Post Tagged with: "Kitchener-Waterloo"

Putting a face to the homeless in Waterloo Region

Putting a face to the homeless in Waterloo Region

I have lived in downtown Kitchener (DTK) for roughly 14 years of my life, residing steps away from central DTK spots like Victoria Park, Charles Street Terminal and City Hall. I’m also located near the less acknowledged, yet imperative, markers of social assistance that provide our city with places of refuge and much needed support for those in need. I’m […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
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True North Beer Festival is on its way to KW

True North Beer Festival is coming to Kitchener this upcoming Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 for its third and final stop of the year. “We are a touring craft beer festival and we set out to bring micro brewers that have minimal to no distribution outside of their local area,” said Peter Lazar, creative director of True North Beer Festival. Taking […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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The Beat Goes On is expanding in KW region

The Beat Goes On, a chain of both new and second-hand CD’s, vinyl, DVD’s, Blu-ray and other audio visual goodies is on the move in the Waterloo region. This chain often has you covered regardless of your taste. From really-hard-to-find B-movies, to new vinyl releases, they have it all. As of late August, what was originally Beat Goes On’s Waterloo […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Sharan Rana

Iron Horse Trail undergoes facelift

The Iron Horse Trail will be undergoing an estimated $4.1 million renovation beginning this Spring. All renovations are expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The Iron Horse Trail provides a scenic and historical trail connecting the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener along a former railway passage way. The Iron Horse Trail is located between Erb Street West […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Laurier professor advocates for children with autism

On April 13, Wilfrid Laurier University professor Janet McLaughlin will receive an award for the leading women building communities program in Kitchener Waterloo. Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife announced the winners of the award and it will be presented to McLaughlin among 10 other local women honoured from the KW area. McLaughlin is a health studies faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
Photo by Safina Husein

UPDATED: Faculty from 24 Ontario public colleges go on strike

Faculty at 24 Ontario public colleges have been on strike as of this past Monday, Oct. 16. The strike was confirmed on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 9:28 p.m. after failed deliberations for a new contract. The strike will affect over 500,000 students in Ontario, including students at Conestoga College in Kitchener-Waterloo. The union represents approximately 12,000 faculty members. Apparently, the […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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UPDATED: GRT strike averted

It was announced on Thursday evening that Grand River Transit employees, including GRT operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendances, would officially be going on strike on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 a.m. On Sunday, it was announced that a tentative agreement was reached with the Region of Waterloo and operations would commence as usual on Monday. According to The Waterloo […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
Sun Life Financial donates to new Laurier Centre

Sun Life Financial donates to new Laurier Centre

Wilfrid Laurier University is launching a centre to encourage youth within the Kitchener-Waterloo community to partake in physical activity programming in order to ultimately fight against childhood obesity and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Laurier received a $500,000 donation from Sun Life Financial in order to open the centre, which will be named The Sun Life Financial Centre […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Summer music festival survival guide

Summer music festival survival guide

Summer festival season has kicked off strongly with Ever After 2016 having just concluded at Bingemans. July and August, as usual, are the months of festivals, with WayHome and Boots and Hearts quickly approaching. Whether or not you are a festival novice, here is a festival checklist to live by: Everyone, listen up. Now, if you’re going to be fighting […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life, Events, Life ·