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Kitchener’s East Village Animal Hospital offers veterinary services low-income residents can afford
The East Village Animal Hospital is the first low-income veterinary clinic of its kind in the region, and is already high in demand after only being open a few weeks.
“We are crazy busy already,” said Ann-Marie Patkus-Cook, hospital manager.
As one of the only options for low-income pet owners, it’s not surprising that the hospital is gaining momentum fast.
Youth from 7-14 assemble relief kits for refugees ‘helping the world be a better place’
The last few days of summer holidays are precious to kids. But the 29 youths who gathered in the back of a Kitchener, Ont. thrift store warehouse this week for a day camp made their holiday a humanitarian effort.
The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)’s Peacebuilders Day Camp gathered public-spirited youngsters together to pack aid relief kits and take part in the “blanket exercise,” an education tool used to start conversations about reconciliation.
“We kind of see relief aid as this way to have a bigger conversation around how we use our lives to help our communities be a little bit better for all of us,” said organizer Carolyn Gray.
The new position at WLU is one of few across the province, to connect culture and academic studies
Wilfrid Laurier University has hired an Indigenous Curriculum Specialist, to help staff and faculty progress with the continued work of reconciliation in the post-secondary environment.
Erin Hodson, is one of only a handful of other ICS across Canada, and as a result the role is very much in development.
“It’s sort of being created as we go,” she said.
Pauline Cripps says that even with a 30 per cent increase in visits, the GFB still won’t turn anyone away
The Guelph Food Bank is an important part of the community; now more so than ever, says Pauline Cripps, coordinator at the GFB.
The food bank saw a rise of 30 per cent in visits from 2015-2016, with 26,896 visits growing to 35,160.
University of Waterloo professor says it can take up to 35 years to see the effect of pollution reduction
A professor at the University of Waterloo reports that while efforts to reduce water pollution from fertilizers have increased, Canadians will have to wait decades to see the actual results.
“Some time frames that we saw here ranged from 10 years to 30 or 35,” said Nandita Basu, associate professor of science and engineering at UW.
Residents of Mary Allen neighbourhood in Waterloo are seeking a ‘cultural heritage landscape’ study
Residents in Waterloo’s Mary Allen neighbourhood are worried that historic homes in the area just behind City Hall could be demolished.