Office of the Mayor

Posted Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Bill Barlow It was with much sadness that I learned of the passing of former Cambridge Councillor and MPP Bill Barlow.
I was fortunate to know 'Bowtie Bill’, as he was affectionately known for his trademark bowtie, for many years. Bill was truly committed to public service and to his community. We always related well on different issues. He was a true gentleman, respectful, engaged, caring and thoughtful. Even in recent years, he would speak eloquently as a delegate at Council......

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Posted Tuesday, June 02, 2020

“Like millions of people across Canada, the United States and around the world, over these past several days we have witnessed the devastating impact of anti-Black racism. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and the harm done to Christian Cooper are tragedies that we, the heads of Councils in Waterloo region, will never feel as deeply as those in the African, Caribbean and Black communities in our municipalities, and beyond.
We...

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Posted Monday, June 01, 2020

WOW SocialJune is Seniors’ Month; a time to recognize and celebrate the older adults in our lives who’ve helped shape us and our community.
I want to take a moment to draw attention to the additional vulnerability our senior population faces during these difficult times.
As well as a higher risk of infection and virus complications, one of the biggest challenges facing our seniors during this pandemic is social isolation.
Not only can a lack of social interaction...

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Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Thank You NursesThis week is National Nursing Week and today is International Nurses Day. This year, more than ever, we are grateful to the nurses in our community for the invaluable work you’re doing as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing Week recognizes the work and sacrifices of nurses, and their contributions to our health care system. The World Health Organization has also designated this year as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of...

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Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Mental Health Week 2020This is Mental Health Week and a good time for us all to reflect on our own mental health and know that it is okay to ask for help.
As everyone continues to cope with the effects of the pandemic, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is asking us to #GetReal about how we really feel. Many of us are worried, scared or exhausted, and let’s be honest with ourselves – these are exceptional circumstances that can take a toll on anyone’s mental health.
Many...

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