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Uptown Waterloo continues with streetscape improvements

The City of Waterloo, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, will be working towards improving the uptown streetscape starting this spring. The roadway improvements were proposed to begin on King Street from the ION tracks south of Erb Street and would continue up to University Avenue. The construction, in phase one, will include a single travel lane in each […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Costco opening disrupts garbage collection

Garbage collection in the Waterloo Region was recently delayed as a result of the grand opening of the new Costco store in Waterloo. Costco’s grand opening took place on the same day that many residents in Waterloo were to have their garbage collected. The high volume of people coming into the Costco parking lot, which happens to be right across […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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City Council approves 10-year streetscape plan for Northdale

Waterloo City Council recently approved 24 million dollars to be put towards a 10-year long-term streetscape plan in the Northdale neighbourhood. With the vast development occurring around the Northdale area, the need for further capacity and updated infrastructure is necessary, explained Waterloo councillor, Jeff Henry. “We get to take a 1950 suburban plan and imagine what the 21st century, vibrant, […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Petition for K-W residents to have free access to transit

A local Kitchener-Waterloo organization has amped up their push to make public transit free for lower-class residents throughout the region. The Alliance Against Poverty (AAP), founded over a decade ago, is an alliance of individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds striving to eliminate poverty. They have launched campaigns aimed at housing and living wage in the past and have […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News ·