Category Archives: refugee crisis

Council votes to demolish Victoria Park heritage homes

Seven councillors last night ignored their own heritage staff by voting to demolish two Victoria Park homes that could have provided much-needed housing for low-income  families. Despite opposition from those staff members, some Victoria Park residents and architectural-conservancy experts, council … Continue reading

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Reaction to Trump and Muslim deaths make me glad I live in Kitchener

Following the horrendous slaughter of six Quebec Muslims partly enabled by racist words from a U.S. President, I was grateful to live in Waterloo Region during such a sad, depressing week. Deeply troubled, I’m proud of local actions and responses witnessed during … Continue reading

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Here’s my two cents on refugee crisis

Kitchener councillors have agreed to donate $10,000 to help ease the growing refugee crisis in Europe. With the exception of Ward 8 Coun. Zyg Janecki, councillors backed my motion to contribute the $10,000 to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) , double … Continue reading

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