Biting cold conditions are expected in Waterloo Region this weekend, followed by snow on Monday

Biting cold conditions are expected in Waterloo Region this weekend, followed by snow on Monday

WATERLOO REGION — If you’re planning any outdoor adventures this weekend, be sure to bundle up. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s forecast called for temperatures in Kitchener and Waterloo to drop to minus 21 on Friday evening, with a wind chill of minus 32. Daytime temperatures will not rise much on Saturday. With a high … Read more

Moms-to-be don’t need an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Waterloo region

Moms-to-be don’t need an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Waterloo region

WATERLOO REGION – Pregnant women can now visit a Waterloo Region COVID-19 vaccination clinic for any dose needed. The dropping of the appointment requirement is intended to encourage vaccination among this group vulnerable to serious illnesses but also more reluctant to be vaccinated. “The best way to protect themselves and their babies is to get … Read more

Free quick test kits cause long line at Fairview Mall

Free quick test kits cause long line at Fairview Mall

KITCHENER – They were standing in a line that stretched around one of the region’s largest malls to get a free rapid test kit for COVID-19. While Ontario reported 11,352 new cases on Tuesday and the Waterloo region more than 1,700 out of a three-day total, rapid test kits are in high demand. The biggest … Read more

Direct anger over access to rapid test kits in province, local officials say

Direct anger over access to rapid test kits in province, local officials say

WATERLOO REGION – Local politicians say the disparity in access to rapid antigen tests is attributable to the provincial government. Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky said municipalities have no control over how COVID-19 tests are distributed and the city actually lacks testing for its own employees. “The result seems to be that they’re very, very rare, … Read more