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Overcoming controversies
Centre in the Square is swinging for the seats again with its lineup of artists for the 2015/16 season, looking to build on another successful year, despite the controversies of the past few months.
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De Boer's treasures: Point Clark Lighthouse
After five years of restoration, the Point Clark Lighthouse is open for public viewing. Visitors can climb the 114 steps up to the iron lantern room where they can enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Huron.

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Thursday, July, 23, 2015 - 6:06:30 PM
Uber launches in Waterloo Region today "[...] Unless something suddenly changes in the next few minutes, at 2 this afternoon Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Hamilton and London will officially have Uber. [...]"
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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"
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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"
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Painting the street
Residents came out to the intersection of Wilhelm Street and Ahrens Way to participate in a public art pilot project to calm traffic. The design was created by Jon Johnson of Bearface Design, and arranged by the Mount Hope-Breithaupt Park (MHBP) Neighbourhood Association after complaints of speeding in that area.
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Preparing for IMPACT
It’s a story of a bullet-ridden bus, dead children, occupation, escape, freedom and community.
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: decaying stumps
Between Kincardine and Walkerton lies a massive wetland known as the Greenock Swamp. This area encompasses 20,000 acres, most of which is Saugeen Conservation property.
Paul Barrie photo
Grunging it up
The week-long Big Music Festival, with downtown events and a two-day concert in McLennan Park brought out the grunge.
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Super trouper
Direct from Australia, The ABBA Show performed at Centre in the Square last week.
Andrew Coppolino photo
That's a lot of tacos
It’s amazing how the humble taco, long a processed grocery store meal-in-a-box, stacked on the shelves of the international aisle, has become a hot culinary commodity over the past few years.
John De Boer photo
De Boer's treasures: dragonflies
A green darner dragonfly decided to land on my knee and pose for a picture while I was kayaking. The funny thing is, when I tried stalking them on the shoreline they buzzed away.
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De Boer's treasures: funky tree
Like a giant anaconda, this maple tree squeezes this old bicycle wheel as though it were prey. This oddity sits on a large front lawn at the T-intersection of Spooky Hollow Road and Front Road in the village of Normandale.
Bob Vrbanac photo
The legacy continues
Gone but not forgotten. That’s a sentiment shared by the former staff and students of St. Jerome’s High School since it closed its doors 25 years ago.
Walk the talk in Doon Village
July 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Society for the Preservation of Upper Doon (SPUD) is holding a Front Yard Talk.
Paul Barrie photo
From the hip
Tragically Hip singer, Gord Downie, performs at the Aud as The Tragically Hip continued their Fully and Completely North American tour on Monday night.
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Musical memories of Berlin
It’s been 14 years since musician David Waldner left the city to pursue a career in London, England.
Melissa Murray photo
360 bottles of beer on the wall
There’s 360 bottles of beer on the wall at the Waterloo Region Museum, as it opens its beer exhibit this Friday.
The healing power of horses
They are both symbols of freedom in their own right — Canadian veterans and the wild horses that roam the west.
Laurie Snell photo
The fault is our own
Use it or lose it — perhaps it comes down to that pedestrian adage. If you want restaurants in your downtown or your neighbourhood, you have to use them — or you lose them.
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De Boer's treasures: Wheels and Tracks in Motion
Last fall I attended the Last Blast steam show held on the 327-acre property of the Simcoe County Museum near Barrie. This is home to the Historical Construction Equipment Association of Canada who sponsors a show twice a year.
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