Karis Mapp


After growing up in Waterloo Region, Karis Mapp obtained a diploma from the College of Sports Media. She has since spent time reporting for CityNews 570 and CTV Kitchener. Karis joined CBC K-W in February 2024 and is excited to explore the stories that mean the most to the community.

Latest from Karis Mapp

Region needs to be more transparent about reasons for land acquisition, 2 Wilmot councillors say

Two Wilmot Township councillors are calling on the Region of Waterloo to be more transparent about the reasons it wants to buy farmland in the township and what it could be used for in the future.

Sheep used as lamb-scapers at Conestoga College's solar panel site

Officials at Conestoga College have enlisted the help of sheep to maintain the grass and weeds on land at their Fountain Street campus location where the college has 1,800 solar panels.

University of Waterloo adds security measures to stop potential protests during convocation ceremonies

Convocation ceremonies are in full swing at three local universities this week, and administrators say they are addressing safety and disruption concerns amid tension with pro-Palestinan protests and encampments.

Guelph's Hillside music festival awarded Small Festival of the Year

Hillside Festival in Guelph is being recognized nationally after being named the Small Festival of the Year.

Window of Kitchener synagogue broken, police investigating

Waterloo regional police are investigating whether an object thrown through a window at a Kitchener, Ont., synagogue was hate motivated.

Advocates say talk about improved accessibility locally needs to happen all year

As National Accessibility Week comes to a close, advocates with Karis Disability Services in Kitchener hope to keep the conversation going when it comes to inclusion in the community.

2 Kitchener high schools closed Thursday for investigations into threats of violence

St. Mary’s High School will remain closed for a second day and Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute will also be closed Thursday for reports of threatened violence.

St. Mary's High School in Kitchener closed Wednesday due to threatened violence

St. Mary’s High School in Kitchener, Ont., is closed for the day as police investigate a reported threat of violence.

Take a look inside the City of Kitchener's greenhouse

As warmer weather approaches, the City of Kitchener’s greenhouse is at capacity. There are 46,000 plants growing in the facility, to be planted around the city.

TheMuseum receives $300K in emergency funding from Kitchener to keep doors open this summer

TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener has received one-time emergency funding from the city to ensure the business can stay afloat, for now. But city councillors said they wanted TheMuseum to ask the region to fund half of the funding request.