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Lisa Drew

The Morning After the Terror in Ottawa.

The so-called terrorist experts,  and even some American news panels, have been stating or hinting at this for days now. It’s not “if” but “when” it would happen here on Canadian soil. It really has.  Twice this week, and it’s homegrown. A lovely young man,  an  “always smiling”  father from Hamilton, has been gunned down

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Lisa Drew

Getting Scary…

Halloween is now less than two weeks away…. and it just happens to fall days after the municipal election. If the robocalls and battle of the lawn signs and that i-phone email haven’t scared you off,  you now have to battle the crowds at the costume shop. The biggies this year? Glittery princess stuff (always!), 

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Lisa Drew

Five Million… and a bit more.

Big thanks to the gang at SunLife Westmount for inviting me back for their SunLife’s Got Talent United Way campaign kickoff. This year’s United Way of KW Campaign Champion is Amanda Knapp. (Amanda is a big supporter of United Way..and she’s the founder of Women of Waterloo Region’s annual event.) The goal for this  fall’s

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#Oktoberfest by the numbers… (so far…..)

K-W Oktoberfest’s 46th  annual event runs until Oct 18th… Our 33rd annual 570News Oktoberfest Family Breakfast had already served up some 8000 pancakes just by 8am on Saturday. Our listeners that morning donated over $5000 to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, helping out its Fall Food Drive.  Big thanks!   The Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade featured

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Lisa Drew

Ebola? There’s an app for that.

A game app. It’s called  Plague Inc.  My almost 12-year-old says it’s been out for over a year.. You create a deadly virus,  then watch the planes move over the world map, and watch the deadly virus spread. It even has a death count.. and what appears to be a very low cure rate.  Scary. A

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Graydon and the Girl Runner.

I love Twitter..and I love a Good News story. Thanks to Twitter, I was reacquainted with Graydon Large and his mom last week.  She was trying to track down a loaner walker for her son to use this past weekend in a race. I first met Graydon a few years ago during a KidsAbility Sugarplum

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Lisa Drew

Welcome to the “almost” final week of September!

John Wilson scores some big time points for his blitz of sunshine and temps in the  mid 20′s right into the weekend… summer returns for this first week of fall.  Love it. It’s been a big week for Waterloo’s BlackBerry – the Passport and its hip-to-be squareness has been rolled out. Oktoberfest is really just some

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On that note with Care Finch

The Region Bids Farewell to Summer with an Event-Packed Weekend

Although we’ve been feeling cooler temperatures, this weekend is technically summer’s last hurrah; autumn will make its official debut late Monday night. So with that, enjoy all the Region has to offer today and tomorrow! As per my previous blogs, KOI Music Festival kicked off last night. Three days of celebrating live music in the Downtown

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On that note with Care Finch

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KOI Kicks off TONIGHT with Danko Jones and Teenage Kicks

The KOI (Kitchener Ontario Independent) Music Festival kicks off tonight in Downtown Kitchener. And it’s massive. It’s one of those festivals that consistently brings together various venues, plenty of bands from a spectrum of genres and mashes together indie artists and headliners. Simply put: go grab a ticket; they’re ridiculously inexpensive. Tonight kicks off with

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On that note with Care Finch

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KOI Makes a Triumphant Return to Downtown Kitchener

It’s that time of the year again – KOI (Kitchener Ontario Independent) Music Festival plans to dominate the downtown core, kicking off September 19th and running to the 21st. Notable headliners to the star-studded line up include USS & Danko Jones. And as always, the Crossman brothers (better known as the masterminds behind one of the

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