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Ontario joins in on HST

On July 1, 2010, consumers in Ontario and British Columbia will begin paying one tax of 13 per cent on goods and services, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). HST is a combination of the 8 per cent Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the 5 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST), and it is designed to increase administrative efficiency and […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Feds announce funding at WLU

On Friday Oct. 16 James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, visited Wilfrid Laurier University to announce three financial government investments that will given to WLU Press and the Association of Canadian Publishers. The government has renewed for the next five years it’s $39.5 million investment to the Book Publishing Industry Development Program, which will go towards maintaining […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Mall opens new wing

31 years after it first opened, the grand opening of the new Conestoga Mall took place over the weekend, with events kicking off Thursday morning in the expanded and remodelled food court. An impressive lightshow provided a backdrop for speeches by several distinguished personages, including Mayor Brenda Halloran, George Fiddler, senior vice-president of the retail real estate firm Ivanhoe Cambridge […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Investing to expand space-time research

Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute (PI), which is recognized internationally for its leadership in theoretical physics research, has announced plans for major expansion to fuel ongoing contributions to the scientific community. The institute’s 10th anniversary presentation, held on Oct. 17, featured key PI figures including founder and board chair Mike Lazaridis and institute director Neil Turok, who discussed past and present success […]

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Exam period shortened

This year the fall semester final exam period will be shorter than in previous years, running from Dec. 10-19. This was made possible by having four exam time slots per day instead of the traditional three. According to Laurier registrar Ray Darling, the reason for this was because of the late Labour Day in September. “Some universities played with the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Support for Sustainable Waterloo

City council agreed unanimously to become a pledging partner for Sustainable Waterloo under their Regional Carbon Initiative at the Oct. 19 meeting. According to Mike Morrice, executive director of Sustainable Waterloo, the city will be evaluated for its carbon emissions and be provided with realistic targets to lower emissions. Furthermore, Sustainable Waterloo will provide the city with educational forums, technical […]

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Clinton accepts McGill degree

MONTREAL (CUP) – Former United States president Bill Clinton received an honorary doctorate from McGill University last week for “a lifetime of outstanding leadership.” The Oct. 16 ceremony was held at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal as part of the university’s inaugural Leadership Summit. Clinton spoke to the crowd after receiving the honorary doctorate. “I am profoundly honoured to be here at […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Official Charity Ball budgets released

Since last year’s Charity Ball budget has been under review, the Cord has obtained official copies of the budget documents from the 2008-09 and 2009-10 fiscal years. The two documents can be viewed below: Charity Ball budget 2008-09 For a good-quality version, right-click and save the image to see in a viewer application *The middle column in this document was […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Waterloo skating rink approved

On Oct. 19, city council approved recommendations made by city staff that will allow for a skating in Uptown Waterloo to open in December. The Community Fundraising Group announced at the council meeting that they have successfully raised $385,000 toward the total costs of $450,000 required for the rink’s construction. This figure was a great achievement for the committee as […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Public Health announces first H1N1 vaccination dates

Waterloo Region — Region of Waterloo Public Health will hold five influenza immunization clinics for the general public the week of November 2nd — two for the seasonal flu vaccine and three for the H1N1 flu virus vaccine: Individuals are kindly asked to bring their drivers license and health card to improve the efficiency of the registration process. Individuals who […]

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