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The results of Waterloo Region’s municipal election

Late Monday, Oct. 22, the unofficial winners of the 2018 municipal election were announced, putting Dave Jaworsky once more in the position of mayor of Waterloo and Tenille Bonoguore as the councillor for ward seven. Jaworsky won in a landslide victory at 17,307 votes, obtaining over three times the votes of the next candidate, Kelly Steiss, at 5,530. Bonoguore won […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Conestoga’s Waterloo campus has finally opened to the public

After 58 million dollars and just 18 months of construction, President John W. Tibbits of Conestoga College looks upon the recently finished addition to its campus, named in his honour, admiring 150,000 square feet of pristine Waterloo architecture.  In a ceremony held at the new campus on Oct. 18, the college came together in supporting the many contributors who helped […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Students’ Union new app, aims to connect all clubs

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union’s new resource for clubs, The Perch, has now been released across all campuses.  “Essentially, what it is on behalf of students, it’s like a Facebook for clubs where they’ll be able to go and access all clubs, associations and the events that they’re putting on,” said Sara Clark, vice-president of clubs and associations at Laurier’s […]

by Madeline McInnis· · News ·
Racist poster found inside issue of The Cord on campus

Racist poster found inside issue of The Cord on campus

A poster containing racist statements was found slipped into the most recent issue of The Cord, which came out this past Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018. The poster was originally found earlier this week by a Wilfrid Laurier University Welcome Centre staff member in the Science Building.  Allegedly, the poster was picked up inside of a copy of The Cord by […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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E-Scooters bring eco-friendly transportation alternative to Waterloo

On Oct. 2, 2018, the City of Waterloo approved the region’s newest and most eco-friendly mode of transportation: electric scooters. These scooters are in town for the first pilot of the program, running from Oct. 2 to Nov. 30. The trial is being conducted by regional council, with the goal of examining how they fit into the rest of Waterloo’s […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Meow! Boutique in uptown Waterloo closes its doors for good

Meow! Boutique, the beloved uptown Waterloo vintage fashion retailer located at the corner of King and Bridgeport, recently announced that they will be closing at the end of October. In an Instagram post published to their page on Oct. 2, the store addressed their customer base — fondly referred to as their “Cat Club” — to express their disappointment with […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
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Laurier “three-peats” with a No. 1 ranking in student satisfaction for three consecutive years

For the third consecutive year, Wilfrid Laurier University has ranked No. one in the “student satisfaction” section of Maclean’s annual rankings of Canadian Universities survey. More than 23,000 students were surveyed, across 15 universities, to get their insight on a number of topics to determine in what areas schools have been the most successful at creating the ideal student experience. […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Cannabis legalization in Canada leaves Ontario with high hopes

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, marks the official legalization of cannabis across Canada. Just as with alcohol, each province has their own distinct laws and regulations when it comes to the purchasing and consumption of cannabis — and people must be at least 19 years of age to be able to purchase. Although the substance itself can no longer incriminate someone, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Homecoming 2018 doesn’t stay so golden

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated its annual Homecoming this past weekend with a Friday, Saturday and Sunday itinerary filled with scheduled events for returning Alumni, students and visitors to take part in.  Saturday, Sept. 29 did, however, see the bulk of the weekend’s festivities with the Laurier Golden Hawks versus Guelph Gryphons football game, a pancake breakfast, Alumni Endzone — Laurier’s […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·