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Former mayor passes away

Herb Epp, former Waterloo mayor and Liberal MPP, died on Monday at the age of 78. Flags at Waterloo city council have been flown at half mast and a moment of silence was held at the Tuesday morning regional council meeting. In addition to a lengthy career in politics, Winnipeg-born Epp also worked as a teacher and in real estate. The funeral is set to take place on Friday

New proposal for local political riding divisions
After receiving feedback on two previous proposals, the Federal Elections Boundary Commission of Ontario has proposed that a new riding be created in the Waterloo Region area. This riding, which would be the fifth riding in the Region, would be called Kitchener South – Hespeler. It would span from Kitchener south of Highway 7/8 to the 401 and Fischer-Hallman Road to Townline Road in Cambridge. Although it lost the riding of Hespeler, the report determined that the Cambridge riding would be expanded. The report was tabled Monday in the House of Commons.

Pedestrian hit in Kitchener
A woman was hit by a car in south Kitchener on Tuesday morning . The accident occurred in the Doon area at Oakdale Court and Woodfield Street. The woman was transported to hospital with injuries after rescue crews were called at 7:30 a.m. Initial reports by the Waterloo regional police did not identify the extent of the woman’s injuries or her condition.


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