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A hopeful ending to Sacred Heart
There’s a fight brewing over the future of Sacred Heart Church between the City of Kitchener and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton.
New movie marquee might be a sign of things to come
The movie marquee’s have been dimmed in downtown Kitchener for more than two decades, but the bright lights that once attracted so many people to the city core are back.

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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 [...]"
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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"
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LRT construction a convenient scapegoat
Winter has finally ended and with it comes the familiar signs of spring. Unfortunately, some of those signs also warn of construction delays.
Patients at-risk due to job cuts at Grand River
I’ve read your article “Nurses’ association says job cuts will compromise care,” and I agree.
Take a minute to thank our local volunteers
Every year during National Volunteer Week, we have the opportunity to celebrate their efforts and contributions.
La Yapa: The Berlin
At the moment construction for the LRT started, a restaurant build-out also began at the recently closed Ren 41.
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De Boer's treasures: cast iron water pumps
Bob Daniels, from Burlington, has been collecting and refurbishing cast iron water pumps for 20 years. He had his display trailer set up at the Rockton World’s Fair last year and he will be there again this year on Thanksgiving weekend.
LRT complaints start rolling in
It seems that while some got behind the concept of the LRT coming to the community, the actual design and build of the system will cause much consternation until the fall of 2017 when Ion is officially launched.
Kids will decide how to play at park
When spring is finally sprung, the city will be opening a brand new $300,000 playground in Victoria Park.
Trying to refocus the competitive streak
Daughter the elder and daughter the younger have distinct but equally strong personalities. One of the things they have in common is they don’t like to lose.
No regrets in betting on yourself
After close to 140 job applications, resumes, and cover letters within a span of two months, I finally landed a sweet government job in 2013.
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De Boer's treasures: Danny the barber
Danny the barber owns a small shop with a huge Canadian flag at the entrance of his Ainslie Street business in Cambridge. The storefront window displays the sign “Proud to call Canada my home.”
Job cuts a sign of things to come
It doesn’t quite live up to former Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s pledge to cut 100,000 workers from Ontario’s public service, but anybody paying attention to what is coming out of Queen’s Park should realize job cuts are coming.
Cost recovery shouldn’t be a bad thing for Centre
You have to wonder if Kitchener council got gun shy about implementing a more commercial mandate for Centre in the Square as part of the fallout over the controversial Bill Cosby show.
Planning for the inevitable is key
At the beginning of the year, the Ontario government brought in changes to the Estate Administration Tax Act that I’m sure almost no one reading this took notice.
Keep new strategy out of the office
Kitchener is embarking on a bold initiative to build stronger neighbourhoods.
La Yapa: Visit restaurants impacted by construction
So, it has started. It has really started. Sure it’s spring and sure the grass is getting a bit drier and a bit greener (I think), but it’s also the time when construction season really starts to dig in. Big time.
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De Boer's treasures: The Chepstow Inn
The Chepstow Inn, formerly the King Edward Tavern, has recently been transformed into a bed and breakfast by owner Kym Hutcheon. She has done extensive renovations to the three guest rooms and main floor of this 1869 hotel, still maintaining the historical architecture.
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