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COVID-19: A summary of major Canadian and local news

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, more extensive measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians and prevent further spread of the virus. In a public statement on March 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government would be allocating $192 million in funding toward developing and mass producing a COVID-19 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, National, News ·
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Premier Doug Ford announces closure of all non-essential services

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the closure of all non-essential services across the province in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   As of today, services that have remained open include manufacturing and supply chain providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and LCBO outlets. More information on the businesses that are going to be affected will […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
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Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
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Local and nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak continue to grow as protective actions are extended across the country

The recent progression of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted both Wilfrid Laurier University, and Canada as a whole, in a way that was unimaginable just one week ago. As of March 17, there are 180 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario alone, making it the province with the highest number of cases in Canada. There is a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
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Novel Coronavirus sparks concern across campus

The recent outbreak of a novel Coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China has become a cause for concern across not only China, but the world. The novel Coronavirus is a new form of Coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system and displays evidence of limited human-to-human transmission. Symptoms include coughing, difficulty breathing and fever, similar to that of the flu and other […]

by Sophia Cole· · National, News ·
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Laurier named one of Canada’s top employers for young people

Laurier has been named an outstanding employer for the second time this month, this time being recognized for being a top employer for young people in Canada, being only one of two post-secondary institutions to receive the honour and the only one in Ontario. Only 100 winners in all of Canada are named, with the criteria for being selected based […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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BREAKING: Ontario Divisional Court rules Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative “unlawful”

The Student Choice Initiative, which was announced by Premier Doug Ford in January, was met with intense backlash and concern surrounding the future of campus newspapers and other student services that would be considered “non-mandatory” ancillary fees that students would have the ability to opt-out of when paying for their tuition. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the York […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, 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 ·