$740,000 is being put towards upgrades at RIM Park.
City of Waterloo officials say the artificial turf at RIM Park has been deemed a high priority since the existing original turf is beyond its useful life and has become a health and safety concern due to ongoing repairs.
Following the fatal RCMP shooting in Moncton, the force has handed down 64 recommendations to ensure their officers are better prepared for critical incidents.
This has prompted local forces to look into their emergency preparedness.
Councillors who sit on Kitchener’s Finance Committee voted unanimously to ease the rules for food trucks at their meeting on Monday.
Under the revised rules, food trucks will be able to set up in city parking lots and parks. The trucks will also be allowed to park within ten metres of established restaurants.
It will soon cost more for residents to cover their water bill in the City of Waterloo.
City council has okayed a close to 5.5 per cent increase in its water service rate, effective February 1st.
A number of recent watermain breaks have put the City of Kitchener’s infrastructure problems in the spotlight.
One of the problems is that the cast iron watermains just aren’t lasting 80 years they were projected to last, according to the Manager of Operations for Kitchener Utilities, Tammer Gaber.
Police are investigating after a massive fire at a home in Kitchener Monday morning.
No one was injured, and damage is estimated at $150,000 dollars.
The Region of Waterloo will take a look at their 2015 budget this Wednesday, January 21st.
They’re looking at a proposed tax hike of 2.83% and of that percentage, 0.7% is allotted for Waterloo Regional Police.
Funding has been approved for THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener in the amount of 120-thousand dollars.
CEO with THEMUSEUM David Marskell tells 570 News that cash flow at the beginning of the year is “tough” and the recent election had caused things to be pushed back by about a month.
The City of Kitchener is looking at a proposed tax hike of 2.25 per cent and a water and sanitary rate increase of 9.9 per cent.
In Waterloo, residents can expect at least a 1.5 per cent tax hike this year as well as a 5.4 per cent jump in utility rates.
Cambridge residents can expect a tax hike of about 2.7 per cent, resulting in a $32.67 tax bump.
The former Toronto mayor is scheduled to undergo 27 straight days of radiation to attack his abdominal tumour.