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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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Slow down on Zehr Square
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.
Voter apathy is your fault
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.
Time to get out and vote
You can’t fight city hall is the old admonition, and it’s wrong — especially this year.
Seeing it through to the end
The decision to run or not to run for political office is a big one.
The right time to give thanks
The Thanksgiving holiday gives a lot of us pause to think of what we’re most thankful for at this time of year.
Public art provokes debate
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.
A code of conduct is needed
It shouldn’t come to this. Anybody involved in public office should know that public service comes before self-service.
Pedalling in the right direction
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.
Living up to a high standard
There is no doubt that we hold our politicians to an incredibly high standard.
It’s your time to stand up
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.
No more surprises at Centre
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.
Communication is key
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.
No more half measures
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.
A bridge too far, or not far enough
The Province of Ontario has put Kitchener staff and council in the unenviable position of having to make a decision without all the facts.
Time for action is now
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.
Connecting them to nature
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.
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