November 20, 2014
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.
November 13, 2014
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.
November 06, 2014
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.
October 30, 2014
The election results are in and the big story is that too many of you don’t care enough about local democracy to bother voting.
October 23, 2014
You can’t fight city hall is the old admonition, and it’s wrong — especially this year.
October 16, 2014
The decision to run or not to run for political office is a big one.
October 09, 2014
The Thanksgiving holiday gives a lot of us pause to think of what we’re most thankful for at this time of year.
October 02, 2014
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the public will get a chance to make that judgement after Region of Waterloo councillors approved the latest public art installation on Tuesday.
September 25, 2014
It shouldn’t come to this. Anybody involved in public office should know that public service comes before self-service.
September 18, 2014
Bike lanes kill — that was an argument made at Waterloo Regional Council Wednesday night as they discussed the possibility of segregated bike lanes as part of the reconstruction of Manitou Drive.
September 11, 2014
There is no doubt that we hold our politicians to an incredibly high standard.
September 04, 2014
If you’re the type who always complains about politics and how your voice isn’t heard at city hall or regional headquarters, here’s your chance.
August 28, 2014
The reality of supporting arts and culture is that at best you hope to break even, and that still requires some dedicated funding from arts supporters.
August 21, 2014
It was delayed for a month, but the official groundbreaking of the new Ion light rail transit system took place yesterday, and it’s full speed ahead for the biggest infrastructure project in the Region of Waterloo’s history.
August 14, 2014
Organizers of the Out of the Cold program have been complaining for years that the church-based program, which provides emergency shelter for the homeless every winter, is bursting at the seams.
August 07, 2014
The Province of Ontario has put Kitchener staff and council in the unenviable position of having to make a decision without all the facts.
July 31, 2014
Maybe we’ve all become a little complacent about the demographic wave that promises to sweep over us, but we can’t afford inaction on the looming senior affordable housing problem in our community.
July 24, 2014
The City of Kitchener is creating a new natural play space in the Huron Natural Area that will use some of the features of the area to spark children’s imaginations.