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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
You can’t travel along many streets in Kitchener without running into one — a construction sign.
Encourage your children to play safely
When it comes to accidents, it’s common to think, ‘Oh, it will never happen to us.’ That is what we thought until our nine-year-old daughter, Zoe, a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, lost her leg in an accident.
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Sunday, July, 05, 2015 - 5:05:31 PM
Construction signs cause confusion, frustration "The Caroline/William area closures have also suffered from terrible signage. See this report: http://yappadingding.blogspot.ca/2014/11/horrible-regional-signage-is-causing.html This article has quotes that Caroline will be re-opened (if only parti"
Comment by uptown
Sunday, July, 05, 2015 - 5:05:09 PM
LRT land deal struck with malls "In the current setup, transit riders can get off a bus and walk very quickly into the mall. The LRT was planned so that it's a long walk to the mall. Now the bus bay is going to be moved to the LRT stop so that all transit riders will have a long wal"
Comment by uptown
Friday, July, 03, 2015 - 12:12:33 AM
Inquiry into Mayfair demo denied "I can't believe this is still dragging on. The building was unsafe and 3 separate reports said the same thing UNSAFE. Remember please this was no longer the "Mayfair" it was CJ's lounge, one of the dumpiest,seediest dives. It really didn't have "
Comment by Cardio
Time for cooler heads to prevail
The end of the school year will hopefully provide the kind of labour peace that couldn’t be found at the bargaining table.
Supporting the social market
There has always been a marketplace for goods and ideas — the online world has just made it more accessible.
Restoring the name ‘Busy Berlin’
The city has lamented enough about the lost opportunity of the Mayfair Hotel. While demolition continues this week, it’s time to move on.
Getting more help 24/7
Right out of the gates, Here 24/7 was a success in providing Waterloo Region a single access point for those struggling with addictions, mental health issues or were in crisis.
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.
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.”
 
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