Post Tagged with: "Waterloo Region"

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The Needle & Damage Done event features panel addressing opioid crisis

On Feb. 8, the United Way hosted a panel discussion featuring local experts to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis in the Waterloo Region. The panel discussion, part of an event titled The Needle & The Damage Done, took place in Communitech’s office space in downtown Kitchener and is one in a series of GenNext events hosted by the United Way […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·
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Waterloo Region bands together at second annual Women’s March

On Jan. 20, 2017, 500 individuals joined together to march for women’s rights in downtown Kitchener. The Women’s March of the Waterloo Region is one of the many worldwide protests that advocate for human rights. “Women’s rights are human rights and I think that my main lens is that women can be leaders,” Carolina Miranda, coordinator of the Waterloo Region […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Laurier graduate Jessica Platt comes out as first openly transgender player in the CWHL

Wilfrid Laurier graduate Jessica Platt, who currently plays as a forward for the Toronto Furies in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), recently came out as transgender. The former Hawk publicly announced her decision to come out through an Instagram post on Jan. 10, 2018. Platt is now the first openly transgender player to ever compete in the CWHL. It’s […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Region’s first ION car sent back to Bombardier for completion

Earlier this month, the first ION light rail car to arrive in the Waterloo Region, vehicle 501, was shipped back to Bombardier, its manufacturer in Kingston, for completion. Tom Galloway, counsellor in Waterloo, noted that when the vehicle was sent to Waterloo Region last year, it was known that it was in an incomplete state. “We needed that vehicle in […]

by Jake Watts· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Region increases new minimum wage for 2018

The Living Wage Waterloo Region released their most recent report on the hourly wage for 2018 last week. The new living wage for the Waterloo Region sits at 16 dollars and 10 cents per hour for 2018. The living wage is the hourly wage an employee needs to earn to cover their family’s basic expenses within their community. Since the […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Outlook Study reveals prevalent challenges within LGBTQ+ community

The Outlook Study, which was recently conducted by researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University, along with different community partners, looked at the various issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community face in Waterloo Region.  The team undertook a large scale survey on individuals who identified as LGBTQ+ and were at least 16 years of age, living in the Waterloo region.  A […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
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Former Laurier student receives 8-month sentence for residence break-ins

Hyun Jin Na, a former Wilfrid Laurier University student, was sentenced on May 10 for stealing various electronics and other items from numerous student residence buildings in Waterloo. Reported by CTV Kitchener, Na received an eight-month sentence, minus six days already spent in custody. According to CTV, Na had pleaded guilty in the fall to 12 counts of breaking and entering, […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·
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Instagram model, Cameron McElroy, moving on from the fitness industry

Being an Instagram aficionado is what’s on the mind of almost everyone our age. Every party and event we go to is a dud, if we didn’t get a good picture to capture the moment and share with all of our friends. It has become an obsessive online reflection of ourselves, one which we routinely tweak and perfect to garner […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
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Over 208 charges pressed during Waterloo St. Patrick’s Day festivities

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day had crowds ranging from 12,000-15,000 people throughout the day. The surrounding corridors of Ezra Avenue, Bricker Avenue, Clayfield Avenue and Albert Street had the most traffic. The St. Patrick’s Day events that take place within the Wilfrid Laurier University community are notorious for their outlandish festivities and this year was no different. The events that […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·