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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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WRPS to invite community groups to task force

After an investigation by The Globe and Mail, it was found that approximately one in five reports of sexual assault are dismissed by police forces across Canada. The Waterloo Regional Police Services are taking action to review past sexual assault cases that were deemed unfounded. Police Chief Bryan Larkin announced earlier in February that the WRPS will be reviewing how […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
Waterloo Region bids for Canada summer games

Waterloo Region bids for Canada summer games

Waterloo Region is one of four cities currently bidding to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The upcoming games will be held in Ontario for the first time in 20 years since it was hosted in London in 2001. The Canada Summer Games, which started in 1967, provides an opportunity for Canadian provinces and territories to unify. It also gives […]

by Safina Husein· · 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 ·
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WUSC sets up mock refugee camp

Wilfrid Laurier University’s chapter of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) held a refugee awareness event in the concourse on Dec. 5. The event included a “simulated refugee camp,” according to the club’s Facebook event and was inspired by a similar event held at Laurier’s Brantford campus last year. According to WUSC’s director of events, Jennifer Thompson, the event had […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Campus, News ·
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Bingemans hosts drive thru light display

This year, Bingemans is hosting a two kilometre drive-thru light display in partnership with the Gift of Lights. Located just off of Bingemans Centre Drive, the light show includes 30 animated and static light displays that consist of over one million twinkling lights. The Gift of Lights has arranged similar displays in throughout the states, however this is the first […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Local, News ·
Disney’s Queen of Katwe: a twist on the classic fairytale

Disney’s Queen of Katwe: a twist on the classic fairytale

Disney has been releasing rags-to-riches tales since the dawn of time, though its latest addition, Queen of Katwe, is a far cry from the Cinderella of our youth. While the film opens to a scene of the heroine, Phiona, smartly dressed as she enters a chess tournament, the film quickly rewinds years earlier to Katwe, an area in the Ugandan […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
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Another chance for Harmony Lunch building in Waterloo Region

Harmony Lunch in Waterloo is set to reopen after its recent closure a few weeks ago. The historic restaurant has been owned by the Marks family for the past 86 years. The restaurant brought numerous regular customers to the building on Oct. 29 for their last meal before shutting down. Community members valued Harmony Lunch before they closed and the […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·