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UPDATE: Man accused in fatal Kitchener stabbing captured in Texas

Ager Mohsin Hasan, a 24-year-old Hamilton resident who is charged with the second-degree murder of Kitchener resident Melinda Vasilije, was arrested in Texas on Tuesday. In May, a user on the website Reddit claiming to be Hasan authored a post implicating himself in the fatal stabbing of Vasilije, claiming that the act was in self-defence. The post was later removed […]

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Woman struck and killed by GO Train in Kitchener

A woman was struck and killed by a GO Train on Monday night at 8 p.m. in the area of Lancaster and Victoria streets in Kitchener. The Waterloo Regional Police Services reiterated that the woman’s death was not suspicious. As reported by 570 News, the GO Train was headed into Kitchener from Union Station in Toronto. Passengers were then forced […]

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Giant Canadian flag vandalized at Themuseum in Kitchener

A giant Canadian flag located the building of Themuseum, located in downtown Kitchener, was vandalized on Canada Day after an unknown individual climbed on top of the building and poured black paint or ink over the face of the flag. According to David Marskell, the CEO of Themuseum, black paint or ink was dropped over the flag with the banner […]

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Pride flags vandalized at local elementary school

On Thursday morning, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that pride flags were vandalized at two local school settings. Cherri Greene, WRPS spokesperson, said acts of vandalism and graffiti were reported at Sandhills Public School and the Waterloo Region District School Board’s main office. According to The Record, Greene could not comment on the content of the graffiti at the time, […]

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Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Wilfrid Laurier University’s convocation ceremonies took place from June 12 to 16 on the Waterloo campus, and while the university honoured the many active members of their community, one graduate in particular was recognized for her courageous 10-year journey to earn her bachelor’s degree. Nairn Carter, a 27-year-old Laurier science student, and now graduate, is also a pediatric brain tumour […]

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UPDATE: Man wanted for Kitchener stabbing resurfaces on social media

Since the beginning of May, Waterloo Regional Police have been looking for accused killer Ager Mohsin Hasan, who is currently facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22 year-old Melinda Vasilije. On April 28, Vasilije was found in her Kitchener apartment with multiple stab wounds. According to the WRPS, Hasan fled to the United States after the incident. […]

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High-speed rail confirms that commuters will have access to quicker travel from Waterloo

On May 19, 2017, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced to the public that the high-speed rail will be coming to the Waterloo Region by 2025. Wynne made the announcement in Kitchener regarding the new transit system which aims to benefit economic growth and reduce environmental impact of fossil fuel emissions. The high-speed rail aims to have a positive impact by improving […]

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Waterloo sees a rising number of international students attending post-secondary

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will witness an influx of international students moving into the area come the beginning of fall. As reported by 570 News, both post-secondary institutions are now reporting double digit growth in international student applications. On June 1, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported that the number of Ontario high school students […]

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Lazaridis Scale Up Program Looking for Next Lazaridis 10

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics recently announced that they are accepting applications for the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. Since the fall of 2016, the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program has been working closely with 10 Canadian technology companies who are looking to scale up and become dominant in their respective industries. The purpose of the Scale-Up Program is to give support […]

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Mayors across Canada come together to get a handle on the growing Opioid crisis

On May 25, a task force consisting of mayors from 13 Canadian cities released a set of recommendations to the federal government to better handle the opioid crisis. The task force was organized by the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, a group within the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and was formed in February 2017. Convening on the task force is Kitchener […]

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