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Under-18 Hockey - Windsor Jr. Spitfires vs Kitchener Jr. Rangers

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CTV News Kitchener

More showers expected to wrap up the weekend

From CTV Kitchener’s Jessica Smith: Expect showers for the rest of the weekend before sunshine and above seasonal temperatures return next week.

CTV News Kitchener

Frederick Art Walk returns to Kitchener

From CTV Kitchener’s Jessica Smith: After a year-long hiatus, the Frederick Art Walk is back to celebrate 20 years of combining art and community.

CTV News Kitchener

'Project Serve' helps U of G students give back

From CTV Kitchener’s Spencer Turcotte: U of G students volunteering with ‘Project Serve’ are staying connected while helping the community.

CTV News Kitchener

Possible snow tire shortage ahead of winter months

Shop owners warn of a possible shortage in winter tires with less shipments expected in the coming months.

CTV News Kitchener

Protect yourself from sophisticated phone scams

From CTV’s Pattie Lovett-Reid: The steps you should take if you fall victim to a financial scam via phone or online.

CTV News Kitchener

Restaurants frustrated with capacity restrictions

Restaurant and bar owners are feeling the effects of capacity limits, while live events enjoy lifted restrictions.

CTV News Kitchener

Cambridge man identified in Toronto shooting

Randy Nguyen from Cambridge has been identified as the shooting victim in a homicide investigation in Toronto.

CTV News Kitchener

Guelph-based company creates enhanced face masks

From CTV Kitchener: Zen Graphene Solutions in Guelph is changing the way personal protective equipment is made.

519 Sports Online

PJHL - New Hamburg Firebirds vs Woodstock Navy Vets

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OFFL Football (Under-10) - Cambridge Lions vs Waterloo Region Predators

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AABHN Football (Senior) - Assumption College Lions vs Brantford Collegiate Mustangs

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GOJHL - Chatham Maroons vs London Nationals

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WCSSAA Football (Senior) - Preston Panthers vs Galt Ghosts

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AABHN Football (Junior) - Brantford Collegiate Colts vs Assumption College Lions

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WCSSAA Football (Senior) - Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders vs Bluevale Knights

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WCSSAA Football (Junior) - Preston Panthers vs Jacob Hespeler Hawks

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GOJHL - Listowel Cyclones vs Stratford Warriors

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PJHL - Burford Bulldogs vs Tavistock Braves

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WCSSAA Football (Junior) - Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders vs Bluevale Knights

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GOJHL - Elmira Sugar Kings vs Ayr Centennials

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WCSSAA Football (Senior) - Kitchener-Collegiate Raiders vs Jacob Hespeler Hawks

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Kitchener Rangers

FINAL: Rangers 5, Sting 1

  The Kitchener Rangers took on the Sarnia Sting at the Aud on Friday, October 15th. The first time the teams have met since February, 28th 2020. Reid Valade scores early in the first period (assisted by Mike Petizian and Cameron Mercer), and the Blueshirts hold onto the 1-0 lead after the 1st. The Rangers add to the lead during the latter half of the second, as Declan McDonnell scores (assisted by newly minted Captain Francesco Pinelli, and Joseph Serpa). Pavel Cajan continued making great saves in the second. The third period was action-packed, as the Rangers score three goals (Francesco Pinelli, Reid Valade, Mike Petizian), with the Sting getting on the board midway through the period. -- Let's GET LOUD at The Aud  With 100% capacity, the Kitchener Rangers have a seat waiting for you, but you may only use the edge of it as you witness the best of the #OHL! Purchase your tickets today: CLICK HERE

CTV News Kitchener

Backyard tiny home going up in Kitchener

From CTV Kitchener’s Krista Sharpe: The first approved backyard tiny home is being built in the city of Kitchener.

CTV News Kitchener

Craft brew coming to farmers’ market

From CTV Kitchener: The province announced that local, Ontario craft beers can now be sold in farmers’ markets.

CTV News Kitchener

Rangers back at The Aud with full capacity

From CTV Kitchener’s Heather Senoran: The Kitchener Rangers are back at The Aud with a fully capacity audience allowed in the stands.

