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Uptown getting brew pub

This fall, local beer fans will have a unique spot to visit when Abe Erb opens in uptown Waterloo. Waterloo locals Tony and Rob Theodosiou are opening the restaurant and brewery, where they will make fresh beer and offer seasonal…

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Faculty and staff express concern over Milton

The likelihood of Wilfrid Laurier University building a satellite campus in Milton has seemed greater as of late with the commitment Milton made to provide 150 acres for a campus to be built on. Despite developments that seem in favour…

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Uptown’s Brick Brewery closing, expanding in Kitchener

After thirty years, Brick Brewery Co. Limited will no longer be offering “Brick Tours” to the public. The popular local brewery plans to close the doors of their Waterloo location — for good. “It’s mixed emotions moving out of that…

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Residences get Wi-Fi upgrade

Wilfrid Laurier University’s residences have received an Internet upgrade for incoming first-year students. Laurier’s information and communication technologies department put Wi-Fi into all the residences and common areas on campus in August. Ken Boyd, director of information and communications technology…

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K-W a ‘vibrant transportation space’

In 2011, 5.4 per cent of the employed labour force regularly commuted by transit in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area, according to the National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada. The Region of Waterloo has plans to open a new transit hub…

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‘Surrounded by puppy mills’

Two years ago, Angela Cowan began fostering dogs for Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue in Cambridge. She was astounded at the number of emails she was getting for dogs available to be fostered. This was the first signal to…

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Website on track for fall

After months of preparation and planning, Wilfrid Laurier University will be launching its new website mid-to-late fall. The development of the website, which has been in the works since 2012, has remained on track. “We are still good to launch…

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Milton campus could create ‘economic shift’

  “There’s a lot of energy and excitement around universities and having young people in that environment. There’s always something happening,” said Brantford mayor Chris Friel. Friel’s description encapsulates the reason why a handful of communities in Ontario are looking…

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Dealing with university student debt

Student debt is an issue for many university students across Ontario, and Wilfrid Laurier University students are no exception. Rick Camman, vice-president of university affairs at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union and vice president of administration and human resources…