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Posted On Friday, 29 May, 2020

The program offers local businesses and artists the opportunity to start selling online KITCHENER – To help support our local small businesses, today the City of Kitchener is joining the ShopHERE powered by Google program, with a goal of getting more businesses online this year.
ShopHERE powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Posted On Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

The Region and area municipalities are making tentative plans to begin reopening their administrative buildings and City/Township halls to the public in the coming weeks.
The gradual reopening of facilities will align with provincial direction to reopen more office workplaces in Phase 2 of the Ontario recovery plan, expected to be implemented by mid-June.
On March 18, following provincial recommendations, the Region and area municipalities closed most of their buildings...

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Posted On Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Today, the City of Kitchener released a special edition of its Active Kitchener community guide to inspire residents to stay active in their neighbourhoods and connected to their community, while physically distancing at home. Look for the special edition of Active Kitchener in your weekly flyer pack.
With facility closures and program cancellations in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the publication, which traditionally provides information on recreation and leisure...

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Posted On Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

Kitchener – The City of Kitchener, in partnership with the City of Waterloo who initially developed the concept, has released a custom Google map showcasing local restaurants, cafes and food businesses that are open and offering curbside, pick-up or delivery services during the pandemic.
The interactive map can be found on the City’s website . With hundreds of restaurants and food businesses still open, offering meals and food options to the public, residents...

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Posted On Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

In alignment with Phase 1 of Ontario's Framework for Re-opening the Province and the May 14 and May 19 provincial announcements permitting the opening of some outdoor recreational amenities, the City of Kitchener has already reopened some amenities and will work to reopen its golf courses, skateparks, BMX trail, tennis, volleyball and pickleball courts, over the next two weeks.  
“We know that residents are anxious to be able to use these community...

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