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Posts from the CKMS Newsroom programs, community shows, and associated news sites.

The CKMS Newsroom works to provide a deeper analysis of the issues that impact our communities, than which the mainstream news sources provide.

The CKMS Newsroom is comprised of volunteers and freelance journalists. The CKMS Newsroom is organised by the Newsroom Committee:
-dan kellar (@dankellar) is the current lieutenant of news.
-Bob Jonkman is the editorial and technical expert.

From April 2020-March 2021 the CKMS Newsroom will be undertaking a “Local Journalism Initiative” project funded by the government of Canada, the Community Radio Fund of Canada, and CKMS.

The freelance journalists for the LJI project are:
LaShaina Blair-White, Shalaka Jadhav, Ivan Angelovski, Trish Holmes, Julian Ichim, Sherice Alishaw, and Namish Modi.

Most recent CKMS News Local Journalism Initiative stories:

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  1. 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 (7/19/2021) - 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
  2. 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 (7/3/2021) - 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
  3. A photo of Bon Apatreat bakery owner Chantelle Villeneuve. Sh is centered in the photo, wearing a pinkish tshirt, blue jeans, a red bow in her high pony tail which matches her lipstick and the wine in the glass she is holding. The background is all confetti. CKMS News -2021-06-14- Small business adapting during COVID restrictions (6/15/2021) - download episode Host: Namish Modi This piece features interviews from early June with two small business owners in the Waterloo Region. Bon Apatreat bakery owner Chantelle Villeneuve and The Branches  (formerly Queen Street Yoga) owner/director Leena Miller Cressman. Each of the businesses has adapted during a very tough time. Villeneuve was forced to close her … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-06-14- Small business adapting during COVID restrictions
  4. The image for the episode. A poster with a white background with bold large text up top "Mental health declining during the COVID-19 pandemic". A blue line separates the smaller text "How the pandemic is affecting our mental health" . Following a bit of white space the text is deep blue "Reported by: Sherice Alishaw". Then a bit more white space then the slightly larger text in a lighter blue "CKMS Newsroom Radio Waterloo". CKMS News – 2021-06-10 – Discussing mental health and the pandemic (6/13/2021) - Host: Sherice Alishaw During this global pandemic, stress levels in our communities has risen. Many Individuals in the community that are already struggling with their mental health, are now having a hard time coping with the added stress and anxiety.  On this episode of CKMS News, we interview a community member, Kelly Maeve, who is … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-10 – Discussing mental health and the pandemic
  5. A photo of a pine tree, lake, and distant tree covered and landscape from Algonquin Park. A plaque in the foreground details how this is the spot where Tom Thompson took his inspiration for one of his paintings. There are white cumulous clouds blocking the sun and a light blue sky. CKMS News – 2021-06-09 – Speaking with Mike Schreiner about outdoor access equity, borders, and vaccine rollout in Ontario (6/9/2021) - Host: Namish Modi In this piece, we spoke to Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner about the importance of outdoor spaces amid COVID-19. This piece is a follow-up to our outdoor play piece from last week, featuring the importance of minor sport and outdoor play. Schreiner, an MPP in Guelph, argues that campsites should be … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-09 – Speaking with Mike Schreiner about outdoor access equity, borders, and vaccine rollout in Ontario
  6. 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 – 2021-06-03 – Community engagement process on prime ministers statue project (6/3/2021) - download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview on May 26, with Guy Freedman, president of the First People’s Group, an Indigenous advisory firm based out of Ottawa. The First People’s Group is in the midst of conducting a community engagement process in regards to the Prime Ministers Path in Baden and steps … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-03 – Community engagement process on prime ministers statue project
  7. A picture with text. The picture is planks of brown wood, tightly placed beside each other. On the top right is a plate of food salad with arugula and tomatoes. There are two wooden spoons beside the plate sitting on a gingham cloth. in Green text in the middle of the page is "519 Community Pantries" and below that in white text is "Take what you need. Leave what you can." CKMS News – 2021-06-03 – The 519 Community Collective gifted a large donation and a permanent kitchen space (6/3/2021) - download audio Host: Trish Holmes The 519 Community Collective, an example of mutual aid that this show examined back in March, has been gifted $15,000 worth of a fridge and freezer from Shopify. In addition the Collective has been invited to set up kitchen at the Immanuel Pentecostal Church, giving them a dedicated work space, … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-03 – The 519 Community Collective gifted a large donation and a permanent kitchen space
  8. A storage container at the 1492 LandBackLane site. with the words "An interview with 1492LandBackLane spokesperson Skyler Williams" superimposed on the bottom of the picture in bold white text. The side of the container has been stylishly and colourfully painted with the words "Solidarity Across Turtle Island". CKMS News – 2021-04-28 – An interview with 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson Skyler Williams (4/30/2021) - Host: dan kellar In July 2020, while the community was managing the COVID19 pandemic, including erecting checkpoints to keep non-residents from their reserve lands, some Indigenous folks from Six Nations of the Grand River also took action against continued land theft by housing developers and the nearby town of Caledonia by setting up the 1492 … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-04-28 – An interview with 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson Skyler Williams
  9. Bold Text of "WRWR Episode 11" continuing in less bold text "Part Two. Cambridge Discusses: Consumption and Treatment Services". This text is above a screen grab from a Zoom meeting of the Cambridge council meeting with 18 meeting participants visible in their tiny boxes. CKMS News – 2021-04-26 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup (4/26/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman This week, we follow up on the previous episode which focused on Cambridge council’s discussion about whether to proceed with community consultation on two candidate locations for a possible consumption and treatment services (CTS) site. While last episode shared information from some of the more than 25 delegations who spoke to this … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-04-26 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup
  10. Bold Text of "WRWR Episode 10" continuing in less bold text "Part one. Cambridge Discusses: Consumption and Treatment Services". This text is above a screen grab from a Zoom meeting of the Cambridge council meeting with 18 meeting participants visible in their tiny boxes. CKMS News – 2021-04-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 10 (4/24/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman Last week’s episode of the Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup had us hearing updates from across the region. Today’s episode has us planting ourselves in just one location – Cambridge. This is the first of a two part series that focuses on the discussion Cambridge is having on candidate locations for a potential … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-04-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 10

