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    Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Oct. 19-21)

    Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Oct. 19-21)


    It might be cold. It might be wet. But there are lots of fun options to keep you busy this...

    It might be cold. It might be wet. But there are lots of fun options to keep you busy this weekend.

    Karen Redman leads regional chair candidates in citizen-funded poll

    Karen Redman leads regional chair candidates in citizen-funded poll


    A poll commissioned by software developer Craig Radcliffe using crowdfunding says Karen Redman is in the lead for regional...

    A poll commissioned by software developer Craig Radcliffe using crowdfunding says Karen Redman is in the lead for regional chair.

    6 people arrested after drug bust at Satellite Motel in Cambridge

    6 people arrested after drug bust at Satellite Motel in Cambridge


    Six people have been arrested after Waterloo regional police say they seized methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin from a Cambridge...

    Six people have been arrested after Waterloo regional police say they seized methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin from a Cambridge motel.

    Guelph Hydro, Alectra merger receives approval from Ontario Energy Board

    Guelph Hydro, Alectra merger receives approval from Ontario Energy Board


    Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities will be permitted to merge after receiving approval from the Ontario Energy Board. The deal is expected to close on Jan. 1,...

    Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities will be permitted to merge after receiving approval from the Ontario Energy Board. The deal is expected to close on Jan. 1, 2019.

    Vet college looking at how to make putting down a pet less traumatic

    Vet college looking at how to make putting down a pet less traumatic


    A researcher with the Ontario Veterinary College is in the process of looking at ways to provide veterinary staff with better resources to make the process of putting down a pet easier for...

    A researcher with the Ontario Veterinary College is in the process of looking at ways to provide veterinary staff with better resources to make the process of putting down a pet easier for owners.

    'Bizarre' Guelph gets shoutout from actor Gerard Butler

    'Bizarre' Guelph gets shoutout from actor Gerard Butler


    Students from the Guelph area who went on a field trip in New York City were part of a video posted to Twitter by actor Gerard...

    Students from the Guelph area who went on a field trip in New York City were part of a video posted to Twitter by actor Gerard Butler.

    Free admission for voters offer could cost TheMuseum a $25,000 fine, 6 months in jail

    Free admission for voters offer could cost TheMuseum a $25,000 fine, 6 months in jail


    An attempt to encourage civic engagement has landed TheMuseum in hot water. The offer for free admission for voters "constitutes bribery," says city clerk, and contravenes the Municipal Election...

    An attempt to encourage civic engagement has landed TheMuseum in hot water. The offer for free admission for voters "constitutes bribery," says city clerk, and contravenes the Municipal Election Act.

    Former HopeSpring director sentenced to 3 years for child porn offences

    Former HopeSpring director sentenced to 3 years for child porn offences


    Gerard Seguin, the former director of HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing child pornography, making child pornography and committing an offence to a...

    Gerard Seguin, the former director of HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing child pornography, making child pornography and committing an offence to a minor.

    Legal marijuana increases liability for alcohol servers, owners worry

    Legal marijuana increases liability for alcohol servers, owners worry


    Servers and bartenders now have one more responsibility on their plate — detecting cannabis impairment before letting the booze flow. But there's a new concern about increased liability for waiters now that recreational marijuana is legal in...

    Servers and bartenders now have one more responsibility on their plate — detecting cannabis impairment before letting the booze flow. But there's a new concern about increased liability for waiters now that recreational marijuana is legal in Canada.

    Laurier 2018 homecoming was largest on record, police say

    Laurier 2018 homecoming was largest on record, police say


    A crowd of 14,000, and 462 charges laid — Waterloo Regional Police Service says this year's Laurier homecoming event was the biggest one they've...

    A crowd of 14,000, and 462 charges laid — Waterloo Regional Police Service says this year's Laurier homecoming event was the biggest one they've seen.

    Why we don't vote: low turnout for municipal elections a puzzle

    Why we don't vote: low turnout for municipal elections a puzzle


    Voter turnout in municipal elections in Waterloo region is traditionally low. Very low, in fact. Municipal elections always get the lowest turnout, and experts say there are a number of reasons for...

    Voter turnout in municipal elections in Waterloo region is traditionally low. Very low, in fact. Municipal elections always get the lowest turnout, and experts say there are a number of reasons for it.

    Ontario's moth maven has mixed feelings about memes

    Ontario's moth maven has mixed feelings about memes


    Biologist Seabrooke Leckie has devoted much of her career to moths, documenting the thousands of species living here in Ontario. But with the growing popularity of moth memes, her passion has turned into a punchline — and she's got mixed...

    Biologist Seabrooke Leckie has devoted much of her career to moths, documenting the thousands of species living here in Ontario. But with the growing popularity of moth memes, her passion has turned into a punchline — and she's got mixed feelings.

    WRPS puts no time limit on when officers can use cannabis before duty

    WRPS puts no time limit on when officers can use cannabis before duty


    Officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service will be able to use cannabis off-duty, and there is no time limit assigned to when they must stop using it before they are on...

    Officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service will be able to use cannabis off-duty, and there is no time limit assigned to when they must stop using it before they are on duty.

    2 people tasked with enforcing cannabis bylaws in Waterloo region

    2 people tasked with enforcing cannabis bylaws in Waterloo region


    Waterloo region says there's "some concern" that there will not be enough resources to enforce the Smoke Free Ontario Act and the region's code of use bylaw now that recreational cannabis is...

    Waterloo region says there's "some concern" that there will not be enough resources to enforce the Smoke Free Ontario Act and the region's code of use bylaw now that recreational cannabis is legal.