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Posted On Monday, 30 November, 2020

Kitchener – The City of Kitchener’s draft 2021 Budget has a proposed 1.1 per cent tax rate increase and the lowest combined impact to homeowners in more than a decade.
Years of passing balanced budgets, paying down debt, and building up reserve funds have allowed the City to focus on affordability for ratepayers without making cuts to the important programs and services residents value.  
“The City’s budget is always a careful balancing...

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Posted On Monday, 30 November, 2020

KITCHENER -- The City of Kitchener has declared a Snow Event. Residents have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 to remove their parked cars from city streets.
The parking ban will remain in effect for 24 hours. Overnight parking exemptions are cancelled to allow for snow clearing.     
During a Snow Event, the City's tag-and-tow bylaw takes effect. Residents are prohibited from parking their cars on city streets at any time when a Snow Event has been...

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Posted On Monday, 30 November, 2020

Kitchener’s annual 4-day festival and beloved Christkindl Market is expanding to 24-days this year – and it begins this week! The favourite traditional festivities at Kitchener City Hall move to an online format for 2020. The City of Kitchener, the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA), and the Christkindl Market committee are excited to keep this joyful, award-winning family tradition alive again this year. Relive the sights and sounds from previous...
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Posted On Friday, 27 November, 2020

Waterloo Region  – The cities and townships of Waterloo Region have continued to work with local public health officials and the Province to clarify and interpret the provincial limits for recreation and sport in the  Red-Control category of the provincial response framework . As of today, the Province has provided updated guidance on the limits for recreation facilities and community centres. Across Waterloo Region, the following will now apply:
Indoor...

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Posted On Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

Waterloo Region – With Waterloo Region now in the Red-Control category of the provincial response framework , the cities and townships continue to work together with local public health officials to meet the new provincial regulations for the operation of recreation facilities and community centres.
Certain changes to sport and recreation are required in the Red-Control category. Program participants will receive targeted information for city and township programs,...

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