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Region of Waterloo responds to frustrated business owners

In response to an event held last Monday Sept. 12, 2017 called “Let Uptown Breathe,” the Region of Waterloo will be meeting with the Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to discuss construction in uptown Waterloo. At “Let Uptown Breathe,” business owners in uptown Waterloo gathered to voice their frustration in regards to the delays they continue to experience with closures […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Mysterious Barricades creates awareness and hope through concert

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Mysterious Barricades: A Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Hope, was hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Maureen Fraser Concert Hall. Mysterious Barricades is a cross-Canada concert which pays tribute to those affected by suicide through music. The concert is live-streamed from each location and available online every Sept. 10. The concert was founded by professional […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
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Places4students.com strives to provide students with positive renting experiences

The beginning of each school year brings forth various concerns and questions raised by students moving into their off-campus housing accommodations. Places4Students.com, Wilfrid Laurier University’s exclusive off-campus housing partner, assists students in finding appropriate housing accommodations while ensuring that students are educated on their rights and responsibilities as renters. Essentially, Places4Students.com provides an online platform on which landlords and property […]

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Laurier leads international meeting that brings together experts on sustainable food systems

From Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, the Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) partnership held a meeting at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, bringing in experts from around the globe to discuss sustainable food systems. The FLEdGE partnership is hosted by Laurier’s Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, a research centre that works to acquire and disseminate knowledge about sustainability. […]

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Uptown businesses address continued construction

On Monday Sept. 12, business owners, city councillors, mayor Dave Jaworsky and many others gathered at the intersection of King Street and Bridgeport Road for an event called “Let Uptown Breathe.” Melissa Durrell, uptown city councillor and member of the Uptown Business Improvement Association Board, hosted the event and started it off by reading out a statement on behalf of […]

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Series of robberies and break-ins reported at student housing buildings in Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Police are in the process of investigating various break-ins and robberies which occurred from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20 in various student housing buildings. The specific student housing buildings have not been disclosed as of yet, however six rooms in total on both King Street North and Spruce Street were targeted. Cherri Greeno, media relations coordinator for the […]

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The City of Waterloo allows drivers to pay for parking with Honk Mobile app

Starting Sept. 1, drivers in Uptown Waterloo will be able to use the Honk Mobile app to pay for additional parking beyond the allotted two free hours. The app is already available for use at Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. At Laurier’s Waterloo campus, visitors can use the app to pay for parking at the pay and display lots […]

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The City of Waterloo brings streetscape improvements to King and Erb intersection

The King Street and Erb Street intersection is now undergoing construction by the City of Waterloo to create a more accessible intersection for all modes of transportation. Upon reopening in early October, the intersection at King Street and Erb Street will introduce a protected intersection with wider sidewalks and new off-road cycle tracks, including crosswalks for bikers. This protected intersection […]

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Abortion pill freely available with prescription in Ontario

Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination also known as RU-486 or as the “abortion pill”, will be available in the Waterloo Region starting today, Aug. 10. The medication was first approved by Health Canada back in 2015, but become available in the country this past January. On Aug. 3, the province of Ontario announced that Mifegymiso will be freely available with a […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
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Streetscape project leaves sections of Erb and King closed

Beginning On Monday July 24, stage two of the King Street streetscape project closed sections of Erb Street and King Street in Waterloo. The closure will take place for approximately 10 weeks, as reported by CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. King Street has set to close from Erb Street to the LRT tracks, as well as Erb Street from Albert Street back to […]

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