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Taking back Waterloo

Rumours of a fall election are becoming more of a reality as the official opposition, the Liberal Party of Canada, has publicly withdrawn their support of the current Conservative government. “We need to present Canadians with an alternative and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at a press conference in […]

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City honours the Elgins

Freedom of the City was granted to the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment, the Elgins, by Mayor Brenda Halloran on Sept. 12. This great honour bestowed on the Elgins celebrated the long history of the regiment and the community. Formed in the 1860s, the 100-man contingency of the Elgins has protected and served Canadians for over 140 years. “They have been […]

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Brick Brewery sued for lime beer

Brick Brewery’s recently launched lime-flavoured lager has led to a sour situation for the company. Anheuser-Busch and Labatt Brewing, its Canadian division, have confronted Brick with a lawsuit based on claims of trademark infringement. This summer’s lime craze inspired Brick Brewery to tap into the lime beer market with its new brew, Red Baron Lime, which appeared in beer stores […]

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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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