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Natasha McKenty

Natasha McKenty

Natasha is a feature writer, public relations consultant and host of In Studio - airing of Rogers TV: Waterloo Region. Local news and community storytelling are more important than ever. She is passionate about sharing those stories, and putting a spotlight on the remarkable people in our region.

Recent Work by Natasha

Pandemic blues: How a local psychotherapist copes with burnout

Pandemic blues: How a local psychotherapist copes with burnout

Nicole Schiener’s focus is to help combat the ‘negativity bias,’ hopelessness, and the overall ‘overwhelm of the pandemic’
Waterloo Fire's Acting Captain trailblazing for women in fire rescue

Waterloo Fire's Acting Captain trailblazing for women in fire rescue

'I never really considered myself a role model until I noticed the reactions I would receive when people saw a woman getting out of the fire truck,' said Laura Gutscher
Martial arts instructor empowers women with self defence

Martial arts instructor empowers women with self defence

Angela Dennis equips women with simple, effective, and memorable ways to escape the five most common attacks
Hunger No More: Free food festival

Hunger No More: Free food festival

‘There’s going to be over 20 restaurants, music, auction items, and just like Tiny Home Takeout, the entry and food is free for anyone,’ said Tony D’Amato Stortz, outreach coordinator for St. Mary's Parish
Local events industry takes a ‘real hit’ as restrictions continue

Local events industry takes a ‘real hit’ as restrictions continue

'As further reopening of the region remains in limbo, companies like Thunderstorm Productions continue to face a loss of over 90 per cent of their typical seasonal business.'
Emergency food program receives $15K from Shopify

Emergency food program receives $15K from Shopify

The 519 Community Collective feeds those on the streets, in encampments, and seniors who live in motels
Grand River Film Festival features local documentary

Grand River Film Festival features local documentary

‘A Starting Point’ is also recognized by the Toronto International Women Film Festival, Montreal Independent Film Festival, and Stockholm City Film Festival in Sweden
Local man going 65 kilometres for Sick Kids

Local man going 65 kilometres for Sick Kids

Manny Maciel plans to walk one kilometre for every year he's been on the planet to raise $25,000 for Sick Kids Foundation
Local church serves over 1,000 free meals a week

Local church serves over 1,000 free meals a week

‘We never turn people away because we never run out of food,’ said Father Toby Collins
Former runaway helps victims of human trafficking sleep tight

Former runaway helps victims of human trafficking sleep tight

‘I was scared and yet putting on a fresh new pair of pajamas gave me a sense of comfort and hope,’ said Meaghan Martin, founder of Sleep Tight
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