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Monday, December 24th, 2012

2012 was a great year.  Looking back I see that I volunteered 26 hours with the Westvale Community Association.  I helped organize the Family Fun Skates, delivered newsletters, participated in the Carnival and organized the Corn Roast.  Also, I volunteered 6 hours with Operation Christmas Child in Waterloo.  We sorted and checked over 14,000 boxes on the 2 shifts that I worked.  Also, I volunteered 2 hours with the Kitchener Waterloo Association of Realtors with their Adopt a Highway Campaign.  Unfortunately we were rained out the second time this year.  I am a volunteer Director with the Waterloo Region Apartment Management Association and I made it to most of the board meetings this year and I helped sell some of WRAMA’s leases and documents for landlords.  In addition to this I volunteered 9 hours for the YARD SALE FOR THE CURE at Re/max Solid Gold Realty.    We raised $7500 for the Cure for Breast Cancer.  Lastly, I ran in the Terry Fox Run in Waterloo and I raised $1400 for the TF foundation.  I would like to thank all the people who sponsored me for the run!  Overall, I volunteered over 50 hours this year to the local area community.

Posted by Bill Keay.

KW housing market 10 year comparison chart

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

KW housing market price and total unit sales

Re/max Solid Gold Realty’s Yard Sale for the Cure

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Thank you to all my clients, friends, colleagues and the local community for helping Re/max Solid Gold Realty raise over $7100 for the Yard Sale for the Cure on Saturday May 26th, 2012.  All monies will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  Way to go!  Posted by Bill Keay.

3 bedroom Proforma

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

December 2011 Residential Sales Graph

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Revised LRT Train Route in Waterloo

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Waterloo Regional Councillors have revised the route for LRT transit in downtown Waterloo with a 11-0 vote on Tuesday Nov. 8th, 2011 according to Jeff Outhit from The Record.  The new route will maintain Northbound trains on King St and Southbound trains on Caroline St, but switches trains to the west side of Caroline.  Moreover, the route will relocate Northbound trains to the spur line beside Waterloo Town Square rather than using Erb Street and adds stations in both directions at Allen and King Streets.  The other Southbound station will be in front of the Seagrams Lofts on Caroline.   One Northbound station will be next to Allen Square and the other closer to Waterloo Town Square and other Waterloo Condos and Lofts.   There will be a Southbound station at King and Allen and both trains will go past the Bauer lofts and Red Condominiums.   Trains are expected to make tracks in 2017 between Conestoga Mall in Waterloo and Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener.

Here is the full story: http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/622229–politicians-revise-waterloo-train-routerec-route-08

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3 Local Universities are in Maclean’s Top 15 Comprehensive School Rankings

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Congratulations goes out to 3 local area Universities for being in Maclean’s Top 15 Comprehensive Universities in Canada!  1) Simon Fraser, 2) Victoria, 3) WATERLOO, 4) GUELPH, 5) Memorial, 6) New Brunswick, 7) Carleton,  8) Windsor, 9) York, 10) Regina, 11) WILFRID LAURIER 12) Concordia, 13) UQAM, 13) Ryerson, 15) Brock.  It was WLU’s first time to crack the top 15 which is surprising considering the strong Business and Entrepreneurship programs there.

Comprehensive universities have significant research programs and a wide variety of Undergraduate Degrees, Graduate Degrees and Professional Degree programs. Here is the link for the story:

http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2011/10/26/macleans-2011-university-rankings-2/

 

 

Lawn Watering Restrictions

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

There was a really good article in the Record today about watering restrictions in the Region of Waterloo.  If your home address number ends with 0-1 then water on Monday, 2-3 water on Tuesday, 4-5 water on Wednesday, 6-7 water on Thursday, 8-9 water on Friday.  My home address ends with 7 so I can water with a hose on Thursday in the early morning or at night.  Here is the full article in today’s Record.

http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/565741–lawn-watering-restrictions-dampen-heat-s-impact-on-system

 

Support for Light-Rail Transit

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

In The Record on April 8th,  it was reported that Light Rail transit was supported by 66% of people who attended recent information sessions and completed a questionnaire by the Region of Waterloo.  705 out of 1000 visitors to the info session took part in completing the questionnaires and it was concluded that:  78% want rapid transit.  66% of them want light rail and 12% want bus rapid transit and 10% want the status quo.   66% of the respondents would like to see Rapid Trains from Conestoga Mall to Fairview Park Mall. 

Jeff Nesbitt from Agfa, said that one of the reasons why they located there new office in Waterloo’s Research and  Tech Park was that it would be near the LRT line.  Agfa employs 400 people in their Waterloo office. 

Here is the full story:

http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/514354–support-for-light-rail-trains-gets-boost

 

 

Another Reason Why KW needs Light Rail Transit!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Here is an interesting article in the Record on Saturday Dec. 18th, 2010.  The Regional council approved a $44 million dollar subsidy or $200 per household to support the bus sytem.    

http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/303044–don-t-leave-us-behind-transit-passengers-say