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Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Waterloo Age Friendly Committee has partnered with Grand River Transit (GRT) to offer virtual Ride-a-Bus training and orientation to older adults in the community. While everyone should continue to observe the stay-at-home order issued by the province, these virtual Zoom sessions on how to use the bus and ION system provide practical information for the future.
The virtual program will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, January 27 and again on Tuesday, February...

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Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2021

The City of Waterloo is pleased to provide a second round of financial support for neighbour-led community building initiatives that support connections during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically through the winter and spring 2021. 
In November 2020, the city introduced funds for neighbours to continue building connections in ways that align with COVID-19 related public health direction and focus on neighbourhood initiatives specifically through the winter. There was...

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Posted On Tuesday, January 19, 2021

** The council summary below provides a snapshot of the major items presented at the Jan. 18, 2021 council meeting. Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting.
Draft Transportation Master Plan
Active transportation, Vision Zero program; and speed management are key focus areas in the city’s draft Transportation Master Plan (TMP). Each of these themes have a direct connection to goals and objectives of the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. 
Council...

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Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

Earlier this week, the Province of Ontario declared a second state of emergency and issued stay-at-home orders that went into effect Thursday. Waterloo Region cities and townships continue to work together with local police, public health officials and the Region of Waterloo to meet the new provincial public health measures and to communicate stay-at-home orders.
Additional public health restrictions require Waterloo Region residents to stay at home unless it’s for essential...

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Posted On Monday, January 11, 2021

City of Waterloo is inviting community members to contribute to a community-wide kindness campaign to spread messages of hope and positivity throughout the winter season. The Community Happiness Project will connect neighbours to each other through audio messages and accompanying images. 
From January to mid-February, residents can submit audio messages and images through an online portal. These will be assembled into signage that will be posted throughout the city and...

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