Paula Duhatschek


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

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Youth mental health site to open in Fergus this spring

A mental health services site aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 26 will open this spring in Fergus, the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington said in a news release.

Zoom bombers interrupt virtual court hearing with porn, swastikas

Peel Regional Police are investigating after a virtual court hearing involving Waterloo regional police was repeatedly interrupted Tuesday by Zoom bombers who hijacked the meeting and posted pornographic images and swastikas.

Zoom-bombing Ontario courts rare but troubling, says task force chair

The co-chair of an Ontario task force on court e-hearings says the Zoom-bombing of a Brampton virtual courtroom on Tuesday is rare, but troubling. The Ministry of Attorney General is committing to reviewing the virtual court system with staff to "ensure the dignity and integrity of court proceedings."

'Weather-impacted learning days' a source of mounting stress for some parents

Some parents in Waterloo region say the move from snow days to “weather impacted learning days” during the pandemic is a source of heightened stress.

Police use of tech like Clearview AI that can breach privacy to be discussed at board

A new procedure about how police use technology that could affect people’s privacy is going before the Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) Board Wednesday.

Former WRPS Sgt. Caleb Roy found not guilty of sexual assault

Former WRPS Sgt. Caleb Roy was found not guilty Friday of sexually assaulting a woman in October, 2010. A police spokesperson confirmed he is no longer employed with regional police.

Local mental health crisis line fields 6,000 calls a month

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington now gets about 6,000 calls every month to its mental health crisis line. That's up from about 5,000 a month before the pandemic.

Regional council calls for more local control over police budgets, activities

Region of Waterloo council passed a motion Wednesday night to call on the province to amend the Police Services Act and give municipalities more say in the activities and budgets of their local police.

Director out at Orangeville, Ont. hospital after vaccine queue jumped

A director at the Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) in Orangeville, Ont. has retired after arranging to have a family member vaccinated during a clinic held at the hospital last week.

Ontario lacks Black and Indigenous engineering profs — this program hopes to change that

The Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project will provide $25,000-a-year fellowships — along with mentorship and networking opportunities — to Black and Indigenous students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering and math.