Over a hundred people turned out to watch and compete in the National Ninja League (NNL) qualifying competition at Double Dragon Martial Arts and Fitness in Kitchener on Saturday.
At a consultation on the weekend, influencers heard that social isolation is one of the biggest challenges for refugees and other recent arrivals to the area.
Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky was returned to office by a huge margin, but the winner of the regional chair’s race won’t be known until Tuesday, due to voting problems.
Conestoga public relations and graphic design students helped solve communication challenges during this year’s Creative Day for Social Change.
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, says Canada is one of the most generous countries for international students and the new immigration system benefits them in several ways.
Udo Haan was connected to his first court hearing by telephone on Oct. 12.
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
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
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
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
The demolition of the Victoria Street bridge will take place Feb. 24 until Feb. 25 By Tyler Medeiros
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
BY JAMES WELLS
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