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Cell phone ban comes into effect

Starting Oct. 26 it will be illegal for Ontario motorists to use any wireless devices that can cause a distraction while on the road. This includes the viewing of entertainment devices such as DVD players or laptops. Though the ban is going into effect in a few weeks, Sgt. Pierre Chamberland, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) explains that the province “will […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

H1N1 confirmed in Waterloo region

The Region of Waterloo Public Health announced last week that there are five confirmed cases of the H1N1 influenza in the region. Although the cases were not severe, they do mark the beginning of flu season. “As expected with the advent of the flu season in the fall we are starting to see an increase in cases of influenza,” said […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

WLUSU finalizes Charity Ball donation at $159

Last week’s issue of The Cord has stirred controversy regarding the 2008-09 Charity Ball. With the final numbers made public late last week by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, last year’s donation to the KidsAbility Foundation totals $158.99. The student reaction to the news that Charity Ball raised so little money for charity has been mixed. Some WLUSU volunteers […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Broadcasting from Kitchener

Who says that community-driven news is dead? Kevin Newman, one of Canadian journalism’s most well known faces was broadcast from Kitchener-Waterloo on Oct. 13. On a frigid day, Global TV’s national news program Global National was televised from outside the front of Kitchener City Hall. Newman, Global National’s lead anchor, explained to The Cord that he’s impressed with how much […]

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Oktoberfest celebrates 40th year

“Oktoberfest ist Wunderbar!” said mayor of Waterloo Brenda Halloran, causing the crowd to cheer at the kick-off of the mayor’s Oktoberfest luncheon, held in Uptown Waterloo’s public square on Thursday, Oct. 8. The town square quickly filled up with residents and tourists of all ages. Halloran commented, “By the looks of it this is our largest crowd ever.” Paul Buttinger, […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Barrel race raises funds for housing

On Oct. 10, the public square was bustling with crowds of people lining up to enjoy a free pancake breakfast and watch Oktoberfest’s 31st annual barrel race. The pancake breakfast, which began at 7 a.m., was made possible by Aunt Jemima pancakes, Pillers sausages and the cooking skills of the students of Conestoga College’s culinary program. “You know there are […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Parading uptown

On Thanksgiving morning, thousands gathered along King Street through Waterloo and Kitchener to watch the annual Oktoberfest parade that featured 30 floats and 14 marching bands. The parade is one of many family-friendly events that brings the community together during the festival. “It’s a very busy week, but its all about the culture of this community, the family and the […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Textual relationships

Perhaps just a myth, but I’ve heard that guys used to call girls they liked to ask them out on a date. Before instant messaging, you knew a guy was interested in a girl when he actually decided to pick up the phone and call her. He had to think of something to say, form coherent sentences and develop a […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Ontario faculty demand PSE funding increase from provincial government

TORONTO (CUP) – Students across Ontario are pleased to have one more group on their side in their bid to lower tuition and make post-secondary education more accessible in the province. Last month, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) released a report entitled “Postsecondary education in Ontario and the recession,” in which they called for increased financial support […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Canada doesn’t give a damn about broadband

SASKATOON (CUP) – A global study of Internet service shows Canada is falling behind in terms of broadband quality and may not be able to keep up with future needs. The University of Oviedo in Spain and the Said Business School at Oxford University studied millions of user records to reach their conclusions, placing Canada 30th in terms of broadband […]

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