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,...

Extreme cold weather leads to Crisis

The weather has not been too kind to Canadians this winter season. With extreme cold weather alerts for temperatures reaching -23 degrees Celsius with wind chill, most people have been wanting to stay insi...

Proud Boys rally challenged

A Free Speech Rally held at Victoria Square quickly ended when opposition arrived. The rally, organized by Laurier Brantford student Christian Mejia, was intended to criticize the disciplinary actions taken ...

The Bent King: cheap, delicious & fun

If you’re looking for somewhere to hangout that is cheap and fun, The Bent King Boardgame Cafe is the place for you. Co-owners Adam Dexter and Patrick Huxley opened the Boardgame Cafe on Market Street in Apri...

International Education Week in full swing

Laurier’s International Education Week took place Nov. 13-17 and many clubs on campus – one in particular –  took part in celebrating.  “As the Intercultural Student Association of Brantford (ISAB)...

Is the flu shot needed?

With fall finally arriving and temperatures dropping, it is around this time of year illness really starts to spread. More specifically influenza, better known as the flu, starts making an appearance. As a res...

Christmas Basket Program dilemma

 The Christmas Basket Programs runs every year in Brantford since perhaps the 1930’s providing everyone the Christmas they deserve with food and toys. Run by the Brantford Food Bank and Salvation Army, this...

LSPIRG takes on Capitalism

Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted their first part of an educational series called Resistance 101 talking about capitalism on Oct 25.   LSPIRG is a non-profit organization ...

Ontario Colleges enter strike week 3

Tensions are rising across the province as Oct 30 marks the third week of the Ontario college strike.  And yet, the crowd of Conestoga instructors protesting outside Odeon is a big as ever, if not grow...

Dreamers speak at Laurier Brantford

Recently, Laurier Brantford hosted two individuals from Mexico who had been deported from the US after being raised there as they were the children of illegal immigrants. Maggie Loredo and Sayra Hernandez a...