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  1. 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 (7/19/2021) - 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
  2. 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 (7/15/2021) - 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
  3. 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 (7/9/2021) - 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
  4. 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 (7/8/2021) - 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
  5. 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 (7/3/2021) - 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
  6. Event poster with "May 8th Day of Action - Transform Wilmot" at the top with a sun with a rainbow of rays and black and brown swooshes. To the right "Calls to Action". Below that "Show up and help us launch an anti-racist vision & strategy for Wilmot. - Classify white supremacy as a public health risk. - Ensure transparency and systemic change in Prim Ministers' Path Consultation. - Stand in solidarity with ReallocateWR, O:se Kenhionhata:tie - Land Back, - Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, & Unsheltered Campaign." At the bottom right is an illustration of a white megaphone. CKMS News – 2021-06-27 – Ongoing anti-racism work in Baden (6/28/2021) - download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with Township of Wilmot council member Cheryl Gordijk. Gordijk speaks about the anti-racism rally which took place in Wilmot in early May, as well as the presence of hateful posters plastered around the township recently. After this interview, the person who was allegedly responsible for … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-27 – Ongoing anti-racism work in Baden
  7. Logo for the Coalition of Muslim women KW. On the left of the image, two illustrated hands are reaching for each other - a yellow one on top, a purple on beneath it. To the right of the hands reads the name of the group. CKMS News – 2021-06-26 – Sarah Shafiq of the Coalition of Muslim Women KW on combating anti-Muslim hate. (6/28/2021) - download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with Coalition of Muslim Women KW director of programming and services Sarah Shafiq. The interview was on June 22, a little more than two weeks after the murder of four members of a Muslim family in London. It was determined that the motivation for the … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-26 – Sarah Shafiq of the Coalition of Muslim Women KW on combating anti-Muslim hate.
  8. The spectrum logo featuring a stylized colour blob which follows the rainbow from red to purple. The word "Spectrum", in black serif text with a white outline, is overlain on the spectrum. Somewhere under the rainbow the words in black non-serif text reads "Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space. CKMS News -2021-06-25- Pride in Waterloo Region – An interview with Spectrum’s Cait Glasson (6/25/2021) - download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with Spectrum of Waterloo Region president Cait Glasson. Spectrum is Waterloo Region’s first rainbow LGBTQ community space. Glasson discusses Waterloo Region and the actions that have been taken around the community to recognize Pride Month in June. The interview took place June 22.  Glasson says … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-06-25- Pride in Waterloo Region – An interview with Spectrum’s Cait Glasson
  9. On a black background with white stripes in the corners, the show poster reads in White bold text :Racism still rampant in our community". Below that in slightly smaller text "Stoires of inequality from within our own community". Below that "Reported by Sherice Alishaw". In the bottom left hand corner, three "fists of resistance" above the text "CKMS Newsroom Radio Waterloo". CKMS News -2021-06-21- Overt and systemic racism in the region (6/21/2021) - download audio Host: Sherice Alishaw With the increase in awareness about acts of racism and racist structures resulting from the Black Lives Matters and Defund The Police movements, there have been many opportunities for people and institutions to learn and adapt their behaviour, but are our communities actually learning the lesson? Racism and racial profiling … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-06-21- Overt and systemic racism in the region
  10. On a pinkish background, the image for the show features "WRWR Episode 14" at the top, "We discuss: Woolwich Council and A Better Tent City" below that, then a screenshot of six panels of people in a digital video meeting. CKMS News – 2021-06-15 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup – A Better Tent City update (6/15/2021) - download episode Host: Melissa Bowman Today’s Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup episode focuses on two weeks of discussions at Woolwich council regarding the possibility of A Better Tent City moving to a new proposed location on Spitzig Rd. A Better Tent City is the community of residents currently housed in tiny homes at Lot 42 in … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-06-15 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup – A Better Tent City update

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