Waterloo Region News Roundup – $18 Million in Funding for Communitech, Lots of Local Talent To Head to NHL Draft and More

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Justin Trudeau Announces $18 Million in Funding for Kitchener’s Communitech

The Prime Minister came to Kitchener on Tuesday, bringing with him an announcement that the government would be investing $52.4 million in three hubs for a new program called the Scale-Up Platform, designed to help Ontario start-up companies grow. Kitchener’s Communitech will receive a little more than a third of that funding at $18 million. Read More

Prime Minister Says Doug Ford Holding Up Transportation Improvements

Also during his Tuesday speech, which was given at  Communitech, Trudeau said Ontario Premier Doug Ford is ‘slamming the brakes’ on public transit projects for the Waterloo Region that the federal government ‘is waiting to fund’. Read More

Nine Waterloo Region Players Ranked for NHL Draft

Nine local players – including four Kitchener Rangers – have been ranked for the upcoming NHL draft, with Kitchener native Cole Schwindt, a forward with the Mississauga Steelheads, 96th overall among North American skaters on the list at just 17 years old. Read More 

Conestoga College Solar Energy Project a Success

A newly-completed solar project at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus aims to massively reduce the college’s greenhouse gas emissions, with it being estimated that estimated that the college will eliminate 90 per cent of emissions on the campus. Read More 



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