Region of Waterloo

Why everyone benefits by building the LRT

Why everyone benefits by building the LRT

A very important angle is missing from the ongoing debate about the LRT in Waterloo Region. The LRT benefits everyone. Even if you never step foot on the LRT, you come out ahead. And not by a photo finish. By a wide margin! 1.You save money! Yes, the estimated $818 million cost of the LRT […]

What I heard

So I asked for your feedback on “what I should do in the fall?” Here is an overview of the results. 29  survey responses about 21 responses to the post, on Facebook and on Twitter the post was viewed more than 250 times I’m pleased that about 50 people took the time to let me know […]

What should I do in the fall?

What should I do in the fall?

Hey there! With Mayor Carl Zehr officially announcing that he’s not seeking re-election, the shape of the municipal election on October 27 is coming into focus. I’m giving serious consideration to offering myself as a candidate. Before I make a final decision, I’d like to consult you as a reader of this blog to find […]

Rename Otto Street as Margaret Avenue?

Rename Otto Street as Margaret Avenue?

Should we rename Otto Street to be Margaret Avenue? With all due respect to Otto Fleischauer, I believe it’s worth considering because it makes sense. You may not even know Otto Street or where it is. It’s always been a short dead end street off Frederick right across from Suddaby School. Recent work in Kitchener’s […]

Day 5: Building healthy, sustainable communities benefits us all

Day 5: Building healthy, sustainable communities benefits us all

When we hear the word health, we automatically think of physical health or maybe psychological health. We think: doctors, hospitals, dentists. We think working out, vitamins and medicines. But that’s a narrow definition of health and only begins to touch upon what contributes to our overall health. When we think of healthy communities, we might reach for […]

Align Region of Waterloo budget decisions with its established directions

The following are comments I made in a presentation to the Region of Waterloo Council at a meeting last night to get input on its 2014 budget. Here’s a link to the video version of the evening. My presentation starts at 1:19.   Look at staffing costs for savings I agree with Councillor Doug Craig. […]

Put Prime Minister statues at rapid transit stations

A survey on the PM statue project is available on the City of Kitchener’s website until Feb. 7. Hey! I had another letter to the editor of the Waterloo Region Record published today. Here’s the original: How about if we put a statue of a Canadian Prime Minister at each LRT/aBRT station? With 22 of […]