November 18, 2018

Kitchener Ward 10 voters call for responsiveness, transparency

By Saifullah Muhammad, Spoke News Two candidates hoping to represent Ward 10 on Kitchener city council attended a debate hosted by The Working Center on Sept. 20. The debate was organized to help the public get to know the policies of their candidates and their views on major issues for change. The two candidates — Sarah Marsh and Peter Meier —gave their pitches on how to have a better municipal … Continued

Police believe homicide was targeted attack

By Manija Hamidullah, Spoke News An investigation is continuing into a shooting that occurred in downtown Kitchener last week, resulting in a man’s death. Isaiah Macnab, 20, was last seen at 11:20 a.m. last Thursday, sitting outside of Salvation Army New Beginnings building on King Street East, when he was shot multiple times. A Waterloo Regional Police spokesperson said the police believe the shooting was a targeted attack and they are still seeking the suspect vehicle. “We are still … Continued

Something for all at Kitchener Comic Con

BY TYLER MEDEIROS The fourth annual Kitchener Comic Con took place on March 3. The event was a two-day experience that brought artists, fans, gamers and writers to Kitchener City Hall. “I travel around these cons a lot but it’s always nice to come to Kitchener because everyone just gets so into the nerd spirit,” said Laura Suen, owner and founder of Fire and Steel, a premium retailer for specialty … Continued

New skate park coming to Kitchener

By MELISSA HORTON With Kitchener already being home to three skate parks, it may come as a surprise to learn that a new park is coming to the region this year. It will be located on the corner of Pioneer Drive and Homer Watson Boulevard. Karen Leasa, associate landscape architect with the City of Kitchener, said this particular location was chosen because, “The south end of the city did not … Continued

Brit Floyd engages audience

BY NICOLE CLARK The progressive and psychedelic rock band, Brit Floyd, hit the stage at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square April 3 to an almost entirely full house. An audience of approximately 1,750 people filled the seats, becoming immersed in the sound and soundscape of a Pink Floyd live show. Many of those in attendance were longtime super-fans of the original band that reigned between 1956 and 1995. Bea Binka, … Continued

Good2Talk is all ears for post-secondary students

BY CASSIDY FOULDS Every post-secondary student in Ontario has felt the heavy weight of stress. Whether that stress is due to studies, home life, familial matters, work or addictions, they all agree it feels great to get it off their chests in a healthy, safe way. An Ontario helpline can help with that. “The latest National College Health Assessment survey found that nearly 90 per cent of Canadian post-secondary students … Continued