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Old friends get together for more than memories
Getting together with old friends is like opening a storage room door.
GO service leaves room to improve
The wait is finally ending. Effective May 4, GO Trains now depart Kitchener at 5:49 a.m. and 7:05 a.m. instead of at 5:44 a.m. and 7:02 a.m. of the last few months. And they’ll take less time to get to Union Station.

Should there have been more engagement on the Cultural Heritage Landscape Study?

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Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - 3:03:07 PM
Challenging culture: Moving up and moving out "[...] Part 2 [...]"
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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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No job too odd for CF fundraiser
This is the most difficult column I’ll write all year.
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De Boer’s treasures: stump fences
The first fences the settlers built along property lines were stump fences. These fences are stronger, last longer and are more foreboding to livestock than anything farmers build these days.
Too far gone shouldn’t be a heritage designation
Sometimes you just have to let go.
Exploring some of the city’s hidden gems
In the lead up to the 2014 municipal election, some candidates for city council advocated for putting attention on neighbourhood issues outside the downtown core. They argued the downtown had occupied a lot of the attention of previous councils and the time had come for other neighbourhoods to have their turn.
La Yapa: food trucks
The food truck phenomenon continues to fine tune its presence in the food and hospitality landscape. Often, they are closely tied to events and charity functions in our communities, and at the same time, are drawing on entrepreneurial skills. The trucks are unified and organized — and obviously they are mobilized.
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De Boer's treasures: Munro
For years, Eckardt (Ike) Eichel walked his dog Munro through the river flats along the Grand River. “He was a real hunter,” said Ike, “he chased foxes, coyotes, and deer.” But Munro developed arthritis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.”
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.
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