Carmen Groleau is an associate producer and web writer for CBC K-W.
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These culinary schools have found the recipe for training budding chefs for hard-hit industry
Culinary schools in southwestern Ontario are equpping future chefs with skills to become flexible and adaptable in an industry hard hit by the pandemic. One student, Ivan Milenovic, says he even kept the hands-on experience simmering, when in-person classroom training wasn't possible, by baking and cooking for neighbours.
Student reflections: Criminology students tackle issue of homelessness through research project
As part of a brand new course at Wilfrid Laurier University, fourth year criminology students took a deeper look at the issue of homelessness in Canada and how it's often criminalized.
Take a tour of Far Out Flicks, K-W's last movie rental shop
After being in the movie rental business for almost 20 years, Kitchener's Rolf Glemser says it's time to pack up and close Far Out Flicks. Glemser said his movie rental store will close at the end of 2021.
House of Friendship keeps up with 24-hour shelter model after Inn of Waterloo fire
It has been more than a month since a fire at the Inn of Waterloo displaced a men's shelter run by the House of Friendship. Despite the loss and hardship of relocating, staff have been able to help permanently house 25 men.
Mobile clinic brings COVID vaccine to people who are housebound, homeless
Mobile teams in Waterloo region are out offering the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable groups who can't make it to the region's vaccination clinics, such as housebound home-care patients and people facing homelessness.
Language specific vaccine info sessions available for Guelph newcomers
Immigrant and newcomer communities in Wellington County and Guelph can tune into language specific workshops that focus on providing information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Carmen's 5 fun things to do this weekend (March 19 - 21)
This Saturday marks the first day of spring in Canada. With a sunny and warm weekend ahead, check out some fun things happening in Waterloo region and Guelph.
For International Women's Day, celebrate these 3 essential workers from Waterloo region
For International Women's Day, CBC K-W is highlighting some of the women in our community who have been frontline and essential workers during the pandemic. Meet Heidi Fuentes, Lina Shubair and Sepideh Samandari.
Virtual, drive-in festivals 'the best we can expect' for 2021, says Festivals and Events Ontario
The pandemic has already forced many festivals to cancel in person events for 2021. CEO of Festivals and Events Ontario says there won't likely be a return to the normal large gatherings until at least until the end of September.
Displaced by Inn of Waterloo fire, HopeSpring looks for new home
Organizers with the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre are now looking for a new home after being uprooted by the fire that also displaced a men's shelter at the Inn of Waterloo Tuesday night.