Post Tagged with: "COVID-19"

COVID-19 Updates as of March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, sparking constant change across Canada and the Waterloo region as the community struggles to contain the virus and adapt to a new way of living. According to Public Health Canada, as of 11:30 a.m., March 31, there are 7695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, with 1966 of those […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
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Premier Doug Ford announces closure of all non-essential services

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the closure of all non-essential services across the province in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   As of today, services that have remained open include manufacturing and supply chain providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and LCBO outlets. More information on the businesses that are going to be affected will […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
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Laurier shifts spring, intersession and summer courses online due to COVID-19 crisis

In a news release shared today, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to continue online learning for the spring, intersession and summer (“sprummer”) terms. When Laurier originally decided to shift all in-person classes in the remaining academic semester online on March 13, the proposed plan stated that face-to-face instruction would return to normal by May 1. However, with heightened […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University, in line with public health officials’ recommendations, has decided to cancel all athletics, recreation and events that are not a part of course or academic requirements until April 30.  The move by Laurier continues the unfortunate trend that the coronavirus has left on the world of sports. At every level around the globe, from youth teams to […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

We are in the midst of a global pandemic.  Those are words that I never imagined myself writing in any context other than a science fiction novel, yet here we are.  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, its presence within Canada is becoming more threateningly apparent. What seemed like somewhere else’s problem months ago is now […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
file photo by Emi Zibaei

Local and nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak continue to grow as protective actions are extended across the country

The recent progression of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted both Wilfrid Laurier University, and Canada as a whole, in a way that was unimaginable just one week ago. As of March 17, there are 180 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario alone, making it the province with the highest number of cases in Canada. There is a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
Photo by Darien Funk

Important publication updates

Dear valued readers, Whether you are a current or past student, a member of Laurier’s staff or faculty, an individual in the community, a former Cordie or simply a person who picks up this paper and reads our articles each week, I want to extend my immeasurable gratitude to you for supporting student media. In a frightening time that generates […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Preventative measures put in place against Ezra Avenue street parties

Preventative measures put in place against Ezra Avenue street parties

After an alleged bomb threat that referred to Ezra Avenue in an online post, countless pleas over social media for students to participate in social distancing, and a letter from president and vice-chancellor, Deb MacLatchy, asking students “to do the right thing” this St. Patrick’s Day, it seems that the infamous Laurier street party may not occur this year. In […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·