Category Archives: Greener City

Region says get lost on direct Iron Horse Trail link

Regional councillors continued to stumble toward finding a route for a $2-million proposed link between the Iron Horse Trail and the transit hub on King Street West near Victoria Street at a planning committee meeting yesterday. Committee members including Kitchener’s … Continue reading

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Victoria Park heritage homes facing demolition

Kitchener councillors will now decide if regional government will be allowed to bulldoze two Queen Street houses near Joseph Schneider Haus. They will do so after the city’s heritage committee voted 6-2 yesterday to reject a proposal by their own … Continue reading

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Schneider’s site sold to London developer

The massive former Schneider’s site adjacent to Light Rail Transit in Kitchener’s Mill-Courtland community has been bought by London developer Auburn Developments and will be developed during the next seven years.. When developed fully developed the site will become Kitchener’s … Continue reading

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Invest in city, give Queen-King Streets the royal treatment

Combining imaginative planning vision with quality design in order to boost and create downtown revitalization is always expensive but Kitchener has already proved the cost is worth the investment. Which is why I support a dynamic $1.8-million city proposal in … Continue reading

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Gwen Wheeler gets her mural…finally

Gwen Wheeler is a very patient and tenacious Cherry Park resident. In past years she has planted pots of flowers and struggled to clean up a scruffy former gas-station site owned by Suncor Energy that fronts on Park Street at … Continue reading

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Kitchener homeowners should learn more about RIENS

Intensified attention. That’s what I believe is necessary for anyone living in an established area of Kitchener, including residents in heritage areas. Homeowner attention is vital for an ongoing planning study known as Residential Intensification in Established Neighbourhoods (RIENS). I … Continue reading

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Thirsty community gardens get $50,000 drink

In a city that is actively supporting community gardens as a way to grow healthy neighbourhoods and human relationships, there’s an ongoing thirst among green-thumb participants to ensure available, reliable water sources. Three of those 28 Kitchener gardens have been … Continue reading

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All pumped up about first pumpkin parade

Here’s your big chance to get over your candy hangover and show off your pumpkin-carving skills. Park resident Steve Burrows recently suggested we start a yearly pumpkin festival for local residents that could, as in other cities,  grow into a citywide … Continue reading

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Ward 9 time of the signs

Today’s the day Kitchener’s election bylaw permits municipal candidates to put up lawn signs. Members of our campaign crew — recent experts in the use of boltcutters required to snip metal prongs that support signs — were out braving blisters … Continue reading

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Ward 9 housing instead of toxic soil

Last night unearthed personal memories of past Record columns and a group of residents who successfully beat city hall. I recalled those columns as we canvassed the attractive housing development fronting on Highland Road near Queen Street, site of what … Continue reading

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