Matthew Pierce


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Waterloo region preps overflow shelter beds following $1M motel bill

According to a document prepared for Region of Waterloo council meeting, motel rooms used to house people when shelters are full "cost nearly $1 million in 2018/2019."

Kitchener-Toronto Greyhound commuter unhappy with consistent delays

A passenger who regularly commutes between Kitchener and Toronto on the Greyhound Bus says buses often depart and arrive much later than advertised.

Third exotic bird abandoned at Waterloo Walmart in two years, officials confirm

A peach-faced lovebird has been left in a box in a Walmart in Waterloo this month. It's the third time in two years someone has abandoned a bird in the store.

Health inspectors seize unsafe food from 4 restaurants in same Waterloo mall

In the last two months, four restaurants at 150 University Ave. W., have had their food "seized and destroyed" by Waterloo Region Public Health as a result of a routine inspection.  

Infrastructure, affordable housing top issues day after election: Local politicians

Political leaders in Waterloo region and Guelph say they want the re-elected MPs in the area to help them secure funding for infrastructure, affordable housing and green energy projects.

Questions, roadblocks linger 31 years after people with intellectual disabilities get the vote

An advocacy group says it can be hard to get people with intellectual disabilities to the polls. Often they don't have a chance to see election information in a form they can easily understand, and their understanding of the issues can be easily influenced by those they spend time with.

Doctor accused of getting sexual favours for narcotic prescriptions to have discipline hearing

Dr. Sameh Adly Fikry's referral to the discipline committee comes as the result of allegations he engaged in the sexual abuse of, or generally dishonourable conduct toward, two patients between 2010 and 2015.

Kitchener doctor's practice to be reassessed after investigation

A family medicine doctor in Kitchener is facing further scrutiny from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) following an investigation into her practice.

Nickel Belt Liberal candidate Marc Serré seeking re-election

In 1972, Nickel Belt Liberal candidate Gaetan Serré lost his re-election bid by just 1,932 votes. 47 years later, his son is hoping history doesn't repeat itself. 

Green Party candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing touting benefits of green economy

At 20 years old, Max Chapman is making a run for federal office in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Liberal candidate Heather Wilson preparing for second run-in with NDP incumbent

In 2015 Liberal party candidate Heather Wilson came 2,500 votes short of ousting NDP incumbent Carol Hughes in the race for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding. 

Sudbury Green Party candidate Bill Crumplin thinks move to greener economy benefits workers

Laurentian University professor Bill Crumplin hopes to be the next Ontario politician elected under the Green Party banner. He is the party candidate in the Sudbury riding. 

Licence plate thieves use expired plates to cover their tracks

Thirty minutes after she arrived at work on Tuesday morning, a colleague approached to tell Carole Tremblay that the licence plate on her car was missing. 

Laurentian student government president warns of substantial funding cuts to ancillary programs

The way students opt in and out of ancillary fees at Laurentian University has the student government projecting an 80% drop in funding. 

"I'm not asking for the moon" WSIB unable to provide services in French man says

After a decade-long battle with the Workplace Safety Insurance Board, Benoit Bissonette is still unsure if he will ever receive consistent service from them in French.