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Waterloo Region’s LRT right on track

We’re one step closer to having a new LRT system up and running – as the Region of Waterloo says vehicle testing along the tracks is now underway. Starting Thursday, the ION light rail vehicles will be towed along the

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Carbon monoxide scare

Officials say a carbon monoxide leak that prompted the evacuation of a building in Waterloo is a reminder of the need for working C-O alarms. Firefighters who were called to the residential building yesterday on Park Street discovered high levels

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Teen arrested in Elmira woman’s death

A 17-year-old boy has now been arrested in connection with a suspicious death in Elmira on Christmas Day. Police received a 911 call from a home in the Falcon Drive area on Monday and upon arrival, officers found 57-year-old Elizabeth

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Injury man suffered self-inflicted: SIU

The province’s police watchdog says an injury a man in Waterloo sustained in police custody was self-inflicted. The Special Investigations Unit says officers arrested the 53-year-old man in October at a residence in the city and he was then placed

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Deadly fentanyl seized in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Regional Police have taken a large quantity of deadly fentanyl and weapons off the streets. Investigators raided three Kitchener homes, one Cambridge residence and a Kitchener hotel on Tuesday and seized 1.5 kilograms of the opioid that’s worth $450.000

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Waterloo pilot has close call with drone

A pilot reportedly had a close call with a drone at Waterloo International Airport. In a report filed to Transport Canada, a Cessna 172S belonging to the Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club was approaching the airport when the pilot saw the drone.

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Hamilton, Waterloo region make Amazon pitch

There are several local suitors for industry giant Amazon. Hamilton has teamed up with Burlington and Niagara to try to lure Amazon’s second North American headquarters to the region. Waterloo Region has joined with the city of Guelph, the University

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Waterloo high-tech company hiring

An e-commerce leader in Waterloo Region is putting up the help-wanted sign. Shopify plans to hire up to 500 more employees when it expands into a new office in Waterloo early next year. About 260 Shopify Plus employees now work

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Waterloo, Laurier make the grade

Waterloo Region’s two universities have received top marks in the latest MacLean’s rankings. Laurier, with campuses in Waterloo and Brantford placed first in student satisfaction while Waterloo – with satellite campuses in Kitchener, Cambridge and Stratford, has the best reputation.

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Smile, you’re on candid camera

Waterloo Regional Police may have the last laugh on some burglars who busted into student housing buildings last month. The trio targeted five buildings in the Hickory, King St. North and Spruce Street area on August 20th. The culprits fled

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Police release photos in Waterloo mugging, robbery

Just-released photographs may help nail four thugs who mugged a Waterloo man. The 24-year-old man was robbed in a parking lot on August 21st. The suspects were last seen running behind a plaza at 65 University Avenue East about 5

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