Pollution reduction work can take decades to see results

University of Waterloo professor says it can take up to 35 years to see the effect of pollution reduction

CBC News Posted: Aug 23, 2017

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Blue-green algae has been causing issues across Canada this summer, an issue that comes from pollution practices we saw in the 1970s and 80s. (The Associated Press)

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.

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Waterloo wins pair of 2017 Ontario municipalities awards

City wins both of year’s awards, for innovation and asset management

CBC News Posted: Aug 22, 2017

The City of Waterloo cleaned up at the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference, where the city won both awards for innovation and asset management. (City of Waterloo)

The City of Waterloo won awards in both categories recognized at this year’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference in Ottawa, where the province’s 444 municipalities gathered to tackle issues and celebrate achievements.

“I really think this is what shows we have a lot of smart-city technology here in the Waterloo Region,” Mayor Dave Jaworsky told CBC News.

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Professor develops ’emotional assistant’ for Alzheimer’s

University of Waterloo too helps fix ‘emotional disconnect’ and support caregivers

CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2017

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia are often overwhelmed. New University of Waterloo technology is looking to ease that stress. (iStock)

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Rental scams target students in Waterloo region

Students might ignore warning signs during desperate apartment hunt

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2017

By searching the internet for photo use and discovering identical images were included in multiple scams from across Ontario, Erin Doyle avoided falling victim to an apartment scam “too good to be true.” (Kijiji)

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Local Black Market Hummus delivery service gets serious

Posted: Aug 26, 2016

Sneaky deals no more; Nabil Fahel offers homemade hummus delivery service to KW businesses

Black Market Hummus is a hummus-as-a-service subscription business, delivering homemade hummus to businesses in Kitchener Waterloo. (Provided by Black Market Hummus)

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Homeless for a decade, Waterloo grad Jesse Thistle wins Trudeau scholarship

Posted: Aug 26, 2016

‘Once I won the Trudeau, I went, Oh, my life is going to change now’

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University of Waterloo graduate and Trudeau Scholar, Jesse Thistle has come a long way from living homeless in the GTA. (University of Waterloo)

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