James HOWE is THE BEST choice for Councillor in Kitchener's Ward 10

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Since 2010, James Howe has been sharing on his blog his passion for a better world starting with a better Kitchener.

He regularly shares his perspectives on municipal issues affecting citizens of Kitchener.

We need more sidewalks. Don’t politicize the process.

We need more sidewalks. Don’t politicize the process.

An article in last week’s Kitchener Post shared how Kitchener City Council used a vote on the tender of new sidewalks to reverse it’s earlier decisions in support of adding missing sidewalks. What follows is my response published today as a letter to the editor Citizens need to be involved in sidewalk process I regularly chooseread more →

Create an environment that attracts, creates & retains good jobs

Create an environment that attracts, creates & retains good jobs

Kitchener is aggressively pursuing the exciting opportunities and future offered by the tech sector as a key piece of its economic development strategy. And deservedly so since we are already seeing the benefits of this approach with the expansion of Google and the many start ups coming out of the Communitech Hub such as Thalmic Labs. I strongly supportread more →

What is happening at the Frederick Street Mall?

What is happening at the Frederick Street Mall?

Update: June 20 Another sign of change appeared at Frederick Street Mall yesterday. Unfortunately, the property managers did not respond to my invitations to come to the Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association’s AGM. I’ll keep looking for ways to connect them with what they are calling “Frederick Village.” Original Post The Jane’s Walk I recently co-lead beganread more →

What does “community” mean?

What does “community” mean?

Chequegnat. n. (occassionally a verb!) A traditional Central Frederickian word meaning community. On Saturday, I got a chance to attend the first hour and a half of Chequegnat. I’ve been able to attend parts of this wonderful event a number of times since it was first held 13 years ago. I talk about it everyread more →

Too early to declare that Kitchener’s market gamble has paid off

Too early to declare that Kitchener’s market gamble has paid off

UPDATE May 15: City eases restrictions on market retail space to accommodate high-tech business (Waterloo Region Record) Is this a good move? Here is my letter to the Waterloo Region Record in response to its editorial yesterday that followed a great article in Saturday’s paper asking if the Kitchener Market has fulfilled its promise. The titleread more →

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