Canada in brief: Oct. 15, 2009

Vaccine delay ‘nothing political’ MONTREAL (CUP) – Canadians will have to wait a while longer than other countries before the H1N1 vaccine becomes available. The vaccine became available in the United States on Oct. 5, and will be available in Britain before the end of the month – but it won’t hit doctors’ offices until early November in Canada. The […]

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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 […]

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GO service comes to KW

On Oct. 31, the GO bus will make its first trip from Kitchener-Waterloo to Mississauga. The new route will have stops at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Charles Street Terminal, Milton, Mississauga and Toronto. The stop at Laurier will be at the corner of University Avenue and Hazel Street with 12 departures daily. A single ride ticket to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Hawks roll over Lancers

Following their heart-breaking homecoming loss to Ottawa last weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team got back on track on Thanksgiving Saturday, beating the Windsor Lancers 37-20. Leading the way for the Hawks was their running game, which racked up a total of 397 yards. Running back Mike Montoya got back into form, rusing for 207 yards and […]

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H1N1 hits Waterloo Region

Region of Waterloo Public Health announced on Oct. 8 that there are five cases of H1N1 in the area. The ages of those affected range from six to 26 years old. Four of the individuals had prior medical problems. Only two of those infected required hospitalization and as of the announcement only one remained in hospital. Public Health is encouraging […]

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Laurier hosts technology forum

PRISM, Wilfrid Laurier’s student-run organization within the School of Business and Economics, hosted a technology forum at the Maureen Forrester recital hall on Wednesday to provide students a chance to take part in discussion and debate with industry leaders. The panel consisted of Lubor Ptacek from Open Text, Shyam Sheth from Google, Trevor Dantas from Toshiba, and Rudi Loepp of […]

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Oct. 7, 2009

“Today’s stupidity cost us.” –Men’s soccer coach Mario Halapir following the Hawks 2-2 draw with Windsor on Saturday. “They’re not there to appreciate the décor, they’re there to learn.” –Carol Kego, co-ordinator for Laurier’s Interior Design & Renovation department, speaking about what students need from the design on their university. “She basically led me to feel that those things are […]

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