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Construction killing core businesses
In just four months, Café Pyrus owner Tyson Reiser’s revenue has dropped 30 to 40 per cent. And he said he’s not the only Charles Street business owner struggling because of the ongoing construction and what he feels is an inactive Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).
GrandLinq handles contamination
Who knew what and when, regarding some contamination along the CN railway corridor, is one of the discussions the region is undergoing with GrandLinq contractors.

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The waiting game: Transit for Reduced Income Program "Hello I am not one to judge but I find this article regarding this matter ridiculous, Mr Suter receives OSDP and after rent has 600.00 a month to live on. He accesses the food bank 6 times a year visits soup kitchens 3 to 4 times a week for meals an"
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Last 70 LRT expropriations
The region is working on negotiations with the last 70 property owners to complete the expropriation process for constructing the Ion.
LRT land deal struck with malls
Two more vital land acquisitions, one at each end of the light rail transit line, are being negotiated and will cost the region up to $1.475 million.
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I spy with my little eye: a swastika
Regional officials had to change the design of one of the LRT anchor walls after citizens complained it looked too much like a swastika.
Proposed anchor walls receive mixed reviews
If there’s one anchor wall design that’s getting a lot of attention, it’s the one proposed for Cedar Street outside of the Kitchener Market.
Affordability is essential along the LRT line
During my days at the University of Waterloo’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, I heard a story about a company in Markham that shut down and relocated to the United States.
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Cashing in on LRT
Local companies will be responsible for completing about $48 million worth of work on the region’s light rail transit project, ahead of its completion in 2017.
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LRT station walls receive lukewarm reception
The recommended designs for the 19 unique anchor walls for each LRT stop were met with some disappointment from regional councillors on Tuesday.
Station walls should show a little more imagination
I’m the first to admit that I’m no art critic, but there’s something about the new LRT station walls revealed this week that doesn’t sit well with me.
City airs LRT beefs
From fencing and public art to pedestrian overpasses and traffic concerns, local councillors met last week to get more details on light rail transit construction.
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.
Events could leave Waterloo Region due to LRT construction
Without a firm light rail transit construction schedule, local organizers were forced to start investigating alternative cities to host their national-level event.
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Season of detours
It’s going to be a painful construction season for motorists travelling near the light rail transit route as construction gears up during a critical period for the project.
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LRT communications strategy questioned at all-council meeting
When it comes to light rail transit, there are a few things councillors across the region want to know — is it on time and on budget, and what is the communications plan.
About $250 million to be spent on light rail transit by end of year
As much as $250 million will be spent on the construction of light rail transit by the end of the year, estimates Region of Waterloo staff.
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Will strike delay LRVs?
Although the nine-week strike at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant officially ended last Friday, one union representative said it could impact the region’s light-rail vehicles, to be delivered in 2016.
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GO Transit and land issues must be resolved for successful LRT: Fife
With the official groundbreaking of light rail transit now complete, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife says two items must still be settled in order for the project to be successful.
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