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Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo region

Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo region

As global protests surrounding the issue of recognizing climate change continue to grow, students and climate change advocates in the Kitchener-Waterloo region arranged their own protest alongside the global “Fridays for Future” climate strike that took place on May 24.    Over a hundred activists collected on the steps of Waterloo City Hall to participate in the conversation that began with […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Local, News ·
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Suck it Up: Laurier’s Sustainable take on straws and plastics

“I’m sure you’ve seen the video of the sea turtle that gets a straw stuck in its nose and it’s just so sad.” Jenna Steadman, a recent Laurier graduate who convocated in June, explained to me her reasoning for cutting plastic straws out of her life. Like most of us who have ditched the old devices, her reasoning for the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
The dire state of the bee population and why it matters

The dire state of the bee population and why it matters

The world is ending. Fish are being overfished; the polar ice caps are melting; bees are dying; and it’s all our fault. But what can we really do about this besides raise awareness? “Pollinator habitat is one of the most important things out there right now,” said Glen Ackroyd, owner of Acroyd Honey, a local commercial beekeeper. “Not only in […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Features ·
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Changes made to waste collection in Waterloo

Changes to how waste will be collected in the Waterloo Region will come into effect this March 2017. The new changes will affect all single family homes that qualify for curbside collection, as well as small apartments that have up to six units. Single family homes will be limited to four bags or cans of garbage every two weeks and […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·