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Charges laid on St. Patrick’s Day rise after attendance grows on Ezra Avenue

Charges laid on St. Patrick’s Day rise after attendance grows on Ezra Avenue

As the Ezra Avenue St. Patrick’s Day street party continually grows each year, so does the number of charges laid by the Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) as students partake in the unsanctioned street party. According to a press release from WRPS, “Preliminary results indicate that Waterloo Regional Police responded to 205 calls for service and generated 809 occurrences related […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Christchurch vigil a place for students to mourn after New Zealand massacre

On Friday, Mar. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University students and faculty participated in a vigil to honour and show solidarity for the victims and families affected by the recent act of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This act consisted of two consecutive mass shootings which took place at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre on Mar. 15.   […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

Large crowds took to Ezra Avenue this past Sunday Mar. 17 on St. Patrick’s Day.  Although Waterloo Regional Police Services and partners who helped provide services on Sunday have not released official statistics and numbers, it is predicted that the crowds surpassed last year’s 22,000 attendees and may have hit closer to 30,000.  Constable Ashley Dietrich, public information officer for […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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“A ban is not a plan”: provincial government cellphone ban leaves schools without actionable strategies for implementation

On Mar. 15, Lisa Thompson, minister of education for the Ontario Provincial Government, revealed in a media release that, amongst other changes, a province-wide ban on cellphones would be implemented in classrooms beginning next September, as part of the new “Education that Works for You” plan. The plan, according to the release, argues that these changes “will modernize curriculum, modernize […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Plastic package waste sparks protest in Waterloo from students and community activists

On Monday, Mar. 11, a group of approximately 25 student and community activists collected at Zehrs, located on Erb Street in Waterloo, to protest the use of excessive plastic packaging in grocery stores by large companies.  This particular demonstration was directed towards Loblaws Companies Limited, the owner of Zehrs and several other grocery franchises.  “We were inspired by the UK […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·