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Fore! Disc golf course a first for Hespeler

TheRecord.com – Mike Hruden wants Four Fathers Brewery to become a destination in Hespeler. Hruden and his partners have transformed the eight acres of land behind the brewery into Hespeler’s first disc golf course.

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Belmont Village Bestival to run all summer long in 2021

CTV News Kitchener – The Belmont Village Bestival will return this summer, and will run for the entire season. In the past, the event has run for one weekend in the Kitchener neighbourhood. This year, there will be events all summer long.

A breath of fresh Ayr

Toronto Sun – The Village Ayr – nestled on the Nith River south of Kitchener and west of Cambridge – is an ideal ‘place to grow’ in Ontario, said Cachet Homes president and CEO Desi Auciello, whose company launched its Generations community there in April.

Flair Airlines has officially arrived at region’s airport

KitchenerToday.com – The first plane belonging to Flair Airlines landed at the local airport on Friday afternoon. In February, the region and Flair inked an agreement to provide non-stop domestic flights to Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Halifax.

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Serving Up Success: How EcoCafe Survived a Pandemic in a Small Town

Lightspeed – When the pandemic hit communities globally in the spring of 2020 and tourism came to a screeching halt, EcoCafe founder and owner Edward Denyer had to think fast. He started getting creative, rethinking methodology, adopting new technologies and redesigning the cafe space.

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Region, Explore Waterloo Region release 2021 bike map

KitchenerToday.com – All of Waterloo Region’s bike infrastructure can now be found on a map. The Region of Waterloo Cycling Map & Guide, a partnership between the region and Explore Waterloo Region, also includes route suggestions and points of interest.

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YKF prepares for bump in post-COVID domestic travel

Skies Magazine – As soon as COVID-19 travel restrictions are relaxed, the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) will be poised to connect area residents with the rest of the country. Over the last six months, the airport has announced airline partnerships that will serve 10 new destinations

Cambridge named ‘Tree City of the World’

City of Cambridge – The City of Cambridge has been recognized as a Tree City of the World by Tree Canada, The Arbor Day Foundation, and the United Nations for its continued management of the city’s urban forest.

Chicopee Ski opens to the Public

CTV News Kitchener – Members of the general public were able to hit the slopes at Chicopee Ski Hill in Kitchener Saturday for the first time this winter. New safety measures have been put in place such as mandatory masks, distancing, and physical barriers to separate the lines.

The insiders’ guide to the local joys of Kitchener

Toronto Star – Some will say that Kitchener doesn’t have a vibe or that it’s simply a suburban city in southwestern Ontario. But Kitchener is a city with history, personality and grit — one that is being driven by its close-knit community, even in the face of change.

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Region of Waterloo International Airport welcomes Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines has announced a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). Flair Airlines will provide non-stop domestic air service to Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax. The current anticipated start of service is May 1, 2021.

Kitchener Market Launches Online Store

CTV News Kitchener – The Kitchener Market has opened an online store to help residents support local businesses from the comfort of their homes. The online store launched Monday and offers more than 500 products, including meats, cheeses and fresh produce.

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