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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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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Guelph children from Syrian refugee family co-author picture book

A refugee family arrived to Canada with seven suitcases. It became the inspiration for a children's book illustrated and co-written by three children from the Marie family. With the help of Cynthia Spring, Ahmed, Farah and Hala who live in Guelph have authored a book that the proceeds from the sale will go to help other families like them.  
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'Water(loo) is rising': Demonstrators gather for climate rallies in Waterloo region

Large crowds gathered in Waterloo and Cambridge on Friday for local demonstrations of the Global Climate Strike.

Cambridge movie business booms in August

The month of August is traditionally a slow period for film shoots in Cambridge, but you wouldn't know it given the influx of TV and movie shoots the city has seen recently.
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K-W Cameroonians promote community building through soccer tournament

The Cameroon community in Waterloo region holds its sixth annual soccer tournament Saturday. The Building Bridges Through Soccer Tournament invites Ontario based African soccer clubs to play in a soccer friendly.

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.