• 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

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    ‘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

  • Protective fencing to go up around Preston Springs Hotel in Cambridge

    The Preston Springs Hotel will be temporarily fenced off as part of the next step in the City of Cambridge’s efforts to get the building’s owner to maintain the historic structure. City council got an update Tuesday night on ongoing efforts to maintain the building. In April, the city issued an order to ensure that

  • Surveillance cameras installed in Galt to discourage crime

    The City of Cambridge has installed 10 surveillance cameras in Galt, part of an effort Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig is to keep the downtown area safe. “Overall it’s really to give a stamp of approval that in fact this is a safe place to be, and we are doing our best as a municipal council

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    Conestoga College focuses recruitment efforts on young women for skilled trades program

    Conestoga College is focusing its recruitment efforts on young women between Grade 9 and 12 on Wednesday. Nearly 250 high school students are expected to show up for the campus’ annual Jill of All Trades day, which aims to introduce young women to careers in the skilled trades. “What we’re trying to do is change

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    Preserve Preston Springs for affordable housing, mayor suggests

    Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig isn’t ready to give up on the old Preston Springs hotel. Council has approved a committee to work with the building’s developer and investigate the possibility of putting affordable housing into the structure. The landmark building has stood at the corner of King Street West and Fountain Street North since the

  • Why Kitchener has started using ‘flexible delineators’ in the middle of roads

    New signs have popped up in the middle of streets in 40 locations across Kitchener. They are called flexible delineators and they’re a reminder for drivers of the 40 km/h speed limit. “They’re intended to enhance safety while reducing speed on on those streets and make our neighbourhoods safer,” said Barry Cronkite, Manager of Transportation

  • The Evolution of #MeToo

    On March 8, International Women’s Day, UTM is celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Maeve Doyle, a UTM staff member and U of T alumna, takes this look at how society and academia have evolved for Canadian women over the decades. While the #MeToo movement feels new, it has in fact