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UW students fight for better mental health care

Students at University of Waterloo gathered together in the arts quad on March 8 to protest against the lack of mental health support services on campus. The Waterloo Walkout for mental health was a protest created by students in Discourse of Dissent, a multi-disciplinary course taught by Frankie Condon. The Walkout was in response to the recent suicide of a […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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International Women’s Day highlights progress of women

March 8, 2018, was International Women’s Day and Women 2018 hosted a successful event in Downtown Kitchener to highlight the progress of women today and movements still to come. The Women 2018 event, which  sold out, featured speakers and artists meant to capture the many problems women continue to face in 2018. The event also aimed to celebrate the social, economic, […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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WRPS cracks down on distracted driving

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is putting forth enhanced efforts in order to reinforce distracted driving laws. The new initiatives and efforts to curve distracted driving come in correspondence with Ontario’s provincial distracted driving campaign which is taking place throughout this entire week. With distracted driving becoming an increasingly prevalent issue amongst drivers, traffic officer Sgt. John Nymann, explained that […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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UW student passes away on campus

On March 5, the University of Waterloo confirmed the loss of a student via their website. According to Cherri Greeno, media relations coordinator for Waterloo Regional Police Services, police responded to calls from the university around 5 a.m. at which point they found the body of a 22-year-old male student. Police are still investigating, but the death is not currently being […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·
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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 ·