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Renowned feminist poet gives reading

Photographer, writer, feminist, and social activist Margaret Randall presented a poetry reading at the University of Waterloo’s Atrium on Nov. 5. The reading was held as a follow up to Randall’s lecture a day earlier, “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba”. Randall shared excerpts from poetry books, including Stones Witness, which concerns, as she had phrased, her “love […]

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‘More than a country on a map’

This evening feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist Margaret Randall traveled to Waterloo from Albuquerque, New Mexico to deliver a lecture entitled “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba.” Reading selected stories from her novel of the same title Randall shared her personal accounts from the time her and her family spent in Cuba during “the glory years […]

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Home ownership celebrated

Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region held its house dedication ceremony this past Saturday to celebrate home ownership with its partner families. The event acknowledged the completion and ownership of five townhouses in Kitchener’s core. Four of these homes were constructed during the 2009 build season, which commenced in June. According to Habitat for Humanity board chair Cristina Vanin, “hundreds of […]

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Starbucks and Pizza Pizza moving

Although some businesses have appeared to begin moving out of the plaza at the corner of King Street and University Avenue across from Wilfrid Laurier University, a definite timeline for construction on the site has not been confirmed. The corner is planned to house a new 25-storey luxury condominium built by Tanem Developments Ltd. The new building will hold 175 […]

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KW in brief: Nov. 4, 2009

CareShare expands in KW As part of the Grand River CarShare program, Wilfrid Laurier University has been home to a Mini Cooper for the past year, and now the university district will have two more vehicles: a Toyota Echo located at a Waterloo Co-operative Residence and a Suzuki Aerio at Conrad Grebel University College. CarShare, which has been in existence […]

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Uniting faith and sexuality

As part of a four-week series called Rainbow Connections, the Unity Centre, a non-denominational church in Kitchener, is hosting a series of events that explore expressions and interpretations of spirituality. “We’re offering a safe inclusive place for gays and lesbians and transgendered people and bisexuals to come together and discuss some of the interpretations of the Bible that have been […]

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Indigenous communities speak out in KW

Indigenous Sovereignty Week, Oct. 25 to 31, is being marked in Kitchener-Waterloo by a series of events hosted by the local group Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L). The event is aimed at raising awareness among local municipalities of the Six Nations communities along the Grand River. “It’s basically education and awareness that get more people across the country and this community […]

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KW in brief: Oct. 28, 2009

Waterloo museum opens The city of Waterloo has teamed up with Conestoga Mall and the federal government’s department of Canadian heritage to open a new museum in the mall between the Bay and Galaxy Cinemas. The City of Waterloo Museum officially opened to the public on Friday, following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Peter Braid, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, Elizabeth […]

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President of Microsoft business division speaks at UW

Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s business division, welcomed all students to join his technology presentation on Oct. 22 at the University of Waterloo’s (UW) Humanities Theatre. Elop stated, “The primary reason I joined [Microsoft] is because of the opportunity to have an impact during a disruptive time.” The first topic on his agenda addressed four aspects that drive change in […]

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Rethinking the environment

The Centre in the Square was buzzing with David Suzuki fans last Saturday as concerned citizens gathered for reThink Waterloo, a day of workshops, displays and a keynote from the professor and environmentalist. Suzuki was greeted with a standing ovation from an audience of young to elderly fans. He began by stating that rethinking our lifestyle is no longer just […]

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