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Halloween spirit already on display in Waterloo Region

Halloween is still more than two months away, but signs of the spooky season are already starting to appear in Waterloo Region.

CTV News Kitchener

Two men wanted for assault involving bear spray and a gun

Police are looking for two people who allegedly assaulted a man at the Bridgeport Plaza in Waterloo.

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Six bunnies have been found abandoned in a Brantford neighbourhood

Six bunnies have been dropped off at the Brant County SPCA in just the last week, and they’re believed to be domesticated animals that someone abandoned.

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Mildred is on the mend! Humane Society gives update on rescued dog

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth says it’s overwhelmed by the community support for Mildred, the senior dog who was found in a plastic bag at the side of the road near Listowel.

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Taxi driver describes alleged assault by passenger carrying a gun

A taxi driver who says he was assaulted by a passenger carrying gun, spoke exclusively with CTV News about the scary encounter.

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Man killed in car explosion outside Kitchener courthouse, police believe IED involved

Waterloo Regional Police say a car explosion in front of the Kitchener courthouse Friday morning “appears to be the result of a suspected improvised explosive device.”

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Six new COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region; fewer than 100 new cases in Ontario

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, according to public health officials.

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Woman dead after crash with hydro pole; thousands of customers lose power

A 95-year-old woman died Friday morning, after her car struck a hydro pole in Waterloo.

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Ontario to allow school boards to stagger the first week of school

The Ontario government will be allowing boards to adopt a “staggered start” to the first week of school in September.

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Waterloo family 'lost everything' in high-rise fire that left 11 displaced: officials

A fire that caused a high-rise apartment building to be evacuated has left 11 people from three different units displaced.

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School board’s reaction to new plan from province

From CTV Kitchener’s Jeff Pickel: Waterloo school board members go online to react to the province’s latest back-to-school announcement.

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WLU profs set up literacy lessons for young Kenyans

From CTV Kitchener’s Zayn Jinah: Two local professors are helping children in Kenya who can’t go to school due the pandemic.

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Online game dispelling COVID-19 myths

From CTV Kitchener's Stephanie Villella: The UW student behind Quarantrivia hopes to share good information while also entertaining.

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Fields to Forks: Growing a new kind of peach

From CTV Kitchener's Shannon Bradbury: A Beamsville farm is growing a new variety of peach that can be picked earlier in the season.

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Safe shopping for back-to-school clothes

From CTV Kitchener's Carmen Wong: Families adjusting to new rules when they go clothes shopping back-to-school.

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Opening day at Rockton Farmers' Market

Form CTV Kitchener's Natalie Van Rooy: A huge show of support for the community after they were forced to cancel the Rockton World's Fair.

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Homicide investigation leads to drug arrest

From CTV Kitchener's Krista Simpson: Police say more arrests are coming as they continue to investigate the death of Irshad Sabriye.

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Reaction to the Ontario's back-to-school plan

From CTV Kitchener's Nicole Lampa: Parents, teachers, school boards and politicians weigh in on the province's latest announcement.

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Latest COVID-19 data in region and province

From CTV Kitchener: New COVID-19 numbers and data has been unveiled by the Region of Waterloo and Ontario health officials.

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More arrests expected in death investigation: WPRS

From CTV Kitchener's Krista Simpson: Police are expecting more arrests in an investigation connected to the death of Irshad Sabriye.

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Already on the ground in Lebanon, MCC ready to assist

The deadly explosion that ripped through Beirut August 4 has international development agencies scrambling to deal with the…

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Heavy truck prohibition remains on Grandview Dr.

Heavy vehicles are prohibited, by the owner of a farm property near Conestogo can continue to access the…

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Ontario rolls out new COVID-19 tracking application

Ontario is rolling out a contact-tracing application for mobile phones, part of efforts to contain the spread of…

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Agencies implement Without Walls approach to providing senior services

Seniors have been the group most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that’s now been part of our lives…

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Number of active COVID-19 cases continues to fall in the region

The few new cases of COVID-19 at times offset by the number of those recovered from the virus,…

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Split council nixes parking prohibitions on Oriole Pkwy.

