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Mayors across Canada come together to get a handle on the growing Opioid crisis

On May 25, a task force consisting of mayors from 13 Canadian cities released a set of recommendations to the federal government to better handle the opioid crisis. The task force was organized by the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, a group within the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and was formed in February 2017. Convening on the task force is Kitchener […]

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Laurier recognizes 100,000th graduate, 5,000th Brantford graduate

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be holding their convocation ceremonies for graduates starting on Monday, June 12. Taking place from June 12 to 16, 11 ceremonies will be held on the Laurier Waterloo campus. Since May 31, approximately 2,865 students met all program requirements and are now qualified to graduate. The university announced that they expect to confer 247 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
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Noise complaints flood in as Ever After draws to a close

The Ever After Music Festival, which draws in crowds of thousands every year to Bingemans, also drew in hundreds of noise complaints from city residents, as reported by The Record. Kitchener residents filed 97 noise complaints on Sunday evening, the final day of the festival. June 2, the first day of the festival, police only received 17 complaints through phone […]

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BREAKING: Class action lawsuit filed against WRPS

Two former female constables have filed a class action lawsuit against the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) for systemic and institutional gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment and sexual assault, as reported by 570 News earlier this morning. The former constables, Angelina Rivers and Sharon Zehr, reported that they were subjected to routine harassment and abuse from fellow male superiors […]

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Kitchener apartment prices on the rise

According to a new report from PadMapper, rental prices in Kitchener are climbing faster than they are anywhere else in the country. PadMapper, an online apartment search tool, analyzes data on a monthly basis from rental listings. The aim of this report is to give users an idea of the economic rental landscape in Canada. Kitchener was ranked number 11 […]

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City of Waterloo runs pilot project to turn dog poop into electricity

A new pilot project being introduced by the City of Waterloo aims to turn dog waste into energy, heating and fertilizer. This would be accomplished through a process known as anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an environment without oxygen. “Here was an opportunity to do something that’s environmentally friendly, show that we’re a dog-friendly city […]

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Reddit post allegedly implicates Kitchener man in fatal stabbing

Waterloo Regional Police continue to look for Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, a suspect facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije. Vasilije was said to be have been found in her apartment in Kitchener on April 28 with various stab wounds. Shortly after the incident, a representative from Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) said Hasan fled […]

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Suspect arrested for allegedly stealing $24,000 worth of electronics from WLU

Two thefts occurred at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus resulting in a loss of $24,000 worth of electronics which was allegedly stolen by two suspects. Police said that the suspects broke into a building on the Laurier campus, the name of which is yet to be released, on Feb. 21 and again on Feb. 25. stealing 19 laptops and various monitors. […]

by Safina Husein· · 1 comment · Campus, Local, News ·
BB gun fired at Laurier residence

BB gun fired at Laurier residence

A 19-year-old man has been seriously injured after being hit above the eye with a BB gun, as reported by CTV Kitchener. According to the Waterloo Regional Police Services, the man was hurt to the point where he needed emergency surgery. The unidentified victim was shot around 3 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at a Wilfrid Laurier University student residence […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
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UPDATED: GRT strike averted

It was announced on Thursday evening that Grand River Transit employees, including GRT operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendances, would officially be going on strike on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 a.m. On Sunday, it was announced that a tentative agreement was reached with the Region of Waterloo and operations would commence as usual on Monday. According to The Waterloo […]

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