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Setting the record straight on region debt
Some regional council candidates are crying foul as they argue that regional staff have inserted themselves into the ongoing municipal election campaign with a recently published piece.
Region can learn from Calgary LRT
I’m travelling this week, helping my wife attend the Lethbridge Word on the Street festival as well as school readings in Calgary. I’ve never been to southern Alberta before, and I was impressed by the landscape and the welcoming attitude of the locals.
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Friday, September, 19, 2014 - 6:06:10 PM
Kitchener Votes Regional chair: Robert Milligan "[...] year, there are seven candidates, including incumbent Seiling, Milligan, Jay Aissa, Oscar Cole-Arnal, Moira-Sharon Magee, Paul Myles and John Wolf. All candidates except [...]"
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Kitchener Votes Regional chair: Moira-Sharon Magee "[...] there are seven candidates, including incumbent Seiling, Milligan, Jay Aissa, Oscar Cole-Arnal, Moira-Sharon Magee, Paul Myles and John Wolf. All candidates except Myles answered an e-mailed [...]"
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Kitchener Votes Regional chair: Ken Seiling "[...] year, there are seven candidates, including incumbent Seiling, Milligan, Jay Aissa, Oscar Cole-Arnal, Moira-Sharon Magee, Paul Myles and John Wolf. All [...]"
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La yapa: Verses
In the course of my former duties as the restaurant reviewer and food writer for the Waterloo Region Record, I had the good fortune to report on a new restaurant in Kitchener called Verses. It startles me somewhat to realize that was January 2004.
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De Boer’s treasures: Oil Museum of Canada
The smell of oil still permeates the air near Petrolia as I view the ruins of abandoned oil drilling equipment. The driving tour begins at the Oil Museum of Canada in the village of Oil Springs. Here, in 1858, oil pioneers developed the first commercial oil field in North America.
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De Boer's treasures
Cathy and Dave Payne from Melbourne wanted a house pet, so they brought home an eight-week-old, 22-pound Great Dane who they named Morgan.
Entering the mummy’s tomb at TheMusuem
It was one of those rainy days last Saturday when you look for things to do with your kids to keep everyone from going stir crazy.
Overprotective Dad trope needs retiring in media
I am a father of daughters, and that fact constantly amazes me. Being an only child raised in a family of few cousins, I had no experience of what it was like to have a sister, and to see girls grow up outside of school.
A solution to all the potential conflicts?
A local public school board trustee has offered up an interesting policy plank as the seven-week fall municipal campaign gets into full swing today.
Imposing term limits should be up to the voters
Late last week, the Kitchener Post ran a poll on its website asking readers if they wanted term limits for municipal politicians.
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De Boer’s treasures
The Canadian Transportation Museum near Essex has three J. M. Schneider delivery trucks on permanent display. All three vehicles are painted in the company’s signature blue and orange colours like this 1950 Chevrolet delivery truck. This promotional vehicle was restored for the 100th anniversary of Schneiders Foods, then donated to the museum.
Pedestrians voting with their feet
It’s been more than a decade since the first roundabouts in Waterloo Region, and apparently some drivers are still having a problem figuring them out.
Disruptive construction leads to surprises when not watching
On occasion, I’ve paid a visit to the Kitchener train station, primarily to gawk at the work being done on the Weber Street underpass.
Municipal incumbents more like mainstays
In seven short days, the floodgates will open to a deluge of electioneering. You’ll hear the advertisements, see the signs and find your mailbox at times overflowing.
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.
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.
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De Boer’s treasures: bullfrog
The bullfrog is the largest frog in North America.
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La yapa: limes
Today is the birthday of Sir Gilbert Blane, born in 1749 (he died June 26, 1834).
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.
 
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