Parking restrictions proposed for stretches of Elmira’s Oriole Parkway have been scrapped, at least for the time being.…

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Council calls for more affordable housing

Woolwich officials don’t have an issue with increasing the number of new homes that can be built each…

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Finding an alternative for kids to all that screen time

We’re a society that’s already become more screen-centric – focused on our phones, computers, video-game consoles and those…

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Waterloo Regional Police see spike in rental scams

The Waterloo Regional Police are warning the public to be wary of rental scams. Between January 1 and…

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There’s only waste in rushing into roadway changes

People are often poor judges of speed when it comes to passing cars. That’s likely exponentially increased when…

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CTV News Kitchener

Back-to-school plan from multiple perspectives

From CTV Kitchener: A high school science department head and biostatistician gives his take on Ontario’s back-to-school plan.

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Region works on plan for $43 million in funds

From CTV Kitchener’s Jeff Pickel: The Region of Waterloo is working on a plan for the $43 million in pandemic funds from governments.

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COVID-19 taking a toll on mental health

From CTV Kitchener’s Natalie Van Rooy: A new study shows women are disproportionately impacted by mental health issues related to the pandemic.

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Wood in short supply for home projects

From CTV Kitchener's Zayn Jinah: Many lumber suppliers can’t keep up with demand, thanks to delays and slowdowns related to the pandemic.

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K-W to keep its temporary bike lanes

From CTV Kitchener's Stephanie Villella: New questions about the success of the project after Cambridge decided to remove its temporary bike lanes.

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Concerns about care at unlicensed retirement home

From CTV Kitchener's Krista Simpson: A St. Jacobs facility is still in operation after its license was revoked, and one advocate says residents should be concerned.

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Preparing students for return to school

From CTV Kitchener’s Nicole Lampa: Waterloo Region’s Public School Board is giving parents some guidance to help them answer kids questions.

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Digital twist to Camp Day this year

From CTV Kitchener: Camp Day is back at Tim Hortons, and this year the camp experience is moving online due to the pandemic.

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Wood shortages delaying home renovations

From CTV Kitchener's Zayn Jinah: A lumber shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic has put some home renovations on hold.

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Waterloo region reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

From CTV Kitchener: Region of Waterloo officials reported four new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, with 28 cases now active in the region.

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Senior dog’s fundraiser passes $15K

From CTV Kitchener: A fundraiser for a senior dog found abandoned on the side of the road has tripled its fundraising goal, passing $15,000.

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Councils discuss how to deal with symbols of hate

From CTV Kitchener’s Jeff Pickel: Councillors in Waterloo Region and Perth East discuss how to deal with symbols of hate in the community.

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Vigil held for lives lost in Beirut explosion

From CTV Kitchener: Community members gathered in Victoria Park to hold a vigil to pay tribute to the lives lost in the Beirut explosion.

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First of many turtles hatch at charitable reserve

From CTV Kitchener: The first of many turtles have hatched at a charitable reserve in Cambridge and are soon being returned to the wild.

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Apartment tenants speak out about infestation

From CTV Kitchener’s Stephanie Villella: Tenants of a Brantford apartment building say the landlord isn’t properly handling an infestation.

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Regional council scraps bike lanes in Cambridge

From CTV Kitchener's Krista Simpson: Region of Waterloo councilors have voted to take down temporary bike lanes in Cambridge.

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Heading back to school during a pandemic

From CTV Kitchener's Nicole Lampa: The Ontario government is finalizing a school COVID-19 outbreak protocol ahead of students' return.

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Growing memorial for eight-month-old found dead

From CTV Kitchener's Natalie Van Rooy: A memorial has been growing in Kitchener for an eight-month-old who was found dead.

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International flights with COVID-19 land in Canada

Passengers with COVID-19 keep arriving in Canada on international flights.