CTV News Kitchener

Vaccine policy impact on local hospitals

From CTV Kitchener’s Nicole Lampa: Waterloo-Wellington hospitals are dealing with the fallout of mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for staff.

CTV News Kitchener

Which Santa Claus parades are happening this year?

From CTV Kitchener’s Jessica Smith: Santa Claus Parades in the area are once again navigating a pandemic-era holiday season.

CTV News Kitchener

Task force investigating unmarked grave

From CTV Kitchener’s Carmen Wong: A task force is investigating to see if an unmarked grave has any connection to a former Residential School.

CTV News Kitchener

Man charged in Six Nations shooting back in court

From CTV Kitchener’s Natalie Van Rooy: A man charged in a 2016 Six Nations shooting is standing trial a second time.

CTV News Kitchener

Rainy end to the work week continuing into weekend

From CTV Kitchener’s Shannon Bradbury: The rain that ended off Waterloo Region’s work week will continue into the weekend.

Kitchener Rangers

NOTICE To Digital Season Ticket Members

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties we are not able to complete your digital season ticket package pick up during tonight’s game (Friday, October 15). This includes the following items: Authentics Vouchers, VIP Card and 12-month Wall Calendar. Packages will be available next Friday, October 22. Following that, you may visit The Aud Box office – by appointment only between 10 am – 4 pm. Appointments can be made by calling 519-741-2699. We value your support and apologize for any inconvenience.

Conestoga Connected

Bottom Of The Bag Ep 1

In this episode of our sketch comedy series, “Bottom of the Bag”, a woman hires an exterminator but, when she returns home she finds things haven’t exactly gone to plan.


Conestoga Connected

Fraidy Cat Frights Ep 1

Are you ready to face your fear? This week’s host prepares to face his fear at the Core Climbing Gym in Cambridge, ON. Will he be able to do it, or will he be a Fraidy Cat; let’s find out on Fraidy Cat Frights.


Conestoga Connected

Pretty Sweet Ep 1

On this week’s episode of Pretty Sweet our host Liam Gawne takes us to Cake Lovers Unite. Liam talks with Marcie Dornhoefer lead baker and owner and get to know more about her and her business


Conestoga Connected

Rescue Tails Ep 1

Join our host Nicole Beer as she travels to Cambridge to interview the folks at Fisher Mills Animal Hospital. Watch as Nicole makes a new friend and see how a proper animal exam happens. Find out about all this and how you could help on today’s episode of Rescue Tails.

 


Conestoga Connected

LIVE Camera Action Ep. 1

The team at LIVE, Camera, Action takes in a variety show presented by Ben Gorodetsky. From live music to aerial artistry you never know what you might see. Join host James Chapeskie and discover some talented local artists.


Kitchener Rangers

Rangers Announce Captain and Leadership Team for the 2021-22 Season

The Kitchener Rangers have named forward Francesco Pinelli the club’s 2021-22 team captain. The 18-year-old, forward from Stoney Creek, Ontario was selected by the Rangers in the 1st round, (13th overall) in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. Pinelli has tallied 20 goals and 45 points in 61 career regular-season games played. Pinelli won the gold medal with Team Canada at the World Under 18 Championships in Frisco, Texas. Francesco finished tied for third on the team in points as he put up four goals and seven assists in eleven games. Pinelli was selected 42nd overall in the 2021 NHL Draft by the LA Kings. "It obviously feels great to be named captain, for this amazing organization," said Francesco. "I think I lead by example on and off the ice in many different ways. Looking after the younger guys, and making sure everyone is feeling good." ♦ Arber Xhekaj, Mike Petizian, Declan McDonnell and Reid Valade will also be part of the leadership group as the team’s rotating alternate captains.

Experience Waterloo

What are Waterloo's University Colleges?

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Spoke Online

Online guided meditation

♦Leia Carroll posing with her candles

The Kitchener Natural Areas Program will host an online nature meditation on Monday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Zoom event will be free and is open to anyone who wants to join. You can register at any time before the event.  

Meditation helps ease stress and can leave you feeling refreshed. The high amount of stress among students can actually decrease their cognitive function.

