Talk:Regional Municipality of Waterloo

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Major employers[edit]

I have not heard back from anyone so I am just going to post the source of the list. If anyone has a problem let me know http://www.profitworks.ca/blog/902-blog/82-largest-employers-in-waterloo-and-kitchener —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.231.43.225 (talk) 17:09, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

The list of so called major employers seems arbitary. Does anybody object if that list was replaced by information published by the Region here?: http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/DocID/BAA71BA8546D426D85256AF700553209?OpenDocument

- Jdeboer

An excellent list; go for it. Radagast 00:58, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)
I added the top ten, I know some people are going to be disappointed Research in Motion didn't make the list, but that is the way the chips fall. --Jdeboer 02:40, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Issues[edit]

Hi, It appears this article is referencing information I complied in 2010 on my website yet not providing my website as the source. Would it be possible to source my list via a link? The webpage is http://www.profitworks.ca/component/content/article/902-blog/82-largest-employers-in-waterloo-and-kitchener.

I plan up updating this list annually.

Please advise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chrisrkeller (talkcontribs) 03:55, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Urban Sprawl needs to be added as one of the issues as this is done extensivly.

Done! I always thought that section looked odd with a single little sentence, anyway. Radagast 22:22, 27 September 2005 (UTC)
On the contrary, Waterloo Region is geographically small. Urban sprawl isn't much of a problem here. tyx (talk) 20:37, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
It's not? Ask anyone about the Waterloo moraine and they may say otherwise. As the country's 4th densest CMA http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/popdwell/Table.cfm?T=205&SR=1&S=10&O=D&RPP=33 there are obviously debates about outwards vs upwards. On the, uh, contrary, as a small geographical area any sprawl is magnified.

Camcurwood (talk) 02:50, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

move to Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario[edit]

If anyone's interested, please comment on the message I left at Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board/discussion#Mass-move of Ontario Regional Municipality pages. Thanks. --Qviri 06:16, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Region of Waterloo.jpg[edit]

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Other Issues[edit]

There are almost no citations, with entire sections having none.

These sentences seem to be speculation and off target: "As house prices in the Toronto area increase, Waterloo Region is increasingly becoming an attractive area to reside in." Is that really the main reason - is it not due to local growing employers such as RIM, the universities etc.? Would people worried about house prices in Toronto not stay in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Oshawa etc. blah blah?

"This, among other factors, has made new residential construction rates very high;" -- Citation please. Houses for 160,00 $CDN are high? Compared to what?

"Waterloo is one of the fastest growing regions in the Golden Horseshoe." In Canada, actually: http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/popdwell/Table.cfm?T=205&SR=1&S=5&O=D&RPP=33. Camcurwood (talk) 03:05, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

You're right about the lack of citations, but it is true that a lot of people are moving to region due to much lower house prices. It's not the only reason, but it's certainly in the top 3.pjh3000 (talk) 03:26, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Lois Maxwell and the Notable Residents[edit]

I could not tell in what order the notable residents were listed (it looks like no order at all) so I added Lois into the third position, as she was born before those after, more famous than them all but Lewis, yet maybe not as 'important' as King and Seagram. Maybe we could come up with a good way to order the whole list. (Alphabetical?, earliest?) Camcurwood (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC).