Newsroom

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.

Most recent CKMS News Local Journalism Initiative stories:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A blue sky above a roofline of 9 colourful houses. In the sky the words "WRWR Episode 9", and "Where we discuss: infull development, Supportive housing, lodging houses, anti-racism work, and more! CKMS News – 2021-04-04 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup (4/5/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman In this episode we’ll take a bit of a tour through much of the region! I’ll share updates about a proposed development in New Hamburg that was met with some resistance from neighbours. There are many housing updates from Kitchener council including a unique partnership with the YWCA for new supportive housing. … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-04-04 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup
  5. Four arms of different skin tones are reaching out towards each other from four sides of the image. Each hand is clasping the wrist of the next arm, creating a square of hands/wrists in the middle of the image. CKMS News – 2021-03-29 – It Takes A Village (3/30/2021) - Host: Trish Holmes On today’s show are interviews with two different types of mutual aid and one interview with a charity. The first interview is with the local chapter of Hockey Helps the Homeless, a long-standing charitable organization that raises money on behalf of local agencies. The second interview is with Julie Sawatzky who started the … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-03-29 – It Takes A Village
  6. Poster for the KW Community Fridge with the name at a title in a rainbow pallet, with the words "Take what you need, leave what you can" underneath. Then the location of the Fridge "Full Circle Foods, 3 Charles Street West Kitchener" and "Open 24/7" Also an image of the community fridge building - a small wooden structure - beside Full Circle Foods. At the bottom there is the email communityfridgekw@gmail.com and the social media handle @communityfridgekw CKMS News – 2021-03-25 – The KW Community Fridge is solidarity through mutual aid (3/25/2021) - Listen here: Host: Trish Holmes In 2019,  10% of households in Waterloo Region experienced food insecurity. That’s close to 20,000 people struggling to provide food for themselves or their family, and these numbers most certainly increased during 2020. Food charities, such as the Food Bank, are underfunded and oversubscribed. Despite good efforts, hunger in our community … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-03-25 – The KW Community Fridge is solidarity through mutual aid
  7. Image for the Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup episode 8 on CKMS. Grey background with stylized "WRWR Episode 8" in the middle of the image with a Black nurse giving a needle to a Black woman on the right, with the words "Vaccine Rollout" beside. On the right an illustration of housing with the words "Affordable Housing". Below the title, the words "Regional Official Plan review" with illustrations of some housing, a wooded stream, a local transit train, and a person on abike and acar on the same space divided by a bollard. CKMS News – 2021-03-18 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 8 (3/18/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman In this episode we’ll hear updates on the community working group on the vaccine rollout and the latest decisions at this month’s Regional Council meeting. Kitchener had some committee meetings on March 8th and we’ll take a closer look at their discussions on the Regional Official Plan review and how it could … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-03-18 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 8
  8. Poster for Choosing Real Safety campaign. Light green background with stylized text in pink, green, brown and black, reading "Choosing Real Safety - A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All. On either side of "Choosing" is an illustration - on the left, two carrots, an apple and some lettuce, on the right a big tree with a house behind it. CKMS News – 2021-02-25 – Declaration to divest from policing and prisons gains traction across Canada (2/27/2021) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Over 250 organizations and over 3,000 individuals have signed onto “Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All.” Signatories include UNIFOR, and a wide array of human rights and racial justice organizations across Canada who talked at the recent online conference, presenting … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-02-25 – Declaration to divest from policing and prisons gains traction across Canada
  9. An edited screenshot of a story from the Waterloo Region newspaper "The Record". The headline is "A note to readers: Our disappearing headlines. A fire is spreading from the bottom right hand corner of the image, burning a hole in the story. CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – What’s behind the blank front pages? (2/22/2021) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Early February, frontpages of around 100 newspapers in Canada went blank, starting the campaign by News Media Canada called “Disappearing Headlines,” calling for regulation of Google and Facebook in this country. Basically, they are asking the politicians to take money from internet giants and give it to them.  Today we’re talking with … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – What’s behind the blank front pages?
  10. An image on a white background of the outline of a grey house, with a chromatic gauge in the roof area. The gauge going from green to red has a needle pointing to the red, and underneath the gauge in white text is the word "Costs". Above the house the words "Housing and Affordability" are in orange text. CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup (2/22/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman In this week’s episode, we will once again update on some of the affordable housing issues that local municipalities are involved in. The Region of Waterloo council shared an update about where things currently stand since approving the closure of the 5 regionally-operated children’s centres.  Also, communities that are racialized and/or marginalized … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup

