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KW in Brief: March 3, 2010

Man stabbed in buttocks Overnight on Feb. 26, a man was stabbed in the buttocks on Charles Street near Highway 8. While he was taken to the hospital, a second man with minor injuries refused treatment. It was confirmed that the 38-year-old male assailant who lives with the two victims was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and […]

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Enjoying the winter cold

Citizens of Waterloo and their pets embraced the cold weather to participate in the seventh annual Ice Dogs Festival in Uptown Waterloo on Saturday afternoon. This was a transition year for the event, as it moved from its traditional venue in the Regina Street parking lot to the public square. “I was confident it would be a successful event,” said […]

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KW in brief: Feb. 24, 2010

Bus driver attacked On Feb. 22, a Grand River Transit bus driver was punched in the head by an exiting male passenger at King Street North and Bridgeport Road. The suspect, described to be in his early 20s, allegedly stole a book of GRT transfer passes during the altercation. The bus driver received only minor injuries. Stabbing at nightclub Early […]

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Finding hope for the body and mind

On Monday evening, the Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition (EDAC) put on an event intended to envoke emotion, inspiration and hope surrounding the rising issue of eating disorders. A crowd of people gathered at KW Counseling Services to hear those on the path to recovery, loved ones affected by those with an eating disorder and citizens searching for help. Kathryn Barratt, […]

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KW in brief: Feb. 10, 2010

Serial stalker apologizes On Jan. 8, John Rausch, 51, pursued Michelle Broege, a Kitchener woman, in attempt to make amends with her. Rausch is currently on trial for allegedly harassing Broege during the spring and summer of 2009. Broege’s complaints against Rausch include hanging around her house watching her, flooding her with phone calls and slashing the tires of her […]

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Engineering students compete in Ontario competition

Aspiring engineers from across the province gathered at the University of Waterloo (UW) on Jan. 29 and 30 to test their skills in the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC). “Our theme is redefining engineering,” said Yuree Sung, vice-president of sponsorship for the OEC. “We’re trying to extend the definition of engineering from the technical aspect to the self-skills and really incorporate […]

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KW in brief: Feb. 3, 2010

Cambridge vehicle plant production stalled Toyota Canada plants in Cambridge and Woodstock have halted production after a recall on Jan. 21 of several models of their cars. The recall was attributed to gas pedals being installed in the vehicles which were discovered to have the possibility of sticking. New parts have been shipped to the plants and production may resume […]

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Students define role within city

On Sunday, the Waterloo Mayor’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC), a group that includes members from Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, met in Laurier’s Dr. Alvin Woods Building. With the mayor of Waterloo Brenda Halloran in attendance, MSAC discussed various issues affecting students in Waterloo. The meeting began with a discussion on the purpose of MSAC. […]

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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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