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Council denies amalgamation proposal

At the Jan. 25 Waterloo City Council meeting, a decision was reached by council to disregard the posed referendum question about the amalgamation of Waterloo and Kitchener. There has been much debate among those on the council, as well as the citizens of both Waterloo and Kitchener, since the initial referendum question was proposed at Jan. 11’s council meeting. The […]

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KW in brief: Jan. 25, 2010

Development plans in the works for streets located in Northdale On Jan. 25, recommendations for the development of specific streets in the Northdale area were presented to Waterloo City Council. With 76 homes in the area, there are many concerns for more duplexes to be built as this is a heavily student-populated area. Development planner for the city of Waterloo […]

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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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