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City of Waterloo changes development fees in hopes to diversify housing market

The City of Waterloo is hoping to diversify the housing market in the city with a recent change to building development fees. While previous development charges for two and three-bedroom units had been more expensive that development of single bedroom units, the city has decided to equalize the costs of building units with anything from one to three bedrooms as […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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The Drink in uptown Waterloo makes headlines for sign displayed at the bar

The Drink Uptown, a popular nightclub in Uptown Waterloo, has recently come into the public eye and faced scrutiny due to a video posted on social media of a sign with concerning content displayed at the establishment. The video, which was posted to Facebook on Dec. 29 by Spencer Harrison, showed a group of people laughing at the signs content. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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What’s in store for the new year?

The office of the president along with the office of student affairs are saying hello to students — while some say goodbye — as the winter semester officially commenced on Jan. 6, welcoming students from all over the world as they return to Waterloo and Brantford to continue their studies. “Welcome back, Golden Hawks and happy New Year! It’s an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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The Futon Shop closing its doors after 35 years in Waterloo

The Futon Shop in uptown Waterloo is closing its doors after 35 years of business due to rising rent prices, the economy and other major factors like the Uptown BIA construction. Greg Mewhiney, owner of The Futon Shop, has been making futons out of the King Street North location since 1985 and at one point even had three stores running […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Laurier named one of Waterloo region’s top employers

For a second year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University has been named one of Waterloo’s top employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers due to the quality of programs and policies put in place by and for employees. Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a national competition that happens annually which recognizing both national and regional level leaders in employment, with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Brewing loses 2.1 million in cyber attack

Waterloo Brewing was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyber-attack where the thief impersonated a creditor employee and requested fraudulent wire transfers resulting in over $2 million in losses for the company. The brewery, which is located in Kitchener off of Bingemans Centre Drive, has also initiated analysis of all other activity and transactions across all the bank account involved with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Ontario Divisional Court deems Ford’s Student Choice Initiative unlawful

On Nov. 22 it was announced that the Student Choice Initiative was deemed “unlawful” by the Ontario Divisional Court and a violation of university autonomy. The initiative, which was brought to life for the first time during the 2019-2020 school year, allowed students to opt out of fees from the university that the government deemed “non-essential” including students’ union programming […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Student associations come together to support the Movember movement

Over the course of November, the “Movember” spirit has been strong on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.  A global movement devoted to raising awareness and funding for Men’s testicular and prostate cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention, Movember lasts the duration of the month of November and encourages men to grow out their facial hair to draw awareness […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Food Services spearheads Zero Waste Bin pilot project

Laurier Food Services, in partnership with Laurier’s Sustainability Office, has created a zero-waste bin pilot project that currently sits in the Terrace Food Court to help Laurier students properly get rid of their food waste. “We were definitely influenced by the sustainable impact of Carleton University because they have a very large waste bin themselves, so we wanted to integrate […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·