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Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Waterloo welcome signWhat: The iconic City of Waterloo welcome sign is being reinstalled  Who: Dave Jaworsky, mayor, City of Waterloo  Where: East side of King St., just south of Union St. (across from the Sun Life parking lot)  When: 12:15 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018  Why: The sign was taken down to accommodate ION construction. It is being reinstalled.   All members of the media are welcome.   Tony Iavarone, APR FCPRS Director of Communications City of Waterloo C: 519-998-9777 O: 519-747-8513 Twitter:...

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018

(Waterloo, Ont. – Oct. 16, 2018) More than 2,500 people voted in advance of the Oct. 22 municipal election, marking an estimated seven percent increase over the advance poll results of 2014, and an estimated 21 per cent increase over the advance poll results in 2010. Waterloo held five different advance polls, which resulted in 2,540 residents casting their ballots. This compares favourably to the 2,371 people who voted in advance in 2014 and 1,979 people in 2010. This election, the adva...

Posted Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Picture of dog and dog waste container(Waterloo, Ont. – Oct. 9, 2018) The City of Waterloo has expanded its dog waste recycling program following a successful pilot run in three local parks. In May 2017, city staff installed in-ground dog waste containers at St. Moritz Park (Ward 2), Lakeshore Optimist Park (Ward 3) and the leash-free dog park at Bechtel Park (Ward 5). The goal of the pilot program was to encourage dog owners to pick up after their dogs and to divert dog waste from the landfill. As of September 2018, the foll...

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2018

(Waterloo, Ont. – October 4, 2018) Waterloo Fire Rescue urges everyone to look, listen and learn about fire safety during this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 7 – 13. This year’s theme is ‘Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.’  The theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:  1. LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting: Always stay in ...

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018

(Waterloo, Ont. – Oct. 3, 2018) The City of Waterloo applauds and thanks the community for participating in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a four-year region-wide initiative that promotes physical activity and healthy eating.  Waterloo is a very active community – thousands of people enjoy our recreation facilities and active transportation network every day – and we are thankful for the opportunity to engage children and their caregivers in hopes of instilling good hab...