Category: Local

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Study show region’s adults more likely to drive distracted

A recent study has shown that province-wide, the primary demographic involved in distracted driving are teenagers. However the study, conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, showed a different outcome for the Region of Waterloo. Around a third…


Uptown getting brew pub

This fall, local beer fans will have a unique spot to visit when Abe Erb opens in uptown Waterloo. Waterloo locals Tony and Rob Theodosiou are opening the restaurant and brewery, where they will make fresh beer and offer seasonal…

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Uptown’s Brick Brewery closing, expanding in Kitchener

After thirty years, Brick Brewery Co. Limited will no longer be offering “Brick Tours” to the public. The popular local brewery plans to close the doors of their Waterloo location — for good. “It’s mixed emotions moving out of that…

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K-W a ‘vibrant transportation space’

In 2011, 5.4 per cent of the employed labour force regularly commuted by transit in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area, according to the National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada. The Region of Waterloo has plans to open a new transit hub…

Pet store (Heather Davidson)

‘Surrounded by puppy mills’

Two years ago, Angela Cowan began fostering dogs for Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue in Cambridge. She was astounded at the number of emails she was getting for dogs available to be fostered. This was the first signal to…

Melissa Durrell - Photo by Will Huang

Local candidates address ward issues

On Oct. 27, residents of the City of Waterloo will have the opportunity to vote in the municipal election and determine who is going to govern the community for the next four years. Jeff Henry and Robert Hodgins are the…

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Youth in need of shelter, support

Youth homelessness is on the rise in the Region of Waterloo. Referencing annual data summaries on homelessness and housing in the region, the amount of youth who used emergency shelters rose from 738 in 2008 to 916 in 2013 —…

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Volunteerism and community involvement high

Volunteerism is crucial for community development and sustainability. Many people get caught up with day-to-day life, forgetting how important it is to give back to the community. Citizens in Waterloo, however, demonstrate community vitality by consistently helping out in the…

Construction - Lena Yang

Region’s traffic a growing concern

Construction is rampant in Waterloo during the summer. Roadwork is being done on University Avenue, several new apartment buildings are shooting up near the universities and uptown Waterloo is also seeing the development of condominiums. Alongside this has been population…

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Plans to expand airport put on hold

The Region of Waterloo International Airport’s master plan to expand is being put on hold until the airport is able to reach passenger capacity and earn more revenue. Initially there were five options in the master plan for the airport….