Meditation can help with stress-induced cognitive decline, according to a study from the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine called, Effect of Meditation on Stress-Induced Changes in Cognitive Functions: “Practice of meditation produced a relaxation response even in the young adult subjects who had never practiced meditation before. The practice of meditation reduced the physiologic stress responses without taking away the beneficial effect of stress, namely, improved memory scores,” the study concluded. 

Leia Carroll graduated with a certificate from the Human Services Foundations course at Fanshawe College. Carroll is now a yoga student at Karma Yoga in London. She is currently starting a medicinal candle business that contains herbs and other essential oils.

“I believe that meditation is a great solution to stress especially because in our western culture we are always on the move and people have very busy schedules,” Carroll said.

“Especially in Colleges with a lot of classes, people are very stressed out often and people forget to relax. It’s not very good for the body and the mind. Meditation is a great way to sit with your thoughts and really relax, think about the situation and really evaluate on a rational level instead of being in a constant fight or flight mode,” she said.

Carroll explained how emotions can be dealt with through meditation.

“I believe meditation is a great way to handle emotion because a lot of the time people bottle up emotions especially in public places. We can’t fully show how we feel and if we do it’s not necessarily okay and accepted. When we meditate we let in all that we are,” Carroll said. 

A former Fanshawe Hotel Management student Josh Juha, showed interest in the online guided meditation.

“I would definitely go to this. I am out of school now but students could definitely benefit from this. Growing up, my Grandma always introduced me to meditation with the idea that it will relax you and take things off your chest and just be clear with yourself,” Juha said.

“Growing up things started to get more stressful and everyone has their own way of coping with things. I never liked talking to people about my problems so finding a way to understand myself and deal with my problems helped me so much. I am 23 years old now and still do yoga and meditation,” he said.

The guided nature meditation Zoom meeting, hosted by the Kitchener Natural Areas Program is still open for registration to anyone needing to ease their stress or refresh their mind. 

♦Josh Juha. Photo sent from Josh


CTV News Kitchener

Dr. Mercer provides COVID-19 update

From CTV Kitchener's Alexandra Pinto: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph's Dr. Nicola Mercer provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spoke Online

New Conestoga freelance website launches to connect students to their next gig

For students needing an outlet in the realm of freelance employment, there is a new service that they can use closer to home and their potential clientele. 

The new Conestoga Gigs website, spearheaded by the Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective, is meant to be the first official support tool for those in the Conestoga community attempting to find ‘gigs’ and other types of for-hire employment in Waterloo Region. 

Companies or individuals who wish to find a potential freelancer simply search the database by the skill they are looking for, such as graphic design, branding or consulting and are met with a list of student-based collectives or individuals, with a corresponding list of their skills. 

♦A screenshot of the conestogagigs.ca website, where a handful of freelancers are featured under the search bar.

Andrew Heubner, a professor who teaches a course in Media Freelancing & Entrepreneurship at Conestoga, gave his impressions on the website in an email correspondence.

“It’s very efficient and would be a time-saver for businesses … freelancing is a huge part of the way work will be done in the future…so it’s perfect timing for Conestoga to create a centralized location where businesses and freelancers can meet.”

To become a freelancer on Conestoga Gigs, there are some minimum requirements:

  • You have to be in a full-time or part -ime program at Conestoga College
  • A recent graduate
  • Alumni of five years or less

There is an application form to be completed for entry into a cohort for Winter 2022 and Spring 2022. The applications are currently closed for the fall cohort, so prospective freelancers will have to keep a close eye on the upcoming application dates on the Gig Lab information portal.

“If I had to use this instead of, let’s just say, Fiverr, I probably would have taken it up a long time ago,” said Henry Davison, a student at the University of Toronto, “I’m surprised that we don’t have something like that here.”

Every freelancer receives a “Gig Coach” who provides “structure, support and guidance” for each of the 15 weeks that a cohort runs. The website, its services and the oversight provided come free of charge to the freelancer (unlike other services like FlexJobs, which collect a subscription for a person to offer their services.)

For any additional questions about the project, email the Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective.


Spoke Online

COVID-19 drives up the demand for Food Bank at Conestoga College

With the challenges that come from a global pandemic, places like The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (FBWR) have been hit harder than ever before as the need for food resources in the region grows.

