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(04-22-2019, 09:29 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(04-22-2019, 09:25 AM)jamincan Wrote: Considering how flexible they seem with the truth, do we actually believe what they say?

In any case, I read speculation (maybe on /r/waterloo?) that it had something to do with renovation work related to the brewery.

So, do you think the anonymous posters on reddit are more believable?

If it was just the anonymous posters on Reddit, I'd be skeptical. But I've heard the same rumours since long before Reddit was a thing. A friend that used to work there basically said the same thing too. At this point the number of independent unconnected people that have told me about shitty experiences with the Heuther makes me pretty inclined to believe the rumours, and say they haven't been negotiating in good faith with the Princess.
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Tonight is Comedy @ The Registry.  

Quote:Hometown host Nader Mansour offers himself up as comedy fodder with his original take on the middle east and growing up as a Christian Arab.

Quote:Amy Bugg is a stand-up comic with a penchant for inactivity, mild-mannered jokes about pizza, and dogs who look like people. You’re likely to find her featured on comedy stages across the country or at the back of a rural Alberta bar practicing her very questionable karaoke skills.


You’ll remember Amy Bugg’s deadpan delivery from festivals in Calgary, Vancouver and Boston, or from CBC’s “Grown-ups Read Things They Wrote as Kids”. Your mom might have also read her short story in Canadian Living.  

Quote:Nour Hadidi is standup comic and writer. She has appeared at Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, and CBC’s The Debaters. Last year she filmed a half hour comedy special for Comedy Central in the Middle East. Nour has written for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and Comedy Network’s The Beaverton. 
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We went to see Comedy @ The Registry on Wednesday.  I was shocked to hear this racist bigot make Islamophobic comments in the last five minutes of the show.  It was not the way to end an otherwise fun and funny evening.  I felt really bad for Nour Hadidi.   Yesterday, CBC took up this story:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/nour-hadidi-comedian-racist-comments-the-registry-sam-varteniuk-1.5120181
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2019 tri-Pride Live Music Festival

June 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm  at Victoria Park, Kitchener. 
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Kitchener-Waterloo Film Festival

This weekend, independent films are taking over the silver screen for the first ever Kitchener-Waterloo Film Festival.
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Although it doesn't take place until September 24 - 29, 2019, passes and tickets are now on sale for the Impact 19 Theatre Festival. - 23 international, Canadian, and local performances plus other events.

http://mtspace.ca/impact-festival/
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(05-31-2019, 07:13 AM)jgsz Wrote: Kitchener-Waterloo Film Festival

This weekend, independent films are taking over the silver screen for the first ever Kitchener-Waterloo Film Festival.

A link to the K-W Film Festival website  https://www.princesscinemas.com/event/ki...m-festival

To note - a documentary on Kitchenr architect John Lingwood  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener...-1.4980546
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The 2019 tri-Pride Live Music Festival in Victoria Park was well attended.   I really enjoyed the Drag Queens and Drag Kings.  Art. 

   

   
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I wasn't sure what thread would be appropriate for this, but if you want to own a piece of Kitchener industrial history, this weekend in New Hamburg could be your chance. Even with antiques being out of fashion these days, this is really cool!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener...-1.5160075
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I'd never heard of Pequegnat Clocks before! Does anyone know where the factory was located? Are any remnants of it still around?
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(06-05-2019, 12:44 PM)robdrimmie Wrote: I'd never heard of Pequegnat Clocks before! Does anyone know where the factory was located? Are any remnants of it still around?

53-61 Frederick St -- where the regional courthouse is now.
https://historicallyspeakingkitchener.wo...s-of-time/
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That's a wonderful link, thank you!
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My mother bought one of those clocks at at a garage sale in the Montreal area sometime in the 60's for $5 and sold it I think in the '80s for $25. Unfortunately, I found it listed in an antiques catalogue for around $300, too late to tell her. I assume that they were the only clock manufacturer in Berlin, Ontario. It had the same lion head handles as some in the picture in the article.
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(06-05-2019, 01:59 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(06-05-2019, 12:44 PM)robdrimmie Wrote: I'd never heard of Pequegnat Clocks before! Does anyone know where the factory was located? Are any remnants of it still around?

53-61 Frederick St -- where the regional courthouse is now.
https://historicallyspeakingkitchener.wo...s-of-time/

I've seen that clock at the Library and the penny never dropped that it was a Pequenat.  I don't know that there are any reminders in town, other than Pequegnat Ave.
I hope the Regional History Museum picks up a few of them.

By the way, am I correct in remembering that, in Kitchener, the name is pronounced "PEG-uh-nat"?  Or is it PECK-wuh-nat?
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Just in case anyone has always wanted to be a sculptor - tomorrow's your chance!

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-new...re-1496971
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