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Laurier hosts panel to discuss doping at the Olympics

On Feb. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Science hosted a Reading Week Café in the Paul Martin Centre as a part of their 2017-2022 strategic plan. The event saw the Faculty of Science present a moderated panel discussion on the issue of doping in the Olympics from various scientific and ethical perspectives. Frédérique Guinel, biology professor at Laurier and […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, 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 ·
Map released by the City of Brantford highlights areas of flooding by severity.

Brantford sees major floods; warnings extended to Southern Ontario

Yesterday morning, thousands of residents living in Brantford were faced with flooding caused by large amounts of heavy rainfall and ice jams in the Grand River. As a result, The City of Brantford declared a state of emergency and issued evacuations in numerous parts of the city. At approximately 10:30 a.m., some residents in the impacted neighbourhoods were asked to […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Waterloo hosts Justice for Colten event to acknowledge murder of Indigenous youth

On Aug. 9, 2016, 22-year-old Colten Boushie was fatally shot by Gerald Stanley. Boushie and five of his friends drove from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation onto Stanley’s farmland property which is located near Biggar, Saskatchewan. After an altercation with Stanley and his family, Boushie was shot in the head, after which 56-year-old Stanley was charged with second-degree murder. In […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Waterloo Regional community takes stock of the LRT

In anticipation for the new light rail transit (LRT) transit system to officially open, KW community members have begun to evaluate the new system. Throughout the process of installing the new ion train system in the KW community, there have been many critiques from residents of both Kitchener and Waterloo. The LRT will have 22 stops, along a 36 km […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Event works to inform students on consent in various contexts

On Feb. 12, 2018, the Centre for Women and Trans People hosted an event with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) called Consent Across Contexts. T.K. Pritchard, Male Allies educator for SASC, hosted the event which educated students and community members on the topic of consent as well as what consent can look like in many different […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Sustaining Indigenous groups despite environmental change

Forest fires and receding water levels are just a couple of the obvious ways in which climate change is having direct, adverse affect on the land and thereby on the Indigenous people inhabiting Kakisa, a small community in the Northwest Territory with a population of 45 people. This is the inspiration behind the Ka’a’gee Tu Atlas, a project between the […]

by Karlis Wilde· · National, News ·
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The Needle & Damage Done event features panel addressing opioid crisis

On Feb. 8, the United Way hosted a panel discussion featuring local experts to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis in the Waterloo Region. The panel discussion, part of an event titled The Needle & The Damage Done, took place in Communitech’s office space in downtown Kitchener and is one in a series of GenNext events hosted by the United Way […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·