Post Tagged with: "Kitchener-Waterloo"

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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 ·
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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 ·
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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: MAKE UP Everyone, listen up. Now, if you’re going to […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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Terry Fox exhibit at THEMUSEUM

On April 8, THEMUSEUM in Kitchener revealed an exhibition called Terry Fox — Running  to the Heart of Canada, which explores the Canadian hero’s 143 day, 5,373 kilometer journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Visitors to THEMUSEUM now have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the exhibit’s array of materials from Fox’s journey, including his journal, […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·