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Going local

Last Thursday, Waterloo Public Square hosted something that the city has not had in decades: a farmers’ market. Some form of farmers’ market exists in most urban centres, but one has not been a fixture of Waterloo’s core in approximately 40 years despite the city’s close proximity to agricultural communities. Thursday’s was the first in a series of farmer’s markets […]

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Arrest made in assault cases

On Oct. 2, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) arrested and charged 21-year-old Brandon Rehkoph in connection with two recent sexual assaults. A 22-year-old woman had been grabbed and sexually assaulted at Albert Street and Quiet Place on Sept. 23 between 6:30 and 7 a.m. The suspect has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and overcoming resistance to commit an […]

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Fun in Waterloo Park

Narrowly avoiding the worst parts of the storms that dominated this weekend’s weather, the sixth annual Fall Fun Fest proved to be a pleasant day of family fun in Waterloo Park. Sunday was a day filled with group activities like pottery, gardening and tippy baseball as well as face painting and communal drum playing. Some activities also featured an educational […]

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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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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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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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