Post Tagged with: "Waterloo Region"

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City of Waterloo changes development fees in hopes to diversify housing market

The City of Waterloo is hoping to diversify the housing market in the city with a recent change to building development fees. While previous development charges for two and three-bedroom units had been more expensive that development of single bedroom units, the city has decided to equalize the costs of building units with anything from one to three bedrooms as […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier named one of Waterloo region’s top employers

For a second year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University has been named one of Waterloo’s top employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers due to the quality of programs and policies put in place by and for employees. Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a national competition that happens annually which recognizing both national and regional level leaders in employment, with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Brewing loses 2.1 million in cyber attack

Waterloo Brewing was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyber-attack where the thief impersonated a creditor employee and requested fraudulent wire transfers resulting in over $2 million in losses for the company. The brewery, which is located in Kitchener off of Bingemans Centre Drive, has also initiated analysis of all other activity and transactions across all the bank account involved with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Brixton’s closure shocks students

Brixton Social, located near the University Shops Plaza on University Avenue, will be closing at the end of November after six years of operations in Waterloo. The nightclub, finding inspiration from the Borough of Lambeth in South London, hence the name Brixton, opened in 2013 and was the only club in the university area that offered a premium experience with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Christmas Market proves to be a hit

On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the third annual Waterloo Christmas Market was held at Rim Park, where local vendors gathered to display and sell their unique wares. The event was hosted by All-Canadian Events, a company set on providing platforms for local artisans and vendors to showcase their talents and small businesses. Various events similar to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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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 ·
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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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Kitchener author wins Governor General book award

Local Kitchener author, Erin Bow, is headed to Canada’s capital as the recipient of a prestigious award, the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Governor General’s Literary Awards are one of the oldest standing awards in Canada and some of the most prestigious and celebrated in the literary realm. Each year, there are 14 recipients in a variety of different categories, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Stark and Perri rebranding to ‘The Prohibition Warehouse’ under new ownership

Uptown Waterloo’s beloved restaurant and bar, Stark and Perri, is getting rebranded. Now under new ownership, the restaurant closed down on Oct. 7 and renovations have been underway since. “We took it over about a month ago and we’re refurbishing and we’re looking at going in a different direction with the food,” said Wayne Montgomery, builder and designer. “We’ve done […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
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Bingeman’s Screampark incites fright and delight

On Oct. 25, a few of my friends came up for the weekend, and for some unknown reason, I agreed to go to Bingeman’s Screampark (and I say “some unknown reason” because I am very scared of a lot of horror-related things). Screampark is an event put on at Bingeman’s in Waterloo each year that resembles something like Halloween Haunt […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·