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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...
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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...
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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...

PiT makes sure that everyone counts

  Point-In-Time Counts, better known as PiT Counts, is an event that happens once a year to help the community determine the progress of homelessness and the efforts to help them in the area. This year ...

Laurier runs cancer into the ground

  Relay for Life held Cocktails for Cancer on March 1st, 2018 at Club NV. The event starting at 11:30 p.m. had over 100 people supporting the event and raising 675 dollars towards the cause.   Thi...

Brantford flood evacuates thousands

On February 21, the Grand River in Brantford and surrounding cities began overflowing causing flooding in multiple areas. Holmedale, West Brant, and Eagle Place areas were all evacuated due to the flooding. Ma...

Woodland Cultural: Save the evidence

On Tues. March 6 and Wed. March 7, Laurier hosted a fundraising event for the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence Campaign. Books, t-shirts, water bottles, and pins were sold on-campus with all pro...

LSPIRG: We need to resist pipelines

On Wed. Feb. 28, Lspirg Brantford hosted a workshop called, “Why We Need to Resist Pipelines.” This workshop was facilitated by Jaydene Lavallie, Volunteer and Community Engagement Director for Lspirg...

WLU One Love 2018

Amnesty International Brantford Chapter is hoping to bring love to everyone this Valentine’s Day.   The event, One Love, was held in the lobby of the Research and Academic Center west on Feb. 13 from 7 p...

Naval veterans remember Korean War

On Tues. Feb. 6 and Wed. Feb 7, the History Students’ Association presented their 2018 People Make History Lecture series in which three naval veterans came to campus to discuss their experiences in the Korea...

Let’s help to end the stigma

On January 31 Bell Canada had their annual Bell Let’s Talk Day which centres around ending the stigma surrounding mental health. Bell Let’s Talk originally started in 2010. On their website Bell explained...

Tarique Plummer takes majority vote

As the Students’ Union starts to shift in leadership, Tarique Plummer, new SU elect, has plans to make Wilfrid Laurier University a better place.    “It feels like an absolute honour. It feels like ...

Safe access zones comes to Brantford

Earlier last week, The Safe Access to Abortion Services Act came into effect within Ontario after receiving royal assent last October.  The bill places a ban on anti-abortion protesting within 50-metres of ...

CIG hosts Valentine Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something to do on campus this Valentine’s day? Head over to RCW from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Valentine Scavenger Hunt.   The Facebook page for the event describes, “On Valentine’s Day, ...
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Digital consent and education

February 6, 2018 was marked as International Safer Internet day. This day is a reminder for parents of teens, that the internet can be a dangerous place. It is a day to recognize cyberbullying and put further e...
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Donation drive helps survivors

  Making an environment into a safe space for everyone is an important task for people to feel welcome and included. Whether that being at the store, at home, or even class, everyone should feel their p...
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People are eating Tide PODs for fun

Over the last month, the meme of eating a Tide POD has become a reality. Hundreds of videos of people partaking the in the challenge, including famous YouTubers like GloZell Green have been uploaded to the si...

Golden Globes honor and award Oprah

On January 7 at the annual Golden Globe Awards Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. de Mille award, which is awarded to someone for outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment. She is the first black woman...

New wage increase causes controversy

In May of 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario’s minimum wage would be increased to $15 an hour by 2019.  On Jan. 1, Ontario’s minimum wage was dramatically increased from $11.60 an...

Time’s Up at the Golden Globes Awards

Over the past year there have been an increasing number of women in Hollywood and the world that have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and assault. In addition to the many women’s stories,...