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Waterloo region council announces mandatory face mask bylaws

Waterloo region council has announced the approval of the bylaws that will require people to wear masks on Grand River Transit and indoor public spaces, effective on July 13.  The council approved the bylaws in a meeting on Monday night, in an additional effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The bylaws will be in place until Sept. 30, with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Looking at systemic injustice and anti-Black racism in the Waterloo region

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests are leading the way for critical discussions around race and racism and, more specifically, anti-Black racism. These global protests followed after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by members of the Minnesota police force on May 25.  While the protests are shedding a light on many injustices that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

It Happens Here, a new campaign surrounding the topic of human trafficking in the Waterloo region, is drawing attention to the disturbing reality that human trafficking isn’t quite as far from home as many people believe. The project aims to dispel the myth that human trafficking is something that only happens elsewhere and to provide the community with information and […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Understanding the GRT strike

Following the Grand River Transit (GRT) bus strike, which began last Tuesday, Jan. 21, after the breakdown of discussions, talks to resume transit services began once more on Tuesday, Jan. 28 — with a tentative agreement being reached until Thursday, Jan. 30.  The union representing Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS operators, Unifor Local 4304, made the decision to strike last week due to an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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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 ·