Recycling unclaimed bicycles back into the community

Dozens of bikes make their way to Grand River Transit (GRT) each year and go unclaimed. In an effort to keep them out of the landfill GRT donates them to various agencies in our community including camps, Recycles Cycles, and local churches assisting refugees and newcomers in Waterloo Region. It’s a process that highlights theContinue reading “Recycling unclaimed bicycles back into the community”

Help Stuff A Bus and drive out hunger in Waterloo Region

Written by: Teresa Chiavaroli, Region of Waterloo Transit Services Help tackle food insecurity this fall with food donations during the 2021 Stuff a Bus campaign. On Friday, November 26, you can help Grand River Transit (GRT) and partners stuff buses with food and fill the shelves of our local food banks. “Hunger can happen toContinue reading “Help Stuff A Bus and drive out hunger in Waterloo Region”

Sunnyside remembers

Many residents living at Sunnyside Home were born during or before WWII, and their lives were changed forever because of it. This Remembrance Day, we share their stories about the impacts of war.

Routine school vaccine clinics

Written by: Kerri Hutchinson, Region of Waterloo Public Health COVID-19 has impacted many programs and services across a number of organizations. As our pandemic response escalated in March 2020, Region of Waterloo Public Health suspended enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupils Act and postponed the routine school vaccine program to redeploy staff to pandemicContinue reading “Routine school vaccine clinics”

Not your average GRT bus

Written by: Teresa Chiavaroli, Region of Waterloo Transit Services The pandemic has brought many firsts for Grand River Transit (GRT) and transforming a bus into a mobile testing and vaccination clinic was no exception.  “We’d never done anything like it,” said Oswald Resendes, assistant manager of Production and Transit Fleet. “We weren’t sure what theContinue reading “Not your average GRT bus”

Saving water at home: good for the environment, good for your wallet

Written by: Scott Cressman, Water Program Coordinator The Region of Waterloo’s free Water Efficient Technology (WET) Program has helped save water since 2015. The program provides a visit from an expert advisor who reviews a home’s water use and gives personalized tips on the best ways to save. The Region operates the program with ReepContinue reading “Saving water at home: good for the environment, good for your wallet”

Expanding YKF

The Region of Waterloo International Airport will double in size in the next six months to accommodate growth in passenger traffic and help build a thriving economy. Visit the Region of Waterloo International Airport for the latest YKF news and information.

A Time to Listen: Indigenous authors series

Written by: Janine Toms, Region of Waterloo Library Storytelling is a collective experience and an essential part of Indigenous culture. Sharing stories inspired by lived experience allows history, tradition and knowledge to be passed from generation to generation. The Region of Waterloo Library is proud to present a three-part series featuring Indigenous authors sharing their stories, voices and experiences.  Join usContinue reading “A Time to Listen: Indigenous authors series”