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Strike savings calculated

The City of Windsor’s finance department released a report on Sept. 28 stating that the city saved a total of $5,716,209 during the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) strike this past summer. The strike of city workers under CUPE 543 and CUPE local 82 began April 15 and lasted over 14 weeks. Garbage and recycling, as well as daycare […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Fun in Waterloo Park

Narrowly avoiding the worst parts of the storms that dominated this weekend’s weather, the sixth annual Fall Fun Fest proved to be a pleasant day of family fun in Waterloo Park. Sunday was a day filled with group activities like pottery, gardening and tippy baseball as well as face painting and communal drum playing. Some activities also featured an educational […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Women remembered

Sunday, Oct. 4 marked a day of remembrance for missing and murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. An event called Sisters in Spirit was held at the Wilfrid Laurier University faculty of social work in Kitchener to recognize these human rights injustices that continue to occur.        Started by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Sisters in Spirit initiative began […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Eastbridge fire station opens in Waterloo

On Sept. 29, the long-awaited groundbreaking for the new Eastbridge fire station took place at the intersection of University Avenue and Woolwich Street. “It’s a really special moment for this community and a moment we’ve been waiting for quite a long time,” Brenda Halloran, the mayor of Waterloo, said during a speech. The building of the new fire station, the […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Laurier’s three-part master plan released

On Wednesday,Wilfrid Laurier University revealed its campus Master Plan to students, faculty and staff. The plan was visible on presentation boards set up in the concourse, however, there did not appear to be anyone there from IBI group, the company who developed the plan, to answer any questions students might have. The plan is being developed with some main goals […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Sept. 30, 2009

“The torch is basically the flaming torch of injustice.” –AW@L member Adam Lewis explaining why the group has released a statement resisting the Olympic torch celebration that will take place in Kitchener. “I can’t even explain it really, I jogged off to the sidelines and forgot we even scored.” –Hawk’s quarterback Evan Pawliuk on his first touchdown pass in his […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Construction almost complete

The summer campus renewal construction project is finally nearing completion; however, there are still a few elements that need to be finished. According to Mark Dettweiler, manager of facilities and planning for physical plant and planning, the main area where work still needs to be done is around Mid Campus Drive. There is some landscaping that needs to be completed, […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier offers eco-friendly food containers

Over the summer months Wilfrid Laurier University worked on the development of an eco take-out container project that students can utilize when purchasing food from any vendor on campus. “It’s a way for students to save some money while helping the environment and contributing to a greener Laurier community,” said Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Laura Sheridan. Students pay […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Supporting women in KW

For the past 26 years the Waterloo Region has taken part in the annual Take Back the Night march, which raises awareness about violence towards women. This year the walk took place on Thursday Sept. 24 when women gathered from across the area to walk from Brewmeister Green in Waterloo to the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, to take a […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Walk for mental health

Nearly 500 people participated in the second annual Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on Sept. 27, which aims to raise awareness about mental health. “Why not put together mental health support [by] bringing it out of the shadows with a big event?” said Susan Lewis, race chair for Minds in Motion. The event featured a five and 10 km […]

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