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.
Written by: Colleen Brown, Region of Waterloo Water Services Salt is one way to keep surfaces we use for walking, biking and driving clear of snow and ice. But using too much or when not required is damaging to our environment including the community’s drinking water. After salt melts ice, it doesn’t go away. ItContinue reading “Save on salt”
Staff with the Region of Waterloo’s Paramedic Services ensure that first responders have what they need to respond to an emergency. See the work behind the scenes.
The Region of Waterloo builds any new facility over 500 square feet according to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process – a high standard for building green in Canada. Here’s how.
Around the Region showcases the work of community partners. For December, we highlight how the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and the Cambridge Food Bank are supporting people experiencing food insecurity. Written by: Wendi Campbell from the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Dianne McLeod from the Cambridge Food Bank It’s been a challenging yearContinue reading “Fighting food insecurity during the holiday season”
Did you know that the Region of Waterloo is an officially designated a ‘Bee Region’? Learn about the importance of pollinators and how to protect them at home in the Amazing Pollinators exhibit. Visit the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum for more information.
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”
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”
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.