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St. Jacobs Sparkles celebrates the holiday season

St. Jacobs Sparkles is a 4-day holiday event which celebrates the holiday season. The event takes place from Nov. 16 to 19 at the downtown core of St. Jacobs. St. Jacobs is a village set along the Conestoga River with various shops, restaurants, boutique, original artisans shops, and a short bus or car ride away from Wilfrid Laurier University. Wideman […]

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First Light Rail Vehicle hits the tracks in Waterloo

  On Nov. 7, the first on-track test of an ION light rail car was completed in Waterloo. “This test is for wayside clearances, and platform clearances,” Tom Galloway, Regional Councillor for Waterloo, said. “So just to make sure that everything was constructed properly along the track. “This really wasn’t to test the vehicle at all, this was to test […]

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OPSEU rejects council’s renewed offer after bargaining discussions break down

On Nov. 6, 2017, bargaining talks between The Ontario Public Service Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) broke down. Both parties had returned to the bargaining table on Nov. 1, almost three weeks since their last talks and when the strike first began on Oct. 16. The union represents more than 12,000 faculty members. According to a statement […]

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UPDATED: Propaganda posters are found posted at two Waterloo High Schools

  Administrators at two high schools in Waterloo were met with signs donning the phrase “It’s okay to be white” when they walked in to school this passed Monday. Students and faculty at both Eastwood Collegiate Institute and Grand River Collegiate Institute were surprised to see the signage promoting white nationalism plastered on the doors of their respective schools. “Our […]

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Former UW student sentenced for terrorism

Kevin Omar Mohamed, a 25-year-old former University of Waterloo engineering student, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Tuesday for a terrorism-related offence. Mohamed was arrested in Waterloo in March of 2016 by the RCMP and pleaded guilty in June of 2017 to a terrorism-related charge. Mohamed has since been sentenced by the Ontario Superior Court for “participating in […]

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#MeTooIsn’tEnough sparks discussion surrounding gender equity

On Nov. 6, 2017 THEMUSEUM hosted a public dialogue surrounding gender equality in the Waterloo Region called #METOOISNTENOUGH: A part of the Model Citizens Dialogues. The dialogue, moderated by Julie Barker-Merz, board director at THEMUSEUM, was inspired by the #MeToo hashtag which recently surfaced on various social media channels. “I felt there was an opportunity for us to actually talk […]

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Shopify Plus expands to Uptown Waterloo

Shopify plans to open a second office in Waterloo and hire 300 to 500 new employees during their expansion. The organization currently has two commerce platforms — Shopify, which accommodates entrepreneurs and small businesses and Shopify Plus — which is for enterprises, high-volume merchants and larger businesses. Shopify is a Canadian company looking to expand further into the Waterloo tech sector with hopes that their second building will prompt additional growth. The second building will be located on 85 Willis Way, steps away from their current building at […]

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Student tenants are pestered with cockroach infestation

Wilfrid Laurier University students allege they have been dealing with a cockroach infestation in their unit in a nearby Marq student housing building.  The apartment building in question is located on 173 King St. N.   The Marq has two other student housing buildings in Waterloo, but as of this writing, there is no indication that either has similar pest issues.  Laurier student, Winnet Runshare, is one of the […]

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Dallas Nightclub receives suspension notice

Dallas Nightclub in Kitchener is facing a suspension of their liquor license for a two-week period. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario posted a notice on the front of Dallas nightclub, located at 312 King St. W, stating that their license would be suspended from Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. to Oct. 28 at 2 a.m. The notice cited […]

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