Students find home in Waterloo Region post-graduation

Graphic by Joshua Awolade
Sense of community, jobs cited as reasons for staying local after degree completion

For some, four years in Waterloo just isn’t enough. An increasing number of students have decided to call K-W their new home once they have reached alumni status. In fact, Wilfrid Laurier University’s alumni services revealed that out of a…

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Police get trained in mental health

Sometimes, even the city’s law enforcement officers need a little more training. Waterloo Regional Police Services representatives recently attended a convention in Toronto to learn effective strategies to deal with mental health issues on the job. Mental wellness of police…


K-W ranked poorly as immigrant destination

Kitchener-Waterloo may not be an ideal area for immigrants settling into Canada, according to a recent online ranking. Immigroup, an immigration law firm, set up an online poll in which readers voted K-W the fourth worst city in Canada for…

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Light rail transit gets boost from province

The Region of Waterloo’s light rail transit system is seeing yet another milestone. On Friday morning, Ontario Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray reaffirmed the provincial government’s contribution of $300 million to the project. During his speech at the…

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Waterloo nightlife in the spotlight

It’s 10:00 p.m. on a Saturday night; do you know where your friends are?  There’s a good chance that they are waiting in line. In the last five years the student population within the city of Waterloo has grown tremendously….

Students are increasingly finding that they're waiting in line longer at bars and clubs. (Photo by Heather Davidson)

No one injured in balcony fire at Regina St. apartment

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) and Waterloo Fire Rescue responded to a balcony fire today between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The fire occurred on the 16th floor of Richmond Tours, apartment buildings that are located at 300 Regina Street….