Category Archives: Transit

Lost, Raving and traumatized by road works

“Can’t get there from here.” That’s the message I expect to see on regional road signs soon as the LRT construction project digs its way under and through Ward 9. Take a recent example of demented driving where I was … Continue reading

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In 2015, LRT stands for ‘Lots of Raucous Times’

Prepare for noise, dust and traffic disruption throughout Ward 9 neighbourhoods in the rest of 2015 as the massive LRT project moves down the track. Kitchener councillors recently approved a noise exemption that will extend from March 1  until December 31 to allow … Continue reading

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Dovetailing the LRT with Ward 9 neighbourhoods

Managing the impact LRT will have on our inner-city Even though it is a regional, not a Kitchener council issue, I am frequently asked about Light Rail Transit as I canvas Ward 9 communities before the Oct. 27 election. When asked, I … Continue reading

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Questions come at high speed about bridge decision

Some outstanding questions in the ongoing debate about council’s decision to build a new, two-track rail bridge at Margaret Avenue. A debate where, like a few other councillors, I controlled my frustration and held my nose by voting in favour … Continue reading

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Bridging those empty election promises

After deflating hot-air, dreamboat election promises floated by provincial Liberals, Kitchener councillors came back to earth this week by approving construction of a new Margaret Street bridge. We did so after realizing we can’t get clarity and additional information from Queen’s Park … 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 voters and light rail

Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to town yesterday and helped to derail light rail in Kitchener-Waterloo. I’ve been holding my fire on this huge issue until I found out how much Harper’s minority federal government would commit to the overpriced … Continue reading

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In Kitchener, watch or listen to Frank

Rogers TV should be commended for programming a series of all-candidate debates for the October 25 election. The one-hour debate for Ward 9 council candidates will be live Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. on Rogers TV Cable 20 in Waterloo … Continue reading

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