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Region of Waterloo to get $29.8M in COVID-19 federal-provincial relief funding

The Region of Waterloo will receive $29.8 million in emergency funding to help cover costs and lost revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is part of an agreement between the federal and provincial governments to provide financial help to Ontario municipalities.

Travel led to 18% of Waterloo region's COVID-19 cases in July

Regional public health officials say they saw an uptick of travel-related COVID-19 cases in July.

Guelph police admit error with media officers about MP Tabbara's arrest

In June, police in Guelph, Ont., said the service's media officer didn't know Marwan Tabbara was a sitting MP. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that's not true.

Back-to-school plan OK with Waterloo region's public health officials

A Region of Waterloo Public Health official says the province's back-to-school plan has "key features" staff had hoped to see, including cohorting and environmental cleaning, but they will continue to keep a close eye on trends in the region and make changes if necessary.

Cambridge's temporary bike lanes that cost $120K to be removed

Regional councillors have voted in favour of removing temporary bike lanes along Coronation Boulevard in Cambridge, part of a $550,000 pilot project.

From 'asinine' to full support, Cambridge's temporary bike lanes getting mixed reviews

Temporary bike lanes on Coronation Boulevard in Cambridge are getting mixed reviews from residents. Some people are complaining about traffic congestion and have concerns about access to the hospital. Cycling advocates say they're a much safer way to travel between Preston and Galt.

Cambridge seeks details over application to process nuclear waste in city

Cambridge city staff say they are asking for more information about an application by Aecon Nuclear to process low-level nuclear waste at its Cambridge facility. The company says the process is highly regulated and 'does not create any risk of a potential liquid spill.'

Kitchener Rangers coach 'cautiously optimistic' OHL season puck drop will be Dec. 1

The Ontario Hockey League says it's planning a return to the ice on Dec. 1. Kitchener Rangers general manager and head coach Mike McKenzie says he seems some benefits to a later-than-usual start date.

Parent prep: Teach kids about masks, understand atypical symptoms before school starts

Region of Waterloo Public Health and local school board officials are combing through guidelines from the province for a return to the classroom this fall and what measures need to be in place to ensure children and educators are safe.

Cambridge hospital launches online tool to book patient visits

A new online reservation form is making it easier for people to book appointments to visit patients at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this long weekend (July 31 to Aug. 3)

The long weekend is here. If you don't have plans, you could enjoy some classical music, mark Emancipation Day and watch some cat videos.

Muslims in Waterloo region prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha with pandemic precautions

Friday is Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday normally marked with thousands gathering to pray, eat and celebrate together. This year, event in Waterloo region will look different because of measures being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.

New van helps Wilmot Family Resource Centre cope with double the need for food

The Wilmot Family Resource Centre in New Hamburg is working to get fresh produce to people in Wilmot and Wellesley townships and a new van is helping them reach more people. That's important because the need is growing.

Region awaits details on how much cash it will actually get from feds, province to help with COVID-19

Region of Waterloo Chair Karen Redman says funding from the federal and provincial governments is "great" news, but it's unclear if the money will cover all of the deficit incurred so far due to COVID-19.

No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region on Tuesday

The region's acting medical officer of health says it appears the first wave of COVID-19 is over in Waterloo region. There were no new cases reported Tuesday. There are currently 41 active cases in the region and there is one outbreak in a long term care home.