Paula Duhatschek


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

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1st Ontario schools sign up for made-in-Waterloo sex traffic awareness course

A cottage country school board north of Toronto will be the first in the province to use a made-in-Waterloo sex trafficking curriculum that teaches kids how to spot potential predators.

'Calling card of a killer:' Strangulation is spousal abuse tipoff

Officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service were trained this week on how to identify, investigate and prosecute domestic violence cases where women are strangled by their partners.

Fees to increase at regionally operated childcare centres

Parents who have small children in regionally-operated childcare centres can expect to pay more for care in the new year, according to a report going before council Wednesday.

Province's plans to change gravel pit rules could harm local water, natural areas: report

Regional staff are urging the province to reconsider changes that would loosen rules around gravel mining and other aggregate extraction.

Rental market will remain tight in K-W, predicts CMHC

Finding a place to rent in the tri-cities is tough and will likely stay that way over the next two years. That prediction is among those outlined in the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's latest market outlook.

Paying for healthy food and rent 'absolutely impossible' for many in K-W

The rising cost of food and housing in Waterloo region means more people are choosing between paying the rent and feeding their kids, according to a report going before the region's community services committee.

Domestic violence causes brain injuries, and advocates say not enough people are talking about it

Researchers and women's advocates say brain injuries caused by domestic violence haven't received the same level of public awareness as injuries caused by sports.

Students call on City of Waterloo to take stronger role in enforcing rental standards

A group of disgruntled students from the University of Waterloo wants city staff to regularly inspect its largest apartment buildings, instead of leaving it up to tenants to ask for help.

University of Waterloo seeks to appeal court order on 'accommodated admissions' for brain-injured student

The University of Waterloo wants to appeal a court decision forcing its admissions committee to reconsider an application from a student with a traumatic brain injury.

Bacteria could lurk in thousands of private wells in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, health officials say

Public health officials in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph hope a new well water testing system will encourage people to test their water more often. Untested well water can lead to intestinal illness, public health says.

Rural southwestern Ontario hospitals struck by cyberattack

Two rural hospitals in Listowel and Wingham, Ont. are the latest victims in a string of southwestern Ontario cyberattacks.

Construction resumes on affordable housing site where human remains found

Construction has restarted on an affordable housing complex in Ayr, after the project was put on hold for nearly two weeks when human remains were found at the construction site.

Police release new photos and footage of suspects in Isaiah Macnab shooting

Isaiah Macnab's mother is again urging the public to share what they know about her son's killer, as police mark the one-year anniversary of his death with newly-released video footage. CBC spoke with Kelly Macnab about her memories of her son.

Guelph police chase down 'modern-day Tom Sawyer' who cut class to go fishing

An 11-year-old "modern-day Tom Sawyer" was the subject of a mini manhunt Monday, after Guelph police say he cut class to go fishing.

Accommod8u fires back against data posted online 'without context'

The student housing company Accommod8u is firing back against allegations of poor maintenance at its properties in the wake of a data leak that saw two years worth of maintenance requests posted publicly to Reddit.