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My Old PC

Boyer RONA Building Center- 5 Forwell Road, Kitchener, ON

Two years ago we recycled a couple of computers at Computer Recycle Depot on Erb Street in Waterloo and I wrote a post about this new company. We had a computer and scanner to dispose of this weekend and discovered that Computer Recycle Depot was no longer across from the Erb Street landfill site. Their website now directs to and a number of drop off locations are available in the region. I ended up driving to the new RONA store on Forwell Drive in Kitchener to use this free electronic drop off box. Here is a partial list of drop off locations:

Elmira:            MCC Thrift & Gift    59 Church Street, Elmira, ON

Kitchener:    Boyer RONA Building Center   5 Forwell Road, Kitchener, ON

Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership  1-1120 Victoria St. N, Kitchener, ON

New Dundee:  Formerly Harron’s RONA  1127 Bridge St. New Dundee, ON

Waterloo:  Waterloo Generations -another MCC Thrift Shop 50 Bridgeport Road, Waterloo, ON

Written by Ruth

May 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Maple Syrup for Sale

Sobeys on Fisher Hallman Road in Kitchener has allowed the sale of farm-fresh maple syrup outside their front door in recent weeks. These boys were waiting for their next customer last Saturday.

Written by Ruth

April 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Local Produce

Martins Family Fruit Farm retail store still has lots of local produce for sale at competitive prices.

Written by Ruth

April 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

It was a perfect early spring day for the annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. We arrived well before 9 AM and Arthur Street was already jammed with pedestrians. It was the busiest I have seen it in a few years and when we returned to Kitchener, the traffic was backed up all the way to Waterloo on the expressway. There is a good variety of street food for sale besides pancakes and maple syrup.

Written by Ruth

April 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Kitchener Waterloo Home and Garden Show 2011

March 25- 27, 2011 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, East Avenue, Kitchener. For more information check this website.

Written by Ruth

March 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm


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