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CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce download audio Host: Krista Henry Recent numbers released fromStatistics Canada indicated that 1.5 million women in Canada lost their jobs during the first 2 months of the pandemic. This led to unemployment rates as high as 20% among women, compared to13% among their male counterparts.  The YWCA Canada has since developed a Feminist Recovery Plan … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce
Children play in a water park. Water spouts up as a small girl in a striped pink purple and blue one piece swimsuit and a pink sun hat closely stares and plays. Behind her and on the right on the photo a shirtless bot in blue, white, black and grey Volcom swim trunks catches water from another spout. CKMS News -2021-08-02 – Expanding operations at Bingemans download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with president of Bingemans in Kitchener, Mark Bingeman. This piece is a follow-up to our interview with Explore Waterloo Region CEO Minto Schneider from last week.  In our discussion with Bingeman, we discuss how the pandemic has affected Bingemans, one of the biggest hospitality organizations … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-08-02 – Expanding operations at Bingemans
CKMS News – 2021-07-31 – Relationships in the Age of COVID download audio Host: Krista Henry How do couples cope with the stressful events of the COVID-19 pandemic? How will singles embark on dating as we emerge from months of lockdown measures? Waterloo region based clinical psycho- therapist, Janine Fisher to talk about the effects COVID-19 has had on clients in her community.  Fisher gives helpful … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-31 – Relationships in the Age of COVID
A picture of the food bank warehouse. Boxes and shelving and skids, and hand-carts, fluorescent lights, and even a few volunteers are in this busy colourful picture. CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community download audio Host: Krista Henry COVID-19 has impacted billions of lives around the globe since March of last year. During these unprecedented times, the role of non-profit organizations has been key in combating the impact on our most vulnerable populations. As businesses grappled with adapting services, so too did local non profits. CKMS News spoke to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community
Logo for the KW Multicultural Centre. White background with a basic outline illustration in gold of a dove with a maple leaf in its mouth on the left of the image. taking up 1/3 of the space. In the remaining 2/3ds of the space, in purple text reads "Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre." CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location download audio Host: Krista Henry After 15 years on King Street West in Kitchener’s downtown core, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announced its new location. The 54-year old organization will be moving to 715 Fischer-Hallman Road after construction is completed. The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre – known to many for its annual festival in Victoria Park – … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location
A poster from a demo reading "United Against Islamophobia" with three hands reaching up from the bottom of the poster. CKMS News – 2021-07-19 – Cambridge’s Baitul Mosque hatefully ransacked download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features interviews with Baitul Mosque volunteer Nabeel Rana, Cambridge mayor Kathryn McGarry and Coalition of Muslim Women KW President Sarah Shafiq.  The mosque in the Galt area of Cambridge was severely vandalized this week in an act of hate, and Rana estimates the damage at about $15,000 to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-19 – Cambridge’s Baitul Mosque hatefully ransacked
Picture of the front of the Waterloo Region museum. Greenery and grass at the bottom and blue sky above, the multicoloured wall panels with the word "MUSEUM" in multicoloured panels. CKMS News – 2021-07-15 – Impacts on tourism from COVID19 and the start of recovery in Waterloo Region download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with Explore Waterloo Region CEO Minto Schneider. In the interview, we touch on how hard the tourism sector has been affected throughout the past 17 months and the COVID-19 pandemic.  Several hospitality and tourism places, like museums and theme parks haven’t been fully open for … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-15 – Impacts on tourism from COVID19 and the start of recovery in Waterloo Region
A picutre of Goudies Lane in Kitchener. On the left a lamppost with a sign for Goudies Lane. on the right Goudies Lane is sandwiched between the grey brick building to one side and the red/brown building to the other. A "do not enter" (red circle with a white line through it) is on a post in the middle of the entrance to the Lane. CKMS NEWS – 2021-07-09 – On the Myth of Revitalized Urban Spaces: Considering the Case of Goudies Lane download audio Host: Shalaka Jadhav Robyn Burns and Lisbeth A. Berbary are academic workers in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo.  In early 2021, they published their article “Placemaking as Unmaking: Settler Colonialism, Gentrification, and the Myth of “Revitalized” Urban Spaces”, taking up the example of Goudies Lane, a … Continue reading CKMS NEWS – 2021-07-09 – On the Myth of Revitalized Urban Spaces: Considering the Case of Goudies Lane
People sitting in the park and listening to Cheyanne Thorpe discuss the negative impacts of the Sir John A MacDonald statue, which stands behind her. CKMS News – 2021-07-08 – Final recommendations for controversial Prime Ministers’ path project in Baden download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with Guy Freedman, president of the First People’s Group, who consulted on the Prime Minister’s Path in Baden. The interview took place on July 5.  The group released its recommendations on June 30 in preparation for a Special Council meeting for the Township of Wilmot … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-08 – Final recommendations for controversial Prime Ministers’ path project in Baden
On a light blue background with "WRWR 15" at the top in lightgray text with a red outline, the poster for the episode continues in red text off to the side "We discuss:" then in a green-blue text centered below the main title "Regional Council: Climate Action Plan; Housing Updates; and Child Care Plan CKMS News -2021-07-02- Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup download audio Host: Melissa Bowman Today’s Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup episode focuses on the June 22nd Region of Waterloo council meeting. This was a rather full agenda as it was the last council meeting prior to the summer break. Topics discussed at this meeting included the Climate Action Plan, several housing projects, and an update … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-07-02- Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup

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