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Discussing Canada’s role in torture

On Saturday afternoon, a small audience gathered in the Conrad Grebel Great Hall at the University of Waterloo for a panel discussion regarding Canada’s role in torture in Afghanistan. The event, sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Anti-Torture Coalition, brought together members from both universities and the community to hear experts speak on the topic of “Confronting the Darkness: Canadian Complicity in […]

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KW in brief: March 17, 2010

Woman arrested for biting On March 15, police arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman with extortion for threatening to bite two men. The threats, including infecting the men with a disease as a result of biting them, were made when the suspect attempted to mug them on March 9 and 10. Neither of the men were injured, however one did […]

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Fasting for the end of climate change

With six days passed and seven pounds lost, Dante Ryel is fasting with only a water and supplement diet in support of the passing of Bill C-311, Climate Change Accountability Act. “I’m extremely concerned about climate change and the issue is becoming more and more critical as time goes on,” said Ryel. The 26-year-old Waterloo resident and graduate of Lakehead […]

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Malcolm Gladwell discusses business education

Two great minds discussed a number of topics pertinent to current trends in business and economics this past Friday at the Floradale Mennonite Church. The event was put on by the Woolwich Counselling Centre. Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and author of three best-selling books, including Outliers: The Story of Success and Blink: The Power […]

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KW in brief: March 10, 2010

A vision for Northdale Waterloo city staff released their vision for Northdale on March 9. It was developed out of proposals made by the city and residents. The vision includes the need to restructure the area to accomodate the growing student population by shifting from low-density to more high-density housing. There is still a call, however, to maintain family-oriented homes […]

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Snow babe causes controversy

On Feb. 27, a group of university students sculpted a naked woman out of snow on the front lawn of an Albert Street house. The sculpture, approximately eight feet tall and anatomically correct, had to be taken down the following afternoon due to complaints made by local residents. According to John Bagby, a fifth-year University of Waterloo student, who lives […]

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A night of cold

Over one hundred high-school students from schools around Kitchener-Waterloo took to the streets this past weekend to raise awareness for youth homelessness in the event named “Strip the Streets.” In a rally that began last Friday, students and members of the community alike participated in a rally that included speeches from local members of parliament and a march to Waterloo’s […]

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KW in Brief: March 3, 2010

Man stabbed in buttocks Overnight on Feb. 26, a man was stabbed in the buttocks on Charles Street near Highway 8. While he was taken to the hospital, a second man with minor injuries refused treatment. It was confirmed that the 38-year-old male assailant who lives with the two victims was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and […]

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Enjoying the winter cold

Citizens of Waterloo and their pets embraced the cold weather to participate in the seventh annual Ice Dogs Festival in Uptown Waterloo on Saturday afternoon. This was a transition year for the event, as it moved from its traditional venue in the Regina Street parking lot to the public square. “I was confident it would be a successful event,” said […]

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KW in brief: Feb. 24, 2010

Bus driver attacked On Feb. 22, a Grand River Transit bus driver was punched in the head by an exiting male passenger at King Street North and Bridgeport Road. The suspect, described to be in his early 20s, allegedly stole a book of GRT transfer passes during the altercation. The bus driver received only minor injuries. Stabbing at nightclub Early […]

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