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City council update

Council addressed the funding of a skating rink and water feature for the public square. The total costs for the additional features is estimated to be $976,000. To fund the skating rink, $426,000 will be needed for its construction and maintenance. Council voted against allocating funds to the account for the skating rink project, preferring to see the results of […]

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Convict allowed to study in Waterloo Region

Brock Golden, a convicted child pornographer, has been granted permission from the Manitoba Court of Appeals to continue his education in the Kitchener-Waterloo area while released on bail. Availability of information Courts of Appeal, who cannot give his identity because of a publication ban on the case, Golden was released on $20,000 cash bail to allow him to attend college […]

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Lines on a map: Affiniam, Senegal

“If I’m alive next year, I think I’ll plant this field.” I was out for a walk through the fields and forests near the tiny village of Affiniam in the Casamance region of Senegal where Clement, my friend and guide, was showing me his land. The matter-of-fact consideration of his own mortality came up as we looked over a small […]

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Canada in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Student groups, universities singing “big five” blues QUEBEC (CUP) – The presidents of five of Canada’s top universities have spent the summer calling for a greater share of research funding. Currently these five – the universities of Toronto, Montreal, Alberta, British Columbia, and McGill – receive just over 30 per cent of the over $2.5 billion given out annually by […]

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Waterloo after dark

Wearing little more than nipple tassels, crotchless pantyhose and bunny ears, buskers performed their gravitydefying stunts while baring it all for the local crowd. This was naturally after a friendly warning to get children “the fuck out of here.” Magic tricks and PG-rated humour were thrown out Saturday night to make way for the adult-only “Naughty No No Show” presented […]

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While you were out…

Public Square controversies Opening on May 31, the public square has received a great deal of criticism, from its design to the activities it has hosted. At July’s city council meeting, a motion was passed banning skateboarders from the public square with the exception of 10 hours dispersed throughout the week. The decision was made in response to complaints regarding […]

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KW in Brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Brick sues founder On June 2, 2009, Brick Brewing Co. launched a million-dollar lawsuit against its former owner Jim Brickman. The founder and former chairman has been accused of exploiting the company on several fronts including leaking confidential company information and wrongfully adding his wife to the company’s payroll. Trademark dispute Anheuser-Busch and its Canadian division Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. […]

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Reviewing the public square

Since its opening in May, the events in the public square have either drawn in large crowds or a scant audience. The success or failure of the programs continues to aid the development of the type of activities that are, and will be, available in the coming months. Activities offered in the square have included concerts, dancing and martial arts […]

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Laurier SBE Students’ Society to host “Olympics for business students” in 2011

The Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economics (SBE) Students’ Society has won a bid to host Jeux du Commerce (JDC) Central in January 2011. The event, which is expected to bring in 600 delegates from across Ontario, is what Laurier’s SBE Student Society President Evan Thor describes as “Olympics for business students.” “It’s going to be crazy,” said Thor. […]

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Laurier’s environmental initiatives

By placing an increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability Wilfrid Laurier University has made, and will continue to make, several changes to its day-to-day operations. While the benefits of these changes are primarily environmental, they also extend to reducing costs. Since June, Laurier employees have no longer received printed pay stubs. Employees now have only an online pay stub, which they […]

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