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Kitchener apartment prices on the rise

According to a new report from PadMapper, rental prices in Kitchener are climbing fast than they are anywhere else in the country. PadMapper, an online apartment search tool, analyzes data on a monthly basis from rental listings. The aim of this report is to give users an idea of the economic rental landscape in Canada. Kitchener was ranked number 11 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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City of Waterloo runs pilot project to turn dog poop into electricity

A new pilot project being introduced by the City of Waterloo aims to turn dog waste into energy, heating and fertilizer. This would be accomplished through a process known as anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an environment without oxygen. “Here was an opportunity to do something that’s environmentally friendly, show that we’re a dog-friendly city […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Reddit post allegedly implicates Kitchener man in fatal stabbing

Waterloo Regional Police continue to look for Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, a suspect facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije. Vasilije was said to be have been found in her apartment in Kitchener on April 28 with various stab wounds. Shortly after the incident, a representative from Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) said Hasan fled […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Suspect arrested for allegedly stealing $24,000 worth of electronics from WLU

Two thefts occurred at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus resulting in a loss of $24,000 worth of electronics which was allegedly stolen by two suspects. Police said that the suspects broke into a building on the Laurier campus, the name of which is yet to be released, on Feb. 21 and again on Feb. 25. stealing 19 laptops and various monitors. […]

by Safina Husein· · 1 comment · Campus, Local, News ·
BB gun fired at Laurier residence

BB gun fired at Laurier residence

A 19-year-old man has been seriously injured after being hit above the eye with a BB gun, as reported by CTV Kitchener. According to the Waterloo Regional Police Services, the man was hurt to the point where he needed emergency surgery. The unidentified victim was shot around 3 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at a Wilfrid Laurier University student residence […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
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UPDATED: GRT strike averted

It was announced on Thursday evening that Grand River Transit employees, including GRT operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendances, would officially be going on strike on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 a.m. On Sunday, it was announced that a tentative agreement was reached with the Region of Waterloo and operations would commence as usual on Monday. According to The Waterloo […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Marijuana dispensaries see a rise in raids

On March 10, Waterloo Regional Police raided one of the five cannabis dispensaries in the area. After a search warrant was presented to Green Tree Medicinal Dispensary on King Street, four arrests were made, as well as charges for the possession with the purpose of trafficking. Ontario has seen an increase in the number of dispensaries — seemingly more are […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

Veritas One of the most controversial events to occur on the Laurier Waterloo campus this year made headlines across the country. On Dec. 12, 2016, The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association terminated its contract with Sandor Dosman, the former operator of the campus’s Veritas Café. Dosman’s termination happened as a result of a help wanted ad that he posted […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Elections, Local, National, News ·
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Over 208 charges pressed during Waterloo St. Patrick’s Day festivities

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day had crowds ranging from 12,000-15,000 people throughout the day. The surrounding corridors of Ezra Avenue, Bricker Avenue, Clayfield Avenue and Albert Street had the most traffic. The St. Patrick’s Day events that take place within the Wilfrid Laurier University community are notorious for their outlandish festivities and this year was no different. The events that […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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St. Patrick’s Day party on Ezra Avenue brings 12,000 partiers

Last year, an estimated 5,000 people were on Ezra Avenue in mid-afternoon, but this year, the numbers have more than doubled. According to The Record, an estimated 12,000 people have joined the crowd on Ezra Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Right before noon, Ezra appeared to be quieter than usual. “We have a significant operational plan in place, we’re […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·