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Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

This past Wednesday May 30, Waterloo’s first rainbow crosswalk was officially unveiled in the heart of uptown  located on Willis Way near the Waterloo Town Square. Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, Melissa Durrell, uptown councillor, Tracy Van Kalsbeek, UpTown Waterloo BIA executive director, individuals from OK2BME and a crowd of over almost 30 were there to commemorate the unveiling. The […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Comparing and contrasting significant platform topics for the upcoming provincial election

Comparing and contrasting significant platform topics for the upcoming provincial election

Compiled by Aaron Hagey/Lead Reporter Layout by Safina Husein/Editor-in-Chief Statistics from Party Platforms and Macleans

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Last month, the Ontario government approved and committed to fund $90 million into building a new Laurier campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College.  Located in the Milton Education Village, this sector of Laurier will focus on programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, also referred to as STEAM. The campus plans to enroll its first set of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Indigenous Knowledge Fund created at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has created an Indigenous Knowledge Fund in order to support and encourage the presence of Indigenous content within academic settings on both the Waterloo and Brantford campus. Last year, Laurier Brantford’s faculty of Indigenous Studies, in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Office of the Dean of Students, created the fund. “We thought that […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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BMO offers Themuseum $1 million for renovations

Early this week, BMO announced’s their intent to offer Themuseum a game-changing donation of $1 million.  The donation comes in two parts, the first being the monetary fund to revitalize and transform Themuseum. The second comes in the form of the sale of the BMO building found right next to Themuseum’s location in downtown Kitchener. “We first offered the sale […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Tips for how to vote in the provincial election

Ontario’s provincial election, chiefly contested by the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party and Green Party, is going to take place on June 7. The event foreshadows the Ontario municipal elections occurring on October 22.  The polls will be open for voting between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voter turnout in the 2014 election was 51 per cent. However, this […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Elections, National, News ·
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Laurier PhD student recognized for mental health research

On May 7, in recognition of Mental Health Week, the province of Ontario and the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship recognized the efforts of two graduate students — including third-year Wilfrid Laurier University PhD candidate Jennifer Scarborough, for their work on mental health research. Scarborough has been at Laurier since 2003, completing her undergraduate degree and a masters of social work.  […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, News ·
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BREAKING: Stampede Corral announces closing after 35 years in business

Stampede Corral, a country bar located in Kitchener, has announced they will be closing their doors next month after 35 years of business. According to Andrew Mackay, owner of Stampede Corral since 1999, the bars lease is set to expire on this upcoming June 30. Mackay and his business partner, Lauren Buckley, were unable to negotiate a new lease with their […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·