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Protecting 'The Bridges' with fences

From CTV Kitchener's Heather Senoran: The City of Cambridge plans to put up new fencing around the Cambridge homeless shelter.

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Supreme court rejects Oberlander appeal

From CTV Kitchener's Stephanie Villella: A Waterloo senior is losing his latest bid to have his Canadian citizenship case revisited.

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Revisiting largest teacher strike in Canada

From CTV Kitchener's Natalie van Rooy: Taking a look back on the largest teacher strike in Canadian history.

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Kitchener woman pleads guilty after toddler death

From CTV Kitchener's Nicole Lampa: A Kitchener women pleaded guilty to criminal negligence following the death of her toddler.

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Self-care tips before hitting the slopes

From CTV Kitchener's Max Wark: Self-care tips from the Style Guys as we look ahead to the winter season.

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Some more flurries on the way

From CTV Kitchener's Shannon Bradbury: We could see some more periods of snow on Friday.

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Police investigating after shots fired into home, including young girl's bedroom

Police are investigating after a number of bullets were fired into a Brantford home on Wednesday night, including the bedroom of a sleeping two-year-old girl.

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1 in 3 women experienced unwanted sexual behaviour in public last year: study

Newly released government data show one in three Canadian women reported experiencing unwanted sexual behaviour while out in public last year, compared with one in eight men.

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Fence being built around homeless shelter to keep area safe

A fence is being built around a Cambridge homeless shelter to keep the area safe from unwanted trespassers.

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Making seafood for the holiday season

From CTV Kitchener: Caudle’s catch whips up some crab dip to serve at a holiday party.

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Woman accused in 20-month-old daughter’s death appears in court

Nicole Eidt appeared in court Thursday after being accused in the death of her 20-month-old daughter named Amelia Runstedler.

Observer Extra

Teachers hit the picket lines

High school teachers and support staff at schools across the Waterloo Region District School Board were on the picket lines Wednesday, protesting the provincial government’s cuts to education funding. Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which includes support staff such as secretaries and custodians in all WRDSB schools, were out by the […]

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Observer Extra

Getting drivers to slow down a slow process in Woolwich Township

Traffic issues, particularly speeding, are a frequent source of public complaints received by Woolwich officials. Often more perception than reality, the topic is nonetheless in turn a familiar refrain for councillors seeking answers from staff. A “do something” mentality surrounds calls for traffic-calming measures, which have been looked at systematically since the township first adopted […]

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Observer Extra

Young robotics competitors earn a spot in provincial championships

Several local FIRST Lego League teams walked away with more than just hardware after a strong showing at the Waterloo qualifying tournament last weekend. The Elmira Space Chickens and St. Clements Wild Goats performed so well that they will move on to the Ontario West Provincial Championships in February 2020. The St. Jacobs Super Stingers […]

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Observer Extra

A-carolling we go, as covered bridge hosts annual sing-along on Monday night

Recently repaired and opened to traffic, the West Montrose covered bridge will be pedestrian’s only for a while next Monday for a much better reason, as community members gather for the annual carol sing. The BridgeKeepers organization is hosting the outing that harkens back to a Christmas tradition as carollers channel the holiday spirit. From […]

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Observer Extra

Province rolls out new dental program for low-income seniors

As part of a plan to keep seniors healthy and end hallway healthcare, the Ontario government is investing $90 million annually for the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) that will provide dental services for eligible low-income seniors across the province. Many low-income seniors are faced with challenges when it comes to accessing regular […]

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Observer Extra

Police out in force with RIDE programs through the holidays

With the holidays just weeks away, police have their festive RIDE program in full swing. Police services across the province take part in holiday RIDE programs aimed at taking alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers off our roads. Thanks to new impaired driving laws phased in last year, police report they are heading into the seasonal campaign […]

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Observer Extra

Proposed residential development raises questions for Wellesley neighbourhood

Residents of a Wellesley neighbourhood aren’t happy about a proposed medium-density development, bringing that message to township councillors during a public meeting December 3. The proposal calls for 55 townhouses, two semi-detached units and a single-family home to be built on land at 1016, 1018, 1024, 1030, and 1032 Doering St. The applicant, 2046680 Ontario […]

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Observer Extra

Water bills join death and taxes as inevitable

Death, taxes and ever-increasing water bills. Woolwich wants to link the latter two, with the first not a good enough excuse to forgive the others. Councillors this week approved a new process for applying security deposits and collecting arrears associated with water and wastewater accounts. Where the township would previously resorted to collection agencies to […]

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Observer Extra

At 70, NATO is doing no harm

When he took office in January 2017, Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “obsolete,” but he hates all multinational institutions so that hardly counts. Just last month, however, France’s President Emmanuel Macron said that the NATO alliance is “strategically brain-dead,” which is closer to the truth. Yet the leaders of the alliance’s 29 […]

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Observer Extra

We can expect more flooding of the kind in new study

Water levels in the Great Lakes continue to climb, giving rise to concerns about flooding even as we head into the frozen-over time of the year rather than the spring thaw normally associated with such warnings. Coupled with more frequent and violent weather events, rising water levels will bring more generalized flooding of the kind […]

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CTV News Kitchener

Supreme Court will not hear Oberlander's appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of an elderly man whose Canadian citizenship was revoked for lying about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad.

