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Brixton’s closure shocks students

Brixton Social, located near the University Shops Plaza on University Avenue, will be closing at the end of November after six years of operations in Waterloo. The nightclub, finding inspiration from the Borough of Lambeth in South London, hence the name Brixton, opened in 2013 and was the only club in the university area that offered a premium experience with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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City of Waterloo sets up temporary winter shelters for the homeless

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Kitchener Public Library joins the Period Project in order to make menstrual products more accessible

Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL) main branch in Downtown Kitchener recently announced that they are joining The Period Project, an initiative designed to make menstrual products more accessible to those who need them. The library began offering these products in their washrooms for patrons to use on Nov. 4. “We are trying to provide more inclusive access to menstrual products, which […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo hosts information session on student tenancy rights

On Nov. 12 the University of Waterloo hosted a student tenancy rights information night with the goal of equipping students with the tools they need to navigate the often treacherous student housing market. The event was open to students of all institutions and was held in the Engineering 7 building on the University of Waterloo campus from 6 to 8 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier honours those who served in annual Remembrance Day ceremonies

Last Monday, Nov. 11, marked 101 years since the end of the First World War, a conflict which saw the death of over 61,000 Canadians, and the wounding of over 172,000. To commemorate, Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Laurier History Students’ Association, hosted a number of events, including its annual Remembrance Day ceremony in the concourse. The ceremony […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
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New Kitchener bylaw allows for addition of tiny houses and granny flats

On Oct. 28 the Kitchener city councillors ruled to approve a new residential bylaw that will allow up to three residential units on a property. The bylaw will permit adding units like tiny houses, granny flats and above-garage apartments to a property. “We have been working on updating our zoning bylaw for over five years, so this has been a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Kitchener author wins Governor General book award

Local Kitchener author, Erin Bow, is headed to Canada’s capital as the recipient of a prestigious award, the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Governor General’s Literary Awards are one of the oldest standing awards in Canada and some of the most prestigious and celebrated in the literary realm. Each year, there are 14 recipients in a variety of different categories, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) held the first speaker in their student mental health series that will be ongoing throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The event was a talk from Simon Coulombe, an assistant professor at Laurier and director of CCRLA’s Flourishing Communities research group. The series is focused on dealing with issues regarding mental health […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Barrington Walker hired as new senior advisor of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Barrington Walker as their new senior advisor: equity, diversity and inclusion to develop a strategy to enhance the existing diversity and support and continue to build at Laurier. Walker will start his appointment in January of 2020, as he is currently an associate professor at Queen’s University. He will become a tenured professor in the […]

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