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Getting pumped for Africa

On Aug. 25, the Grand River chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) held a fundraising event to support their “Agriculture as a Business” program in Ghana. Held in the public square, the one-day pump-a-thon raised $5326 towards their goal of $6000. A treadle pump replicating those used in Ghana to irrigate agricultural fields was set up in the square to […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, Local ·

WLUSU installs carpet in the Terrace

The Wilfrid Laurier University Student’s Union has replaced the upper level floor in the Terrace Foot Court, which cost the union $15,000. According to WLUSU general manager, Mike McMahon, the previous floor, which was installed in 2000, had worn right down to the concrete in certain areas in front of Mr. Sub and the Pita Shack. The new floor is […]

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Max Blouw honoured

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has honoured president of Wilfrid Laurier University Max Blouw by naming a research centre after him. Blouw previously saved the centre from the federal government who wanted to destroy it. “I was overwhelmed and absolutely did not expect to be honoured that way,” said Blouw, who served as vice-president of research at UNBC. […]

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City council update

Council addressed the funding of a skating rink and water feature for the public square. The total costs for the additional features is estimated to be $976,000. To fund the skating rink, $426,000 will be needed for its construction and maintenance. Council voted against allocating funds to the account for the skating rink project, preferring to see the results of […]

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Convict allowed to study in Waterloo Region

Brock Golden, a convicted child pornographer, has been granted permission from the Manitoba Court of Appeals to continue his education in the Kitchener-Waterloo area while released on bail. Availability of information Courts of Appeal, who cannot give his identity because of a publication ban on the case, Golden was released on $20,000 cash bail to allow him to attend college […]

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Lines on a map: Affiniam, Senegal

“If I’m alive next year, I think I’ll plant this field.” I was out for a walk through the fields and forests near the tiny village of Affiniam in the Casamance region of Senegal where Clement, my friend and guide, was showing me his land. The matter-of-fact consideration of his own mortality came up as we looked over a small […]

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Canada in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Student groups, universities singing “big five” blues QUEBEC (CUP) – The presidents of five of Canada’s top universities have spent the summer calling for a greater share of research funding. Currently these five – the universities of Toronto, Montreal, Alberta, British Columbia, and McGill – receive just over 30 per cent of the over $2.5 billion given out annually by […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, National ·

Waterloo after dark

Wearing little more than nipple tassels, crotchless pantyhose and bunny ears, buskers performed their gravitydefying stunts while baring it all for the local crowd. This was naturally after a friendly warning to get children “the fuck out of here.” Magic tricks and PG-rated humour were thrown out Saturday night to make way for the adult-only “Naughty No No Show” presented […]

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While you were out…

Public Square controversies Opening on May 31, the public square has received a great deal of criticism, from its design to the activities it has hosted. At July’s city council meeting, a motion was passed banning skateboarders from the public square with the exception of 10 hours dispersed throughout the week. The decision was made in response to complaints regarding […]

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KW in Brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Brick sues founder On June 2, 2009, Brick Brewing Co. launched a million-dollar lawsuit against its former owner Jim Brickman. The founder and former chairman has been accused of exploiting the company on several fronts including leaking confidential company information and wrongfully adding his wife to the company’s payroll. Trademark dispute Anheuser-Busch and its Canadian division Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. […]

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