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COVID-19 cases trending down in region

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed in Waterloo Region, with the daily number of new cases at the lowest levels since the early days of the pandemic, but officials stress precautions and health protocols remain essential.

Region coronavirus cases top 1,000, fatalities reach 112

The increase in testing and wider processing of results has contributed to a higher number of confirmed cases in Waterloo Region. As of Wednesday, 1,049 confirmed cases, with 112 associated fatalities. The Public Health department last...

Public Health expects to see a spike in COVID-19 test results

Region of Waterloo Public Health expects to see local COVID-19 testing numbers rise dramatically this weekend as it rolls out a new feature on its online dashboard. Acting medical officer of health Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang expects...

ABC Festival committee pulls plug on this year’s event, looks to return in 2021

Wellesley may have apple butter and cheese on the menu this fall, but no celebration of the two, as the ABC Festival committee today cancelled this year’s edition. “The committee came to the difficult but unanimous...

First phase of reopenings sees some businesses cleared to resume Saturday

A range of businesses will be allowed to reopen on Tuesday, with some seasonal services cleared for as soon as Saturday, the provincial government announced today. Businesses that do reopen do so subject to restrictions such...

Local COVID-19 Coverage

Long-term care facilities continue to drive coronavirus numbers in the region

Long-term care and retirement homes continues to lead the way in new cases of the novel coronavirus in Waterloo Region, with two...

Coronavirus death toll tops 100 in region; testing to be increased

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Waterloo Region is now in three figures, Public Health announcing today the death toll is 101....

Region looks to step up testing for COVID-19 as local economy reopens

Calls for increased testing have accompanied the reopening of economies in multiple jurisdictions, with the Region of Waterloo looking to follow suit.

Officials not planning to intervene in drive-by birthday celebrations

There’s no such thing as a normal routine these days. That applies to everything from work to getting out for groceries, not...

GRT plans more reductions in service to offset loss of revenues

More reductions in service are coming this month to public transit, as Waterloo Region deals with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

As spread of COVID-19 slows, health officials continue to urge caution

There have been just a couple of new cases each day, and no additional fatalities this week, indicating the spread of the...

Another change to a media landscape already in peril

The sale this week of newspaper publisher Torstar to a private investment firm, NordStar Capital, will be watched closely by those in...

Provincial move on long-term care homes is no surprise

That the province this week announced an independent commission will investigate Ontario’s long-term care system comes as no surprise. Outbreaks have killed...

Economic crisis shines a light on property taxes

Woolwich council’s discussion this week of support for residents dealing with the coronavirus-related economic hardships underscores a larger problem faced by all...

The time of year where we start to do battle with weeds

Real spring weather, whose arrival remains tentative, has brought with it a new concern about housebound residents itching to remove the shackles...
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Updated on May 31, 2020 5:03 am
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Updated on May 31, 2020 5:03 am

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Number of coronavirus cases stabilizes in Waterloo Region

The spread of the novel coronavirus continues to slow in the region, with the number of cases now at 1,082, a slight increase from the...

Some support for those working through the crisis

While some of the country has been forced to stay at home as businesses closed due to the coronavirus, many people are still waking up...

Q&A about wearing face masks

Professor Zahid Butt of the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems answers common questions about face masks including who should be...

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