KW in brief: Jan. 13, 2010

Referendum question confuses council A referendum question posed by a group of private citizens concerning the possibility of amalgamating Waterloo and Kitchener was presented to council for the fall election. The question posed was: “Would you support members of Council engaging in a dialogue about the merits of merging the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo? Yes or No.” The purpose […]

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KW in brief: Jan. 6, 2010

Crowd forms as DriveTest strike comes to an end Nearly 100 people lined up to book their driving tests on Monday in Kitchener. It was the first day that the DriveTest employees had returned to work following the four-month Ontario-wide strike that began on Aug. 24. There is currently a backlog of 300,000 tests in the province. –Compiled by Rebecca […]

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Student groups scrutinize wards

Waterloo’s mayor and council received a letter last month addressing concerns that students are under-represented as a result of the current ward boundaries which divide the student population. The letter sent by Griffin Carpenter, chair of the ward review committee for the Mayor’s Student Advisory Council, and Kory Preston, Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union vice-president of university affairs, outlined concerns […]

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Providing warm meals on cold days

We give. We cook. We care. On Dec. 4, a group of eight Laurier students took this slogan to St. John’s Kitchen in Kitchener to provide meals to approximately 250 people. “I had this idea in the back of my head to do cooking during the holidays for the homeless people,” said Lucas Lu, a third-year business student, who established […]

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Election candidate announced

On Dec. 17, Waterloo city councillor Jan d’Ailly announced that he will be running for mayor in the 2010 municipal election. Currently d’Ailly is councillor for Ward 6 which encompasses Northdale, the predominantly student inhabited area north of Wilfrid Laurier University. D’Ailly will be running against Mayor Brenda Halloran who is up for re-election. The election is expected to be […]

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Porsche catches fire across from campus

On the evening of Dec. 15, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a Porsche 924 Turbo caught fire in the intersection of Albert Street and University Avenue. The car’s owner Cindi Wieg, an administrative assistant in the anthropology and cultural studies department, explained that the fire was caused by an external heater she had purchased from Canadian Tire to offset the car’s […]

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Lighting up the season

On Saturday evening, the annual Wonders of Winter festival of lights held its opening ceremony in Waterloo Park. The ceremony began with the Waterloo Concert Band playing Christmas songs including “The First Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night” to a large crowd of all ages. With great anticipation, Mayor Halloran and Bill Weiler, the founder of Wonders […]

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City councillors to lead planning for ‘student ghetto’

On Nov. 26, a town meeting was hosted in St. Michael’s Church for the Northdale community to discuss the future of the area as the neighbouring universities continue to grow. “We’re not a permanent resident and student neighborhood anymore, we’re a student neighborhood with a few remaining permanent residents,” said Christine Carmody, area resident and member of Help Urbanize the […]

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“There is no magic pill that makes you better:” Trudeau

“I had no idea that I was bipolar,” said Margaret Trudeau, addressing a crowd of United Way donors on Nov. 20. Trudeau was the keynote speaker for the United Way’s Leadership Thank You event sponsored by Manulife Financial in honour of those who donate $1,000 annually. “A lot of us feel we’re living in quiet desperation,” said Trudeau, noting the […]

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City presents three with Waterloo Award

The 12th annual Waterloo Award was presented at city council on Nov. 23. The award is distributed to up to three nominated individuals per year in honour of their great civic duty. Don Cowan, professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo (UW), received the Waterloo Award for his contributions to computer sciences and development of online smart communities in the […]

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