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SHORE initiates program for sexual health education

The Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education Centre (SHORE) is offering new programs for newcomers to Canada, people with developmental disabilities, and abortion pill services. The SHORE Centre is a pro-choice positive, inclusive and accessible organization based in downtown Kitchener on King Street East. The SHORE Centre is excited about the new programs being introduced to the Waterloo Region and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Region moves forward with safe injection sites

As the opioid epidemic prevails, there is talk of progress among Waterloo regional councillors. The community services committee of Waterloo Region, responsible for reviewing and reporting on public health, emergency and community services, agreed to move forward with implementing safe injection sites earlier this month. Proposals have been made regarding the future locations of sites; however, these currently remain undetermined […]

by Margaret Russell· · Local, News ·
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BMO offers Themuseum $1 million for renovations

Early this week, BMO announced’s their intent to offer Themuseum a game-changing donation of $1 million.  The donation comes in two parts, the first being the monetary fund to revitalize and transform Themuseum. The second comes in the form of the sale of the BMO building found right next to Themuseum’s location in downtown Kitchener. “We first offered the sale […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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 […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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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 […]

by Jake Watts· · Local, News ·