Remembrance Day 2019: Whats open and closed in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo – Global News

Remembrance Day 2019: Whats open and closed in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo - Global News
Cyclist sent to hospital after collision with LRT train
As Remembrance Day approaches, here’s a roundup of what’s open and closed on Monday in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo.

On Monday, Grand River Transit will operate on a normal schedule. There will be service disruptions on the ION LRT service between Grand River Hospital and Mill stations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place at the Kitchener Cenotaph.

\”This is the second collision involving a light-rail vehicle and a cyclist. Its the first collision that has resulted in injuries that we are aware of,\” said Ion spokesperson TJ Flynn in an email.

Cyclist hit by Ion train has significant head and leg injuries

There will be regular curbside waste collection although the Cambridge and Waterloo waste sites will be closed to residential drop-off.

The middle-aged cyclist was groaning as paramedics carefully moved him into a waiting ambulance. A witness told police she saw the cyclist get dragged a short way along the road after he was struck.

All Region of Waterloo offices, library locations, childrens centres and employment resource centres will be closed.

The collision happened on Ottawa Street South near Charles Street East, close to where the Iron Horse Trail crosses Ottawa. The street was closed to traffic as police investigated.

• Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum• Homer Watson House & Gallery• Activa Sportsplex, which includes the Lyle S. Hallman walking track, will open at 7 a.m.• All public arenas, libraries and pools are open outside of the Aud, which opens at 4 p.m.• Budd Park indoor facility will open at 4:30 p.m.

• The Activa Box Office at The Aud• Kitchener Market• City hall will be closed and all city services will be unavailable until Tuesday. The building itself will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.• Joseph Schneider Haus• Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery• THE MUSEUM

• Albert McCormick Community Centre• Bechtel Park Manulife Soccer and Sports Centre• RIM Park• WRMC• Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre — no city programming, open for Remembrance Day event only.• Moses Springer Community Centre will open at 4:00 p.m. for regular programming

KITCHENER — A cyclist suffered \”significant head and leg injuries\” after he was struck by an LRT train Friday just before 12:30 p.m.

It happened near the intersection of Courtland Avenue East and Ottawa Street South at 12:23 p.m. on Friday.

Grand River Transit will be operating on a regular schedule. Note: The ION LRT will not run between Grand River Hospital and Mill stations between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to accommodate Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Kitchener Cenotaph. Shuttle buses will run between those stations, customers should board at 301R ION replacement shuttle stops marked with a red stop marker. Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 204 will also be on detour from the start of the service until 2 p.m.

Police say that a 52-year-old man was taken to hospital with significant head and leg injuries. Officials note that this is the first time a person has been hurt in an incident since the Ion began service in June.

There were reportedly 40 passengers on the LRT at the time of the crash. No other injuries have been reported.

The road was closed for about four hours while police investigated, disrupting LRT traffic in the meantime.

Waste, recycling, green bin and yard waste will see pick up as usual, but waste sites in Waterloo and Cambridge are closed.

Crash near the intersection of Ottawa St S & Courtland Ave E in Kitchener. It appears to involve an ION train, police are on scene and have closed off one lane of Ottawa St S to investigate. @CTVKitchener pic.twitter.com/3ZnHWJ4AeO

Emergency crews responded after noon to a crash between an LRT and a bicycle. (Nicole Lampa / CTV Kitchener)

Shades of red and grey filled the sky over Brant County Saturday morning for a controlled burn on two abandoned homes.