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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 ·
Image by Kash Patel

City of Waterloo sets up temporary winter shelters for the homeless

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
Image by Kash Patel

Kitchener Public Library joins the Period Project in order to make menstrual products more accessible

Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL) main branch in Downtown Kitchener recently announced that they are joining The Period Project, an initiative designed to make menstrual products more accessible to those who need them. The library began offering these products in their washrooms for patrons to use on Nov. 4. “We are trying to provide more inclusive access to menstrual products, which […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
Image by Sidney MacDonald

Why the bike lanes in Waterloo are problematic

The summer of 2019 meant many changes for the Waterloo community — one of the biggest and most well known being the road changes that occurred. King Street from the intersection of Columbia and King to Bridgport Road used to be two car lanes, but during the summer months the City of Waterloo changed to make the road one lane […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Photo by Jade Hosick

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 ·
Photo by Paige Bush

Uptown Waterloo continues with streetscape improvements

The City of Waterloo, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, will be working towards improving the uptown streetscape starting this spring. The roadway improvements were proposed to begin on King Street from the ION tracks south of Erb Street and would continue up to University Avenue. The construction, in phase one, will include a single travel lane in each […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·