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City should take cost into consideration
Taxes, taxes, taxes. Our councillors are working hard on tax rates to keep them low as possible.
Your eyes need proper care and attention
What most people don’t know is that up to 75 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable.

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Saturday, November, 08, 2014 - 4:04:28 AM
Outgoing mayor unduly influenced the results "Very well put Bob. Won't miss him."
Comment by alan54g
Friday, October, 17, 2014 - 2:02:32 PM
School board trustee: the forgotten vote "It's totally true. I'm running for School Board Trustee and yesterday I received an email from another candidate and I stopped and went, "wait, who?" I think it goes without saying that as a candidate I have been paying attention to the race! Weird"
Comment by fmcalister
Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - 7:07:44 PM
School board trustee: the forgotten vote "Hi James Thanks for linking to the TriTAG survey. We did not have the capacity to include school trustees in our survey for this election, but it's on our radar for the future, as how kids travel to and from school, and the education they receive "
Comment by MikeOnABike
Citizens should have right to protect themselves
Sadly neither the police nor the media will post the truth that when citizens are given the right and responsibility to protect themselves and their property, violent crime rates diminish dramatically.
High-speed rail is a pie in the sky idea
James Bow is absolutely correct in this column. It makes no sense in this era of restrained budgets to discuss pie in the sky proposals, like high-speed rail, when we aren’t even sure if there is a market for it.
Third stream needed for trash collection
I didn’t think we lived in a communist country either, so when I put out twice as much garbage as you do, why should we both pay the same?
Running lights make our roads less safe
Several weeks ago at 11 p.m. on Highway 402 I was passed by an OPP cruiser with no tail lights on.
New Canadians should pay their own freight
As of 2015, the cost of becoming a Canadian citizen has gone up from $300 to $530.
Headline about gun amnesty is alarmist
How many crimes were committed with legally owned and registered firearms in Canada this year?
Time to go back to basic garbage collection
When I was looking through the [paper] (first week of December’s issues), I noticed an insert “Garbage collection changes.”
Christmas is a time to count the blessings we have
It’s the time of year we gather around and count the blessings we have found;
Up to us to make the effort to vote on election day
No. We are neglecting our duties and obligations as citizens
Looking for clarity and action from the premier
Even more indecisive political speak from Premier Kathleen Wynne; “I want us to take some steps to make it clear that this is something that needs to change,” she said of the so-called secret agreement (between the Beer Store and LCBO).
Consultation has to be provincewide in review of Ontario College of Trades
As the president of the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA), I hear daily from local small business owners involved in the construction and renovation industry, that they struggle to find and hire young people interested in pursuing the skilled trades as a career.
Respect intention of heritage designation
Attending a City of Kitchener council meeting on Nov. 17, from seven o’clock on, it was great to see so many residents in the gallery.
Centre in the Square should cancel Cosby show
I am quite surprised that the Centre in the Square is still planning to host Bill Cosby’s performance on Jan. 7.
Respect the science and follow the evidence
As a public health scientist, I appreciated the refreshing evidence-based perspective in this article — the program directions taken by ACCKWA in its efforts to reduce harms associated with chronic addiction (a serious health issue in society) are steeped in a long-standing scientific body of knowledge about best practices.
Ignoring families with opposition to income splitting
I am perplexed and disappointed at this disingenuous at best and hypocritical at worst stand on family income splitting, the operative phrase being “family.”
Canadians shouldn’t sacrifice our privacy for our security
Peter MacKay’s Online Spying Bill C-13 will enable authorities to monitor the private lives of innocent Canadians, without any real oversight.
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