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Collision on the corner of University and King

On the evening of Sept. 9, onlookers witnessed a horrific collision between a motorcycle carrying two passengers and a car driven by a single individual at the corner of University Ave and King St. All three individuals from both motor vehicles were taken to hospital by ambulance shortly after the crash. Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables were one of the […]

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Ignatieff visits Waterloo

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff made a stop in Kitchener-Waterloo on Sept. 9 to address the failures of the current government and the possibility of an election. Ignatieff was joined by former Liberal MPs Andrew Telegdi and Karen Redman. Telegdi and Redman are both looking to regain their positions in their respective ridings if an election is called. The question of […]

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Laurier’s former VP: Academic takes post at UW

Following a year of sabbatical from Wilfrid Laurier University, Sue Horton has accepted the position of associate-provost graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. Horton, who served as vice-president academic and provost at Laurier from 2004-08, was planning to return to Laurier as an economics professor this September; however, she has since resigned from this position. “UW just made me […]

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Getting pumped for Africa

On Aug. 25, the Grand River chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) held a fundraising event to support their “Agriculture as a Business” program in Ghana. Held in the public square, the one-day pump-a-thon raised $5326 towards their goal of $6000. A treadle pump replicating those used in Ghana to irrigate agricultural fields was set up in the square to […]

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WLUSU installs carpet in the Terrace

The Wilfrid Laurier University Student’s Union has replaced the upper level floor in the Terrace Foot Court, which cost the union $15,000. According to WLUSU general manager, Mike McMahon, the previous floor, which was installed in 2000, had worn right down to the concrete in certain areas in front of Mr. Sub and the Pita Shack. The new floor is […]

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Max Blouw honoured

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has honoured president of Wilfrid Laurier University Max Blouw by naming a research centre after him. Blouw previously saved the centre from the federal government who wanted to destroy it. “I was overwhelmed and absolutely did not expect to be honoured that way,” said Blouw, who served as vice-president of research at UNBC. […]

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City council update

Council addressed the funding of a skating rink and water feature for the public square. The total costs for the additional features is estimated to be $976,000. To fund the skating rink, $426,000 will be needed for its construction and maintenance. Council voted against allocating funds to the account for the skating rink project, preferring to see the results of […]

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Convict allowed to study in Waterloo Region

Brock Golden, a convicted child pornographer, has been granted permission from the Manitoba Court of Appeals to continue his education in the Kitchener-Waterloo area while released on bail. Availability of information Courts of Appeal, who cannot give his identity because of a publication ban on the case, Golden was released on $20,000 cash bail to allow him to attend college […]

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Waterloo after dark

Wearing little more than nipple tassels, crotchless pantyhose and bunny ears, buskers performed their gravitydefying stunts while baring it all for the local crowd. This was naturally after a friendly warning to get children “the fuck out of here.” Magic tricks and PG-rated humour were thrown out Saturday night to make way for the adult-only “Naughty No No Show” presented […]

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While you were out…

Public Square controversies Opening on May 31, the public square has received a great deal of criticism, from its design to the activities it has hosted. At July’s city council meeting, a motion was passed banning skateboarders from the public square with the exception of 10 hours dispersed throughout the week. The decision was made in response to complaints regarding […]

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