Carmen (Ponciano) Groleau is an associate producer and web writer for CBC K-W.
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Cambridge and Kitchener offer temporary day programs for kids affected by potential school strike
Cambridge is offering a temporary day camp and Kitchener is offering daily programming for families who may be affected if some schools close on Monday due to a labour strike. Negotiations between CUPE and the province are set to resume Friday afternoon.
Kitchener, Cambridge libraries update approach over opioid crisis
As communities across the country continue to struggle with the opioid crisis and issues surrounding mental health, libraries in Waterloo region said they've seen those issues reflected within their walls.
Gaukel pop-up park a glimpse of what future space could look like
This weekend, a pop-up park on Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener will work as a pilot to see what a permanent installation could look like in the future. The pop-up park will run Thursday to Sunday.
Stop-arm cameras on region's school buses still a long way off
Getting stop-arm cameras installed on school buses is still off in the distance, says manager of Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region, Benoit Bourgault. They are waiting for the Ministry of Transportation to finalize regulations that will clarify how the law may be enforced around the devices.
Milton man arrested in connection with sexual assaults of young girls in Kitchener, Waterloo
Waterloo Regional Police Service have arrested a Milton man in connection to three separate sexual assaults against young girls that occurred between 2013 and 2019. The man had been living in the region during two of the assaults.
Kitchener's pilot project may reduce speed limits in 3 neighbourhoods
The City of Kitchener could be reducing the speed limit in three neighbourhoods in a pilot project this fall. A report will be presented Aug. 12.
New curriculum grows from successful school garden program in Waterloo region
The Waterloo Region School Food Garden has helped establish more than two dozen food gardens in schools across Waterloo region. Staff are now working to create a formal curriculum for teachers.
This 9-year-old cancer survivor's lemonade stand to raise money for Ronald McDonald House
Kylie Hass, 9, is hoping to raise $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton by selling lemonade in front of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
Kitchener couple set to open Stratford's first cat café this summer
A Kitchener couple is in the midst of establishing Stratford's first cat café this summer. After many years of research and planning, Carl Gross and his wife Silke Ware plan to open Alley Cat Café on August 17.
Kitchener tech firm welcomes newest hire with help from refugee-matching group
Mohammed Hakmi is a Syrian refugee who was living in Lebanon for the past six years. After many months of paperwork and waiting, he finally arrived to Canada on March 20.