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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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Historical Waterloo

This past weekend, Waterloo Region opened its doors to historic sites for the community to experience as part of the annual event Door Open Waterloo Region. The event is part of Doors Open Ontario, an initiative run by Heritage Ontario that connects communities with their history. Hillcrest House, located at 73 George St. in Uptown Waterloo, was among the sites […]

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Conestoga expands to Cambridge

The Waterloo region will soon be able to chalk up one more educational facility on its roster of post-secondary institutions, as Conestoga College is currently in the process of developing a satellite campus in Cambridge, ON. The new campus will house the School of Engineering and Information Technology and the Ontario Institute of Food Processing Technology. “It has been in […]

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Travelling through medieval times

This past Saturday, Waterloo was home to the 12th annual Medieval Faire held in Waterloo Park. Director of operations Dwayne Price stated that the faire is “an awesome event where an eclectic group of people can get together and have a fun day.” The festival is centered around the theme of a medieval story which includes a royal family, fairies […]

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Funding deadline for Uptown skating rink postponed

On Monday evening, the public square’s fundraising committee announced to city council that they had raised $200,000 towards the $426,000 needed to build a skating rink in Uptown Waterloo. Council approved the motion, directing city staff to put forward a work tender to complete the skating rink for this winter, on the grounds that the remaining funds are raised by […]

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Program educates students on by-laws

Trying to find a bathroom between the bar and your house can be a challenge, but substituting a tree for a toilet is not the solution. The City of Waterloo has launched the “It’s your Waterloo” campaign to inform students of the fines for breaking by-laws, which in the case of public urinations equates to a hefty $300 ticket. “The […]

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KW in Brief: Sept. 16, 2009

UW opens media lab The University of Waterloo opened its Critical Media Lab in Kitchener on Sept. 15. The lab, located at 195 King St. West, will host research projects by UW faculty and visiting artist and researcher Ron Broglio. Development approved City councillors on Sept. 14 approved the development of a three and a half storey building at the […]

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Taking back Waterloo

Rumours of a fall election are becoming more of a reality as the official opposition, the Liberal Party of Canada, has publicly withdrawn their support of the current Conservative government. “We need to present Canadians with an alternative and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at a press conference in […]

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City honours the Elgins

Freedom of the City was granted to the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment, the Elgins, by Mayor Brenda Halloran on Sept. 12. This great honour bestowed on the Elgins celebrated the long history of the regiment and the community. Formed in the 1860s, the 100-man contingency of the Elgins has protected and served Canadians for over 140 years. “They have been […]

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