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Speaking out shouldn’t be punished
A former member of Heritage Kitchener thinks he was left off the city committee for being too vocal, and is questioning council’s commitment to hearing dissenting views on controversial issues.
The message is getting through
As a parent, you always wonder if your kids are getting the right message, especially when there are so many mixed messages flying around.

Should the next municipal election be held on a PD day?

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Outgoing mayor unduly influenced the results "Very well put Bob. Won't miss him."
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Game of musical chairs serves no one
This week was not a good one for political cynicism in Alberta or in Sudbury.
Consultation has to be provincewide in review of Ontario College of Trades
As the president of the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA), I hear daily from local small business owners involved in the construction and renovation industry, that they struggle to find and hire young people interested in pursuing the skilled trades as a career.
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De Boer's treasures: Ghostbusters vehicle
Last month, Don Cookney and his Ghostbusters vehicle paid a visit to the Kitchener Home Depot Store on Gateway Park Drive.
All about respecting public process
It’s official, Civic Square at Kitchener City Hall will now be forever known as Carl Zehr Square.
Time to pay attention because we are
t was a chance to set a new tone and direction of how council sessions are handled at Kitchener City Hall. But by the end of Monday’s committee meetings, it was a lot of the same old same old around the horseshoe.
Break at the pumps is only temporary
Like many readers, I have been keeping an eye on gas prices these past few days, cheering them on as they rushed towards the $1 mark — going down, instead of up.
Respect intention of heritage designation
Attending a City of Kitchener council meeting on Nov. 17, from seven o’clock on, it was great to see so many residents in the gallery.
Centre in the Square should cancel Cosby show
I am quite surprised that the Centre in the Square is still planning to host Bill Cosby’s performance on Jan. 7.
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De Boer’s treasures: An-225
With a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tons, it was awe-inspiring to witness this big bird take flight.
Region talking trash again
If the big debate of the previous council was light rail transit, the big issue for this council to debate may be garbage and how it should be handled
Let Voices Carry fundraiser be our response to Cosby show
That’s right, a stage in Sin City has said no to the show. But here in Kitchener? The show must go on.
De Boer's treasures: Burgess Memorial Church
The picturesque town of Bala is home to one of the most beautiful stone churches in Ontario. It is nestled on a small island right in the middle of town, surrounded by the rush of water pouring from Lake Muskoka into the Moon River.
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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.
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.
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