Daina Goldfinger

4th year communications major and psychology minor, this is Daina's 2nd year working at The Cord. She began working as a volunteer writer in March 2013, and quickly afterwards developed a love for news reporting. She is now the lead reporter at The Cord for the 2014-2015 school year. Daina loves reading, travelling, food, fashion and art.

Articles by Daina Goldfinger

File photo by Heather Davidson

Plans to expand airport put on hold

The Region of Waterloo International Airport’s master plan to expand is being put on hold until the airport is able to reach passenger capacity and earn more revenue. Initially there were five options in the master plan for the airport. The first involved the airport becoming a reliever for Pearson International Airport in Toronto, which would cost approximately $500 million. […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
WLU Inside-Out program renewed

WLU Inside-Out program renewed

This month Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the renewal of its Inside-Out program. The program combines students who are enrolled at a university or college and students who are incarcerated, to create an alternate and more interactive learning environment. It serves to educate and benefit students through credit and provide a valuable learning experience. “This was the most rewarding experience that […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Campus ·
RCMP reports over 1,000 missing Aboriginal women

RCMP reports over 1,000 missing Aboriginal women

This year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a report stating that since the 1980s up until 2012 there have been a total of 1,181 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. According to the report, 225 of these cases remain unsolved. The Native Women’s Association of Canada initially began collecting data before the report was compiled. However, […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · National ·
Photo from Will Huang

Celebrating local bike culture

With the summer months approaching, people are starting to get out of their cars and onto their bikes. This month, the townships have come together to promote National Bike Month in the region. National Bike Month is dedicated to promoting and celebrating cycling in Canadian cities. “It celebrates the fact that cycling brings a lot of benefits to the communities, […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Student houses set for demolition

Student houses set for demolition

Student housing is continuously fluctuating in Waterloo. In many cases, this involves houses being demolished in order for new apartments to be built. Homes from 72 to 80 Balsam Street, 265, 269, 273 and 275 Larch Street, 69 to 77 Hickory Street West and 260 to 272 Hemlock Street were fenced off to prepare for the construction of a new […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Clockwise from top left: Liberal candidate Jamie Burton, Green party candidate Stacey Danckert, NDP incumbent Catherine Fife and PC candidate Tracey Weiler

Local MPP candidates address student issues

With two universities and one college located in Waterloo region, students are large stakeholders in the community. With the June 12 provincial election approaching, the local party leaders have a particular set of issues to address alongside those of the community at large. The parties have chosen to engage in a variety of student-related concerns, such as affordable education, job […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Graphic by Serena Pece

Measles outbreak in western Canada causes concern

Earlier this spring measles plagued western Canada, and health officials are calling it the largest outbreak in decades. Luckily, danger of the disease spreading is reportedly decreasing, however people still need to be cautious and avoid contracting the disease. The disease is extremely contagious and is caused by a virus. It can lead to dangerous symptoms that may even result […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · National ·

Liberal budget rejected by New Democrats

On May 2, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said she would not be supporting the minority Liberal budget that was to be implemented, resulting in an election in June. The budget supported by the Liberals is a 10-year economic plan that promotes job creation, changes in transportation and infrastructure and a provincial pension plan. According to Daiene Vernile, Liberal candidate […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · National ·