Thu Jul 30, 2015
In just four months, Café Pyrus owner Tyson Reiser’s revenue has dropped 30 to 40 per cent. And he said he’s not the only Charles Street business owner struggling because of the ongoing construction and what he feels is an inactive Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).
Thu Jul 23, 2015
Who knew what and when, regarding some contamination along the CN railway corridor, is one of the discussions the region is undergoing with GrandLinq contractors.
Thu Jul 09, 2015
The region is working on negotiations with the last 70 property owners to complete the expropriation process for constructing the Ion.
Mon Jul 06, 2015
Two more vital land acquisitions, one at each end of the light rail transit line, are being negotiated and will cost the region up to $1.475 million.
Thu Jun 18, 2015
Regional officials had to change the design of one of the LRT anchor walls after citizens complained it looked too much like a swastika.
Wed May 27, 2015
If there’s one anchor wall design that’s getting a lot of attention, it’s the one proposed for Cedar Street outside of the Kitchener Market.
Wed May 20, 2015
During my days at the University of Waterloo’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, I heard a story about a company in Markham that shut down and relocated to the United States.
Fri Jun 12, 2015
Local companies will be responsible for completing about $48 million worth of work on the region’s light rail transit project, ahead of its completion in 2017.
Mon May 11, 2015
The recommended designs for the 19 unique anchor walls for each LRT stop were met with some disappointment from regional councillors on Tuesday.
Fri May 08, 2015
I’m the first to admit that I’m no art critic, but there’s something about the new LRT station walls revealed this week that doesn’t sit well with me.
Wed Apr 08, 2015
From fencing and public art to pedestrian overpasses and traffic concerns, local councillors met last week to get more details on light rail transit construction.
Wed Apr 08, 2015
It seems that while some got behind the concept of the LRT coming to the community, the actual design and build of the system will cause much consternation until the fall of 2017 when Ion is officially launched.
Wed Mar 04, 2015
Without a firm light rail transit construction schedule, local organizers were forced to start investigating alternative cities to host their national-level event.
Thu Feb 26, 2015
It’s going to be a painful construction season for motorists travelling near the light rail transit route as construction gears up during a critical period for the project.
Thu Feb 05, 2015
When it comes to light rail transit, there are a few things councillors across the region want to know — is it on time and on budget, and what is the communications plan.
Thu Oct 02, 2014
As much as $250 million will be spent on the construction of light rail transit by the end of the year, estimates Region of Waterloo staff.
Thu Sep 18, 2014
Although the nine-week strike at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant officially ended last Friday, one union representative said it could impact the region’s light-rail vehicles, to be delivered in 2016.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
With the official groundbreaking of light rail transit now complete, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife says two items must still be settled in order for the project to be successful.