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Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2018

(Waterloo, Ont. – July 17, 2018) The City of Waterloo is awarding the gift of life-long free swimming to one lucky Waterloo resident.  “Swimming is an important safety skill as well as a healthy physical activity for everyone of all ages,” says Gus Siountres, aquatics supervisor for the City of Waterloo. “Swimming can improve a person’s quality of life and we want to share that impact through this contest.”  Swimming is perhaps one of the only activities peo...

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Love your parksThe City of Waterloo has an exceptional network of over 1,000 hectares of parkland. Intensification and population growth result in higher demands for parkland and some require review to ensure they are meeting the changing needs of our residents. The city is developing a parkland strategy that will establish a comprehensive plan with the vision, goals and actions needed to guide priorities for the next ten years. The strategy will explore and guide areas where new direction is needed and will p...

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

King Street protected crossingThe following media release was issued jointly by the Region of Waterloo and the City of Waterloo: The much-anticipated segregated bike lanes on King Street in Uptown Waterloo are now complete and ready for use by the public. These new bike lanes have been marked with cycling symbols and no parking signs have been installed along the corridor. For the safety of our cycling community, residents are reminded not to park on these new cycling lanes. The City of Waterloo will be enforcing the no-par...

Posted Thursday, July 05, 2018

The City of Waterloo has completed a study to identify and evaluate alternatives to rehabilitate Silver Lake and Laurel Creek in Waterloo Park. Following the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, the study identified the preferred solution to dredge and reconfigure Silver Lake. This alternative would see the sediments in the lake dredged (and properly managed) with additional measures taken to improve circulation and water quality within the lake. Measures may include: reconfigurin...

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Reep Green Solutions will be going door to door in the following neighbourhoods: Tuesday, July 3 – Friday, July 6: Conservation (North Waterloo)  Monday, July 9 – Saturday, July 14: Marshall and Weber Monday, July 16 – Saturday, July 21: Beechwood/Keats Way The Reep representatives will be talking to residents about different ways to manage stormwater on their properties and the stormwater utility credit program available from the City of Waterloo. Stormwater runoff is water...