Kate Bueckert

Kate has been covering issues affecting people in southern Ontario for more than 14 years. She currently works for CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Feb. 26 to 28)

The annual powwow at Conestoga College moves online this weekend, there's an Afro-Tribal dance workshop and musical events.

After a year of protest and education, WOKE event is a chance to celebrate

The Stories of Resilience and Challenge in WOKE WO/MEN event is set for this Friday. It will be run online and will be a chance for people to be "unapologetically Black," one event co-creator says.

Kitchener unlikely to ticket many idling drivers — but that's OK, clean air advocate says

Gabriella Kalapos, executive director of Clean Air Partnership, says the city's new bylaw can be an effective tool to get people to turn off their engines while they sit and wait by simply educating them about how their actions affect the environment.

Region's program to help seniors stay at home longer receives $7.8M funding boost from province

A program run by the region’s paramedic services sees community paramedics provide non-emergency medical care to seniors and people with chronic illness in their homes. The region says this will help people who are waiting to get into long-term care.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Feb. 19 to 21)

There are online panel discussions, an author talk or you could call in and leave a message on the Kindness Hotline.

'Planning has not relaxed at all' for potential St. Patrick's Day party in Waterloo, mayor says

City officials and police say the likelihood of students gathering on Ezra Avenue for St. Patrick's Day seems minimal this year given the pandemic and the risk of big fines if people gather. Still, they say they're continuing to watch and plan just in case there is a party.

Laurier, UW see surge in grad school applications during pandemic

Grad school applications have reached 'record levels' at Laurier while University of Waterloo officials say new applications have risen by 17 per cent this year. It's a trend seen across the province.

Don't gather for Valentine's or Family Day, region's health officials warn

Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, the region's medical officer of health, says people need to be creative in how they celebrate Family Day, Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year this weekend. St. Mary's president Lee Fairclough says with new variants circulating, it's best to be as careful as possible.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this Family Day long weekend (Feb. 12 to 15)

There are many events this weekend to celebrate family and Valentine's Day. Take in an online cabaret, visit an outdoor sculpture park to get some exercise or learn how to make red velvet cupcakes.

Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife accused of misusing legislative email, she says it's an error

A PC MPP has accused Waterloo NDP MPP Catherine Fife of violating the Members’ Integrity Act over an email her office sent seeking feedback on the provincial budget. Fife's office confirmed an email with an incorrect link was sent, but they say it was done so in error.