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Waterloo prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

Wilfrid Laurier University, along with community services, have begun preparing for one of the biggest holidays of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. Over 5,000 people gathered on Ezra Street last year to commemorate the holiday. Laurier’s dean of students, Leanne Holland-Brown, stressed the importance of participating with Laurier pride in mind, but the first and foremost concern of the university […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Local business owners seek compensation against region

Business owners in the Waterloo Region who have been impacted by Light Rail Transit construction have taken the first step towards seeking compensation through legal action against the Waterloo Region. Since LRT construction began, the Region has received dozens of letters from businesses indicating that they reserve the right to seek legal action as a result of the losses they […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier professor helps those experiencing homelessness

Following a CBC Kitchener-Waterloo Radio article, Geoffrey Nelson, psychology professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, spoke about his four-year research project about homelessness and mental health. Nelson implemented this study, At Home Chez Soi, to prove that housing greatly benefits those with chronic homelessness, mental health struggles, addiction and other factors that contribute to homelessness. “The study was a research demonstration […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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K-W to see improvements in transportation options

Ontario’s provincial government recently announced that they will be boosting funding and support in the Region of Waterloo in order to improve transportation options. The support, which will start in 2019, will provide the Region of Waterloo with long-term and reliable funding to ultimately enhance and expand local transit while offering more travel options for families and individuals who commute. […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Changes made to waste collection in Waterloo

Changes to how waste will be collected in the Waterloo Region will come into effect this March 2017. The new changes will affect all single family homes that qualify for curbside collection, as well as small apartments that have up to six units. Single family homes will be limited to four bags or cans of garbage every two weeks and […]

by Safina Husein· · 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 ·
Top 5 news stories of 2016

Top 5 news stories of 2016

Policy The latest major story to have come out of Wilfrid Laurier University is that of its new sexual and gendered violence policy and procedures, drafted by the Gendered Violence Task Force, the student group Advocates for Student Culture of Consent (ASCC) and other university partners. The lack of a policy was first discovered by ASCC and work began in […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, News ·
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King Street opens to traffic in Waterloo

King Street, in uptown Waterloo, was opened up to two-way traffic last Wednesday night after almost a year of LRT construction caused the road to be closed from Union St. to Erb St. GrandLinq announced early in November that it was their intent to open the street and finish the main portion of LRT construction on Nov. 30—a goal which […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·