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News in brief: Oct. 21, 2009

Chili cookoff raises $520 Seven teams competed in this year’s United Way chili cookoff, raising money for the United Way campaign. The teams all started with the same base chili and added their own spices to personalize the dish. The best chili was won by the United Way team; the hottest chili and most money raised honour went to the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Ontario joins in on HST

On July 1, 2010, consumers in Ontario and British Columbia will begin paying one tax of 13 per cent on goods and services, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). HST is a combination of the 8 per cent Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the 5 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST), and it is designed to increase administrative efficiency and […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Feds announce funding at WLU

On Friday Oct. 16 James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, visited Wilfrid Laurier University to announce three financial government investments that will given to WLU Press and the Association of Canadian Publishers. The government has renewed for the next five years it’s $39.5 million investment to the Book Publishing Industry Development Program, which will go towards maintaining […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Support for Sustainable Waterloo

City council agreed unanimously to become a pledging partner for Sustainable Waterloo under their Regional Carbon Initiative at the Oct. 19 meeting. According to Mike Morrice, executive director of Sustainable Waterloo, the city will be evaluated for its carbon emissions and be provided with realistic targets to lower emissions. Furthermore, Sustainable Waterloo will provide the city with educational forums, technical […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Clinton accepts McGill degree

MONTREAL (CUP) – Former United States president Bill Clinton received an honorary doctorate from McGill University last week for “a lifetime of outstanding leadership.” The Oct. 16 ceremony was held at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal as part of the university’s inaugural Leadership Summit. Clinton spoke to the crowd after receiving the honorary doctorate. “I am profoundly honoured to be here at […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Official Charity Ball budgets released

Since last year’s Charity Ball budget has been under review, the Cord has obtained official copies of the budget documents from the 2008-09 and 2009-10 fiscal years. The two documents can be viewed below: Charity Ball budget 2008-09 For a good-quality version, right-click and save the image to see in a viewer application *The middle column in this document was […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Waterloo skating rink approved

On Oct. 19, city council approved recommendations made by city staff that will allow for a skating in Uptown Waterloo to open in December. The Community Fundraising Group announced at the council meeting that they have successfully raised $385,000 toward the total costs of $450,000 required for the rink’s construction. This figure was a great achievement for the committee as […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Public Health announces first H1N1 vaccination dates

Waterloo Region — Region of Waterloo Public Health will hold five influenza immunization clinics for the general public the week of November 2nd — two for the seasonal flu vaccine and three for the H1N1 flu virus vaccine: Individuals are kindly asked to bring their drivers license and health card to improve the efficiency of the registration process. Individuals who […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

May goes coast to coast

FREDERICTON (CUP) – Moving from the Maritimes to Sidney, B.C. was the hardest thing Elizabeth May has ever had to do. The Green Party of Canada leader moved to the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding this past month, where she will reattempt what she tried to do in the last election: unseat a long-standing Conservative candidate. “Once you’ve been dealing with politics […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

ASAP introduces new scholarship

The Arts Students’ Advancement Program (ASAP) is currently working on establishing a new scholarship directed at arts students who are in co-op programs. The main co-op placements targeted for the scholarship include anything from museums, orchestras and various humanitarian endeavors. This prospective scholarship is an endowment derived from the surplus of student funds that have been collecting in the bank […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·