Monday Waterloo Region Roundup – Pro Hoops to Come to Guelph, Surprising New Census Figures, N
Guelph Named as First Canadian Elite Basketball League Team
With only one Canadian team left in the NBA, the Canadian Elite Basketball League is being founded to meet the growing demand for elite level basketball in Canada. Last week Guelph was named as the first city that will be the home to a CEBL team. The as of yet to be named team will play out of the Sleeman Centre and will the CEBL hoping to attract and sign some major international basketball talent to the league world class hoops should be coming to our region very soon. Read More.
Waterloo Regional Police Designate November Gun Amnesty Month
Local residents in possession of unwanted firearms in the Waterloo Region have the chance to hand them in to local police this month without penalty, as fourth Gun Amnesty Month is launched and will now run until the end of November. Read More
New Report Says 1 in 4 Waterloo Region Residents are Immigrants
Proving once again that the thriving Waterloo Region is one of the most diverse communities in Canada a newly released report based on 2016 census data states that 1 in 4 Waterloo Region residents are immigrants to Canada, the highest numbers recorded almost a century. Read More.
Young Cambridge Student Inspires Generous Donations to Local Food Banks
You are SO generous, Cougars! Thanks to Karmen S. for this collage of our food drive! More than 1700 items. Be very proud!! #WRDSB pic.twitter.com/HCDfQzgMJY — Chalmers Street PS (@chawrdsb) November 2, 2017
A young Cambridge student, Cameron Rego, challenged his friends to help him gather 500 food items to donate to local food banks to help meet increased seasonal demand. His friends rose to the challenge and then some, as the school has now collected 1,700 items and counting. Read More