From the May 13, 2015 Regional Council meeting:
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Healthy Babies Healthy Children plans endorsed
Council endorsed plans related to the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, a free and voluntary program for pregnant women and families with young children up to age six. The purpose of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program is to help children get a healthy start in life. The endorsed plans outline post-birth services (screening and home visits) as well as targets and benchmarks for quality improvement. Healthy Babies Healthy Children is delivered by Public Health and 100 per cent funded by the province.
Hepatitis C investigation
An investigation into cases of hepatitis C among clients of Tri-City Colonoscopy Clinic in Kitchener revealed five cases of hepatitis C among thirteen clients who underwent procedures at the clinic on Dec. 24, 2013. Region of Waterloo Public has not identified an ongoing risk of disease transmission to clients of this clinic. Region of Waterloo Public Health has provided advice to the clinic on how to further strengthen their infection prevention practices and the clinic has implemented the advice provided. Public Health will share this report with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and send a letter and a copy of this report to the Ontario Minister of Health, to advocate for access to publicly-funded early treatment of hepatitis C for the clients who acquired their infection through the clinic.
The Region is seeking public input for newly unveiled ION stop anchor
ION stops are the first point of contact for users of the system and therefore the design of the ION stops is critical to the success of the Region of Waterloo's rapid Transit service. Each stop will feature an anchor wall that will reflect the identity of the community around it. ION is seeking public input on the recommended ION Stop anchor wall designs. The public is invited to give their input at two Public Consultation Centres.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015(Drop-in from 3 to 8 p.m.) Knox Presbyterian Church,50 Erb Street West, Waterloo
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (Drop-in from 3 to 8 p.m.) Region of Waterloo Administrative Headquarters,150 Frederick Street, Kitchener
The following tenders/contracts were approved by Council:
- $11,771,637.71 to Regional Sewer and Watermain Ltd. for improvements to Franklin Blvd. The Region also approved an increase in projects costs of $2,192,729.69 to facilitate the work undertaken on behalf of the City of Cambridge.
- $6,813,364.09 to New Flyer Bus Industries Canada ULC for the 2015 delivery of 14 diesel transit buses.
- $3,029,530.00 to Coco Paving Inc. for rural resurfacing in North Dumphries and Wellesley. The Region also approved an increase in project costs of $734,517.02 to facilitate the work undertaken on behalf of the County of Oxford.
- $2,790,204.00 to Capital Paving Inc. for surface asphalt at various locations.
- $569,520.00 to Precise Janitorial Services Inc. for cleaning at the Public Health and Social Services building for a three year period.
- $514,941.00 to A&B Rail Services Ltd. for Weber Street at Waterloo Spur Line flashing lights, gates and bells crossing protection system in Kitchener.
- $446,672.05 to IBI Group for architectural and engineering services for the Grand River Transit Northfield Drive Facility.
- $439,208.00 to Ball Construction Ltd. for replacing the old Harness/Print shop at Doon Heritage Village.
- $328,588.75 to Promium, LLC for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
- $135,515.25 to Botelho Asphalting and General Maintenance Ltd. for snowploughing at community housing in Cambridge. The Regional also approved an increase in costs of $135,515.25 for the contract term November 2014 to April 2015.
Wed., June 3, 2015 at 7 p.m.
For further information, contact:
Bryan Stortz, Director, Corporate Communications, 519-575-4408
Or the Regional Clerk's Office, 519-575-4420