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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home.

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Redefining what it means to be a man

Redefining what it means to be a man

What started as an after-school program for boys has grown into a national organization
Former paramedic becomes motivational speaker

Former paramedic becomes motivational speaker

Diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), CJ Janzen says she also secretly battled alcoholism
Waterloo singer-songwriter one of Canada's top independent artists

Waterloo singer-songwriter one of Canada's top independent artists

Inspiration for ‘Listen to your Heart’ came from looking back at some darker moments in his life
Local adventurist invites community to walk with purpose

Local adventurist invites community to walk with purpose

The 65-kilometre trek has already raised over $45,000 for The Working Centre
Grade 10 student creates ‘Girls for Change’

Grade 10 student creates ‘Girls for Change’

'To enable girls to go to school globally because when we build strong women we build a stronger nation,' said Hana Rauf, founder of GFC
Retiring WRPS Deputy Chief reflects on 32-years, offers advice to his successor

Retiring WRPS Deputy Chief reflects on 32-years, offers advice to his successor

'To leaders everywhere, not just policing - put your people, including your family, ahead of yourself and all will be right in the world,' said Deputy Thaler
Meet Marley Gayler: Special Olympics top female powerlifter

Meet Marley Gayler: Special Olympics top female powerlifter

The Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games will be in Waterloo Region May 21-23
Inspired youth: Bridges of Hope creator has big plans for 2020

Inspired youth: Bridges of Hope creator has big plans for 2020

'I knew absolutely nothing about creating something like Bridges of Hope, but we knew why we wanted to create it and that was enough,' said Oliva Miller
A restaurant in Cambridge serving free meals on Christmas Day

A restaurant in Cambridge serving free meals on Christmas Day

Visitors will be greeted by a warm, welcoming, judgement-free environment
Holiday gifts created by local homeless

Holiday gifts created by local homeless

‘The only way to truly help someone overcome their adversity is by providing them the tools and supports necessary to overcome it themselves,’ said Justin Chan
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