Carmen Groleau

Associate Producer

Carmen Groleau is an associate producer and web writer for CBC K-W.

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Hindu community holds traditional ground breaking ceremony for new Cambridge temple

It was an exciting day for Waterloo region's Hindu community as a special ground-breaking ceremony took place at the location of a new temple and cultural centre.

Guelph stopped short of banning plastic straws. Why one woman sees them as a 'necessary evil'

The City of Guelph will ban some single use plastics in 2023, but held off on banning plastic straws as the city's accessibility advisory committee raised concerns with the ban. There are many reason why people with disabilities use plastic straws.

Fasting students in dedicated lunch group for Ramadan feel 'special and appreciated'

While most students at Lackner Woods Public School in Kitchener, Ont., eat their lunch, a small group is fasting for the month of Ramadan. Aware it can be isolating to watch classmates eat lunch while they're abstaining, the school created a space for students to gather during that time.

Tips to start a low-waste lifestyle and make Earth Day habit stick year round

For those thinking about starting a low-waste lifestyle, or who just want to reduce their waste in general, the thought of making the change can be intimidating. But experts say it doesn't have to be and they've offered some tips on how to make the habit stick.

These University of Waterloo professors are helping build the metaverse

Facebook's parent company, Meta, is investing in Canadian researchers to help build the metaverse. Two University of Waterloo professors were among 17 Canadian researchers to receive a $30,000 grant to support their work.

Support ramps up as more Ukrainians expected to come stay in Waterloo region

Support for Ukrainians coming to stay in Waterloo region continues to grow as more are expected to arrive in the area. A local grassroots volunteer group and churches are seeing donations and offers of help from the community.

Ukrainian mom and daughter find comfort in Cambridge, Ont., after bumpy welcome to Canada

Alena Neklyudova and her nine-year-old daughter fled Ukraine and now call Cambridge, Ont., home. But the journey was not easy. After leaving their family behind and getting scammed about a home in Montreal, Neklyudova's cry for help on social media was answered by a family of six.

'Incredibly frustrating' province hasn't delivered tourism recovery funds, Bingemans president says

The president of Bingemans in Kitchener says it's been "incredibly frustrating" that businesses like his are still waiting to receive funding from the Ontario Tourism Recovery Program. 

'I couldn't be more proud': 1st Rohingya community centre opens in Kitchener

Rohingyas living in Waterloo region now have a central hub to come together as community members open the doors to the Rohingya Centre of Canada on Duke Street in downtown Kitchener.

Why this Kitchener church doesn't want accessible parking replaced by a bike lane

The reverend of a downtown Kitchener church is hoping the Region of Waterloo will reconsider its proposal to build a bike lane on a portion of Duke Street. He says the project would remove several parking spots that are essential for his parishioners and the work they do in the community.