While you were out…

Public Square controversies Opening on May 31, the public square has received a great deal of criticism, from its design to the activities it has hosted. At July’s city council meeting, a motion was passed banning skateboarders from the public square with the exception of 10 hours dispersed throughout the week. The decision was made in response to complaints regarding […]

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KW in Brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Brick sues founder On June 2, 2009, Brick Brewing Co. launched a million-dollar lawsuit against its former owner Jim Brickman. The founder and former chairman has been accused of exploiting the company on several fronts including leaking confidential company information and wrongfully adding his wife to the company’s payroll. Trademark dispute Anheuser-Busch and its Canadian division Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. […]

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Reviewing the public square

Since its opening in May, the events in the public square have either drawn in large crowds or a scant audience. The success or failure of the programs continues to aid the development of the type of activities that are, and will be, available in the coming months. Activities offered in the square have included concerts, dancing and martial arts […]

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Reduce the Juice campaign set to impact Waterloo

Yesterday, in Waterloo Town Square, Reduce the Juice launched its 2009 campaign to make community members aware of the effects of idling. Since climate change is one of the largest challenges facing young people today, Reduce the Juice hires youth to lead educational projects in their communities. Last year, Reduce the Juice, an environmental non-profit organization, encouraged residents of the […]

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Waterloo man victim of hit and run

31-year-old Jason Pearson was victim of a hit and run accident Sunday night in Grand Bend. Jason moved to Waterloo around 1998 and attended Wilfrid Laurier University. He was currently working at Manulife, and was in Grand Bend for a volleyball tournament. Another woman was killed in the accident. Police are looking for a vehicle of interest that is believed […]

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KW in brief: June 24, 2009

Telegdi selected as Liberal candidate Andrew Telegdi has been chosen as the Kitchener-Waterloo candidate for the Liberal party in the next federal election. The announcement was made on June 14 at the nomination meeting. Telegdi was the MP for Kitchener-Waterloo from 1993 to 2008. In the last election that brought a voter turnout of only 6,000 within the riding, Telegdi […]

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Building plans at King and University

A 25-storey luxury condominium will be built across from Wilfrid Laurier University at 247 King St. N. and 253 University Ave. W. Cameron Rapp, the general manager of development services for the City of Waterloo, clarifies that the new housing unit is not targeted towards students. “The condominiums are catered towards higher income individuals and couples who want an urban […]

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Charitable organizations in KW honoured

On June 14, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWFC) hosted “A Celebration of Giving” in honour of the foundation’s 25th anniversary, as well as the local charitable and not-for-profit organizations they support. Nearly 60 organizations took part in the day’s festivities by contributing information on their group and providing entertainment. “It’s really a celebration about community,” said Rosemary Smith, […]

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Celebrating the environment

EcoFest, an event held to raise awareness about environmental initiatives, took place on June 5 and 6 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and showcased over 20 local environmental groups. Displays, workshops, live music and shows entertained and educated the community on eco-friendly lifestyles. “EcoFest is about a cultural shift,” explained Doug Quibell, manager of environmental health for […]

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KW in Brief: May 20, 2009

Public square complete Waterloo Town Square was closed in spring 2008 to construct a new public square. The project, which has cost the city nearly $3 million, is converting the former parking lot into a community-oriented gathering place. The opening ceremony for the completed project will be held May 30. The event is being held in conjuntion with the City […]

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