Haydn Watters

Haydn Watters is a roving reporter for Ontario, primarily serving the province's local radio shows. He has worked for CBC News and CBC Radio in Halifax, Yellowknife, Ottawa and Toronto, with stints at the politics bureau and the entertainment unit. He also ran an experimental one-person pop-up bureau for the CBC in Barrie, Ont.

Latest from Haydn Watters

Schools can't share Valentines. So Grade 4 class made virtual cards for Guelph hospital

COVID-19 has crushed Valentine's Day card and candy exchanges at many schools this year. So teachers and students have had to get creative.

Waterloo workplace trial swaps COVID-19 swabs for saline spit test

A grassroots group of local healthcare workers and thinkers are using a spit and saline rinse to test for COVID-19 and want to test the screening with as many interested workplaces as possible around Waterloo region.

Reading week travel rules range for K-W, Guelph students in residence — including 14-day isolation

The province is still telling everyone to stay-at-home — but it's unclear what exactly that means ahead of reading week for students who live in residence at local universities and colleges.

Immunocompromised student says Guelph's campus COVID-19 outbreak makes her 'kind of mad'

Victoria Leaker lives in residence at the University of Guelph, which has been grappling with a significant COVID-19 outbreak. She's immunocompromised, which puts her at greater risk of getting very sick.

Province says pet groomers aren't allowed. Guelph, Cambridge interpret otherwise

Several municipalities, including Guelph and Cambridge, are making their own local interpretations of the province's rules and now allowing groomers to accept pets curbside, for emergency, non-cosmetic appointments.

Ice rinks are capped at 10 skaters. So a Waterloo neighbourhood built another

The rink at St. Moritz Park in Waterloo kept hitting its COVID-19 capacity. So a group of neighbourhood volunteers known as the Rink Rats decided to build another.

Why 2 students are mapping where people cry on University of Waterloo's campus

Two engineering students have plotted out hundreds of locations where people have cried on University of Waterloo's campus.

53 test positive as University of Guelph grapples with growing COVID outbreak

At least 53 University of Guelph students have now tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus as the university continues to blame "unsanctioned gatherings" in residence buildings mid-January for the outbreak.

44 positive, 200 isolating in University of Guelph residence COVID-19 outbreak

At least 44 COVID-19 cases have been linked to 'unsanctioned social gatherings' at the University of Guelph's residences.

Public health units can shut down Ontario workplaces for COVID. They rarely do

Less than half of Ontario's 34 public health units have shutdown workplaces over COVID concerns since the pandemic began — and rather sparingly.