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A necessary talk about death
A big part of the euthanasia debate in Canada is people wanting their end of life to come with dignity.
Mayfair Hotel is the last straw
The demolition of the 110-year--old landmark, the Mayfair Hotel, should be the final straw for those who want to preserve some of the city’s built heritage.

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Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - 1:01:57 PM
Mayfair Hotel is the last straw "[...] This week’s Kitchener Post editorial is also excellent: Mayfair is the last straw [...]"
Comment by Record says, "An unfair fate for the Mayfair" - Perspectives from James Howe
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - 12:12:02 AM
People were informed about heritage landscape study "[...] in the process, I recognized that the criticism was inaccurate and needed a response. Here’s my letter to the editor that appeared in the May 7 [...]"
Comment by Cultural heritage landscape study engaged citizens - Perspectives from James Howe
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - 3:03:07 PM
Challenging culture: Moving up and moving out "[...] Part 2 [...]"
Comment by Challenging culture: Better together | Your online newspaper for Kitchener, Ontario
Some priorities out of place
A lot of people will agree that good infrastructure and a solid road network are key to supporting economic development.
The good news story on LRT
Waterloo Regional councillors like to highlight the “good news” stories that come from their various decisions.
Another failure to communicate
When property owners show up at a council meeting complaining they weren’t informed about a heritage measure that could later affect their holdings, the city has a problem.
We shouldn’t forget these stories
It’s been a year since the body of Amanda Daiken was found in a downtown backyard, more than a month after she was reported missing.
A hopeful ending to Sacred Heart
There’s a fight brewing over the future of Sacred Heart Church between the City of Kitchener and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton.
LRT complaints start rolling in
It seems that while some got behind the concept of the LRT coming to the community, the actual design and build of the system will cause much consternation until the fall of 2017 when Ion is officially launched.
Job cuts a sign of things to come
It doesn’t quite live up to former Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s pledge to cut 100,000 workers from Ontario’s public service, but anybody paying attention to what is coming out of Queen’s Park should realize job cuts are coming.
A fundamental issue of fairness
It is a situation that goes to the very heart of fairness in our community — why are Conestoga College students being treated differently than students at the region’s two universities?
Input needed for strong neighbourhoods
The city will start to create its first-ever neighbourhood strategy in the next two months.
We need a better defence of our freedoms
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who once famously said the, “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Make roundabout rules the law
Drivers at some of the region’s 42 roundabouts have seen for themselves, confused motorists either in front of them or coming through the circle.
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.
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.
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