Office of the Mayor

Posted Monday, May 31, 2021

The discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, BC is beyond heartbreaking.
Those are 215 stolen children who did not survive the horrors of the residential school system; a system many others had to endure and continue to recover from. Some never will.
Learning and speaking the truth is the first step toward truth and reconciliation. Collectively, we all must learn about and acknowledge these atrocities, which have...

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Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021


It’s difficult to believe that we are marking one year of living and working amidst a global pandemic.
It’s been a year of immeasurable loss with pivot after pivot for so many of us. Today is the one-year anniversary of the closure of City Hall; a day we did a 180 in an effort to continue to serve Cambridge.
While it’s impacted our day-to-day,...

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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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