January 21, 2021

COVID-19 leads to changes in Waterloo Region’s Mennonite community

On Nov. 30, the Region of Waterloo’s medical officer Hsiu-Li Wang put in an order closing all churches and schools that are part of the Old Order, Old Colony, Markham or David Martin Mennonite communities, in response to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in these groups over the course of the month.

Unfounded no more: How sexual assault investigations have changed in Waterloo Region

Between 2010 and 2014 the unfounded rate in Waterloo Region sat at 27 per cent – eight per cent higher than the national average at the time. Since then, there’s been a substantial shift in the way Waterloo Regional Police Services handles sexual assault investigations. By 2019, the number had dropped to eight per cent.

The realities of being a pandemic ex-pat

“I always kept in the back of my head that if something came up, I could come back to Canada and get help there,” said a 25-year-old Kitchener native now living in the U.S.