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Posted On Friday, July 19, 2019

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a heat warning for Waterloo region beginning today, Friday, July 19, 2019. Daytime temperatures in the low to mid thirties with afternoon humidex values of 40 or higher and night time minimum temperatures in the low to mid twenties are expected Friday and Saturday. A cooler and less humid air mass is forecast to arrive in the wake of a weak cold front Saturday. 
Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater...

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Posted On Friday, July 12, 2019

Giant Hogweed is an invasive perennial herb that poses a significant threat to human health and is dangerous to pets as well. The plant also outcompetes native plants, reduces biodiversity and degrades the quality of riparian habitats.
Giant Hogweed has been found in a number of spots within the city. In some of these areas, such as Bechtel Park,  there is a recurring issue as there are a lot of seeds in the soil. In these public areas, city staff have been actively monitoring/destroying...

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Posted On Monday, July 08, 2019

City crews set up many construction zones throughout the communty for the purpose of repairing and paving roads, conducting utility work and more. Please help keep our crews safe by obeying the signs and slowing down when driving near construction zones.  You may not be saving time, but you are saving lives.
Tips for driving through construction zones:
Follow the signs. Signs contain essential information about traffic conditions, road closures and detours ahead.
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Posted On Friday, July 05, 2019

An extreme heat alert is in effect for today and into Saturday with the temperature expected to reach the low 30s and a humidex value near 40 C Friday afternoon. Please stay hydrated and limit your time in the sun. For more information about how you can stay cool visit our extreme weather relief page.

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Posted On Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Moving forwardOn Monday, June 24, 2019, Waterloo Council approved a new strategic plan that provides a common focus for council and staff for the next four years. 
The 2019-2022 strategic plan is comprised of mission and vision statements, and six strategic goals with 19 objectives. It also includes seven guiding principles that serve as the lens by which council and staff make decisions as they work to achieve the goals and objectives in the plan. 
“I’m very proud...

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