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Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party drew crowds of thousands today in spite of increased preventative measures taken by Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). “It’s been a year of planning with a whole bunch of stakeholders from our perspective,” Mike Haffner of Waterloo Regional Police told The Cord. This planning included collaboration with various emergency services in Waterloo, both the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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New bylaw gives authority to shut down street parties, including Ezra

With St. Patrick’s Day 2018 approaching, the City of Waterloo has revised two bylaws allowing officers more authority to address unsanctioned events. On March 5, 2018, the Waterloo City Council voted to revise the city’s property standards and public nuisance bylaws. New revisions to the public nuisance bylaw allow officers authority to break up gatherings that are unsanctioned. “St. Patrick’s […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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UW students fight for better mental health care

Students at University of Waterloo gathered together in the arts quad on March 8 to protest against the lack of mental health support services on campus. The Waterloo Walkout for mental health was a protest created by students in Discourse of Dissent, a multi-disciplinary course taught by Frankie Condon. The Walkout was in response to the recent suicide of a […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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International Women’s Day highlights progress of women

March 8, 2018, was International Women’s Day and Women 2018 hosted a successful event in Downtown Kitchener to highlight the progress of women today and movements still to come. The Women 2018 event, which  sold out, featured speakers and artists meant to capture the many problems women continue to face in 2018. The event also aimed to celebrate the social, economic, […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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WRPS cracks down on distracted driving

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is putting forth enhanced efforts in order to reinforce distracted driving laws. The new initiatives and efforts to curve distracted driving come in correspondence with Ontario’s provincial distracted driving campaign which is taking place throughout this entire week. With distracted driving becoming an increasingly prevalent issue amongst drivers, traffic officer Sgt. John Nymann, explained that […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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UW student passes away on campus

On March 5, the University of Waterloo confirmed the loss of a student via their website. According to Cherri Greeno, media relations coordinator for Waterloo Regional Police Services, police responded to calls from the university around 5 a.m. at which point they found the body of a 22-year-old male student. Police are still investigating, but the death is not currently being […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·
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Uptown Waterloo will be home to new rainbow crosswalk

Waterloo will soon become the newest addition to the growing list of cities in North America with a rainbow crosswalk. Mayor of Waterloo, Dave Jaworsky, said that the crosswalk emphasizes the diversity and inclusivity of the Waterloo community. “Over the past years, we’ve had seen discussions of other cities who are doing this kind of inclusive action in their community,” […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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Library of Things promotes community sharing

On Saturday Feb. 24, the KW Library of Things opened its doors to the public for the first time. Partnered with Extend-a-Family in the Waterloo Region, the library operates out of a small space in Kitchener. For a $40 annual fee, individuals within the community are given a membership to the program, which will then allow them to borrow important […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Local, News ·