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The Sunday Seven: CambridgeToday's top stories of the past week

Recapping our top seven stories of the past week
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A partially torn down Preston Springs Hotel in Cambridge on December 31, 2020. The city removed a heritage designation from the property last week, setting the stage for a redevelopment plan. Phi Doan/KitchenerToday

Cambridge doctor makes history as first person of colour to lead college of physicians

As the new president of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Dr. Mekalai Kumanan looks to tackle a crisis in healthcare that could leave millions of people across the province without a primary provider.

Cambridge’s McClintock Rini carrying on family waterski tradition

Whitney McClintock Rini recently competed at the Mastercraft Pro Water Ski Tournament, finishing second in the women's slalom after a run-off with fellow Canadian Jaimee Bull.

New sports facilities are being built in Cambridge, but are others set to close?

A new soccer complex, a recreation centre and upgrades to Preston Memorial Auditorium are all part of an over $130 million recreation infrastructure investment by the city.

Tiny home on display at City Hall explores housing alternatives

A display set up by the City of Cambridge and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture gives the community a sense of what a tiny home actually looks like from the inside out.

Council approves massive developments with hope they will 'revitalize' cores

Neighbour opposition to 193 Water St. South and 255 King St. East fails to sway council from voting in favour of projects it believes will support local businesses by creating much-needed housing.

Swastika Trail in Puslinch has a new name

After decades of debate, Puslinch council voted 4-1 in favour of changing the name of Swastika Trail to Holly Trail at its Wednesday meeting.

City strips heritage designation from Preston Springs property

Move sets the stage for owner Haastown Holdings to redevelop the site of the former heritage hotel.