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City can’t defer maintenance any longer
There are a lot of people who won’t be happy that city council approved a 9.9 per cent increase to water and sanitary sewer rates during final budget day on Monday.
Golf courses are part of the city’s history
I started golfing at Rockway many years ago and to date it is still one of my favourite courses to play.

Should schools close when the wind chill is below -35C?

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Comment by Kitchener Dutchmen John Divo – Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Blog
Municipalities should save for rainy days
It had the potential to make at least a few residents happy.
Time for paying lip service is over
Supporters of an expansion at the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre have a legitimate beef with how council continues to defer this important neighbourhood project.
Should the city be in the golf business?
The City of Kitchener has a big discussion coming up about how it will continue to fund its golf operations going forward as it continues to run up deficits.
Time to speed up reforms of the OMB
The Kathleen Wynne provincial government promised in August 2013 to reform the Ontario Municipal Board.
Users beware of Uber app
Anyone who has used a taxi in town knows it can be expensive and inconvenient.
Hockey has to change with the times
It’s the good old hockey game, but as we saw in the recent four-part series published in the Post, there are real challenges for Canada’s favourite sport going forward.
Time to sharpen budget cuts
Despite the break we’re all enjoying at the pumps, the price of gas will have an effect on the inflation rate this year even though it isn’t included in the Consumer Price Index.
Looking back on another year
As we look to start a new year with the hope and optimism that come with the change of the calendar, we pause to look back on 2014.
Hoping the good news continues
Let’s hope the good news continues in the new year, especially when it comes to families and others seeking emergency shelter.
Speaking out shouldn’t be punished
A former member of Heritage Kitchener thinks he was left off the city committee for being too vocal, and is questioning council’s commitment to hearing dissenting views on controversial issues.
All about respecting public process
It’s official, Civic Square at Kitchener City Hall will now be forever known as Carl Zehr Square.
Celebrating an immigrant story
He came to Canada as a two year old and part of a wave of migration escaping Communist rule in eastern Europe in the 1960s.
Housing first will make a difference
Waterloo Region has launched a pilot project to tackle local homelessness that uses the housing first strategy, and it couldn’t have come at a better tim
Open the lines of communication
The City of Kitchener has a communication problem, and development on the future Strasburg Road extension is just the latest example.
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.
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.
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