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Interesting and Lesser Known Waterloo Region Facts

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The Kitchener-Waterloo region has developed into Canada’s leading communities in innovation and technology. But apart from its fine-tuned tech reputation, the Kitchener-Waterloo region carries more story than meets the eye. Here’s just a few fast facts about some of the things that make the Waterloo Region so unique, and such a great place to live. […]

Waterloo Region News Roundup – $18 Million in Funding for Communitech, Lots of Local Talent To Head to NHL Draft and More

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Justin Trudeau Announces $18 Million in Funding for Kitchener’s Communitech The Prime Minister came to Kitchener on Tuesday, bringing with him an announcement that the government would be investing $52.4 million in three hubs for a new program called the Scale-Up Platform, designed to help Ontario start-up companies grow. Kitchener’s Communitech will receive a little […]

Waterloo Region News Roundup – Meeting to Be Held on Regional Reform, Local Eatery Finds Quiz Show Fame and More

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Public Meeting Will Allow Area Residents Their Say On Regional Reform A public meeting to be held in Kitchener on April 24, 2019 will allow residents of the Waterloo Region to have their say on regional reform, giving them the chance to share their views on possible changes, and as many people as possible are […]

Waterloo Region News Roundup – 1000’s Of Locals Make the Sunshine List, Waterloo Mayor Speaks Out Against Amalgalism and More

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Thousands from Waterloo Region Make the  2018 Ontario Sunshine List The Ontario government has released the annual Sunshine List and it features more names than ever before from the Waterloo Region, with the top regional earner being  former Director at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Neil Turok. Read More Waterloo Mayor Speaks Out Against Amalgalism […]

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Waterloo Region News Roundup – River Road Extension Proceeding, A New Playground for Kiwanis Park and More

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$2.8 billion worth of residential real estate sold in Kitchener-Waterloo in 2018 According to reports from the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors even though the local KW Region housing market slowed slightly last year nearly $3 billion in real estate still changed hands. Read More Kitchener’s Long Delayed River Road Extension To Finally Go Ahead 40 […]

Waterloo Region News Roundup – KW Google Creates New Game Controller, Bendy Buses are Coming to Waterloo Region and More

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Ours is a busy area, so busy it’s easy to miss some great local happenings. Just in case you did, here’s our look at some of the biggest news to come out of the Waterloo Region over this past week Kitchener Waterloo Google Office Contributes to New Stadia Gaming Project This week Google announced its […]

Where to Find Stunning Seasonal Celebrations in the Waterloo Region This Year

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Tomorrow is December 1st. In many ways, it’s the official kick-off of the Christmas season here in the Waterloo Region, especially as a number of the region’s best-loved holiday attractions will be opening for the season over the next couple of days. Recently we covered all the delights of the Christkindl Market in Downtown Kitchener, […]

Food, Fun and Christmas Cheer – The 2018 Kitchener Christkindl Market – A Festival of German Christmas

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Every year, for centuries, people in towns and villages across Germany have staged and enjoyed a wealth of festivities based around a Christmas market. These events were – and still are – packed with outdoor markets of cute wooden booths and stalls, full of traditional handmade Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, wooden figurines, delicious German foods to […]

It’s Nearly Beer and Brats Time ! Counting Down to The 2018 Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest

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Every year in September and October, right here in the Kitchener Waterloo region, we host one of the most anticipated events of the year, The Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest. In fact, our annual festival of beer, brats and brilliant celebrations is the largest and most attended Bavarian culture festival in North America. The big Thanksgiving Day […]

Monday Waterloo Region Roundup – ‘Classic Canadian Winter’ Predicted, Conestoga Students Head Back to Classes, Santa Arrives in the Area and More

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 Conestoga College Students Finally Headed Back to School After the provincial government stepped in to end a five week strike by faculty, students at  Conestoga College will finally be headed back into their classrooms on Tuesday morning. Read More New Grand River Footbridge Opening for Christmas  A new bridge that spans the Grand River in Cambridge […]

Monday Waterloo Region Roundup – ION Test a Success, Winter Weather Mishaps, the Best New Eats in the Area and More

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First ION Test is a Success  The first test of the ION light rail track that will be running through the Waterloo Region was completed last week and was judged to be a success, meaning that the planned Spring 2018 launch now looks set to go ahead. Read More. Guelph Police Swamped with Weather Related […]