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Posted Monday, December 22, 2014

KITCHENER – A provincial arbitration board has released its decision concerning a new collective agreement between the City of Kitchener and the Kitchener Professional Firefighters’ Association (KPFFA). The KPFFA’s previous collective agreement expired in 2011.
“We’re pleased to finally have a decision on this matter,” said Michael May, Deputy CAO of the city’s Community Services Department. “We have a high degree of respect for the work our...
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Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014

KITCHENER -ndash; City of Kitchener facilities and buildings have modified hours for the holidays as follows:
City hall
City hall offices will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and remain closed until Monday, Dec. 29 for the statutory holidays. Offices will also be closed at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and remain closed until Friday, Jan. 2 for the statutory new year holiday.
The building, however, will be open from 9...
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Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014

KITCHENER -ndash; Last evening, council ratified the agreement reached on Nov. 18 between the city and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 636. The three-year collective agreement runs April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017.
IBEW Local 636 members include about 54 employees who work operate and maintain water and gas infrastructure, rental water heaters, appliance service, metering, and dispatch.
Parties met with the assistance of a provincially appointed...
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Posted Saturday, December 06, 2014

Kitchener – Friday the province announced it is moving forward with its plan for high-speed rail to connect Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto by launching an environmental assessment (EA). The EA process will identify the most appropriate route, examine state-of-the-art transportation technology options and include an environmental impact evaluation.
“We are very excited about this news,” said Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. “This clearly demonstrates the...
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Posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Media Release 
For Immediate Release Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
  Winter parking regulations are in effect
Kitchener – Kitchener residents are reminded that winter parking regulations are in effect Dec. 1 through March 31 every year, and that no parking is permitted on streets from 2:30 a.m. until 6 a.m.
During this time, the city’s tag and tow bylaw will come...
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