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Uptown streetscape consults residents before construction on the city begins once more

Last week, the region of Waterloo released an online survey asking the city’s residents for their feedback regarding the ongoing uptown streetscape projects, to get a better understanding of the various needs, issues or suggestions for improvement that they might have for the uptown area. With the first phase of the uptown streetscape project being completed earlier this year, the […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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E-Scooters bring eco-friendly transportation alternative to Waterloo

On Oct. 2, 2018, the City of Waterloo approved the region’s newest and most eco-friendly mode of transportation: electric scooters. These scooters are in town for the first pilot of the program, running from Oct. 2 to Nov. 30. The trial is being conducted by regional council, with the goal of examining how they fit into the rest of Waterloo’s […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Meow! Boutique in uptown Waterloo closes its doors for good

Meow! Boutique, the beloved uptown Waterloo vintage fashion retailer located at the corner of King and Bridgeport, recently announced that they will be closing at the end of October. In an Instagram post published to their page on Oct. 2, the store addressed their customer base — fondly referred to as their “Cat Club” — to express their disappointment with […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
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Library of Things promotes community sharing

On Saturday Feb. 24, the KW Library of Things opened its doors to the public for the first time. Partnered with Extend-a-Family in the Waterloo Region, the library operates out of a small space in Kitchener. For a $40 annual fee, individuals within the community are given a membership to the program, which will then allow them to borrow important […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Local, News ·
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Former pro player advocates to save Waterloo Park baseball diamonds

Aaron Hornostaj, a former professional baseball player and resident of Waterloo, has taken it upon himself to advocate for two baseball diamonds in Waterloo Park. The two diamonds, which are located along Father David Bauer Drive, have become a controversial topic of discussion in the city of Waterloo, as Waterloo Council has proposed to replace the two diamonds with festival […]

by Safina Husein· · Baseball, Sports ·
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$26.6 million renovation approved for Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

Waterloo council has approved the $26.6 million renovation of the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. The recreation centre is now going forward to the next phase of planning details for construction. The team has aimed to present the details of the plans to the council in February of 2019 and, pending approval, construction will begin spring of 2019. Construction of the […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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University Gateway Projects looks to redesign University Avenue

The City and Region of Waterloo have partnered up with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College to create the University Gateway Project in order to develop a new vision for the future of University Avenue. The project has begun and is in it’s first phase which focuses on community input for future projects. The first public […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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The City of Waterloo brings streetscape improvements to King and Erb intersection

The King Street and Erb Street intersection is now undergoing construction by the City of Waterloo to create a more accessible intersection for all modes of transportation. Upon reopening in early October, the intersection at King Street and Erb Street will introduce a protected intersection with wider sidewalks and new off-road cycle tracks, including crosswalks for bikers. This protected intersection […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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City of Waterloo runs pilot project to turn dog poop into electricity

A new pilot project being introduced by the City of Waterloo aims to turn dog waste into energy, heating and fertilizer. This would be accomplished through a process known as anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an environment without oxygen. “Here was an opportunity to do something that’s environmentally friendly, show that we’re a dog-friendly city […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Local, News ·