• Artistic reconstruction of Habelia optata by Joanna Liang

    How Art Makes Better Science

    Artistic representation of Habelia optata by Joanna Liang Jean-Bernard Caron charges down labyrinthine hallways hidden behind the galleries of the historic Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The stately old building is the perfect backdrop for discussing the transfer of knowledge from scientists to the public. Caron is senior curator of invertebrate paleontology at the ROM,

  • K-W theatre fans get bussed to Toronto Fringe Festival

    For the first time ever, the Toronto Fringe Festival is offering a round-trip transportation and refreshment package for “fringers” from Kitchener-Waterloo to attend the Toronto event. Fringe executive director Lucy Eveleigh said the Adventure Bus is a way of acknowledging their largest fan base from outside Toronto. “We did some analysis and we noticed that

  • Guelph police release video warning after 3 possible overdose deaths

    Guelph police have released a video after responding to several overdose calls and three deaths believed to be fentanyl-related over the past two weeks. Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy tweeted about the possible overdose deaths late Monday, adding there were two “overdose reversals” and indicated purple fentanyl/purple heroin was surfacing in Guelph. Health Alert: Opioids in

  • Pond sediment runoff to be harvested for Waterloo street median

    Pond sediment will be mixed with compost and reused in medians on Columbia Street in the City of Waterloo. The medians will then be planted with a mix of rye and feskew grasses. This is part of a groundbreaking pilot project to save the municipality money and divert the sediment from landfills, said Jessica Kellerman,

  • Volunteers needed for TD Kitchener Blues Festival

    Festival has less than half of the 400 volunteers it needs, organizer says. TD Kitchener Blues Festival 2018 is short on volunteers. The decline is part of a trend the festival has experienced for the past few years, according to one of the festival’s organizers. Joe Cormier is the volunteer director for the annual blues fest said they

  • Pot panel: What’s the impact of legal marijuana in Waterloo region?

    Recreational marijuana becomes legal to buy in Canada on October 17. Much will change across the country and here in the Waterloo Region. But what is next for people who work — or who want to work — with marijuana? The Morning Edition host Craig Norris asked a panel from business, education and the commercial

  • Using noisy lawn equipment this summer? Here’s how to avoid a fine

    Cities in Quebec and across the United States have banned leaf blowers over seasonal noise concerns, but in Waterloo region, the equipment can still be used — with some limitations. The city of Westmount has banned the use of leaf blowers in the summer time, not only for residential users but city workers and professional

  • Saint Luke’s Place to close its retirement home in Cambridge

    Several seniors still seeking alternate housing as retirement home set to close Oct. 2 Saint Luke’s Place, a long term care home and seniors residence in Cambridge, is closing its retirement home division on Oct. 2. Of the 24 residents in the 30-suite facility, 18 still need to find alternate housing. The retirement home is

  • Waterloo teen wins top prize at international science fair for cancer research

    Waterloo high school student Sajeev Kohli has won the top prize at the 2018 International BioGenius Challenge in Boston for his work using nanoparticles to treat cancer. Kohli, a grade 11 student at Sir John A. Macdonald secondary school, represented Canada in the challenge. He brought home the top honour and a cash prize of

  • Photo of Cambridge Memorial Hospital 'A' Wing

    ‘Poor co-ordination’ blamed for 20-month construction delay at Cambridge Memorial Hospital

    Fifth delay this year means CMH can’t provide care in new acute care A-wing until October 2018 Cambridge Memorial Hospital is now looking at opening their acute care area in October, thanks to a series of construction delays. The hospital is hoping to open a new wing of the hospital but has at least five