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Oct. 7, 2010

Graffiti On Sept. 27 at 9:05 a.m., a special constable on foot patrol found offensive graffiti on a wall in the Arts Building. The graffiti stated “fuck all chinks”. It was removed by PP&P. Theft under $5000 On Sept. 28 at 10:30 p.m. a special constable investigated the theft of a coat from a residence. The coats owner had attended […]

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Cutting back trans fats

After Sept. 30, all meals served in restaurants in British Columbia will not contain trans fat. B.C. is the first Canadian province to take measures against trans fat, which is widely regarded as having harmful effects on health. Following the release of Health Canada’s Trans Fat Task Force Report in June 2007, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has […]

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Going local

Last Thursday, Waterloo Public Square hosted something that the city has not had in decades: a farmers’ market. Some form of farmers’ market exists in most urban centres, but one has not been a fixture of Waterloo’s core in approximately 40 years despite the city’s close proximity to agricultural communities. Thursday’s was the first in a series of farmer’s markets […]

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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 […]

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Arrest made in assault cases

On Oct. 2, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) arrested and charged 21-year-old Brandon Rehkoph in connection with two recent sexual assaults. A 22-year-old woman had been grabbed and sexually assaulted at Albert Street and Quiet Place on Sept. 23 between 6:30 and 7 a.m. The suspect has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and overcoming resistance to commit an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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News in brief: Oct. 7, 2009

WestJet co-founder hailed Wilfrid Laurier University will award Clive Beddoe, the co-founder of WestJet Airlines, an honorary doctor of law degree at the university’s fall convocation on Friday, Oct. 30. Beddoe is the current chair of WestJet’s board of directors; he co-founded the company in 1996. He was also the recipient of Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader award in 2002. Beddoe […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Blouw discusses Laurier’s future

Yesterday, at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chambers, president Max Blouw addressed the university community about Laurier’s current position within the post-secondary education system, concluding with what must change in order for the university to survive as an institution. According to Blouw, these addresses will take place as regularly as needed to keep the Laurier community up-to-date on […]

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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 […]

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