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Trudeau pays visit at 48th annual Oktoberfest

The Kitchener-Waterloo Region spent this past weekend wrapping up Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival,the 48th annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest in K-W runs annually beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving and continues for nine days until the following Saturday. The festival began in 1969 by a small group of dedicated volunteers and has since grown to be the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world with […]

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Clown craze continues in K-W region

The “creepy clown” fad has moved north from the United States, as sightings of people dressed up as clowns with the purpose to scare have been reported in Kitchener-Waterloo. Sightings have been reported in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo. The reports have described the multiple “clowns” as either standing motionless, or chasing people. There have been no reports of clowns holding […]

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Confirmed: Pizza Maniac closes its doors

Pizza Maniac, an infamous pizza shop across the street from Wilfrid Laurier University, has closed its doors after the plaza was bought out by PM365 Inc., a property management service. After serving customers for over five years, the location closed on Monday, September 26, after Laurier’s Homecoming weekend. Kamal Cheema, owner of Pizza Maniac, said the business was given a […]

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Beloved K-W restaurant, The Flying Dog, closes doors

On September 22, The Flying Dog restaurant and lounge bar, located on Marsland Drive, announced on their official Facebook page that they would be closing after 20 years of business on Tuesday October 2. The restaurant’s final event, “The Last Hurrah,” was on Saturday, October 1. The Flying Dog opened in 1987 and has been a staple in the Waterloo […]

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Waterloo hosts FUZEnations

Kitchener-Waterloo was the host of the first FUZEnation Tech + Music Summit last week. Kygo was the event’s featuring musical headliner. The event also brought forth speakers such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; a special performance by the turntablist A-Trak and more. The four-day event consisted of both a […]

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Harmony Lunch closes after 86 years of operation

Located on King Street, a five-minute walk towards Uptown Waterloo from Wilfrid Laurier University sits Harmony Lunch, a restaurant that has been a large part of the community for 86 years. The location has been put up for sale and will be closing when the appropriate investor is found. Opened by Harry Marks in 1930, the restaurant has been operated […]

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UW advocates for gender equality

UW advocates for gender equality

In 2014, UN Women launched the HeForShe campaign headed by goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson. With a mission of gender equality, UN women sought out 30 international partners to act as their impact champions in the IMPACT 10x10x10. The partners were grouped into three categories: head of state champions, university champions and corporate champions. Among the list of chosen partners is […]

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Petition for K-W residents to have free access to transit

A local Kitchener-Waterloo organization has amped up their push to make public transit free for lower-class residents throughout the region. The Alliance Against Poverty (AAP), founded over a decade ago, is an alliance of individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds striving to eliminate poverty. They have launched campaigns aimed at housing and living wage in the past and have […]

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Local high school looks to expand

Big plans for the future of the Northdale area and Waterloo Collegiate Institute are currently being discussed amongst a partnership between the Waterloo Region District School Board, Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo. The visionary project could include a complete renovation and a new four-storey building for Waterloo Collegiate Institute. The partners are also looking into the possibility […]

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Laurier develops study with local immigrant partnership

Wilfrid Laurier University’s associate director of the International Migration Centre, Margaret Walton-Roberts, has been working alongside PhD student Blair Cullens, among other colleagues, to develop a study looking into the role of Local Immigrant Partnerships (LIPs) in the Syrian refugee settlement process. After submitting a proposal to a special call made by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of […]

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