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LSOI event at UW cancelled over $28,500 security fee

An event hosted by Laurier Students for Open Inquiry (LSOI) set to take place on April 30 has been cancelled due to increased security costs. Lindsay Shepherd, the controversial Laurier TA behind LSOI, announced the cancellation of the event via tweet at 1:57 p.m. “$28,500 is the confirmed figure @UWaterloo said we would have to pay for security and police […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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BREAKING: Laurier releases Draft Statement on Freedom of Expression

Wilfrid Laurier University has released their Draft Statement on Freedom of Expression and is now calling for feedback through the university’s website. The draft statement, available in full here, begins with an introduction from vice-president: research and acting provost, Rob Gordon, who outlines the school’s aspirations to “promote respectful intellectual discourse.” As noted in the introduction, the task force has […]

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Lam Diing played wide receiver for the Waterloo Warriors. Photo courtesy of University of Waterloo.

UW football player identified as victim in Kitchener homicide

Lam Diing — a 23-year-old football player and third-year student at the University of Waterloo — has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing that took place near Stanley Park early Sunday morning. Waterloo Regional Police Service [WRPS] spokesperson, Cherri Greeno, confirmed to The Cord that WRPS were dispatched to a Kenora Drive residence around 12 a.m. after reports of […]

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Both Waterloo and Brantford campuses closed due to ice storm

Campuses are closed and exams have been rescheduled at both of Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses today, as well as at University of Waterloo, due to a severe weather warning. Environment Canada issued a warning of a ‘potentially historic’ storm that will affect the GTA and southern Ontario today, and in response all exams at Laurier, including those taken online, have […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Annual Ezra street party costs city $713,500; Public Gatherings Task Force launched in response

Waterloo Regional Police Service held a press conference this morning where the total amount spent by community partners during the Ezra Avenue street party was disclosed. The total combined amount spent on various services in the region reached $713,500 this year. In a tweet following the press conference, these costs were described as “not sustainable.” A media release from the […]

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BREAKING: Kitchener-Waterloo MPP removed from PC caucus amid sexting allegations

BREAKING: Kitchener-Waterloo MPP removed from PC caucus amid sexting allegations

Kitchener-Waterloo Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Harris has been removed from the PC caucus after an investigation revealed  he had sent a number of inappropriate messages to a female intern. In a statement released on Monday, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, who serves as chair of the caucus, announced that Harris had been removed from the caucus and disqualified from running […]

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Raising money for animal care at KW Humane Society

The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society is still totalling all of the money they managed to raise from this year’s National Cupcake Day, which took place on Feb. 27. National Cupcake Day, an annual initiative to bring in money for humane societies across the country, has community members bake homemade cupcakes to sell to friends, family and others at a profit. Those […]

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Tenants of The Marq petition for right to invite guests

Student tenants living at The Marq, a student housing community  operated by Centurion property and houses a large number of Wilfrid Laurier University students, started the petition due to their building implementing a new policy for only 35 guests in each building for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Residents were initially told in February that one guest per tenant was permitted, […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Ezra Street party draws 22,400 attendees: 616 charges laid

The annual street party on Ezra Ave. reached a peak attendance of 22,400 people according to the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) enforcement results report, which was released on Monday. According to report, early indications show that WRPS “responded to 248 calls for service in the St. Patrick’s Day perimeter, resulting in 619 charges.” These numbers are a significant increase […]

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