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Travelling through medieval times

This past Saturday, Waterloo was home to the 12th annual Medieval Faire held in Waterloo Park. Director of operations Dwayne Price stated that the faire is “an awesome event where an eclectic group of people can get together and have a fun day.” The festival is centered around the theme of a medieval story which includes a royal family, fairies […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Funding deadline for Uptown skating rink postponed

On Monday evening, the public square’s fundraising committee announced to city council that they had raised $200,000 towards the $426,000 needed to build a skating rink in Uptown Waterloo. Council approved the motion, directing city staff to put forward a work tender to complete the skating rink for this winter, on the grounds that the remaining funds are raised by […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Ignatieff speaks at WLU

Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party, visited Wilfrid Laurier University on Sept. 19 for a rally hosted by the Young Liberals. Ignatieff addressed the involvement of youth in politics and the need to introduce a more positive vision of politics to Canadians that the current government, he believes, is lacking. “When the choice is presented to the Canadian people […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Tories survive first confidence vote of the fall

OTTAWA (CUP) — So will there be an election this fall? Not just yet, if the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois have anything to say about it. In the first confidence vote of the fall, both parties supported the Conservatives in passing a motion that will implement several tax breaks and provisions that were originally presented with the budget earlier […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

CASA brings student unemployment to Liberals’ attention

OTTAWA (CUP) – With an election looming right around the corner, political parties are beginning to consider possible platforms and campaign strategies –and one student group in particular has taken this opportunity to bend the federal Liberal party’s ear. Representatives from the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) met with Liberal MP Justin Trudeau on Sept. 15 to discuss rising […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Canada in brief: Sept. 16, 2009

Political ad campaigns invade TV screens ST. CATHERINES, Ont. (CUP) – While Parliament resumed this week, federal political parties didn’t hold back from releasing advertising campaigns prior to its start, raising speculation of an election on the horizon. Michael Ignatieff speaks little of his competitor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but more about his party’s general wishes for the nation, driving […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

OSAP applications up 18 per cent

This August, student unemployment reached a staggering 16.4 per cent according to Statistics Canada. In direct correlation to this, applications to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the fall semester have reportedly increased by 18 per cent from last year. “This is clearly a signal that more and more students are in need of financial assistance to attend post-secondary […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Williams construction to be complete Sept. 21

The new Williams Coffee Pub Express that was scheduled to open in the Terrace earlier this month is still undergoing renovations and is now expected to be ready for business on Sept. 21. According to Rob Sexton, food and beverage manager for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, the intention was to have it open on Sept. 1 so it […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

PRISM advances to help business students

With the arrival of its 25th anniversary at Wilfrid Laurier, PRISM Laurier, which provides information and technology training and services to business and economics students, has undergone a significant overhaul with the goal of offering students efficient and up-to-date workspaces. New technology, the latest equipment and even a Bloomberg workstation, which is the technology that allows students to access the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Steam Whistle founder speaks to first years

He went from being kicked out of the Laurier business program to being the honoured speaker. Founder and co-CEO of Steam Whistle Brewing Cam Heaps spoke to first-year business students on Sept. 13 for the Laurier School of Business and Economics’ (SBE) Orientation Day. Heaps is a Laurier alumnus who, along with his two partners, started their brewing company in […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·