Paula Duhatschek

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Paula Duhatschek is an associate producer and reporter with CBC London. You can reach her at paula.duhatschek@cbc.ca.

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Police scour neighbourhoods where suspect sexually assaulting children has struck before

Police have set up a command centre at A.R. Kaufman Public School, just off Brybeck Crescent, and are canvassing Patricia Avenue in Kitchener and Barrie Place, trying to get new information about a suspect linked to three child sexual assaults.

There have been 12 shootings in the cities so far this year, WRPS chief says

The number of shootings across the cities in Waterloo region are up to 12 this year, says Bryan Larkin, chief of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Charges have been laid in about 70 per cent of those shootings, he said.

Ontario pledges $28M to expand midwifery services

Ontario's Health Minister Christine Elliott has announced an additional $28 million this year for midwifery services across the province. The announcement was made Monday in St. Jacobs.

Kitchener has changed the way it's helping people treat and prevent HIV — here's how

The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA) has started offering primary healthcare and specialist clinics at the organization's main location on King Street in Kitchener in an attempt to create a "one-stop shop" for healthcare.

'Pain' for Ontario pork producers as China halts meat exports, prof says

Mike von Massow, an associate professor in the department of food agriculture and resource economics at the University of Guelph, says China's ban on Canadian meat exports could make it difficult for Ontario pork producers.

Mom and premature baby cared for by same nurses 31 years apart

Lindsay Engel was born prematurely at just 24 weeks. Now 31, she's discovered the same nurses who looked after her as a preemie are also looking after her premature son, Alexander.

Ontario's largest women's shelter is struggling to keep up with service demands

An ongoing lack of shelter beds has meant that women were turned away from Anova's shelter space more than 2,500 times in 2018, the organization says.

Kids say proposed fence means no place to play

Parents and students at Tecumseh Public School say they're opposed to a possible plan that would restrict access to the London South Collegiate football field over the summer months.

The TVDSB is turning a former technical wing into a welcome centre for international students

The former Sir George Ross Secondary School, next door to the Louise Arbour French Immersion Public School, will soon host a year-round welcome centre for the school board's growing number of international students.

This small Ontario community is filling empty storefronts by giving away free retail space

The rise of big box stores and online shopping has made it hard for businesses in downtown Clinton, Ont. to stay afloat. So the community held a Dragon's Den-style competition and awarded winners a years' worth of free retail space to get their businesses off the ground.

Advocates are installing a network of wayfinding "beacons" for the blind in downtown London

Smart beacons pair with an app called BlindSquare to describe a store's interior to those with sight loss. The CNIB Foundation wants businesses in downtown London to install about 100 of them, and say the project will tap into a new market.

Lord Roberts parents left scratching their heads after anti-abortion group tapped to deliver sex ed talk

The London Pregnancy & Family Support Centre, a group with ties to evangelical Christianity, was scheduled to deliver a sex ed presentation to Grade 7 and 8 students at Lord Roberts Public School this week. The event has since been cancelled, but parents say they want answers about why the group was invited in the first place.

Women-led tech company Bridgit Inc. gets $750K investment from feds

Kitchener-based tech company Bridgit is set to receive a $750,000 investment from FedDev Ontario to hire 12 new people and develop a new product.

How the city of Cambridge hopes to pay for more affordable housing

Cambridge council will decide Tuesday whether to approve an affordable housing sub-reserve fund.

Dishwasher that came with house catches fire, and owner learns it was subject of Whirlpool class action

A London, Ont., man said he learned his dishwasher was the subject of a class-action lawsuit settled by Whirlpool Corp. only after the appliance that came with the house he bought more than a decade ago caught fire.