Post Tagged with: "Kitchener-Waterloo"

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Student associations come together to support the Movember movement

Over the course of November, the “Movember” spirit has been strong on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.  A global movement devoted to raising awareness and funding for Men’s testicular and prostate cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention, Movember lasts the duration of the month of November and encourages men to grow out their facial hair to draw awareness […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Kitchener author wins Governor General book award

Local Kitchener author, Erin Bow, is headed to Canada’s capital as the recipient of a prestigious award, the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Governor General’s Literary Awards are one of the oldest standing awards in Canada and some of the most prestigious and celebrated in the literary realm. Each year, there are 14 recipients in a variety of different categories, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Taking a chance on student housing in Waterloo Region

Taking a chance on student housing in Waterloo Region

 It’s no secret that the student housing market in Waterloo has reached the point of crisis. To those who are currently renting, this is nothing new. In recent days, however, the “Fuccommod8u” scandal has done more than rock the boat. A recent data breach released over 6000 alleged maintenance complaints from within student property management company Accommod8u has capsized […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Features ·
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Shop Sounds holds concert at Kitchener Market

Not many people can say they’ve been to a concert in a grocery store, but on Sep     . 5, the Kitchener Market hosted Shop Sounds: DTK’s grocery store concerts. Shop Sounds is a free intimate three-part concert series organized by the DTK team, Good Company Production and hosted at grocery stores across downtown Kitchener. The third and final […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life, Events, Food ·
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 Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo start-up shows off the wonders of Waterloo region

An up-and-coming online, local, hometown pride clothing brand, 43×80, has begun selling its merchandise to the general public focusing on the idea of taking a piece of the Kitchener-Waterloo region worldwide. With an emphasis being put on locally-made and sourced products and clean and simple designs, this “lifestyle brand” business sells clothing from shirts and sweaters, to hats and throw […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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 ·