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Posted On Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener wants you to stay safe this Victoria Day long weekend. Please follow local regulations on lighting fireworks and be mindful of closures across the city.
Under the City of Kitchener Municipal Code, fireworks can only be set off on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Diwali, and the day immediately before and after these holidays. Fireworks cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18.
Questions about fireworks can be directed to the Kitchener...

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Posted On Monday, 13 May, 2019

Kitchener -- Today, Environics presented the findings of a demographically representative survey of Kitchener residents’ perspective on regional government review to Kitchener City Council. The survey was conducted following a resolution passed by council in April to seek citizen input on the issue. The Environics results showed that:
Generally, residents express confidence in the current state of representation in Kitchener. They feel well served by the current political...
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Posted On Tuesday, 07 May, 2019

Kitchener -- A structural condition assessment of the former Electrohome building at 152 Shanley Street has concluded that the building is in poor condition and significant structural deterioration has occurred. The building is unsound and is at significant risk of collapse if exposed to another winter without substantial repair. As a result, Kitchener’s Chief Building Official has issued a Remedy Unsafe Building Order, requiring the owner of the property to take action...
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Posted On Monday, 06 May, 2019

KITCHENER – Today, in celebration of Arbor Week, the City of Kitchener with Reep Green Solutions will announce the launch of a new Tree Planting Pilot. Divided into two streams, this program supports residents city-wide interested in planting trees on both private and public lands.
“Residents have told us, through recent community engagements, that trees in the city and the benefits they provide are important to them, says Denise McGoldrick, Kitchener’s General...

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Posted On Friday, 03 May, 2019

REGION OF WATERLOO – This year, Emergency Preparedness Week runs from May 5-11 and local municipalities, emergency services and utility companies want to make sure you are ready in the event of an emergency.
“Being prepared is of importance year-round, but this is the week that we highlight some of the areas we want people to focus on,” said Steve LaRochelle, manager of emergency management and business continuity for the City of Kitchener. “Being ready...

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