An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

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Written by Ruth

August 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Posted in This and that


Hydro right-of-way beside Trillium Public School in Kitchener

Do you love or hate this picture? Dandelions have spread wildly since our bylaw forbidding the use of lawn pesticides was introduced. Many homeowners have given up trying to keep a weed-free lawn while others bring home pesticides from United States and apply it under cover of night.

Written by Ruth

May 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

We voted…did you?

Federal Election- May 2, 2011- Winners to be announced

Written by Ruth

May 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Election Sign

Seen near Westmount Road and Greenbrook Drive

Written by Ruth

April 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Alpine Road Fair

The annual fair at Alpine Road and Ottawa Street South is set up again for this weekend. Hopefully the weather will improve, but children always enjoy the rides even when it is windy and cold. (map)

Written by Ruth

April 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Spring Rain

The rain and warm temperatures today will allow things to green up quickly in the region. It is nice to sit here this evening with the windows open!

Written by Ruth

April 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Posted in This and that, Weather and Seasons

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Winter’s Last Gasp

I looked back at photos taken in March 2010 and there was still a lot of snow on the ground on this date. Spring came quickly and stayed by the end of the month. This March has had less sunshine and maybe that is what makes this winter feel interminable. But spring is coming…

Written by Ruth

March 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm