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Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Kitchener – The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has informed the City of Kitchener that a potential source of the spill to the Grand River Friday, April 29 has been identified. The Ministry’s Spills Action Centre received a call on May 3 from a company in the area reporting the spill of used oil from a storage tank located on their property.
The MOECC continues to lead the ongoing investigation into the spill, which has been referred to its Investigations...
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Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2016

KITCHENER – Are you a do-it-yourself warrior?  Maybe you’re planning a new pool, deck or shed for the backyard or a renovation to your home? By speeding up the permit approval process, the City of Kitchener is making it easier for homeowners to tackle their own projects.
For over 10 years, the city’s building division’s “Tuesday Night Express Permits” program has run from 4 to 6:30 p.m., giving home owners...
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Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Kitchener- City staff continue efforts to contain and remediate the spill of a petroleum-like substance into the Grand River that was discovered late in the afternoon on Friday, April 29. The investigation to identify the source and substance continues.
City staff will be meeting with staff from the Region of Waterloo and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Monday afternoon to discuss ongoing clean-up efforts and to determine next steps.
The investigation began Friday and continued...
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Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kitchener- Friday afternoon The City of Kitchener was notified by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of a potential spill in the Grand River near Forwell Road after a sheen was noticed on the water.
Staff immediately contacted the Region of Waterloo and went out to investigate. They were able to determine the substance entered the river at the storm sewer but have not yet located the source.
The city’s contractor was called out and began clean up activities that evening. Approximately...
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Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016

KITCHENER – Stanley Park Community Centre was rocking last night. Over 400 people celebrated neighbourhoods as Kitchener launched a public engagement process to create its first-ever Neighbourhood Strategy.
Following a BBQ, music, activities and speakers, attendees shared their ideas for planning, building and supporting safe and thriving neighbourhoods through breakout focus groups.
“The overwhelming response to this event is a clear sign that the community is very interested...
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