Hala Ghonaim

Reporter/Editor

Hala Ghonaim is a reporter/editor based in Kitchener-Waterloo. She's previously worked in London and Calgary. You can reach her at hala.ghonaim@cbc.ca.

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Police officer details bullying, micromanaging in grievance hearing against Waterloo Regional Police Service

An arbitration hearing against the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) continued on Thursday with a central witness detailing incidents of bullying and micromanaging. 

Female Waterloo regional police officer details harassment at grievance hearing

After a three-month break, an arbitration hearing against the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) picked back up with a central witness testimony on Tuesday. 

Black parent council town hall offers space for healing, joy and support

The Black Parent Council of Kitchener-Waterloo’s first community town hall offered members and allies a space for healing and joy, and supporting one another.

This Waterloo, Ont., brainiac just got his master's degree in physics at 17 

Cendikiawan Suryaatmadja is just 17, but has already completed his master’s in physics at the University of Waterloo. One of the three youngest master’s grads in the Ontario university's history, he hopes to pursue his PhD in the fall.

Stratford Festival's 'beautiful, intimate' Tom Patterson Theatre reopens after $72M transformation

The Stratford Festival's transformed Tom Patterson Theatre has officially reopened and raised its curtain to public performances after being stalled by two long pandemic years. It's debut performance for 2022 is Richard III.

New Guelph program keeps 92% of suspended students from getting in trouble again

A new program run by the YMCA for the Wellington Catholic District School Board pairs suspended students with a youth worker who can support their needs and work through behavioural issues.

As tick season gets underway, so does Guelph-based research into Lyme disease 

As the number of people who contract Lyme disease in Canada steadily grows, researchers in Guelph are ramping up studies to develop effective ways to diagnose and ultimately treat patients and identify hot spots for ticks.

Does a housing-first approach to homelessness work? Here are 2 views

A University of Waterloo researcher says a housing-first approach to addressing homelessness, often adopted by municipalities including the Region of Waterloo, sounds better on paper than in practice. 

Kitchener encampment residents to have 24/7 washroom access: Council supports

Waterloo regional councillors have approved a motion that would see the region cover the security and cleaning costs of keeping downtown washrooms open 24/7 to encampment residents.

Rural youth feel connected to their townships but social isolation is still an issue

Youth in rural townships including Wellesley, Wilmot, North Dumfries and Woolwhich are reporting a greater sense of belonging, wellbeing and connection to environment than some of their urban counterparts.

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