Today is June 12 2017. What’s new in Kitchener Waterloo?
On the books
To save money last year, the Harper Branch of the Waterloo Public Library stayed closes on Fridays. Now, due to an unexpected retirement of a senior staff member, funds have been freed up. My question is, how do you generate a $300,000 deficit in the first place? My second question is, just how much was this senior staff member’s salary?
Blackberry’s share price is up 60% in recent weeks. The company dominates the infotainment software market for vehicles. Infotainment? Does this mean I can binge watch Better call Saul as I crawl into Mississauga?
Kitchener wastewater projects to receive $3.4 million. The city of Waterloo will be receiving $657,504 to install a water leak detection system.
Somebody stole 200 frozen turkey pot pies from a church in Ingersoll. The local constabulary is busy solving for pie.
Slow down, you trot too fast
In the olden days in Waterloo, you weren’t allowed to ring bells, blow horns, shout in public spaces, have privies, pig sties or slaughterhouses. Bathing in public between sunrise and sunset was prohibited, as was driving any conveyance faster than a trotting pace. The past must have been so noisy, stinky, liberal and too fast to have needed such bylaws. Ah yeah.
Don’t be alarmed
Waterloo firemen will be visiting more than 4000 homes over the next few months asking homeowner about their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. They may interrupt your dinner, but last time they gave me a free battery!
Staying alive with a little help from my friends
So far this year there have been over 30 opioid related fatalities in Waterloo Region, that is more than all of 2016. To help curb the alarming number of overdose deaths council was presented with the idea of creating a safe injection site in Waterloo Region.
That will be 20 Kin please
Kik CEO talks about Kin, a blockchain cryptocurrency.