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Posted On Wednesday, 08 July, 2020

The City will reopen three additional splash pads to the public later this week. Beginning July 10, City splash pads located at Breithaupt Park, Chandler Mowat Community Centre, and Victoria Park will open to the public with physical distancing measures and modified access. This next phase of openings will bring the City’s splash pad offerings to six including McLennan Park, Centreville Chicopee, and Kingsdale.
“With the warm weather in recent days, the community...

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Posted On Tuesday, 07 July, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global event. In addition to the immediate health concerns that it represents for Canada and the world, it has and is expected to continue to have wide-reaching economic impacts. We know that the spread of COVID-19 is creating financial challenges for many people and businesses in our community. As a City, we are also experiencing these challenges.
Monthly updates have been provided to Kitchener City Council regarding the City’s...

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Posted On Monday, 06 July, 2020

Spots are still available for modified City of Kitchener summer day camps. Parents and guardians are welcome to register children from 4 to 11 years-old for programming being offered at select community centres.
“Children and youth are facing many challenges this year because of the pandemic,” said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. “COVID-19 has affected their school year, graduation, extra-curricular activities and the way they interact with one another....

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Posted On Monday, 06 July, 2020

Parking enforcement in Kitchener will gradually return to normal in the next several weeks as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease. As of July 6, the City of Kitchener will resume enforcement of time limits and payment in surface lots.
Kitchener's phased approach to resuming parking enforcement will involve an initial two-week introductory period, where warnings will be issued. Regular enforcement of City parking regulations will fully resume on July 20.
“Resuming...

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Posted On Friday, 03 July, 2020

As part of the second stage in the City’s phased COVID-19 recovery plan, the City will begin to reopen pools to the public starting July 6.
“Summer is for swimming, especially during a heat wave. We know how important outdoor recreational amenities are to our community,” said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. “Our staff has been working hard to get them ready and we are pleased to continue making them available for residents to enjoy while keeping health......

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