Paula Duhatschek


Paula Duhatschek is a reporter with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. You can reach her at

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Some Black community members frustrated after Waterloo region officer cleared of racial profiling

After a Waterloo region constable was found not guilty of racial discrimination, some members of Ontario's Black community are wondering what it will take to fix a justice system that a Kitchener MPP calls "broken and flawed."

Waterloo region officer guilty of wrongful arrest and excessive force, cleared of racial profiling

A Waterloo region constable has been found guilty of two counts of misconduct under the Ontario's Police Services Act but not guilty of bias after a woman alleged he racially profiled her during a traffic stop.

'The greatest gift': Brampton man reunited with family stuck in Gaza

A Brampton, Ont., man who’s spent years separated from his family in Gaza is now making plans for their new life together in Canada.

Cyclists frustrated by speeding tickets handed out in High Park

Some Toronto cyclists say they were surprised and frustrated this week after being handed speeding tickets in High Park. A total of 126 tickets were handed out during an enforcement blitz by police and bylaw officers.

Toronto-area woman wants Freedom Mobile to stop assigning her phone number to other people

A Markham woman says Freedom Mobile is still assigning her cell number to other people, even though she took the number with her when she moved to a new provider last year.

Safer drug supply program in Kitchener-Waterloo gets $2.3M from Ottawa amid rise in overdose deaths

Ottawa will spend $2.3 million over 26 months to fund a safer drug supply project in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. Area MP Bardish Chagger says the program will serve 200 people in the region.

No date yet for Waterloo region's move to Step 2

People in Waterloo region will have to wait a few days longer for word on a possible move to Step 2 of Ontario's reopening plan, as the area remains in a "precarious" situation due to the pandemic.

Kitchener woman says family 'completely abandoned' by Hyundai after vehicle breakdown on 401

A Kitchener, Ont., woman says her family was stranded for hours in 30 C heat after their 2020 Hyundai Venue broke down on Highway 401 and the company’s roadside assistance program failed to help get them home. A spokesperson for Hyundai Canada has apologized for the inconvenience of the vehicle malfunction.

Vaccine appointments can be hard to find. Waterloo Vaccine Tracker wants to help

If you’re still on the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, Waterloo Vaccine Tracker might be able to help. The social media tool posts about upcoming vaccine appointments in the region.

Chronic homelessness up 34% since November in Waterloo region

The Region of Waterloo says the number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness has risen 34 per cent since the fall.