Catherine Todd, 48, was reported missing Thursday after last being heard from on March 18. Waterloo Regional Police announced Saturday they suspect foul play after conducting a forensic search of her apartment at 50 Lorraine Ave.
Students draw attention to mental health issues
“We’re looking at mental health education on campus and to be able to provide that to all members of the Laurier community,” said Adrienne Luft, the university’s mental health and student support team leader.
Hospitals find ways to meet growing demand with tight budgets
According to data presented by Shilton, Ontario’s hospitals receive the lowest provincial funding per capita in the country. As a result, Ontario shows higher rates of patient care occurring outside hospitals.
Strategies to reduce ER wait times will bear fruit, officials say
From patients with non-emergency medical problems to delays in accessing medical test results, officials at the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network say there are many reasons why the region’s emergency rooms appear to be overflowing.
Kitchener mom appalled by emergency room wait
“He was left for eight and a half hours and he was checked three times (by nurses),” Brindley explained. “I brought him to them to check him. They didn’t come to see how we were doing and his condition worsened as the night went on.”
Baby boomers at risk of cardiac illness in old age, report says
A new report released by the Heart and Stroke Foundation found that baby boomers will experience a ten-year gap between how long they live and how long they live in good health.
Police check missing persons reports after finding human torso
“The discovery of human remains is something police are keenly aware is a concern in the community, especially for families who file a missing persons report,” said Olaf Heinzel, public affairs co-ordinator for Waterloo Regional Police.
Human torso found in trash bin
KITCHENER — A widespread investigation is underway to identify the dismembered remains of a woman found in a garbage bin behind an apartment building near the city’s downtown core.
Local forum sheds light on Alzheimer’s and dementia
With so much variation and overlapping between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, an individualized approach to treatment and support must be adopted by caregiving communities, Whitehouse said.
Bill paves way for national suicide prevention strategy
“It is a pretty serious situation that we have in our country … that alone is a good enough reason to have some sort of national framework so we can all work together,” said Rob Martin, chair of the local suicide prevention council.
Brain simulator could provide insight to damage, diseases
The technology, designed by a team at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, simulates 2.5 million neurons making it the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain.
A place to call home
Meeting Dora Fernandes, a funny and joyful woman, it’s hard to imagine she was ever known for never having a smile on her face.
Lunar ambitions take flight
NEW HAMBURG, Canada — Tucked in a corner of an industrial building in New Hamburg that is filled with rubber tires, gears and transmissions is a small area where the future of space exploration is taking shape. Ontario Drive & Gear, makers of the Argo all-terrain vehicle, is fine-tuning a vehicle that it hopes will…
‘Front row seat to a miracle’
Less than six months since the incident that left her in a coma, Lydia walked out from the Herrle’s Country Farm Market down the lane to the family’s Erb’s Road home with her parents — James and Michelle — by her side.
Local theorist unlocking secrets of black holes
To better understand black holes, scientists need to determine how they interact with the matter around them, whether or not they spin, the result of spin and what causes jets of light to be seen around the hole.
‘Best of all possible worlds’
It’s rare to have a community where children attend the same school their parents did and neighbours all connect at Sunday worship, but for one neighbourhood this has been the norm for generations.
Lydia’s road to recovery
Although Lydia still spends the bulk of the week at the rehabilitation hospital, her improved condition allowed her to come home for the first time last weekend and she will now go home every weekend.
Universities, college speak out about mental illness
The University of Waterloo released a report last week that reviewed current services — health, counselling and support for disabilities — and made recommendations to improve ease of access and reach out to a wider range of students.
Dry weather hampering local corn production
Driving through his Cambridge farm on what has been one of many hot July days, Brian Gillespie said he estimates that 60 per cent of the now browning field corn will be ruined.
Family upset about hefty fee increases at retirement home for basic services
Staring at bills and letters scattered across a small coffee table, two women anxiously wonder how they can help their mother afford to live in the modest room they’re sitting in.