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Posted On Friday, 29 June, 2018

Kitchener – The City of Kitchener and the Kitchener Professional Firefighters Association (KPFFA) have reached a freely negotiated three-year deal for the second contract in a row. The contract term covers Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2020 and sees monetary adjustments under the projected rates of inflation for that same period.
“I’m happy with the agreement that was reached. I would like to commend the leadership and dedication of both the fire department...

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Posted On Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

KITCHENER – Celebrate Canada’s birthday in the City of Kitchener! Join us in downtown Kitchener for Canada Day celebrations including live music and fireworks.
Musical performances to take place at city hall by local talents To The Trees and Hugo Alley, beginning at 6 p.m. Strictly Hip, musical masters of The Tragically Hip, will headline the main stage at 8:45 p.m. A spectacular fireworks display, presented by the downtown Kitchener BIA, will cap off the evening’s...

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Posted On Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Kitchener received top honours for fleet   At the Government Fleet Expo held June 4-7 in San Diego, CA, the City of Kitchener was named the number one fleet in the mid-size fleet category, was ranked fifth overall and was the only Canadian fleet recognized in the top 20! Tonight, staff was with the awards in recognition of this significant accomplishment.
The awards program recognizes fleet operations that are performing at a high level in leadership, competitiveness...

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Posted On Friday, 15 June, 2018

Kitchener – Spend time outdoors with your community, celebrate the grand opening of Huron Natural Area’s newly constructed and expanded trail network, and join our Bee Kitchener pollinator party on Saturday, June 16, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Huron Natural Area. The City of Kitchener received $400,000, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program , delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario , to improve and extend portions...
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Posted On Friday, 15 June, 2018

Kitchener – Share your ideas on how to build an innovative, caring and vibrant city at one of our Your Kitchener Your Say drop-in workshops to help shape the city’s 2019-2022 strategic plan. Every four years the city revisits its strategic plan with assistance from Compass Kitchener, a committee of citizens, to determine if priorities in the plan are still important to residents and to identify any emerging themes. The current 2015-2018 strategic plan  priorities...
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