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Eastbridge fire station opens in Waterloo

On Sept. 29, the long-awaited groundbreaking for the new Eastbridge fire station took place at the intersection of University Avenue and Woolwich Street. “It’s a really special moment for this community and a moment we’ve been waiting for quite a long time,” Brenda Halloran, the mayor of Waterloo, said during a speech. The building of the new fire station, the […]

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Supporting women in KW

For the past 26 years the Waterloo Region has taken part in the annual Take Back the Night march, which raises awareness about violence towards women. This year the walk took place on Thursday Sept. 24 when women gathered from across the area to walk from Brewmeister Green in Waterloo to the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, to take a […]

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Walk for mental health

Nearly 500 people participated in the second annual Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on Sept. 27, which aims to raise awareness about mental health. “Why not put together mental health support [by] bringing it out of the shadows with a big event?” said Susan Lewis, race chair for Minds in Motion. The event featured a five and 10 km […]

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Clinic for injured musicians expands

The Guidonian Therapy Clinic in Uptown Waterloo held an open house on Friday, welcoming their clients and the community to re-launch the newly expanded clinic. Guidonian offers highly focused therapy, treating injuries that musicians suffer as a result of the strain of playing their instruments. All of the staff members are musically trained, ensuring that they are able to fully […]

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Social justice through art

The week-long Expressions of Social Justice Film and Arts Festival got underway on Sept. 25 with the screening of the movie Waltz with Bashir. Proceeds from this year’s festival support the Family Violence Program (FVP) of Waterloo Region. “In general we’re trying to promote any social justice cause, whether it be labour rights, peace, anti-war or women’s rights,” said Matthew […]

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KW in brief: Sept. 30, 2009

Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre re-opens after fire The Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre (KWLT), located on Princess Street in Uptown Waterloo, re-opened on Sept. 24 after burning down in July, 2002. KWLT operated without a fixed location since the fire. The restoration of the building marks the continuation of a Waterloo theatrical tradition that was established during the 1920s and 1930s. […]

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Attack on Albert St.

This week the Waterloo community was rattled when two women fell victim to attacks during daylight hours. The first attack took place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 22 and the second followed on Wednesday Sept. 23 sometime between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. Police are currently investigating the possibility that the perpetrator in each case, the first a robbery and […]

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Travelling through medieval times

This past Saturday, Waterloo was home to the 12th annual Medieval Faire held in Waterloo Park. Director of operations Dwayne Price stated that the faire is “an awesome event where an eclectic group of people can get together and have a fun day.” The festival is centered around the theme of a medieval story which includes a royal family, fairies […]

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Funding deadline for Uptown skating rink postponed

On Monday evening, the public square’s fundraising committee announced to city council that they had raised $200,000 towards the $426,000 needed to build a skating rink in Uptown Waterloo. Council approved the motion, directing city staff to put forward a work tender to complete the skating rink for this winter, on the grounds that the remaining funds are raised by […]

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Historical Waterloo

This past weekend, Waterloo Region opened its doors to historic sites for the community to experience as part of the annual event Door Open Waterloo Region. The event is part of Doors Open Ontario, an initiative run by Heritage Ontario that connects communities with their history. Hillcrest House, located at 73 George St. in Uptown Waterloo, was among the sites […]

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