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Uptown Waterloo continues with streetscape improvements

The City of Waterloo, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, will be working towards improving the uptown streetscape starting this spring. The roadway improvements were proposed to begin on King Street from the ION tracks south of Erb Street and would continue up to University Avenue. The construction, in phase one, will include a single travel lane in each […]

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WRPS to investigate unfounded sexual assault cases

On Feb. 3, The Globe and Mail published a 20-month investigation that focused on police-reported sexual assault allegations. The investigation, titled “Unfounded: Why Police Dismiss 1 in 5 Sexual Assault Claims as Baseless,” collected data on sexual assault complaints from various police services across Canada. The report found that several police services recorded some complaints as being “unfounded” — simply […]

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K-W to see improvements in transportation options

Ontario’s provincial government recently announced that they will be boosting funding and support in the Region of Waterloo in order to improve transportation options. The support, which will start in 2019, will provide the Region of Waterloo with long-term and reliable funding to ultimately enhance and expand local transit while offering more travel options for families and individuals who commute. […]

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EPOCH aids refugees in K-W region

EPOCH aids refugees in K-W region

Students and Alumni at the University of Waterloo have started a new social enterprise project called EPOCH and their goal is to provide relief and assistance to refugees in the Kitchener- Waterloo Region. The project was founded by Jade Choy, an accounting and finance alumni, Keith Choy, masters of accounting alumni and CPA candidate, and Lisa Tran, science and business […]

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Kitchener mourns victims of Quebec attack

On Sunday Jan. 29 at 7:50 p.m. emergency responders received a frantic phone call from various individuals reporting an attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. The attack involved several gun shots, killing six men and putting five others in critical condition. The shooting took place in a mosque, where people of Muslim faith visit to pay their respects […]

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Changes made to waste collection in Waterloo

Changes to how waste will be collected in the Waterloo Region will come into effect this March 2017. The new changes will affect all single family homes that qualify for curbside collection, as well as small apartments that have up to six units. Single family homes will be limited to four bags or cans of garbage every two weeks and […]

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Premier Kathleen Wynne visits WLU campus

Premier Kathleen Wynne visits WLU campus

On Jan. 24, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo campus to hold a town hall. The town hall focused on the problems university students face and how Premier Wynne and the provincial government would address them. Students’ concerns varied. Some attendees raised issues about the competitive job market and how Premier Wynne could help create more jobs in […]

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Seminary presents talk on water protection

On Monday, Jan. 16 Waterloo Lutheran Seminary presented a talk called Protecting Water Through Prayer and Resistance: Witness from Standing Rock and Line 9. The featured speakers were Myeengun Henry, Elder and band councillor for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Aboriginal services manager at Conestoga College. As well as Bishop Mark MacDonald, national Indigenous Anglican Bishop with […]

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Student in University of Waterloo residence passes away

Yesterday afternoon Waterloo Regional Police and the fire department’s hazardous materials unit were called to a University of Waterloo residence on Seagram Dr to investigate the death of a female student, according to CTV. The cause of death is still under investigation. “We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our students and express our heartfelt condolences to […]

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