition for high school students at Kitchener’s Liaison College culinary school earlier this month, my fellow adjudicator, Yvonne Zensner, owner of Cake Box in Kitchener, whispered to me while we observed these talented, intense and high-performance bakers, “What were you doing when you were 16 years-old, Andrew?”
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