“Since March 2020, we have seen an increased need for emergency food assistance throughout the Community Food Assistance Network,” said an impact report provided by Jennifer Judges, Communication Specialist at the FBWR.

The Food Assistance Network is a system of more than 100 community programs and agency partners that help provide food across the region, including the Conestoga Student Inc. Food Bank, a food support resource for students at Conestoga College. 

♦List of food items offered at the CSI Food Bank. Image provided by Sam Rubi.

“Students struggling financially or in a tough situation needing emergency food support are encouraged and invited to apply to use the CSI Food Bank,” said Sam Rubi, Campus Service Coordinator at Conestoga College. 

Students wishing to use the CSI Food Bank must complete a Food Relief form to determine if they are eligible for the service. 

“At the CSI Food Bank, we implement a Pick-Your-Own system where students have the liberty to choose 10 from the 12 food items we offer,” Rubi said. “This hamper provides approximately a three-day supply of a combination of non-perishable & perishable healthy food items. In addition, students will also receive a single $15 PC gift card that can be used at any Loblaw stores.”

The CSI Food Bank has also seen increased demand since the start of the pandemic, with the number of food hampers distributed rising to 1,477 last year from the 1,068 in the 2019-2020 school year, Rubi said. 

With the demand for food support during the pandemic growing, places like the FBWR are looking to the community for help. 

“There is a consistent need for emergency food assistance in Waterloo Region and there are many ways that people can help,” Judges said.

People who wish to support the food bank during the pandemic are encouraged to host their own Food & Fund Drive either online or in-person, following social distancing protocols. Registration for Food & Fund Drives can be found here. 

Financial donations to the FBWR fill gaps in inventory, purchase items in bulk, keep delivery vehicles on the road, and support the expansion and development of new programs throughout Waterloo Region.

Because of the pandemic, the CSI food bank is not accepting food donations to ensure the safety of food items. However, monetary donations are welcomed. To make a donation visit,  Food drive – CSI Food Bank – The Food Bank of Waterloo Region or contact Sam Rubi at srubi@conestogac.on.ca. 

“We are fortunate to live in a very generous community and are thankful to receive the support of the community throughout the entire year,” Judges said.

♦Map of food bank and pick-up locations in Waterloo Region. Image by Lily Sherry.

CTV News Kitchener

Ontario rolls out vaccine QR codes

From CTV Kitchener's Stephanie Villella: Ontario is launching its COVID-19 vaccine app and QR code program, both of which are now available

CTV News Kitchener

RoW provides COVID-19 update

From CTV Kitchener's Tyler Kelaher: Health officials in the Region of Waterloo provided a COVID-19 update on Friday morning.

Pull the Plug

PTP 365 - October 15, 2021 - Best Canadian Rock Bands and Favourite Album Openers (feat. PTP OG C-Ro-Mo)

Opening

- Support us, we need new gear

The West Coast by Trouble & Daughter

Ranker

- The Best Canadian Rock Bands

Knockout by Quite Articulate

Favourite Album Openers

- Playlist on Spotify

- Playlist on Apple Music

Dancing in the Dark by Will Muir

Closing

- Briner’s surprise gift


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Conestoga Connected

Adventure Quencher Ep. 1

Join Amy Anstett and the rest of the Adventure Quencher team as they visit Andre’s Alpacas in Hanover and learn more about these fluffy creatures from the owners Henry and Karen Mengers.


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History Heroes Ep. 1

In the first episode of History Heroes, host Sam McInerney checks out Canada’s most famous Naval Destroyers: HMCS Haida in Hamilton. Heritage Presenter Rachel Wyatt shares her knowledge of the ship’s iconic career.


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Sports Rehashed Ep. 1

In this week’s episode of Sports Rehashed, host Luke Reinhart travels down to Woodside Park in Kitchener to meet with soccer specialist Sierra Sauve to learn the science behind the cross.


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Combat Corner Ep.1

Episode One of Combat Corner is all about getting started at Amtgard Live Action Role Play with the easiest weapon – the short sword. From crafts to combat, LARP just may become your new favourite local hobby! Our resident combat master shows us the ropes, our host Jai Vanderheyden gives it a shot, and our players hit the field for some high energy fun!