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Brit Kovacs, Photo Editor

Kitchener receives twelve month exemption to open safe consumption site

On July 26, Kitchener received a federal exemption from Canadian drug law to open a safe consumption site in the downtown sector. The exemption will last for a duration of 12 months before a renewal is needed. 150 Duke Street West was chosen as the concrete location for the safe consumption site and rented out by the city. The interim […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Investigating the threat of Fentanyls

Investigating the threat of Fentanyls

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is 50 to 100 times  more powerful than morphine. Like many opioids, the drug, with many variations of potency, has reached far beyond the boundaries of medical prescriptions. Unfortunately for students and the Kitchener-Waterloo community, these boundaries are unknown — potentially leading to a spike in overdose deaths and seizures throughout the […]

by Mitchell Consky· · Features ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Being young doesn’t provide alcohol immunity

In the university culture, drinking is an accepted reality of our lives. A large number of students binge drink and it’s seen as acceptable for students to head to the bar every weekend. There’s a social aspect to drinking and alcohol is closely associated with sex. It seems that when students abstain from alcohol consumption, everyone gets uncomfortable. We feel […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·