Post Tagged with: "Kitchener"

Humanizing homelessness in the KW region

Humanizing homelessness in the KW region

Last year, the region of Waterloo set an ambitious goal to end chronic homelessness by Jan. 2020. That objective could not be met by their projected timeline, as the issues that people experiencing homelessness are facing are far more complex than what can be solved in a matter of months or a year. As well, shelters are seeing longer stays […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
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New Kitchener bylaw allows for addition of tiny houses and granny flats

On Oct. 28 the Kitchener city councillors ruled to approve a new residential bylaw that will allow up to three residential units on a property. The bylaw will permit adding units like tiny houses, granny flats and above-garage apartments to a property. “We have been working on updating our zoning bylaw for over five years, so this has been a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Photo by Hayley McGoldrick

Elevating Laurier Leaders discussion series hosted by Laurier Alumni focusing on female leadership

Laurier Alumni is hosting both past, present and future generations of female leaders in their Elevating Laurier Leaders series, with the first installation of the series, “Mentorship,” having taken place on Oct. 8 at THE MUSEUM in Kitchener. The series consists of four different developmental elements that contribute to leadership, including entrepreneurship, self-care and tackling imposter syndrome that will take […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes slays the stage at The Turret

She sashayed, she shantayed and she was a panther on that stage last night.  On Sept. 23, Laurier hosted a drag show featuring drag queens from the KW region and special guest, runner up in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, Brooke Lynn Hytes.  From the moment you stepped into The Turret, the energy was something to behold. It appeared that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Walls to Bridges program instructor Laurence Hills to present at Laurier

On Sep. 26, Lawrence Hill, University of Guelph professor and author of The Book of Negroes, is set to come to Laurier to present on his experience as an instructor for the Walls to Bridges creative writing course, offered to students at Grand Valley Institution for Women—Kitchener’s women’s federal prison. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · News ·
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The inside scoop on KW’s top ice cream shops

Although the weather isn’t showing it yet, summer is fast approaching, and what better way to prepare for those hot summer days than by making a trip to a local ice cream shop?  There is a multitude of options for ice cream in Kitchener-Waterloo, so narrowing down the top contenders was no easy task.  The following article includes three of […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Here’s what’s playing at the Apollo this fall

How do $5 big screen movies sound? The Apollo Cinema in downtown Kitchener is offering exactly that. “It will go through at least until the end of September,” Cara Watson, general manager and event strategist for The Apollo said. “That’s $5 for every show except special events and 3-D movies, which will still have the surcharge of $2.” This fall […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·