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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 ·

Students protest Liberal rally at WLU

On Saturday afternoon outside of Wilf’s pub, which was packed with supporters for the Liberal leader of Canada, approximately 15 Waterloo students showed up to protest Michael Ignatieff and his visit to Laurier. Hovering outside the front doors of Wilf’s and trickling into the Hall of Fame, students from the Laurier Campus Conservatives, as well as their affiliate parties at […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

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 ·

Ryerson launches Smartphone application

This September, Ryerson University launched a Smartphone application which aims to help students connect with the university and access essential day-to-day services. The application, accessible from any Smartphone browser, allows students to check their class schedule, consult a campus map, browse the staff and faculty directory, book study rooms in the library and manage their library accounts. The initiative began […]

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Canada in brief: Sept. 23, 2009

Inspection threatens to pull Ryerson radio station off air ONTARIO (CUP) – After a year mired in controversy, Ryerson University’s CKLN 88.1 FM is at risk of losing its broadcasting license. On Sept. 15, an inspector from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissions (CRTC) flew in from Ottawa to assess the station, which violated its license agreement by broadcasting dead […]

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News in brief: Sept. 23, 2009

New board of govenors chair John Ormston, a lawyer and founding partner of Ormston List Frawley LLP, has been appointed the new chair of Wilfrid Laurier’s board of governors. He will be replacing Beverly Harris, who served four terms as chair, beginning in October 2005. She will now serve on the board of governors as past-chair. Ormston graduated from Laurier […]

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Historical Waterloo

This past weekend, Waterloo Region opened its doors to historic sites for the community to experience as part of the annual event Door Open Waterloo Region. The event is part of Doors Open Ontario, an initiative run by Heritage Ontario that connects communities with their history. Hillcrest House, located at 73 George St. in Uptown Waterloo, was among the sites […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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