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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 ·
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Waterloo Regional Police aim to crack down on St. Patrick’s Day festivities

  Last week, Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) announced their intent and goal to increase student safety this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day by cracking down on the annual street party which takes place on Ezra Street. Each year, the street part on Ezra Street continues to grow. Last year, approximately 15,000 students attended the party on St. Patrick’s Day. After […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Local high school student faces charges after making threats

A student under the age of 18 at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) has been charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death and Weapons Dangerous. On Feb. 21 after nine p.m., police received a report of a live video posted on social media which highlighted the young male making threats that he would cause harm to students […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Grand River Hospital applies for Safe Access Zone after community pressure

On Feb. 1, 2018 the Ontario Government implemented the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act. Grand River Hospital’s Freeport campus originally decided not to apply for the safe zone. The Sexual Health Options Resources and Education (SHORE) centre decided to act, and over a two-week period collected more than 330 messages in support of the safe access zone around the […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Regional community takes stock of the LRT

In anticipation for the new light rail transit (LRT) transit system to officially open, KW community members have begun to evaluate the new system. Throughout the process of installing the new ion train system in the KW community, there have been many critiques from residents of both Kitchener and Waterloo. The LRT will have 22 stops, along a 36 km […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Waterloo Fire Rescue warns residents about potential carbon monoxide poisoning

This winter, experts and officials are warning people across Canada to be more vigilant and prepared for the potential of carbon monoxide poisoning. One such person is John Percy, public education officer for Waterloo Fire Rescue “Carbon monoxide is what we call the ‘silent killer,’” Percy said. “What we find in the winter season, with people running their cars in […]

by Jake Watts· · Local, News ·