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Thousands come together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter march on Wednesday

On June 3, an estimated 20 000 people attended the KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter to protest and raise awareness for the many lives lost to police brutality.  The march, which began at 44 Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener, happened in response to racial injustice against Black and racialized folks. Attendees of all ages were there to stand […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Peaceful Black Lives Matter march to take place in Kitchener

On June 3, the “KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter” will take place at 44 Gaukel street, across the street from Victoria Park, Kitchener. This march, set to begin at 5 pm on Wednesday, is a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to police brutality, institutionalized racism and anti-Blackness.  “We will march for Ahmaud […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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 ·
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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 Lawrence Hill 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 ·