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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.

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Outgoing mayor unduly influenced the results "Very well put Bob. Won't miss him."
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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.
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.
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