Queer Sphere hosts HIV/AIDS awareness

The Queer Sphere has paired up with the Grand River Grannies and the AIDS Network to host Brantford’s AIDS awareness week.  From as early as Nov. 14 and until Nov. 30, the Queer Sphere has and will be hos...

You Can Sit With Us spreads kindness

You Can Sit With Us held events across campus this month to raise awareness about bullying on campus and in the workplace in honour of anti-bullying week.  The Kindness Project was one of three events h...

Santa Claus parade returns to Brantford

The 44th annual Brantford Santa Claus Parade drew festive onlookers downtown on Nov. 24, all of them excited to start the Christmas season.    Wagons filled with kids and parents camping out with coffee...

Diwali celebration hosted at Laurier

Laurier Brantford hosted its first ever Diwali celebration with Conestoga College at the Brantford Convention Center on Monday, November 5.  The event was hosted by Laurier Brantford’s South Asian Student...

New app engages clubs with students

If you’ve been involved with clubs or associations at Laurier in the past few weeks, then you’ve probably had the opportunity to utilize The Perch: the Students’ Union’s newest accessible and straightfo...

Brantford marches for the homeless

Citizens of Brantford felt the need to advocate on the behalf of this city’s growing homeless population.  Friday, November 9, a small group of brantford citizens gathered outside the Welcome-In Resourc...

Nova vita offers a helping hand

Over the course of the three days from November 6 to 8, a new charity drop-off donation spot has been set up on behalf of Nova Vita through the Human Rights and Human Diversity Students Association.  ...

New boutique opens downtown

Alt Boutique is a new streetwear shop set right in the middle of downtown Brantford, adding a much-needed business catered for the students.   “Streetwear is a lot of things, it’s something edgy, not n...

Thriving for mental health

Last week, Laurier Brantford hosted their third annual Thrive Week event. The intention of Thrive Week is to help students build positive mental health. Originally, Thrive Week was run by Recreation and Athleti...

Mosque hosts solidarity event for city

The Brantford community flooded a local mosque with support after vandalism incident.   Friday, Oct. 26 Brantford Mosque held a community event of solidarity after their place of worship had been van...

Poke restaurant opens in Brantford

Reel+Raw Poke held their grand opening on Monday, adding another restaurant to the downtown food scene.  “We’re getting really positive feedback on social media,” co-owner Lee DaCosta said. “Word of...

Cannabis now legal across the nation

1093 days after being elected and 473 days after hoping to have legislation in place, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has legalized recreational cannabis in Canada.  Trudeau declared th...

Butter tart festival brings out many

The second Great Canadian Butter Tart Festival brought hordes of pastry lovers to the Paris Fairgrounds on Oct. 13.  “It’s awesome,” said owner of Joannie’s Pastries Joan Hepburn with an enormous s...

Thanksgiving shared at LB international

Canadian Thanksgiving became an international event this season due to the efforts of Laurier International.  Laurier International hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner – for the first time in collabor...

Second year for Taco Fest

This past Sunday, Brantford held its second annual taco fest in the heart of downtown. Residents were gathered in the square as early as 11 a.m. ready to eat tacos from local businesses. Businesses that were ...

New students not a problem for city

The growing student population in Brantford has made downtown a hotspot for student housing, but Laurier, Conestoga and the city are all ready to bring more in.  “At this time last year we had about 125 s...

New gym facility opens in Brantford

Michael Parsons has taken his home garage gym and turned it into an expanded facility located at Wayne Gretzky Parkway.  The doors of Alpha Power and Performance Training, run by Parsons and his team, of...

Your mayoral candidates this election

Being as we the press are an essential component to this democratic process, we decided to do a deep internet dive into all the candidates running for office, because you the people deserve to know about who yo...

Brantford elections approaching soon

Brantford municipal elections soon upon us. I once heard a Brantford native describe the city as a battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots”.   He was irate at the state of the transport...

DEO to undergo changes this year

On Friday, Sept. 7, Wilfrid Laurier University released a statement about the changes to be implemented at the Diversity & Equity Office (DEO).  The initial statement was released via email by CPAM (com...

City’s shelter system to be evaluated

A report is to be presented to the Social Service Committee on Wednesday, September 5 on the state of women’s shelters closing in Brantford.  The report is supposed to examine the city’s shelter systems...

Harm reduction strategies in Ontario

Despite the Ministry of Health putting a pause on supervised safe injection sites, Brantford still offers other harm reduction services.   Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed on Aug. 1...

Students wary of the wellness centre

Over the past school year, both Brantford and Waterloo campuses have been in hot water over their Wellness Centres. Though it appears there have been continuing issues for many years, multiple complaints came t...

HASSA & FLASS host night under stars

On Fri. March 23, the Human and Social Sciences Association (HASSA) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts Student Society (FLASS) held their 3rd annual gala in Market Square. The gala was held from 6:30pm-10:30 pm an...

LB students host health fair

On Monday March 19, Laurier hosted the Substance Abuse Health Fair in the RCW lobby. The event focused on harm reduction, anti-stigma, mental health and substance abuse.   Melisa Trojanovic and April Drema...