Joe Pavia


Joe Pavia is a Reporter/Editor with CBC K-W 89.1 FM. He's normally heard weekdays on The Morning Edition but also covers a wide range of news and feature stories for both radio and web. Email him at Follow him on twitter @PaviaJoe1964

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Waterloo Park installs 'zoo poo units' to capture animal waste, divert it from landfills

First the dog waste, now the zoo poo. The City of Waterloo has installed two in-ground waste containers that will collect manure from the Eby Farmstead. That waste will be shipped to a local farmer and composted.

Southeast Galt chosen for Cambridge's new recreation complex

Cambridge city council has voted in favour of building a new recreational facility in the southeast area of the city.

Waterloo region leaders pleased with reprieve from provincial funding cuts

The Ford government is giving cities across Ontario a one-year reprieve from funding cuts.

Finding extra 4% in budget savings no easy task, say Region of Waterloo and Guelph

Political leaders in Waterloo region and Guelph say it will be very difficult to trim their budgets to meet a request from Premier Doug Ford to find an extra four per cent in savings.

Waterloo region health merger will create Ontario's largest regional unit

The province is cutting the number of health units from 35 to 10. As part of that, Waterloo region could be merged with Halton, Peel, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to form a new public health planning area.

4% hotel and motel tax starts July 1 in Waterloo region

Hotels and motels in Waterloo region will introduce a four per cent tax on stays starting July 1. The municipal accommodation tax (MAT) is forecast to raise $3.3M a year, the majority of it to fund to market tourism to the region.

Legal Aid cuts are attack on poor and marginalized, Kitchener MPP says

When the Ontario government first announced cuts in April to Legal Aid Ontario, the focus was the impact of refugee and immigration cases. Other groups say the cuts also affect the most vulnerable and marginalized in the province.

Stratford hires dogs, drones to chase off geese

Spring is a busy season for Ted Gates and his dogs, Rosie, Tessa and Jedi, who are working long days to chase away the birds who are in search of a perfect nesting site to lay their eggs.

Sensory pathway at Cambridge school gives student the mental and physical break they need

'Don't walk in the halls' is not the policy at Clemens Mill Public School in Cambridge. Teachers encourage mental and physical fitness on Sensory Pathway.

Message in a bottle leads to a decades long marriage for Guelph couple

14 year-old Audrey Monroe was in search of a pen pal when she tossed her message in a bottle into the English channel in the late 1940s. Not long after, it found the man she would eventually marry.

Fish mislabeling occurs all along supply chain, study reveals

A University of Guelph study suggests seafood in Canada is being mislabelled not just at the retail stage but throughout the supply chain.

Kitchener seances subject of new audio documentary, archives exhibit

Seances recorded in the early 1960s in Kitchener are the subject of a new audio documentary and University of Waterloo archives exhibit.

2018 reporter's notes CBC KW: Joe Pavia

'Tis the season for looking back, and for us at CBC Kitchener-Waterloo that means marking some of 2018's most memorable stories. Our journalists meet so many passionate people each and ever year. Here's a few, from Joe Pavia

Kitchener man makes wooden poppy pins to thank local legion

A Kitchener man has made 150 wooden poppy pins that he’s selling and donating the proceeds to the legion where he has been a long time member.

Rescued meat dogs saved by former American Idol judge Simon Cowell

Dogs saved from a South Korean meat farm and temporarily sheltered in Cambridge, Ont. en route to Montreal have been helped by donation by former American Idol judge Simon Cowell.