Joe Pavia

Reporter/Editor

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. If you have a story idea, email Joe at Joseph.Pavia@cbc.ca Follow him on twitter @PaviaJoe1964

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Court injunction comes too late to save Preston Springs Hotel

A heritage group in Cambridge received a court injunction to stop the demolition of the former Preston Springs Hotel, while work crews were in the process of tearing down the building.

Heritage group files court injunction to stop Preston Springs Hotel demolition

A Cambridge Heritage group has filed a court injunction to stop the demolition of the former Preston Springs Hotel. The decision to demolish the building was made to ensure public safety, says the City of Cambridge.

The Christkindl market is closed, but you can experience it 'in-a-box' instead

Subscription boxes are not a new phenomenon but they have a new meaning for area businesses and event organizers who want to promote local products to a wider audience during the pandemic.
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Small businesses in Cambridge make it work through construction and COVID-19

Four independent businesses in the Preston Towne Centre have made changes since construction started on King Street and the pandemic affected their operations.

Snowbirds living at Waterloo RV park search for temporary winter homes

As the weather turns colder, Canadian snowbirds traditionally start to think of making the move south. The pandemic has changed the plans of more than 200 people living at a recreational vehicle park in Waterloo.

Online Prosit! Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest a virtual gathering

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has tapped the keg for a very different celebration that spans over three weekends instead of the traditional nine days.

Local campuses prepare for virtual semester as students head back

Universities and colleges are preparing for a very different start to the fall semester this year, with many students learning online rather than in-class.

Walk-in clinic owners give out 25,000 masks after fielding calls from patients without

The owners of three walk-in clinics in Waterloo and Kitchener are distributing 25,000 disposable masks to people who need them. Rex and Meera Mohammed took action after receiving a number of requests from people who needed a face covering.
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Is it time a Black history course is taught at school?

Now would be a good time to introduce a course on Black history in the elementary and high school curriculum. That’s what two senior high school students with the Waterloo Region District School Board think. And not only do they want to learn about the past, they want a course that moves the discussion forward.

No housekeeping or daily showers for people with disabilities due to PSW shortage

People in Waterloo region living with a disability had fewer opportunities after their programs and services were cut since the pandemic began in the spring.

Parents of children with autism struggle to keep up with work, education demands

Parents of children with autism are dealing with a decrease in therapy for their children. Janet McLaughlin says her eight-year-old son, Sebastian, now gets two hours of virtual therapy every day.

Kitchener girl donates university savings to family of slain RCMP officer

A 12-year-old Kitchener girl who has dreamed of taking computer science at Harvard University in Boston is donating the money she has saved and giving it to the family of RCMP officer Heidi Stephenson.
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Seniors staying positive through COVID-19 pandemic

While times may have been tough growing up, four seniors at retirement homes in Kitchener and Guelph admit they are living through something they have never seen before. 

Let people on ODSP, Ontario Works shop on Tuesday, urges Guelph social worker

A Guelph social worker is asking the public to keep the store shelves stocked for people who get Ontario Works and Ontario Disability cheques on Tuesday. This will be the first influx of cash recipients since COVID-19 became a major public health concern earlier this month.

Grant program offers $5K to 6 new businesses in Stratford

A group of small businesses in the Stratford area have received a total $30,000 in provincial grant money to help advance their companies.

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