From: Regional Chair Karen Redman Happy New Year! As we welcome a year filled with new possibilities, opportunities and hope, we also reflect on the year that was. 2021 was a challenging year. But through the challenges community members supported one another, lifted each other up and grew stronger together. Waterloo Region is a specialContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
The Region is building affordable housing close to Stage 2 ION in Cambridge to give residents a sustainable option to get around. LRT stations will also feature bicycle lockers for ION users to store their bicycles.
Written by: Sheila Scott, Region of Waterloo In summer 2021, when the general population started to receive first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Waterloo Region Vaccine Distribution Task Force brought an innovative vaccination clinic model to Waterloo Region. Known as “hockey hub”, this clinic model doesn’t have much to do with theContinue reading “Hockey hub model makes a comeback”
Around the Region showcases the work of community partners. For January, we highlight how the University of Waterloo is preparing talent for a complex future. As an institution of higher learning, a key function of the University of Waterloo is to develop talent for a complex future. We want our students and alumni to think aboutContinue reading “The unconventional university of the future”
Written by: Veronica Naas, Region of Waterloo Waste Management Hold the holiday hassles by getting ahead of your winter waste. Manage your waste by thinking about the R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. But there are other words that begin with R that can help, too: Refuse unnecessary and extra packaging and plastics. Repurpose and repairContinue reading “Managing holiday waste”
Known throughout Waterloo Region as a catalyst for bringing our Region’s history to life, Schneider Haus Historic Site is on a mission to explore and promote new kinds of stories, facilitate dynamic experiences and engage diverse members of our community. Think, old Haus, new stories. UN/COVERINGS, Mennonite & Muslim Women’s Heads and Hearts is itsContinue reading “UN/COVERINGS exhibit”
Written by: Janine Toms, Region of Waterloo Library Many of us remember a time when families would gather around the kitchen table for a winner-takes-all night of Catan, Clue or Monopoly. These were the days where bluffing was as necessary as skill, and bragging rights reigned supreme. At least until the next games night cameContinue reading “Game On!”
Local landlords and community members have been working collaboratively with community organizations to ensure that newcomers to Waterloo Region have a safe place to call home. Learn more about the Newcomer Landlord Award.
Regional Council continues to discuss a comprehensive Plan and Budget that prioritizes a more equitable future for all residents. Guided by the Region’s Strategic Plan and continuing the work of the past year, the 2022 Plan and Budget responsibly invests in a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous community and supports Council’s vision. Some key investmentsContinue reading “2022 Plan and Budget: building a more equitable and sustainable future”
Opening in spring of 2022, the Farmer’s Market Trail will connect the ION Northfield station to the Market District in St. Jacobs with a 1.5 kilometre multi-use path. The trail will be lit and maintained during the winter months, providing the community with an opportunity to visit St. Jacobs using active transportation all year long.