Kate Bueckert


Kate has been covering issues in southern Ontario for more than 15 years. She currently works for CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. Email: kate.bueckert@cbc.ca

Latest from Kate Bueckert

Weekend GO buses between Kitchener and Brampton are so full, they're leaving people behind

In April, Metrolinx started offering bus trips between Waterloo region and Bramalea station in Brampton so people could access hourly train trips to and from Toronto. The service has proven so popular, people are being left behind as buses get filled to the brim during certain times.

Kitchener's creative hub at 44 Gaukel a success, but may have to relocate

The creative hub at 44 Gaukel in downtown Kitchener has "successfully transformed" a former Canada Post building "into the vibrant and central hub envisioned" in 2018, when the pilot project was approved. City staff say the creative hub should continue beyond this year, but it may need to move.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend in Waterloo region and area: June 2 to 4 edition

There's lots going on in Waterloo region and area in this very hot first weekend of June, including the start of Pride month, crokinole, a medieval faire and the AfroVibes festival.

Hot days ahead in Waterloo region, but many say they welcome it after cool, grey spring

Waterloo region will see the temperature rise to 32 C on Friday for a mini heat event. But an Environment Canada meteorologist says it's not abnormal to see such warm temperatures at this time of year.

Escape to U.S., social posts, counterfeit currency: What the jury didn't hear in the Ager Hasan murder trial

Ager Hasan, 30, of Hamilton, Ont., was found guilty of second-degree murder this week in a Kitchener courtroom. The jury found he had intent to kill Melinda Vasilije when he stabbed her 47 times. But much of Hasan's conduct after he fled Vasilije's apartment was not revealed to the jury.

Votes at Region of Waterloo council and committees now to be recorded

Starting June 6, all votes taken at Region of Waterloo council and committee meetings will be recorded and the results of the votes will be noted in meeting minutes. The decision stems from a motion brought forward by Coun. Kari Williams to increase transparency.

Ager Hasan found guilty of 2nd-degree murder in Kitchener woman's stabbing death

A jury deliberated for seven hours Wednesday and reached the verdict that Ager Hasan was guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Melinda Vasilije in her Kitchener apartment in April 2017.

Jury deliberations underway in trial of Hamilton man accused of fatally stabbing Kitchener woman

The jury in the trial of a Hamilton man accused of killing a Kitchener woman in April 2017 began deliberations Wednesday afternoon.

Defence, Crown disagree whether Hamilton man was in 'frenzy' on night he killed Kitchener woman

Closing arguments began Tuesday in the case of Ager Hasan, a Hamilton, Ont., man accused of killing his former girlfriend Melinda Vasilije. Vasilije died in her Kitchener apartment on April 28, 2017.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend in Waterloo region and area: May long weekend edition

The May long weekend is often seen as the unofficial start of summer and this weekend there are events around Waterloo region that will have people thinking about the warmer days ahead.