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Posted On Friday, 13 September, 2019

Kitchener – Mayor Berry Vrbanovic was joined today by Compass Kitchener Chair Judith Stephens-Wells and Dan Chapman, the City of Kitchener’s chief administrative officer, at City Hall to officially launch the city’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.
The four-year strategic plan was developed through extensive consultation with Kitchener residents, members of council, advisory committees and other key stakeholders. Each group was asked to name the issues that should...

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Posted On Thursday, 12 September, 2019

Federation of Canadian Municipalities calls on political parties to improve the lives of Canadians  by supporting and resourcing local governments.
KITCHENER – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released its Election 2019 recommendations to federal parties today in Toronto and at local media events across Canada. The platform—titled Building Better Lives—is a call to improve Canadians’ quality of life by empowering the local...

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Posted On Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

Kitchener – Members of the Kitchener Professional Fire Fighters Association are hoping you’ll help them fill their boots this Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the 14th year, local firefighters will be collecting donations for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Residents are asked to join firefighters at either the Sunrise Centre or Highland Hills Mall and give what they can.
“The donations collected provide support to people in our community who really...

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Posted On Tuesday, 10 September, 2019

KITCHENER – Yesterday, Council received staff’s three-year update of the activities associated with the Love My Hood neighbourhood strategy, referring permanent funding to take this program beyond 2019, to the 2020 budget process. With its resident-led, city supported vision, the strategy gives residents the tools, resources, and guidance they need to make improvements to their neighbourhoods and become more connected to their neighbours.
“Kitchener residents...

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Posted On Monday, 09 September, 2019

Kitchener – Mayor Berry Vrbanovic was joined today by Karen Redman, Waterloo Regional Chair, and Ward 3 City Councillor, John Gazzola, for the ground-breaking ceremony of a 35,000 square foot medical facility at the former Kitchener Frame site, following an extensive environmental remediation of the property. The City of Kitchener supported the cleanup of the site’s soil and groundwater through both the city’s and region's Brownfield Financial Incentive Program.
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