Office of the Mayor

Posted Friday, December 18, 2020

Celebrate responsiblyAs we enter the holiday season, which is usually a time to come together to celebrate with our closest friends and family, I want to acknowledge the phenomenal resilience of this community.
COVID-19 has certainly challenged us in more ways than one this year. We all deserve a time to recharge and reset, but the fight against this virus is not over.
I strongly, strongly urge residents to mark the holidays in a responsible way, so we do not see a spike in cases of COVID-19,...

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Posted Monday, July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Updates It is very good news that Cambridge and Waterloo Region have been given a green light to move to Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. 
We are all anxious to move towards economic recovery and to see more businesses and services reopen, and to get more people back to work in our community. Stage 3 means that there can be indoor dining once again, and gyms and fitness facilities can start to open, as well as playgrounds, libraries and other community facilities......

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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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