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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.

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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.
Andrew Coppolino photo
La Yapa: mayonnaise
Recently, there has been a tempest in a mayonnaise jar.
John De Boer photo
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.
Another sign time is catching up with me
As I get older, the reminders of how old I am start to multiply.
Appalled at uncalled for election behavior
In reference to Bob Vrbanac’s column on Nov. 7, I could not have said it better myself and I would like Mayor Carl Zehr and all City of Kitchener councillors to know how I feel.
School trustees should be part of provincial vote
It is my opinion that school trustees could be elected during provincial elections.
Can’t believe shenanigans of municipal election
Bob Vrbanac had an excellent “Viewpoint” in the Kitchener Post on Nov. 7. His thoughts represent many City of Kitchener residents’ thoughts.
Slow down on Zehr Square
The City of Kitchener has decided to honour the legacy of outgoing Mayor Carl Zehr by renaming civic square in front of city hall in his honour.
Outgoing mayor unduly influenced the results
It was one of my disappoints during the recent municipal election campaign that outgoing Mayor Carl Zehr decided to insert himself in the campaign instead of taking the role of elder statesman.
Marking Remembrance Day a national holiday may be lost on our kids
As Remembrance Day approaches and Canadians remember the sacrifice of our soldiers, including Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the government of Canada appears to be throwing its support behind a private member’s bill by New Democrat MP Dan Harris to turn Nov. 11 into a national statutory holiday.
No time to rest on our laurels
“I think the answer is fairly clear to everybody where we’re going.”
John De Boer photo
De Boer’s treasures: Cranberry marsh
Every year, on the weekend after Thanksgiving Day, the town of Bala hosts a cranberry festival. While at the festival, I visited Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, one of only two such farms in Ontario.
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