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Ontario government approves anticipated Laurier Milton Campus

Early this morning, the government of Ontario announced the approval of Wilfrid Laurier University’s long-awaited campus in the Town of Milton. The province has committed $90 million in funding in order to develop a satellite campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, offering programs in science, mathematics, technology and arts. The new campus […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Lam Diing played wide receiver for the Waterloo Warriors. Photo courtesy of University of Waterloo.

UW football player identified as victim in Kitchener homicide

Lam Diing — a 23-year-old football player and third-year student at the University of Waterloo — has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing that took place near Stanley Park early Sunday morning. Waterloo Regional Police Service [WRPS] spokesperson, Cherri Greeno, confirmed to The Cord that WRPS were dispatched to a Kenora Drive residence around 12 a.m. after reports of […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
Map from The Weather Network shows the storm (red) will affect most of southern Ontario

Both Waterloo and Brantford campuses closed due to ice storm

Campuses are closed and exams have been rescheduled at both of Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses today, as well as at University of Waterloo, due to a severe weather warning. Environment Canada issued a warning of a ‘potentially historic’ storm that will affect the GTA and southern Ontario today, and in response all exams at Laurier, including those taken online, have […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Annual Ezra street party costs city $713,500; Public Gatherings Task Force launched in response

Waterloo Regional Police Service held a press conference this morning where the total amount spent by community partners during the Ezra Avenue street party was disclosed. The total combined amount spent on various services in the region reached $713,500 this year. In a tweet following the press conference, these costs were described as “not sustainable.” A media release from the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
BREAKING: Kitchener-Waterloo MPP removed from PC caucus amid sexting allegations

BREAKING: Kitchener-Waterloo MPP removed from PC caucus amid sexting allegations

Kitchener-Waterloo Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Harris has been removed from the PC caucus after an investigation revealed  he had sent a number of inappropriate messages to a female intern. In a statement released on Monday, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, who serves as chair of the caucus, announced that Harris had been removed from the caucus and disqualified from running […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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Reviewing the most popular stories at Laurier and around Waterloo in 2018

Students’ Union President elected Tarique Plummer was elected as Laurier’s Students’ Union president for the 2018-19 term, claiming the position with 52.35 per cent of the vote. Despite four candidates in the running, only 22 per cent of the student body cast their vote. Plummer experienced a rocky start to the beginning of his tenure as Chair and CGO of the […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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WarmWorkers Laurier reaches out to homeless in Waterloo Region

On March 29, WarmWorkers Laurier spent the day distributing supplies and necessities to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Waterloo Region. WarmWorkers is a non-profit organization and registered charity that was founded three years ago. Since its founding, the organization has expanded across Ontario. “WarmWorkers is an initiative focused on conditioning those experiencing homelessness from a cycle of dependency to a […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·