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Good2Talk to create lounge at Laurier

Good2Talk, a helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario, will be creating a lounge at Wilfrid Laurier University on March 16 and 17 for students to learn more about the resources available to them in a safe, calming environment. Good2Talk’s outreach coordinator Megan Van Massenhoven explained that Good2Talk is a free and confidential service that is available 24 hours, seven days […]

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New project to light up Waterloo Park

Plans to light up Waterloo Park are underway, lining up Waterloo to be the first of it’s kind in North America to have an illuminated trail. Waterloo Park has a promenade, which is the main trail between Seagram Drive and uptown Waterloo. The City of Waterloo has also looked into properly completing another part of the trail that runs behind […]

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Province enhances culture to celebrate 150 years

Ontario’s 150th anniversary will be celebrated through investments made by the provincial government to cultural programs and infrastructure within the Kitchener area. Under the Ontario150 Community Celebration program, MPP Kitchener-Centre Daiene Vernile announced that four cultural events will receive funding. The Coalition of Muslim Women of K-W will receive $10,000 to create an art exhibit in partnership with THEMUSEUM, entitled […]

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Waterloo prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

Wilfrid Laurier University, along with community services, have begun preparing for one of the biggest holidays of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. Over 5,000 people gathered on Ezra Street last year to commemorate the holiday. Laurier’s dean of students, Leanne Holland-Brown, stressed the importance of participating with Laurier pride in mind, but the first and foremost concern of the university […]

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WRPS to invite community groups to task force

After an investigation by The Globe and Mail, it was found that approximately one in five reports of sexual assault are dismissed by police forces across Canada. The Waterloo Regional Police Services are taking action to review past sexual assault cases that were deemed unfounded. Police Chief Bryan Larkin announced earlier in February that the WRPS will be reviewing how […]

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Province to assist those with low income in region

As part of a new movement towards financial literacy in the province, Ontario has increased funding to support free tax clinics and financial coaching which is also meant to assist those in Ontario surviving on low income. At an event on March 7, Minister of the Community and Social Services, Helena Jaczek, and MPP Kitchener-Centre, Daiene Vernile, along with others, […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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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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