October 24, 2018

Safe injection, safer community

EDITORIAL By Kaitlyn Mullin “More people have died as result of the opioid crisis than they did in road safety and road deaths in Waterloo Region,” said Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Chief Bryan Larkin in a public service announcement featured on CTV in August. “It is the most complex public health crisis we have ever seen.” We cannot stop addicts from consuming drugs, but as a region, we have the … Continued

BY MIKE TURCOTTE-MCCUSKER It’s no secret to anyone who lives in Waterloo Region that we have a homeless problem. You can’t avoid seeing it if you go through any of the three cores, whether it be King Street that runs through Kitchener and Waterloo, or Ainslie Street in Cambridge. However, few realize just how big a problem it is. Although recent statistics from the Region of Waterloo indicate there are … Continued

Waterloo Region remembers

BY SCOTT BLINKHORN Over one million Canadians served in the Second World War as part of the Canadian Forces, the merchant marine and other allied forces. In 2014 there were approximately 75,000 veterans remaining, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. It is a war that is quickly exiting living memory. On Oct. 29, Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery hosted its 11th annual Remembrance Day ceremony. “We have over 400 veterans … Continued

Support Waterloo Region farmers

BY KANDACE GALLANT Going to a convenient grocery store may not be the best option. In today’s society, we’re lucky to have so many different grocery stores offering a variety of different foods and products. Zehrs, Walmart, Food Basics etc., are some of the many that sell everything from kitchen appliances and roasting chickens, to toys, fruits and vegetables. Though these places may be a go-to for many people, there … Continued

Would you have had a shot?

BY RACHEL ROY Students in Waterloo Region had the chance to give it their best shot at The Shot. The singing competition was open to post-secondary students at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. The Shot is a week-long event where individual students or groups perform in front of four music industry professionals. It’s like America’s Got Talent mixed with American Idol. The Shot just wrapped … Continued

Waterloo Region ‘bound’ to learn

  BY MARYSSA MCFADDEN Sometimes life gets hectic and people can often forget about the lives of the other beings we share the world with. Yet, through the hustle and bustle of everyday life comes a new interactive exhibit at the Waterloo Region Museum to remind us all, not only about the millions of creatures in our communities, but also how our everyday actions can help or destroy them. Every … Continued

Newest dragon holds Wektoberfest

BY CASSIE TULECKI Waterloo played host to its newest investor, and dragon, Michael Wekerle at Wektoberfest. The event, held Oct. 19, was a celebration of music and business in Waterloo Region. “It’s more so about the networking, basically all of the prominent members of the tech and business community were invited,” said Courtney Cassel, a content strategist and developer for the event. Wektoberfest was held in a former Blackberry building … Continued