Throughout Waterloo Region on thousands came together to pay respects to active and fallen Canadian military veterans for Remembrance Day. While there was some light rain, that wasn’t going to keep people from coming out to honour our brave veterans.
With the incumbent Jeff Henry choosing not to run for re-election, Ward 6 in Waterloo was wide open for someone new to step in and make their mark. The election was a close race between Matthew Schwarze and Mary Lou Roe separated by only 97 votes.
From Nov. 4 to 26, the Guelph Film Festival presents local and international films in-person and online about social justice and environmental activism. Story by Robin George
Backlogs and delays at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have caused thousands of Conestoga College’s international students to defer their September start dates, according to the Manager of International Admissions, Robert Huang.
The newest wave of COVID-19 is leading to growing numbers of infections as well as conversations about the morality of mandates. Mandates are a tool that help protect people most vulnerable to COVID-19, but some community leaders agree that they do lead to discrimination against unvaccinated people. Robin George reports.
The race for the open seat is a crowded field of five candidates, including former Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios, 2021 federal Green Party candidate for Cambridge Michele Braniff, and first-time candidates Nate Whalen and Corey Kimpson.
Under the tutelage of coach Gail King, kickboxer Nick Zarzycki sought to keep his one fight win streak alive and move to a 3-1 record. However, an unfortunate head clash ended the fight early.
“With groceries hitting $200 per week, and I’m only talking about the basics, surviving in a country like Canada only on 20 hours of work is something that everyone of us found difficult,” said Aman Singh, a student at Sheridan College.
Getting homeless people into homes, quickly, is priority for mayoral candidate Danny Drew and incumbent Cam Guthrie. Both support the Housing First approach. Story by Robin George.
“I don’t understand why people speak of cultural diversity and respecting every culture in Canada when they do not give an auspicious festival like Diwali the importance that it deserves,” said Ritika Singh, a student studying sociology at Sheridan College.
Some of Stewart’s campaign issues that she seeks to focus on if elected include the lack of affordable housing, the homelessness crisis, and providing drug addiction support via safe injection sites.
Everyone in the region looks at Oktoberfest and immediately has a memory from one of the years that they have gone.
The city has committed in writing to the plan. “We have identified budget for it, we have had really excellent outreach, we have identified a location, we’ve identified an inclusive design.” Story by Robin George.
It’s a three-person race for city council in Cambridge’s Ward 2 in the upcoming municipal election. Two young candidates, Piyush Nanda, 27, and Matt Rogers, 19, are hoping to unseat incumbent Councillor Mike Devine. Ward 2, which encompasses the village of Hespeler, has been represented by Devine since 2014.