Julianne Hazlewood

Julianne Hazlewood is a multimedia journalist who's worked at CBC newsrooms across the country as a host, video journalist, reporter and producer. Have a story idea? julianne.hazlewood@cbc.ca

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Heat waves 'devastating' for people living on Waterloo region's streets

Experiencing a heat wave during a pandemic is like a cruel double whammy for people living on the streets, advocates for people who are homeless say.

Ontario farmer calls on government to step up migrant workers' rights

The prime minister and premier issued a strong warning to farmers last week to keep migrant workers safe after outbreaks on southern Ontario farms, but a farmer in Waterloo region says it's the government that needs to improve worker rights.

What will it take to end racism? CBC K-W asks inclusion researcher, Parliamentary Black Caucus

The key to lasting change in the fight against racism comes down to economics, protest, action from people not directly affected and policy change, according to a University of Waterloo professor who studies race and inclusion.

Rural Ont. council calls for internet to become essential service

Township of North Dumfries council is calling on the government to make broadband internet an essential service, as thousands of people in rural areas deal with high costs and unreliable service.

Meet a Laurier grad who had to flee Syria as a teen and started a school for hundreds in Lebanon

As a teenager, Aphrodite Al Zouhouri started a school in Lebanon for hundreds of other children. Now she's graduated from Laurier, studying the effect of trauma on education.

Thousands rally against racism and police brutality at K-W solidarity march

The streets of downtown Kitchener have been relatively empty for months, but on Wednesday evening thousands of people marched through the city's core, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality.

Batches of COVID-19 tests expire due to clinic issues, inundated labs

Several people in Waterloo region have had to be re-tested for COVID-19 because their initial tests were never processed, including one man who had to be tested a total of three times due to lab issues.

Laurier math students frustrated over department's decision to require external webcams

Students are pushing back against Wilfrid Laurier University's requirement for math students to purchase external webcams for exams, calling the move unreasonable in a global pandemic.

Demand for lawn care help for seniors never been higher, says community group

Peter Maltais has been matched with nine seniors in Kitchener through Community Support Connections, a group in Waterloo region that focuses on helping people stay in their homes with independence and dignity. 

Two Ontario bagpipers perform outside long-term care homes

Glen Howie and Trenton Rodger spent their Saturday afternoon playing bagpipes for residents and health-care workers at long-term care homes in Paris, Ont.

Families of Ont. COVID-19 victims launch $50M lawsuit against Revera Retirement Living

A $50-million class action lawsuit has been launched against Revera Retirement Living on behalf of the families of COVID-19 victims at the company's long-term care facilities in Ontario.

Ontario pork producers feel 'volatile' effect of Conestoga Meats shutdown

The week-long shutdown at Conestoga Meats is causing uncertainty for hog farmers in Ontario, including a financial hit and the looming possibility of euthanizing livestock.

Guelph company develops rapid, portable COVID-19 test kit

A Guelph company has developed a rapid, portable COVID-19 test to be used by groups that need it most, such as underserved Indigenous communities, food processing plants and long-term care homes.

Conestoga Meats plans week-long closure after 7 cases of COVID-19

Conestoga Meats is shutting down production for a week at its Breslau pork processing plant after seven workers tested positive for COVID-19, a change in direction from earlier in the week when the company said it would stay open.

Pandemic party parade makes 89-year-old feel like 'queen'

When Margaret Laurette looked out her balcony in Kitchener on Wednesday morning, she saw what could be described as a birthday parade.