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Screenshot of the map created by word without war showing locations of weapons manufacturers. on the left of the map is the title "Weapons Manufacturers Arming Israel" and the start of a list of companies. On the right is the map, zoomed into waterloo region, with 8 markers of military equipment manufactures selling to Israel. CKMS News -2024-02-14- Arming Israel Brings Increased Risk and Scrutiny To Canada and Waterloo Region CKMS News -2024-02-14- Arming Israel Brings Increased Risk and Scrutiny To Canada by: dan kellar As Canada continues supplying military equipment and components to the Israeli government amidst the attacks on Palestinians, the federal government is coming under increased scrutiny. On February 1st, the Nicaraguan government announced they were initiating action against Canada, Germany, the … Continue reading CKMS News -2024-02-14- Arming Israel Brings Increased Risk and Scrutiny To Canada and Waterloo Region
The protest poster for the February 10th day of action from ACORN. The red text on white background is surrounded with a red and white checkered pattern, resembling a menu at a diner. OUR MENU (OF FAIR FOOD FOR ALL DEMANDS) TAX THE RICH Tax excessive profits made by grocery chains. Best sewed with a side of money going to social programs. CAP FOOD PRICES Cap the price on essential food items, something that many countries in Europe have done. Comes with a side of french fries, as France has negotiated an agreement with supermarkets to offer a selection of items at the lowest possible price. SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMMING Act on the commitment made in the 2021 Liberal re-election platform to start a national school meal program. MAKE ROOM FOR MORE Take measures to ensure that other smaller grocery stores are able to compete. Available with a wide variety of options. CKMS News – 2024-02-07 – A Waterloo Sobeys will be served ACORN’s “Menu for Fair Food For All” as part of national protests CKMS News – 2024-02-07 – ACORN Menu For Fair Food For All by: dan kellar On Saturday February 10th, the social and economic justice organisation ACORN is holding a national day of action to “Stop Grocery Giants from Price Gouging”.  In Waterloo, the regional chapter of ACORN is organising a demonstration at Sobeys on Bridgeport … Continue reading CKMS News – 2024-02-07 – A Waterloo Sobeys will be served ACORN’s “Menu for Fair Food For All” as part of national protests
A three-dimensional, computer-generated image of a group of Gram-positive, Streptococcus bacteria. A molecular structure linked by purple globules Chief Medical Officer warns of potentially deadly disease on the rise in Waterloo Region MP Holmes Invasive Group A Streptococcus (IGAS) – which can cause afflictions from a sore throat to flesh-eating disease – is on the rise in Waterloo. Chief Medical officer of Health Dr Hsiu-Li Wong presented the respiratory disease update at the Region of Waterloo council meeting on Wednesday evening. While the overall number of people … Continue reading Chief Medical Officer warns of potentially deadly disease on the rise in Waterloo Region
A picture at sunset at Schneider Bush of snow in the foreground and a dark forest in the midground. On the horizon, a few towers in Waterloo are visible. A grey-pink-grey-lightBlue-darker-blue sky sits on the top 1/3 of the image CKMS News -2024-01-25- Conservation land donation road blocked by a parking lot. CKMS News – 2024-01-25 – Conservation land donation road blocked by a parking lot by: dan kellar A 235 acre donation of farmland and forest in Wilmot to the rare Charitable Research Reserve is on hold over a parking lot. The Schneider family has been working on the donation since 2020 and has now reached … Continue reading CKMS News -2024-01-25- Conservation land donation road blocked by a parking lot.
The modern building, home to the Waterloo Regional Council, consists of a front rotunda and low rise tower of approximately 9 stories. Region opts for wait and see approach for Erb’s Road outdoor shelter closure The debate over the future of the outdoor shelter at 1001 Erb’s Road was reignited at the Region of Waterloo Community and Health Services Committee on January 16. The Region must either find a solution to the wastewater management problem at the site or move the shelter altogether before April 2025. While some councillors wanted … Continue reading Region opts for wait and see approach for Erb’s Road outdoor shelter closure
a kestral soars through the air at camera level making the patterns of dots across its back and wings easy to see. Birds of prey numbers fall in recent Christmas bird count The 2023 Christmas Bird Count in Kitchener recorded a decreased number of birds of prey, such as american kestrels and rough legged hawks, compared to previous years, according to Ethan Gosnell, the local coordinator for the international project. The Christmas Bird Count takes place across North America, allowing for tracking of winter bird populations and … Continue reading Birds of prey numbers fall in recent Christmas bird count
Screenshot from https://www.sascwr.org/individual-counselling. The header contains the SASC logo and main menu items. below that is an image of two people then the text: "FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL Individual Counselling Picture We offer individual counselling to people of all genders, 16 and older who have been sexually assaulted at any point in their lives. We also offer short-term support for family members or friends of sexual assault survivors, as well as information and referrals. We offer individual and group counselling in Cambridge and in Kitchener, both in-person and online. We also offer individual counselling to student survivors at Wilfrid Laurier University on their Waterloo campus, and at the University of Waterloo. All our services are free and confidential." CKMS News -2024-01-17- Counseling program for survivors of sexual assault seeks public funding as demand exceeds government support. 2024-01-17 – Counseling program for survivors of sexual assault seeks public funding as demand exceeds government support by; dan kellar Ongoing disagreements between the regional and provincial government for responsibility in funding the programs which support survivors of sexual assault and gender based violence have left many of those progams chronically underfunded. In Waterloo Region, … Continue reading CKMS News -2024-01-17- Counseling program for survivors of sexual assault seeks public funding as demand exceeds government support.
A scientist with a white latex glove places a clear container under a medium-sized electronic microscope. Other scientific tools and beside and behind the microscope. Amidst a tainted drug supply, drug testing in Waterloo Region saves lives In early January, Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) in Kitchener announced through Instagram that 18 out of 30 – or 60% — of fentanyl samples tested also contained the animal sedative, xylazine. Leigh Wardlaw of CTS talked to CKMS news about xylazine, why it is added to the supply, the health impacts, and the wider problem of … Continue reading Amidst a tainted drug supply, drug testing in Waterloo Region saves lives
CKMS News – 2024-01-05 – Council approves University of Waterloo plan to partially transform a parking lot into a 12 story student residence. CKMS News – 2024-01-05 – Waterloo Council approves University of Waterloo plan to partially transform a parking lot into a 12 story student residence by: dan kellar In Waterloo’s final open city council session of 2023, site-specific by-law and zoning changes were approved to allow a new residence at the University of Waterloo. The 510 … Continue reading CKMS News – 2024-01-05 – Council approves University of Waterloo plan to partially transform a parking lot into a 12 story student residence.
A group of people lie on the ground in the foyer at Waterloo City Hall pretending to be dead while another group stand around them singing hymns to draw attention to the need for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. Singing for peace in Waterloo and across North America Over 200 people went to Waterloo City Hall on Tuesday December 19  to sing for peace. The  ‘Mennonite Day of Action Hymn Sing for a Ceasefire’ was put on by the group Mennonite Action, which says it is a movement of Mennonites who believe they have a responsibility to speak out for peace and justice. … Continue reading Singing for peace in Waterloo and across North America

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