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Dallas Nightclub receives suspension notice

Dallas Nightclub in Kitchener is facing a suspension of their liquor license for a two-week period. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario posted a notice on the front of Dallas nightclub, located at 312 King St. W, stating that their license would be suspended from Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. to Oct. 28 at 2 a.m. The notice cited […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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UPDATED: Faculty from 24 Ontario public colleges go on strike

Faculty at 24 Ontario public colleges have been on strike as of this past Monday, Oct. 16. The strike was confirmed on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 9:28 p.m. after failed deliberations for a new contract. The strike will affect over 500,000 students in Ontario, including students at Conestoga College in Kitchener-Waterloo. The union represents approximately 12,000 faculty members. Apparently, the […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Mermaid lessons come to Kitchener-Waterloo

AquaMermaid recently opened up their newest location of mermaid school in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. AquaMermaid was founded in Montreal by Marielle Chartier Hénault, who created the idea as a way to introduce a new fitness activity while also bringing the childhood dream of being a mermaid to life. Currently taking place at the Lyle Hallman Pool, this Monofin Mermaid dream […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Mass crowds at Ezra put toll on WRPS

Earlier this month in a police board meeting, Waterloo Regional Police Services Chief Bryan Larkin commented on big student street parties, as well as the toll they have on the police force. His comments came in the wake of Wilfrid Laurier University’s most recent homecoming celebrations. While the three-day event’s programming was oriented toward bringing together alumni, more than 12,000 […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, Local, News ·
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BREAKING: Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges to go on strike

This evening at 9:28 p.m., it was confirmed that faculty at 24 Ontario public colleges will be on strike as of tomorrow morning after deliberations for a new contract were rejected by the employer. The strike will affect over 500,000 students in Ontario including students at Conestoga College in Kitchener-Waterloo. The union represents approximately 12,000 faculty. Apparently the union presented a new offer […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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UW students compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition

Since January 2017, students from the University of Waterloo have been working to compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition sponsored by SpaceX. The most recent competition was in August 2017, where Universities competed to create the fastest Hyperloop Pod. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop concept back in 2013 and, since, companies have worked to make this idea […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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The Circle of Music brings dementia patients and the community together in the form of a choir

The  Circle of Music is a funded and research based program that places people living with dementia, their care partner and high school student volunteers together in a choir. The choir was originally the capstone project for Sasha Judelson, who has now obtained her master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Community Music program. This project goes beyond the typical choir […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Laurier professor works with police to assist those in mental health crisis

Jennifer Lavoie – an associate professor of criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University at the Branford campus – is working with various police services in southern Ontario to better the police response with those in mental health crisis.  “My work is really looking at how police respond to people that are mentally ill. The research in Canada tells us that there […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Region of Waterloo responds to frustrated business owners

In response to an event held last Monday Sept. 12, 2017 called “Let Uptown Breathe,” the Region of Waterloo will be meeting with the Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to discuss construction in uptown Waterloo. At “Let Uptown Breathe,” business owners in uptown Waterloo gathered to voice their frustration in regards to the delays they continue to experience with closures […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Mysterious Barricades creates awareness and hope through concert

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Mysterious Barricades: A Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Hope, was hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Maureen Fraser Concert Hall. Mysterious Barricades is a cross-Canada concert which pays tribute to those affected by suicide through music. The concert is live-streamed from each location and available online every Sept. 10. The concert was founded by professional […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, Local, News ·