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De Boer's treasures: Linotype
Sitting in front of a 1950 Linotype is Heather Murphy, historical interpreter at the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum.
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Friday, July, 11, 2014 - 10:10:32 PM
Property owners get their wish by avoiding heritage list "[...] property owners in Kitchener dodged the bullet and kept their properties off the heritage list last week. That’s [...]"
Comment by Heritage homes, Margaret Avenue bridge and spam. This is the Marshall Report | KW Real Estate News
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - 6:06:36 AM
Cycling advisory committee gets new name and new direction "Yes, it's also very important to discuss the walkability of our sidewalks. Snow clearing in winter, and more shade trees, would make it much easier for those who must walk everywhere - especially seniors but not only seniors. I hope the new advisor"
Comment by Eleanor
Sunday, July, 06, 2014 - 2:02:49 PM
Be careful of promises made "[...] Be careful of promises made -Editorial in  Kitchener Post [...]"
Comment by Keep city's commitment to replace Margaret Ave. bridge quickly - James HOWE
La yapa: cook shortage
Waterloo Region is growing.
Region depends on Toronto until we make a name for ourselves
Travel can be a humbling experience, especially if you are a Canadian travelling in the United States.
Awaiting Act Two for Centre in the Square
With the curtain now drawn back on perilous financial problems at Centre in the Square, serious questions are emerging from the wings.
Public consultation empowers residents, lessens fear
It sounds like Big Music Fest went well. Thousands attended, fun was had, and the residents in the host community felt their experience was generally positive.
My own social media sensation
It had all the trappings of a social media event with an audience texting and tweeting while smartphones captured video evidence.
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La yapa: food events
As July enters its last week in the summer of 2014, the food events just keep rolling along.
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De Boer’s treasures: Lundy's Lane
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the bloodiest battle during the war of 1812.
Big Music Fest full of moments
When I purchased Aerosmith’s album Toys In The Attic in the spring of 1975, there were two things I simply did not know.
Use street names to honour history and community
I wish we paid more attention to our street names in this region. This is not a repeat complaint about the confusing arrangement of our streets, but about how we name or rename them.
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De Boer’s treasures: Grand River Queen
The Grand River Queen is one of three tour boats operated by Blain Albin and his sister Dana Johnson, whose parents John and Luella founded Grand River Dinner Cruises 36 years ago
Community must offer cheaper child care in summer
You never truly understand or respect the work your parents did for you as a child until you have children of your own.
Why Kitchener is still awesome
The 11-day event known as Days of #KWAwesome wraps up tonight with the annual Cruising on King Street classic car parade and show.
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De Boer’s treasures: Paisley City Mill
Would you like to own 36 scenic acres in the village of Paisley on the Teeswater River?
Not an easy choice to make
One of the most talked about topics making the rounds on my barbecue circuit this Canada Day was about the Quebec woman convicted of criminal negligence causing death after she stopped on a highway to help some ducklings off the road.
Government agencies must co-ordinate or face embarrassment
As frustrating as it is to deal with continued traffic disruption and delays, the City of Kitchener dodged a bullet this week when they decided to reconsider the Margaret Avenue bridge design to potentially allow for more rail capacity.
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De Boer's Treasures: Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on Toronto Island is the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
 
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