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Aastha Shetty

Aastha Shetty

Aastha is a reporter at 570 NEWS. She joined the team in June 2018 after graduating from the journalism program at the University of Guelph-Humber. During her time at Guelph-Humber, she won several awards of distinction for her journalism work and for being in the top 10 per cent of her graduating class. Aastha was born in the United Arab Emirates and lived there until she was 16 years old. She is now a proud Canadian, based in Kitchener, doing what she has always wanted to do - journalism.

You can follow her on Twitter @aastha_shetty.

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Recent Work by Aastha

Nearsightedness becoming increasingly common: expert

Nearsightedness becoming increasingly common: expert

Doctors are noticing a steady increase in the number of people reporting nearsightedness, especially among children. Excessive screen time may be the main contributing factor
Wilmot consulting residents to help determine future of The Prime Ministers Path

Wilmot consulting residents to help determine future of The Prime Ministers Path

Public consultations with the community will include online outreach and opportunities for conversations with residents
Kitchener asking spotters to avoid approaching, feeding wild foxes

Kitchener asking spotters to avoid approaching, feeding wild foxes

It's normal to see an increase in fox sightings at this time of the year
KW4 assessment centre to no longer offer testing by end of May

KW4 assessment centre to no longer offer testing by end of May

The Kitchener-Waterloo-Wilmot-Wellesley-Woolwich Community Assessment Centre -- also known as KW4, is located at 50 Westmount Road North in Waterloo
Local Palestinians, allies to hold car rally for Nakba 73 (update)

Local Palestinians, allies to hold car rally for Nakba 73 (update)

The rally will be taking place on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., starting at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School, Conestoga Mall and at the Marshall's/Homesense parking lot at 655 Fairway Road in Kitchener.
Oral-nasal COVID test easier on children, adults with developmental disabilities: St. Mary's

Oral-nasal COVID test easier on children, adults with developmental disabilities: St. Mary's

The oral-nasal test is being offered at St. Mary's General Hospital and Grand River Hospital to children under 13
Mother's Day fundraiser aimed at helping North Waterloo community

Mother's Day fundraiser aimed at helping North Waterloo community

Money raised will help buy necessary equipment to support mothers in an area that is densely populated with newcomers, immigrants and refugees
ROW inside workers vote to authorize strike mandate

ROW inside workers vote to authorize strike mandate

By voting to authorize strike mandate, union members are showing an intention to strike if their needs are not met on the bargaining table
Some unknowns on the path to herd immunity, says expert

Some unknowns on the path to herd immunity, says expert

"It would have to depend on COVID-19 variants and whether there are other COVID-19 variants that the vaccine can protect against," noted Zahid Butt, assistant professor at the University of Waterloo's School of Public Health
Wellesley outside workers vote to authorize strike action

Wellesley outside workers vote to authorize strike action

Union members are showing their intention to strike if their needs are not met during negotiations
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