Paula Duhatschek


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External investigation ordered after Waterloo regional police arrest video surfaces

An external police service will be asked to investigate after a video of an arrest in Waterloo region surfaced online recently.

Waterloo regional council unanimously approves mandatory mask bylaws

Region of Waterloo council voted Monday night to make face masks mandatory on Grand River Transit and within most indoor public spaces.

Email tipline set up as Habitat for Humanity reviews former CEO

Habitat for Humanity Canada has hired a workplace investigation firm and set up a dedicated e-mail tipline to receive possible concerns about its former CEO, Wilmer Martin.

Masks could soon be mandatory indoors, on Grand River Transit

Wearing a mask on Grand River Transit and in indoor public spaces could soon be mandatory in Waterloo region, if two draft bylaws pass at regional council Monday afternoon.

Hospital workers still waiting for pandemic pay promised in April

Health-care workers in local hospitals are still waiting for their pandemic pay, more than two months after the program was first announced.

Academic says universities too worried about bad PR to deal with systemic racism

A University of Waterloo dean says the institution’s recent attempts to address anti-Black racism show a greater concern for public relations than for creating real change.

Expect longer wait times as testing ramps up in Waterloo region

Efforts to quickly ramp up COVID-19 testing in Waterloo region mean that longer wait times should be expected, especially at the region’s new drive-through site, acting medical officer of health Dr. Hsiu Li Wang said Friday.

Impaired driver sentenced to 6 years for crash that killed Laurier dean

Ronald Rees, the driver in a crash that killed a well-known Wilfrid Laurier University dean Leanne Holland-Brown last April, was sentenced Thursday morning to six years in prison.

Bogus science in racist flyers a 'classic' white supremacist tactic, profs say

Pseudoscientific ideas about racial differences are a "classic" tactic that has been used by white supremacists for centuries, local academics say after racist flyers discouraging interracial marriage were mailed to at least two apartment buildings in Waterloo this week.

Racist flyers sent to apartment units in Waterloo; police investigating

A Waterloo woman says she received a racist flyer in the mail at her apartment near Wilfrid Laurier University. Police are investigating.

Wilmot Township mayor says people 'only offended because they misinterpreted' Facebook post

Wilmot Township Mayor Les Armstrong says he's sorry that people were offended by his sharing of a 'White Lives Matter' Facebook video. But he says he has no regrets about sharing it.

Councillor questions Wilmot mayor apology after sharing 'White Lives Matter' video

Jennifer Pfenning, who is the Ward 4 councillor for Wilmot Township, says Mayor Les Armstrong should apologize for sharing a Facebook video with a banner that said "White Lives Matter."

Indie music venues at risk of closing without government help, industry group says

Music venues say they're at a risk of shutting down without more help from the federal government.

Sexual misconduct investigation mishandled, says former Mennonite pastor stripped of credentials

A former Mennonite pastor who lost his credentials after being accused of sexual misconduct says the church's investigation into his behaviour was mishandled. 

As salons and patios reopen, Kitchener man wonders why citizenship tests still on hold

A Kitchener man says that if he can get a haircut and sip a drink on a patio, he should be able to write his citizenship test. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it's working on offering online citizenship tests but has no timeline.