Here are five things that caught my interest this week:
The Region of Waterloo's most recent newsletter highlights how saving water at home is good for the environment and good for your wallet. The free Water Efficient Technology (WET) Program has helped save water since 2015. This program provides a visit from an expert advisor who reviews a home’s water use and gives personalized tips on the best ways to save. Find out more about the program here.
Did you know that every 6 days in Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner. By July 2021, the number of femicides in Ontario had already surpassed the total number of femicides that occurred the previous year. You can help! Walk with Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 for Voices Empower: Walk to Break the Silence in recognition of Woman Abuse Prevention Month.
A recent report coming out of the States shares how "many police foundations' top corporate sponsors made public statements in support of Black Lives Matter while providing a corporate slush fund for police." Learn more about how police foundations, according to the report, are "protecting corporate interests and enabling state-sanctioned violence against Black communities and communities of color."
Have your say! Find out about Kitchener's proposed budget and provide your feedback. The survey is open until Dec. 6th and final budget day is Dec 16th.
The Globe and Mail reported this week: "Ontario’s highest court has ruled that the Crown violated the terms of treaties from 1850 by capping annual payments at a few dollars per person to Indigenous peoples who ceded a vast area of the northern part of the province." You can read key points from that article in this thread.
So, what caught your attention this week?