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Car crashes into building at King/University

The new Wine Rack outlet at King and University got an unexpected remodel today when a car crashed into the side of the store just after 1 p.m. today. A silver Ford Focus jumped the curb and smashed into the side of the building. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Waterloo Regional Police Services aren’t releasing any other information at this […]

by H.G. Watson· · Local ·
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Vigil remembers Canada’s lost women

Not many people remember  Aboriginal woman, Candice Sollen, but Lila Bruyere does. Bryere’s niece was found on a Toronto sidewalk on December 11, 1998. She had been stabbed in the chest. Two days later, Sollen would succumb to her injury while on life support at St. Michael’s hospital. She was 23-years-old. Bruyere’s reaction to her niece’s death was anger. “I […]

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Laurier’s first responders

It’s a crisp, clear morning on Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus. The low throb of music and the silly, drunken laughter of students carry out from the residences onto the sidewalk, just giving a hint of the debauchery that will soon pour out onto the streets and create one of the busiest days of the year for Laurier’s Emergency Response Team […]

by H.G. Watson· · Features ·
Davidson will succeed Mike Morrice for executive director

Meet Tova Davidson —SWR’s newest director

Tova Davidson is committed to protecting the environment. She’s already plotting her soon-to-be daily commute to Waterloo from Guelph — and it will be green. “I like distance biking.” she said. “It would take little under an hour to bike in [from Guelph].” Though she admits that in the colder months, she will find a carpool to join. But for […]

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Single contender left for Boathouse

Single contender left for Boathouse

Only one group remains in the running to take over The Boathouse, a beleaguered music venue sitting on prime real estate in Victoria Park in Kitchener. Glenn Smith, the owner of Ethel’s Lounge, and Danny Michel, a local, Juno-nominated musician, announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that they were dropping out of the bidding process because the scope of the […]

by H.G. Watson· · Archive, Local ·
Astronaut Chris Hadfield lands at University of Waterloo

Astronaut Chris Hadfield lands at University of Waterloo

Famed Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield gets to add a new line to his already extensive resume this fall: professor. University of Waterloo (U of W) confirmed today that Hadfield has joined the faculty as an adjunct professor of aviation, cross-appointed to the faculties of environment, science and applied health sciences, through August 2016. “This is an amazing opportunity for […]

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The collapse of Waterloo Region’s technology giant

The collapse of Waterloo Region’s technology giant

Telecommunications company BlackBerry — a company that in its prime employed over 20,000 people and had 80 million subscribers — recently announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to be sold to a consortium led by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings, after posting a loss of approximately $950 million to $995 million in the fourth quarter. This is […]

by H.G. Watson· · Features ·
‘I’m educated and just as experienced’

‘I’m educated and just as experienced’

Local tech hub Communitech will be getting a boost in their recruitment of women over the next three years. The company will be funneling $300,000 from Status of Women Canada into the Communitech Women in Technology project, aimed at strengthening female talent recruitment and retention. Karen Gallant, senior director of talent at Communitech, said that the initiative is meant to […]

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Canada, here to save the day

A growing collection of Canadian artists, writers and filmmakers are bringing back a group of people that a generation has forgotten: Canadian superheroes. It may come as a surprise to some people that there are Canadian superheroes. But for a brief time in the 1940s, and again in the ‘70s, Canada experienced a surge in men and women in tights. […]

by H.G. Watson· · Arts ·

Re-Evaluating rights

When Texas Senator Wendy Davis filibustered for over ten hours to halt the vote on a law that would limit abortion access in her state last month, Canadians watched with as much interest as our southern neighbours. Canada hasn’t had a law concerning abortion since the famous Supreme Court Case spurred by Dr. Henry Morgentaler stuck down the abortion provisions […]

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