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K-W in brief: September 19, 2012

New MPP starts position, officially Newly elected Member of Provincial Parliament Catherine Fife is being sworn into her position on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The NDP representative was elected in a byelection that took place on Sept. 6. She came out ahead of Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler and Liberal candidate Eric Davis, after a highly contentious race. Ten candidates in total […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·
(Photo by Kate Turner)

CIGI hosts former US agent

Last Thursday, as part of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) signature lecture series, Washington insider, former CIA analyst and Brookings Institution fellow Bruce Riedel addressed a local audience on the state of Iran’s political affairs. This lecture came just days after the Canadian government, in an unprecedented political move, severed diplomatic ties with Iran. The title of Riedel’s […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

TIFF: The Cord’s final cut

End of Watch (Directed by David Ayer, USA) There have been countless films that follow members of the Los Angeles Police Department, but none quite like those of writer, producer and director David Ayer (Training Day, 2001). Instead of watching a film saturated in exaggerated explosions and drug busts or killing schemes, there is a sense of reality in each […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
‘Club step’ duo command Beta

‘Club step’ duo command Beta

Last Thursday night, Adventure Club played a high-energy set to an amped up crowd at Waterloo’s Beta nightclub. The duo, consisting of Leighton James and Christian Srigley, took the stage at 1 a.m., when the crowd was perceptibly anxious. Having been drawn to the venue by the headliners, rather than opening acts DJ Doobie and DVBBS —who kept the crowd […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
Boutique shopping in uptown Waterloo

Boutique shopping in uptown Waterloo

Whether it is labeled as a big city or a small town, Waterloo does have its resources when it comes to doing some retail therapy. With Conestoga Mall being literally just a ten-minute bus ride away, students have a place to get some new clothes. As a  fashion retail fanatic who always just needs “one” more item of clothing, it’s […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
(Photo courtesy of CTV Kitchener).

The Cord partners with CTV

The Cord has started a partnership with CTV Kitchener, which will give our staff an opportunity to report for the local news. To kick things off, we are producing a four-part series on the controversial student neighbourhood, Northdale, located minutes from Wilfrid Laurier University. Click here to watch Editor-in-Chief Justin Fauteux report for CTV. The remaining three parts of the […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·

First Nations react against funding cuts

According to a news release from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Aboriginal Representative Organizations (AROs) will be facing cuts in both project-based funding and core funding over the next two fiscal years. The aim of this funding alteration is to redirect financial support “to priority areas.” These cuts have left community leaders concerned over the potential detrimental consequences. […]

by Cord Staff· · National, News ·
Philip St. closed until winter

Philip St. closed until winter

Students intending to drive or take the bus down Philip Street in the near future are in for a bit of a surprise. As part of an intensive reconstruction, the street, which connects major city arteries Columbia and University, will be closed for approximately 16 weeks. While a seemingly minimal change, this upheaval may still provide a slight inconvenience for […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·
Hit and run claims life of woman

Hit and run claims life of woman

Last Tuesday, Sept. 4, a tragic hit-and-run accident at the corner of King and Hickory resulted in the death of 82-year-old local resident Ruth Hamilton. The driver, Dale Eastman, 55, of Wilmot Township attempted to flee the scene but was shortly apprehended due to efforts from both police and bystanders. In addition to the fatal hit and run last Tuesday […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

What to do in K-W:

Wednesday, September 12 Neil Hamburger The Jane Bond; 9p.m. 19+ Thursday September 13 Adventure Club Beta Nightclub; 10:00p.m. 19+ Bombino Starlight; 8p.m. 19+ Fashion n’ Motion Info Sessions BA101; 9p.m, 10p.m. Fire X Fire, Living in Trees, Badly Sketched Poets Maxwell’s Music House; 8:30p.m. 19+ Turn Up the Music: The Back-to-School Extravaganza Phil’s; 9:30p.m. 19+ WAC Presents: Circle the Square […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·