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KW in brief: June 24, 2009

Telegdi selected as Liberal candidate Andrew Telegdi has been chosen as the Kitchener-Waterloo candidate for the Liberal party in the next federal election. The announcement was made on June 14 at the nomination meeting. Telegdi was the MP for Kitchener-Waterloo from 1993 to 2008. In the last election that brought a voter turnout of only 6,000 within the riding, Telegdi […]

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Building plans at King and University

A 25-storey luxury condominium will be built across from Wilfrid Laurier University at 247 King St. N. and 253 University Ave. W. Cameron Rapp, the general manager of development services for the City of Waterloo, clarifies that the new housing unit is not targeted towards students. “The condominiums are catered towards higher income individuals and couples who want an urban […]

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Charitable organizations in KW honoured

On June 14, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWFC) hosted “A Celebration of Giving” in honour of the foundation’s 25th anniversary, as well as the local charitable and not-for-profit organizations they support. Nearly 60 organizations took part in the day’s festivities by contributing information on their group and providing entertainment. “It’s really a celebration about community,” said Rosemary Smith, […]

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Celebrating the environment

EcoFest, an event held to raise awareness about environmental initiatives, took place on June 5 and 6 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and showcased over 20 local environmental groups. Displays, workshops, live music and shows entertained and educated the community on eco-friendly lifestyles. “EcoFest is about a cultural shift,” explained Doug Quibell, manager of environmental health for […]

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KW in Brief: May 20, 2009

Public square complete Waterloo Town Square was closed in spring 2008 to construct a new public square. The project, which has cost the city nearly $3 million, is converting the former parking lot into a community-oriented gathering place. The opening ceremony for the completed project will be held May 30. The event is being held in conjuntion with the City […]

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Planning for the future

The compiled results of the Northdale Strategic Planning Session, held this past April, have been released, giving insight into the future of the Waterloo community. The plan looks at solving many of the issues of the growing student population in the area. Housing and zoning for the area continues to be the predominant issue. Poorly maintained and unlicensed student rental […]

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Spur property sold to developer

The Silver Spur, a favourite bar of many local residents and students, closed as of May 4. The property has been sold to developer and current owner of the neighbouring Waterloo Stage Theatre, Jeff Zavitz. The Spur celebrated its thirteenth anniversary on the weekend prior to its closure. Offering karaoke, food and patio seating facing King Street, the business had […]

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