2022 Plan and Budget: building a more equitable and sustainable future

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”

Council’s Corner: Farmer’s Market Trail

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.

Fighting food insecurity during the holiday season

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”

Amazing Pollinators

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.

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.