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Mall opens new wing

31 years after it first opened, the grand opening of the new Conestoga Mall took place over the weekend, with events kicking off Thursday morning in the expanded and remodelled food court. An impressive lightshow provided a backdrop for speeches by several distinguished personages, including Mayor Brenda Halloran, George Fiddler, senior vice-president of the retail real estate firm Ivanhoe Cambridge […]

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Investing to expand space-time research

Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute (PI), which is recognized internationally for its leadership in theoretical physics research, has announced plans for major expansion to fuel ongoing contributions to the scientific community. The institute’s 10th anniversary presentation, held on Oct. 17, featured key PI figures including founder and board chair Mike Lazaridis and institute director Neil Turok, who discussed past and present success […]

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Support for Sustainable Waterloo

City council agreed unanimously to become a pledging partner for Sustainable Waterloo under their Regional Carbon Initiative at the Oct. 19 meeting. According to Mike Morrice, executive director of Sustainable Waterloo, the city will be evaluated for its carbon emissions and be provided with realistic targets to lower emissions. Furthermore, Sustainable Waterloo will provide the city with educational forums, technical […]

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Waterloo skating rink approved

On Oct. 19, city council approved recommendations made by city staff that will allow for a skating in Uptown Waterloo to open in December. The Community Fundraising Group announced at the council meeting that they have successfully raised $385,000 toward the total costs of $450,000 required for the rink’s construction. This figure was a great achievement for the committee as […]

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Public Health announces first H1N1 vaccination dates

Waterloo Region — Region of Waterloo Public Health will hold five influenza immunization clinics for the general public the week of November 2nd — two for the seasonal flu vaccine and three for the H1N1 flu virus vaccine: Individuals are kindly asked to bring their drivers license and health card to improve the efficiency of the registration process. Individuals who […]

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H1N1 confirmed in Waterloo region

The Region of Waterloo Public Health announced last week that there are five confirmed cases of the H1N1 influenza in the region. Although the cases were not severe, they do mark the beginning of flu season. “As expected with the advent of the flu season in the fall we are starting to see an increase in cases of influenza,” said […]

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Broadcasting from Kitchener

Who says that community-driven news is dead? Kevin Newman, one of Canadian journalism’s most well known faces was broadcast from Kitchener-Waterloo on Oct. 13. On a frigid day, Global TV’s national news program Global National was televised from outside the front of Kitchener City Hall. Newman, Global National’s lead anchor, explained to The Cord that he’s impressed with how much […]

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Oktoberfest celebrates 40th year

“Oktoberfest ist Wunderbar!” said mayor of Waterloo Brenda Halloran, causing the crowd to cheer at the kick-off of the mayor’s Oktoberfest luncheon, held in Uptown Waterloo’s public square on Thursday, Oct. 8. The town square quickly filled up with residents and tourists of all ages. Halloran commented, “By the looks of it this is our largest crowd ever.” Paul Buttinger, […]

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Barrel race raises funds for housing

On Oct. 10, the public square was bustling with crowds of people lining up to enjoy a free pancake breakfast and watch Oktoberfest’s 31st annual barrel race. The pancake breakfast, which began at 7 a.m., was made possible by Aunt Jemima pancakes, Pillers sausages and the cooking skills of the students of Conestoga College’s culinary program. “You know there are […]

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Parading uptown

On Thanksgiving morning, thousands gathered along King Street through Waterloo and Kitchener to watch the annual Oktoberfest parade that featured 30 floats and 14 marching bands. The parade is one of many family-friendly events that brings the community together during the festival. “It’s a very busy week, but its all about the culture of this community, the family and the […]

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