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GRT bus route changes affecting how students travel

Students have returned to Waterloo region for the upcoming school year, causing increased use of Grand River Transit services throughout Kitchener-Waterloo. Despite the recent implementation of the LRT many users of the GRT’s other services are unaware of the changes this caused to bus routes. 32 transit routes and programs were modified as a result of these changes, many of […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·
Laurier Sustainability Office introduces new bike hubs on campus

Laurier Sustainability Office introduces new bike hubs on campus

The sustainability office at Laurier has introduced new bike hubs on campus to make transportation for commuting students and students wanting to get around in the area alike. Laurier is one of six community partners included in a pilot project bike-share program developed by Drop Mobility, operating with a similar business model to the Lime scooter pilot projectin the region. […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier professors Carrie Sanders and Manuel Riemer given $50, 000 in federal funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Two Laurier professors have been given federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders fund, giving the individuals each over $50, 000 for their lab spaces that will increase their abilities to research each of their respective fields. Carrie Sanders and Manuel Riemer are the two Laurier recipients of the funding, with Sanders, an associate professor […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
Laurier to recieve $1.3 million to support women’s entrepreneurship

Laurier to recieve $1.3 million to support women’s entrepreneurship

Wilfrid Laurier University is set to receive $1.3 million of funding through FedDev Ontario as a part of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is a $2 billion investment made by the Government of Canada with the purpose of advancing womens’ economic empowerment in hopes of doubling the number of female entrepreneurs by the year 2025. The funding […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Crime severity on the rise in Waterloo region

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has noted an overall increase in crime in the Waterloo region over the past couple of years. Through diligent observation and analysis of crime trends, the WRPS has been able to identify which crimes are on the rise and determine where to focus their actions. “Our frontline officers and investigators continue to work diligently to […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Wilfrid Laurier University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, have released official statements regarding a street party that occurred late on Sept. 2 into the early hours of Sept. 3. First years really trying to ruin paddy’s day pic.twitter.com/89V3uShDnr — Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) September 3, 2019 According to the statements, the party occurred on Ezra Avenue —which has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Brit Kovacs, Photo Editor

Kitchener receives twelve month exemption to open safe consumption site

On July 26, Kitchener received a federal exemption from Canadian drug law to open a safe consumption site in the downtown sector. The exemption will last for a duration of 12 months before a renewal is needed. 150 Duke Street West was chosen as the concrete location for the safe consumption site and rented out by the city. The interim […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
The controversy over Eby Farmstead

The controversy over Eby Farmstead

The Eby Farmstead in Waterloo Park has created controversy due to some backlash received from the student club at the University of Waterloo called the University of Waterloo Animal Rights Society. The farm, which has operated for over 50 years, currently houses a pig, chickens, donkeys, a zebu calf, peacocks, miniature horses, sheep, alpacas, llamas and pygmy goats. In the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
Brit Kovacs, Photo Editor

The effects of climate change on Canada’s water bodies

Researchers at Laurier’s Institute for Water Science are encouraging the public to educate themselves on the troubling water levels that are occuring not just in oceans, but our own backyards as climate change causes warmer temperatures across bodies of water. Contrary to the belief that climate change will cause houses and land to flood with rising temperatures, smaller bodies of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, National, News ·