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Teachers return to class after one-day strike

Ontario's public high school teachers are expected to be back in class today following a one-day strike.

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Cousin Eddie tribute spotted in Elmira

From CTV Kitchener: A mannequin dressed like cousin Eddie from the film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was spotted in Elmira.

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Foodbank campaign helps to build hundreds of hampers

The Foodbank of Waterloo Region says it raised enough money through their 24 Hours of Giving campaign to build 954 “healthy hampers”.

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Helping people with a disability to swim

From CTV Kitchener: The Region of Waterloo Swim Club unveiled new technology today aimed at helping people swim.

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Foodbank campaign helps build hundreds of hampers

From CTV Kitchener: The Foodbank of Waterloo Region says they raised enough money for 954 Healthy Hampers.

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Vehicle runs a red light

From CTV Kitchener: What appears to be a Guelph bylaw vehicle drives through an intersection before the light turns green.

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New equipment aims to make swimming more accessible

A set of special equipment was unveiled in Waterloo Wednesday night, aimed at helping make the sport of swimming more accessible.

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Climate change could cause spike in grocery prices

From CTV Kitchener’s Carmen Wong: University of Guelph researchers say climate change will cost shoppers more at the supermarket next year.

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Canadian Tire worker rings in 60 years on the job

From CTV Kitchener’s Krista Sharpe: Bill Carlisle has become a local celebrity at Stratford’s Canadian Tire after 60 years on the job.

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Home sales slump in Kitchener-Waterloo for November

An increase in the average price of a K-W home has led to a drastic decrease in the numbers that were sold.

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Homeless camp catches fire before eviction

From CTV Kitchener’s Heather Senoran: Residents of a homeless camp in Brantford were about to be evicted before it caught fire.

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Police standoff ends with a man shot dead

From CTV Kitchener's Natalie Van Rooy: A 44-year-old man was reportedly armed with an axe when he was shot and killed by police officers.

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Looking for child care during a school strike

From CTV Kitchener's Stephanie Villella: Parents of public school students were searching for child care during the one-day strike.

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Teachers walk the picket lines for school strike

From CTV Kitchener's Nicole Lampa: The Ontario public high school teachers strike also affected elementary schools in Waterloo Region.

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Are flurries in store for the region?

From CTV Kitchener’s Shannon Bradbury: Will Waterloo Region being see more snow or sleet before the weekend rolls around?

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Kitchener woman and Guelph man split $107K lottery winnings

Two people from Waterloo Region and Wellington County both picked the lucky numbers.

The Record

Kitchener-Waterloo home prices up 18.7% in slower November:Outside buyers continue to apply pressure on local market

Detached homes sold for an average price of $660,071 an increase of 14.2 per cent compared to November of last year.


Waterloo Chronicle

Kitchener-Waterloo home prices up 18.7% in slower November:Outside buyers continue to apply pressure on local market

Detached homes sold for an average price of $660,071 an increase of 14.2 per cent compared to November of last year.


CTV News Kitchener

Ontario not on track to achieve 2030 emissions reductions targets: auditor

Ontario is unlikely to meet its 2030 emissions target under its current climate change plan -- and Premier Doug Ford's government knows it, the province's auditor general says.

New Hamburg Independent

Grand River Rocks opening new ‘bouldering’ gym in Waterloo:12,500-square-foot facility differs from flagship location in Kitchener

Scaling and rappelling a synthetic rock face with a rope and harness is what springs to mind when most people think of sport climbing.


The Record

Grand River Rocks opening new ‘bouldering’ gym in Waterloo:12,500-square-foot facility differs from flagship location in Kitchener

Scaling and rappelling a synthetic rock face with a rope and harness is what springs to mind when most people think of sport climbing.


Waterloo Chronicle

Grand River Rocks opening new ‘bouldering’ gym in Waterloo:12,500-square-foot facility differs from flagship location in Kitchener

Scaling and rappelling a synthetic rock face with a rope and harness is what springs to mind when most people think of sport climbing.


The Community Edition

The Side Hustle: KWarterly Delivers Local Boxes

We all like to shop local where we can, but it doesn’t always feel easy or convenient – especially if you’re new to a city, prefer to shop online or perhaps aren’t a big shopper to begin with. Luckily, Kitchener’s Joyce Tannouri, full-time software developer and part-time product curator, made it simple when she created […]

The Community Edition

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hello from the New Staff

Hello readers! We are excited to bring you our first edition as the new Editor in Chief and head of Community Engagement — we hope you like it. Even in the age of social media, people still want to feel connected — to know what is going on around them, and for someone to advocate […]

CTV News Kitchener

Two people caught carrying safe in wagon arrested

A man and woman are facing break and entering charges after they were seen transporting a safe in a children’s wagon.

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Giving Tuesday comes to Waterloo Region

From CTV Kitchener: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region was a major player for the ‘24 Hours of Giving’ on Giving Tuesday.

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How to make ‘deluxe’ grilled cheese sandwiches

From CTV Kitchener’s Rosie Del Campo: The authors of a new easy everyday recipe book put together some deluxe grilled cheese sandwiches.