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KW to open BMX park

Waterloo officials have narrowed down three possible locations for the construction of a new action sports park to accommodate the growing number of skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers in the city. With a budget of $400,000 and a partnership between the City of Waterloo and a landscape consulting company, the project is expected to be complete in the fall. […]

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EPIC hosts EpCon conference in Waterloo

Technology-oriented students, professionals and academics joined together this past weekend to participate in EpCon, an inaugural conference at the Waterloo Inn hosted by EPIC, a student-run organization. EPIC, an acronym for “educate, promote, inspire, connect,” is a not-for-profit organization intended to impact and excite students who have a passion for technology and innovation. Representatives from various universities, such as the […]

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Waterloo’s future

Last Sunday, over 1,000 residents of Waterloo attended the Mayor and Council’s Annual New Year’s Levee at RIM Park. The mayor and the city council looked back over a year of accomplishments. In her remarks, mayor Brenda Halloran cited the continuation of a “lean and mean” budget, which unlike many municipalities across the country has left Waterloo in budgetary surplus. […]

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Sports expo takes over Uptown

Despite the cold temperatures, hundreds of Waterloo locals headed outdoors on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the winter activities presented by the first ever Winter Sports Expo, which began on Jan. 9. Events will be held throughout the month at Waterloo Public Square and incorporate the newly constructed ice rink. The Waterloo Siskins of the Ontario Hockey Association were on hand […]

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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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