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Kitchener-Waterloo Waterloo man learns about his Surinamese heritage with help from Kitchener researcherNigel Gordijk credits researcher Peggy Plet with helping him learn so much about his father’s family history because she helped connect him with information that led to him learning about his missing Surinamese heritage, including his enslaved great-great-grandmother.Continue Reading

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Kitchener-Waterloo Wiarton Willie, a white groundhog that lives in Wiarton, Ont., has predicted an early spring, matching similar forecasts from Punxsutawney Phil, Fred la marmotte and Shubenacadie Sam. Lucy the Lobster, however, saw her shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter. Willie’s prediction matches those of Punxsutawney Phil, Shubenacadie SamContinue Reading

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Kitchener-Waterloo Julia Malott says she’s angry it took 19 hours — including waiting in emergency rooms in two hospitals in Kitchener, Ont. — to get care for her teenage daughter, who ended up having surgery for appendicitis. Julia Malott’s daughter, Angelina, 17, was diagnosed with appendicitis early Monday James Chaarani · CBC News · Posted: Feb 01,Continue Reading

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Kitchener-Waterloo Steve Iseman of Toronto cycled across Canada in 2022 to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the University of Guelph tested him and found even though the 57-year-old was in great physical shape before the ride, his symptoms improved after cycling 8,000 kilometres. ‘There really isn’t an upperContinue Reading

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Kitchener-Waterloo·Video Young hockey players from Saugeen and Nawash First Nations took part in a high performance ice hockey camp at the University of Waterloo. The camp was organized by students who wanted to share their passion for the game. University students inspired to hold camp by lessons on reconciliation in IndigenousContinue Reading

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Having lived in more than a dozen countries for work, Nigerian-born Kingsley Madu was familiar with the process of starting over in a new country, but nothing prepared him for what he had to deal with when he immigrated to Canada in 2019. “It was the toughest experience ever,” Madu told CBC News.Continue Reading