All CKMS News sources:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A blue sky above a roofline of 9 colourful houses. In the sky the words "WRWR Episode 9", and "Where we discuss: infull development, Supportive housing, lodging houses, anti-racism work, and more! CKMS News – 2021-04-04 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup (4/5/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman In this episode we’ll take a bit of a tour through much of the region! I’ll share updates about a proposed development in New Hamburg that was met with some resistance from neighbours. There are many housing updates from Kitchener council including a unique partnership with the YWCA for new supportive housing. … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-04-04 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup
  5. Four arms of different skin tones are reaching out towards each other from four sides of the image. Each hand is clasping the wrist of the next arm, creating a square of hands/wrists in the middle of the image. CKMS News – 2021-03-29 – It Takes A Village (3/30/2021) - Host: Trish Holmes On today’s show are interviews with two different types of mutual aid and one interview with a charity. The first interview is with the local chapter of Hockey Helps the Homeless, a long-standing charitable organization that raises money on behalf of local agencies. The second interview is with Julie Sawatzky who started the … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-03-29 – It Takes A Village
  6. Poster for the KW Community Fridge with the name at a title in a rainbow pallet, with the words "Take what you need, leave what you can" underneath. Then the location of the Fridge "Full Circle Foods, 3 Charles Street West Kitchener" and "Open 24/7" Also an image of the community fridge building - a small wooden structure - beside Full Circle Foods. At the bottom there is the email communityfridgekw@gmail.com and the social media handle @communityfridgekw CKMS News – 2021-03-25 – The KW Community Fridge is solidarity through mutual aid (3/25/2021) - Listen here: Host: Trish Holmes In 2019,  10% of households in Waterloo Region experienced food insecurity. That’s close to 20,000 people struggling to provide food for themselves or their family, and these numbers most certainly increased during 2020. Food charities, such as the Food Bank, are underfunded and oversubscribed. Despite good efforts, hunger in our community … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-03-25 – The KW Community Fridge is solidarity through mutual aid
  7. Image for the Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup episode 8 on CKMS. Grey background with stylized "WRWR Episode 8" in the middle of the image with a Black nurse giving a needle to a Black woman on the right, with the words "Vaccine Rollout" beside. On the right an illustration of housing with the words "Affordable Housing". Below the title, the words "Regional Official Plan review" with illustrations of some housing, a wooded stream, a local transit train, and a person on abike and acar on the same space divided by a bollard. CKMS News – 2021-03-18 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 8 (3/18/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman In this episode we’ll hear updates on the community working group on the vaccine rollout and the latest decisions at this month’s Regional Council meeting. Kitchener had some committee meetings on March 8th and we’ll take a closer look at their discussions on the Regional Official Plan review and how it could … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-03-18 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 8
  8. Poster for Choosing Real Safety campaign. Light green background with stylized text in pink, green, brown and black, reading "Choosing Real Safety - A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All. On either side of "Choosing" is an illustration - on the left, two carrots, an apple and some lettuce, on the right a big tree with a house behind it. CKMS News – 2021-02-25 – Declaration to divest from policing and prisons gains traction across Canada (2/27/2021) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Over 250 organizations and over 3,000 individuals have signed onto “Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All.” Signatories include UNIFOR, and a wide array of human rights and racial justice organizations across Canada who talked at the recent online conference, presenting … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-02-25 – Declaration to divest from policing and prisons gains traction across Canada
  9. An edited screenshot of a story from the Waterloo Region newspaper "The Record". The headline is "A note to readers: Our disappearing headlines. A fire is spreading from the bottom right hand corner of the image, burning a hole in the story. CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – What’s behind the blank front pages? (2/22/2021) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Early February, frontpages of around 100 newspapers in Canada went blank, starting the campaign by News Media Canada called “Disappearing Headlines,” calling for regulation of Google and Facebook in this country. Basically, they are asking the politicians to take money from internet giants and give it to them.  Today we’re talking with … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – What’s behind the blank front pages?
  10. An image on a white background of the outline of a grey house, with a chromatic gauge in the roof area. The gauge going from green to red has a needle pointing to the red, and underneath the gauge in white text is the word "Costs". Above the house the words "Housing and Affordability" are in orange text. CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup (2/22/2021) - Host: Melissa Bowman In this week’s episode, we will once again update on some of the affordable housing issues that local municipalities are involved in. The Region of Waterloo council shared an update about where things currently stand since approving the closure of the 5 regionally-operated children’s centres.  Also, communities that are racialized and/or marginalized … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-02-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup

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