Erin Abe

Erin Abe

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Iron Horse Trail undergoes facelift

The Iron Horse Trail will be undergoing an estimated $4.1 million renovation beginning this Spring. All renovations are expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The Iron Horse Trail provides a scenic and historical trail connecting the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener along a former railway passage way. The Iron Horse Trail is located between Erb Street West […]

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Threatening messages found at local high schools

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is investigating five threats to local high schools in the Kitchener-Waterloo region community. Last week the threats began at Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener, when a threatening graffiti message was written on a bathroom stall in the Women’s washroom that a shooting would occur. The threat was followed by four more similar cases at […]

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Laurier professor advocates for children with autism

On April 13, Wilfrid Laurier University professor Janet McLaughlin will receive an award for the leading women building communities program in Kitchener Waterloo. Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife announced the winners of the award and it will be presented to McLaughlin among 10 other local women honoured from the KW area. McLaughlin is a health studies faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier […]

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Equal Voices works to empower women in politics

March 25, 2018 marked the founding meeting of Equal Voice for the Waterloo Region. Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization with the mandate to elect more women to all levels of the political office. The offices of Catherine Fife, member of provincial parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo and Katherine Bergman, president and vice-chancellor of St. Jerome’s University, organized the event to […]

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Laurier professor researches the role of voodoo dolls in the workplace

Recent research at Wilfrid Laurier University has focused on leadership in the workplace and mechanisms of employee retaliation that restore justice. Lindie Liang, a professor of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at WLU, has been studying dysfunctional leadership behaviour and employee retaliation in the workplace. Liang’s research hopes to provide empirical evidence of previous theories concerning employees that […]

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Tenants of The Marq petition for right to invite guests

Student tenants living at The Marq, a student housing community  operated by Centurion property and houses a large number of Wilfrid Laurier University students, started the petition due to their building implementing a new policy for only 35 guests in each building for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Residents were initially told in February that one guest per tenant was permitted, […]

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New bylaw gives authority to shut down street parties, including Ezra

With St. Patrick’s Day 2018 approaching, the City of Waterloo has revised two bylaws allowing officers more authority to address unsanctioned events. On March 5, 2018, the Waterloo City Council voted to revise the city’s property standards and public nuisance bylaws. New revisions to the public nuisance bylaw allow officers authority to break up gatherings that are unsanctioned. “St. Patrick’s […]

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International Women’s Day highlights progress of women

March 8, 2018, was International Women’s Day and Women 2018 hosted a successful event in Downtown Kitchener to highlight the progress of women today and movements still to come. The Women 2018 event, which  sold out, featured speakers and artists meant to capture the many problems women continue to face in 2018. The event also aimed to celebrate the social, economic, […]

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Laurier research investigates tourist sites to be lost to climate change

Research at Wilfrid Laurier University predicts that Jasper National Park’s glacier in Alberta will disappear in the next 100 years, and tourists will see a substantial decrease in its quality by 2050 as a result of climate change. Disappearing tourist destinations as a result of climate change have sparked a new tourism trend, dubbed ‘last chance tourism.’ Last chance tourism […]

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Local high school student faces charges after making threats

A student under the age of 18 at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) has been charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death and Weapons Dangerous. On Feb. 21 after nine p.m., police received a report of a live video posted on social media which highlighted the young male making threats that he would cause harm to students […]

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