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Indigenous communities speak out in KW

Indigenous Sovereignty Week, Oct. 25 to 31, is being marked in Kitchener-Waterloo by a series of events hosted by the local group Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L). The event is aimed at raising awareness among local municipalities of the Six Nations communities along the Grand River. “It’s basically education and awareness that get more people across the country and this community […]

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KW in brief: Oct. 28, 2009

Waterloo museum opens The city of Waterloo has teamed up with Conestoga Mall and the federal government’s department of Canadian heritage to open a new museum in the mall between the Bay and Galaxy Cinemas. The City of Waterloo Museum officially opened to the public on Friday, following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Peter Braid, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, Elizabeth […]

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President of Microsoft business division speaks at UW

Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s business division, welcomed all students to join his technology presentation on Oct. 22 at the University of Waterloo’s (UW) Humanities Theatre. Elop stated, “The primary reason I joined [Microsoft] is because of the opportunity to have an impact during a disruptive time.” The first topic on his agenda addressed four aspects that drive change in […]

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Rethinking the environment

The Centre in the Square was buzzing with David Suzuki fans last Saturday as concerned citizens gathered for reThink Waterloo, a day of workshops, displays and a keynote from the professor and environmentalist. Suzuki was greeted with a standing ovation from an audience of young to elderly fans. He began by stating that rethinking our lifestyle is no longer just […]

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Investing to expand space-time research

Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute (PI), which is recognized internationally for its leadership in theoretical physics research, has announced plans for major expansion to fuel ongoing contributions to the scientific community. The institute’s 10th anniversary presentation, held on Oct. 17, featured key PI figures including founder and board chair Mike Lazaridis and institute director Neil Turok, who discussed past and present success […]

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Mall opens new wing

31 years after it first opened, the grand opening of the new Conestoga Mall took place over the weekend, with events kicking off Thursday morning in the expanded and remodelled food court. An impressive lightshow provided a backdrop for speeches by several distinguished personages, including Mayor Brenda Halloran, George Fiddler, senior vice-president of the retail real estate firm Ivanhoe Cambridge […]

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Support for Sustainable Waterloo

City council agreed unanimously to become a pledging partner for Sustainable Waterloo under their Regional Carbon Initiative at the Oct. 19 meeting. According to Mike Morrice, executive director of Sustainable Waterloo, the city will be evaluated for its carbon emissions and be provided with realistic targets to lower emissions. Furthermore, Sustainable Waterloo will provide the city with educational forums, technical […]

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Waterloo skating rink approved

On Oct. 19, city council approved recommendations made by city staff that will allow for a skating in Uptown Waterloo to open in December. The Community Fundraising Group announced at the council meeting that they have successfully raised $385,000 toward the total costs of $450,000 required for the rink’s construction. This figure was a great achievement for the committee as […]

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Public Health announces first H1N1 vaccination dates

Waterloo Region — Region of Waterloo Public Health will hold five influenza immunization clinics for the general public the week of November 2nd — two for the seasonal flu vaccine and three for the H1N1 flu virus vaccine: Individuals are kindly asked to bring their drivers license and health card to improve the efficiency of the registration process. Individuals who […]

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GO service comes to KW

On Oct. 31, the GO bus will make its first trip from Kitchener-Waterloo to Mississauga. The new route will have stops at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Charles Street Terminal, Milton, Mississauga and Toronto. The stop at Laurier will be at the corner of University Avenue and Hazel Street with 12 departures daily. A single ride ticket to […]

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