Kitchener Archive

  • BY TYLER MEDEIROS The fourth annual Kitchener Comic Con took place on March 3. The event was a two-day experience that brought artists, fans, gamers and writers to Kitchener City Hall. “I travel around these cons a lot but it’s always nice to come to Kitchener because everyone just gets so into the nerd spirit,” said Laura Suen, owner and founder of Fire and Steel, a premium retailer for specialty blades and traditional weaponry. The...

    Something for all at Kitchener Comic Con

    BY TYLER MEDEIROS The fourth annual Kitchener Comic Con took place on March 3. The event was a two-day experience that brought artists, fans, gamers and writers to Kitchener City Hall. “I travel around these cons a lot but it’s always nice to come to Kitchener because everyone just gets so into the nerd spirit,” said Laura Suen, owner and founder of Fire and Steel, a premium retailer for specialty blades and traditional weaponry. The...

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  • By MELISSA HORTON With Kitchener already being home to three skate parks, it may come as a surprise to learn that a new park is coming to the region this year. It will be located on the corner of Pioneer Drive and Homer Watson Boulevard. Karen Leasa, associate landscape architect with the City of Kitchener, said this particular location was chosen because, “The south end of the city did not have any skateboarding facilities near...

    New skate park coming to Kitchener

    By MELISSA HORTON With Kitchener already being home to three skate parks, it may come as a surprise to learn that a new park is coming to the region this year. It will be located on the corner of Pioneer Drive and Homer Watson Boulevard. Karen Leasa, associate landscape architect with the City of Kitchener, said this particular location was chosen because, “The south end of the city did not have any skateboarding facilities near...

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  • The demolition of the Victoria Street bridge will take place Feb. 24 until Feb. 25 By Tyler Medeiros

    Demolition of Victoria Street bridge

    The demolition of the Victoria Street bridge will take place Feb. 24 until Feb. 25 By Tyler Medeiros

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  • BY NICOLE CLARK The progressive and psychedelic rock band, Brit Floyd, hit the stage at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square April 3 to an almost entirely full house. An audience of approximately 1,750 people filled the seats, becoming immersed in the sound and soundscape of a Pink Floyd live show. Many of those in attendance were longtime super-fans of the original band that reigned between 1956 and 1995. Bea Binka, a Kitchener resident, is one...

    Brit Floyd engages audience

    BY NICOLE CLARK The progressive and psychedelic rock band, Brit Floyd, hit the stage at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square April 3 to an almost entirely full house. An audience of approximately 1,750 people filled the seats, becoming immersed in the sound and soundscape of a Pink Floyd live show. Many of those in attendance were longtime super-fans of the original band that reigned between 1956 and 1995. Bea Binka, a Kitchener resident, is one...

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  • BY JAMES WELLS

    Spring for a day in February

    BY JAMES WELLS

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  • BY CASSIDY FOULDS Every post-secondary student in Ontario has felt the heavy weight of stress. Whether that stress is due to studies, home life, familial matters, work or addictions, they all agree it feels great to get it off their chests in a healthy, safe way. An Ontario helpline can help with that. “The latest National College Health Assessment survey found that nearly 90 per cent of Canadian post-secondary students feel overwhelmed during school, and...

    Good2Talk is all ears for post-secondary students

    BY CASSIDY FOULDS Every post-secondary student in Ontario has felt the heavy weight of stress. Whether that stress is due to studies, home life, familial matters, work or addictions, they all agree it feels great to get it off their chests in a healthy, safe way. An Ontario helpline can help with that. “The latest National College Health Assessment survey found that nearly 90 per cent of Canadian post-secondary students feel overwhelmed during school, and...

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  • By DeeAnna Rollins

    Mermaids in Paradise

    By DeeAnna Rollins

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  • BY RILEY LINSEMAN The 2016 Galaxy of Gifts crafts show was a very special one. It had a small venue, but a big heart. Held at the Luther Village on the Park retirement home on Nov. 26, the event featured approximately 40 vendors selling everything from Christmas wreaths to baked goods. The event also gave residents an easy alternative to the more cumbersome and potentially dangerous option of leaving the retirement home to do their...

    Galaxy of Gifts raises money for Lutherwood

    BY RILEY LINSEMAN The 2016 Galaxy of Gifts crafts show was a very special one. It had a small venue, but a big heart. Held at the Luther Village on the Park retirement home on Nov. 26, the event featured approximately 40 vendors selling everything from Christmas wreaths to baked goods. The event also gave residents an easy alternative to the more cumbersome and potentially dangerous option of leaving the retirement home to do their...

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  • BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Isabella Stefanescu is a painter, writer and arts activist who has had a hand in many projects including The Notebook Project and Euphonopen. She did the projection design for Lord Swords, a play featuring just two actors, recently performed at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in Kitchener. She is also the artistic director of an art group called Inter Arts Matrix, a non-profit charitable arts organization which aims to mix...

    Inter Arts Matrix has it all

    BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Isabella Stefanescu is a painter, writer and arts activist who has had a hand in many projects including The Notebook Project and Euphonopen. She did the projection design for Lord Swords, a play featuring just two actors, recently performed at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in Kitchener. She is also the artistic director of an art group called Inter Arts Matrix, a non-profit charitable arts organization which aims to mix...

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  • BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Open Sesame won’t be the only words coming out of your mouth when arriving at a Kitchener business by the same name. Lauren Weinberg, owner of Open Sesame, a store and arts and culture hub in Kitchener, moved to the city from Chicago hoping to start her own art space and, on Halloween of 2015, she did. Weinberg realized that she and her husband have an unique ability for finding items no...

    Open Sesame: It’s a store and cultural hub

    BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Open Sesame won’t be the only words coming out of your mouth when arriving at a Kitchener business by the same name. Lauren Weinberg, owner of Open Sesame, a store and arts and culture hub in Kitchener, moved to the city from Chicago hoping to start her own art space and, on Halloween of 2015, she did. Weinberg realized that she and her husband have an unique ability for finding items no...

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