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  • By Manija Hamidullah, Spoke News An investigation is continuing into a shooting that occurred in downtown Kitchener last week, resulting in a man’s death. Isaiah Macnab, 20, was last seen at 11:20 a.m. last Thursday, sitting outside of Salvation Army New Beginnings building on King Street East, when he was shot multiple times. A Waterloo Regional Police spokesperson said the police believe the shooting was a targeted attack and they are still seeking the suspect vehicle. “We are still looking for suspects. Two people...

    Police believe homicide was targeted attack

    By Manija Hamidullah, Spoke News An investigation is continuing into a shooting that occurred in downtown Kitchener last week, resulting in a man’s death. Isaiah Macnab, 20, was last seen at 11:20 a.m. last Thursday, sitting outside of Salvation Army New Beginnings building on King Street East, when he was shot multiple times. A Waterloo Regional Police spokesperson said the police believe the shooting was a targeted attack and they are still seeking the suspect vehicle. “We are still looking for suspects. Two people...

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  • By Clara Montgomery, Spoke News Reducing waste production and living a lifestyle that produces minimal waste are becoming more and more popular among people and corporations. Environmental issues, such the growth of the great Pacific garbage patch, have grabbed the attention of a few mainstream companies — and more of them are beginning to advocate for waste reduction. Starbucks, for example, began offering straw-free lids this year. Bulk Barn has a reusable container program designed...

    Corporations stepping up waste reduction measures

    By Clara Montgomery, Spoke News Reducing waste production and living a lifestyle that produces minimal waste are becoming more and more popular among people and corporations. Environmental issues, such the growth of the great Pacific garbage patch, have grabbed the attention of a few mainstream companies — and more of them are beginning to advocate for waste reduction. Starbucks, for example, began offering straw-free lids this year. Bulk Barn has a reusable container program designed...

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  • By Niall McCrossan, Spoke News Canadians will be denied entry to the United States for using marijuana legally, working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in the industry, according to a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official. Executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations, Todd Owen, said last week that the U.S. does not plan on changing its policies to account for the legalization of marijuana, according to a report...

    U.S. statements about lifetime bans concern medical marijuana users

    By Niall McCrossan, Spoke News Canadians will be denied entry to the United States for using marijuana legally, working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in the industry, according to a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official. Executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations, Todd Owen, said last week that the U.S. does not plan on changing its policies to account for the legalization of marijuana, according to a report...

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  • By Karina Kajishima, Spoke News Whitney Houston, Prince, Lil Peep and Mac Miller — they were once among the most popular names in the music industry. All of them are now dead due to drug overdoses. All of them died within the past seven years. Houston overdosed on cocaine. Prince died from a fentanyl overdose. Lil Peep overdosed on fentanyl and alprazolam, more commonly known as Xanax. And Mac Miller passed away this month from...

    Glamorization of drug use a dangerous, deadly game

    By Karina Kajishima, Spoke News Whitney Houston, Prince, Lil Peep and Mac Miller — they were once among the most popular names in the music industry. All of them are now dead due to drug overdoses. All of them died within the past seven years. Houston overdosed on cocaine. Prince died from a fentanyl overdose. Lil Peep overdosed on fentanyl and alprazolam, more commonly known as Xanax. And Mac Miller passed away this month from...

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  • By Holly Juurlink, Spoke News Within the last two years, “vaping” has become very popular among youth, adults and seniors. The main question on the minds of many, given the results of different studies, is whether vaping is safe. These cigarette lookalikes basically consist of a cartridge, a battery, and an LED light. When turned on, the e-cig (vape) heats up the liquid that is housed in the cartridge; this produces a mist or vapour, which...

    Safety of vaping remains highly questionable

    By Holly Juurlink, Spoke News Within the last two years, “vaping” has become very popular among youth, adults and seniors. The main question on the minds of many, given the results of different studies, is whether vaping is safe. These cigarette lookalikes basically consist of a cartridge, a battery, and an LED light. When turned on, the e-cig (vape) heats up the liquid that is housed in the cartridge; this produces a mist or vapour, which...

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  • By Colin Burrowes, Spoke News Chicago’s Voice of Addiction will be making a stop at Harmony Lunch in Waterloo on Friday, Sept. 28, during their upcoming Canadian tour. They are on the road to promote the vinyl release of their album The Lost Art of Empathy and Punk Band, a documentary that captured the disintegration of the 2016 lineup of the band when filmmaker Bradley Pontecore followed them on a five-week West Coast tour. Punk Band...

    Voice Of Addiction tour to stop in Waterloo

    By Colin Burrowes, Spoke News Chicago’s Voice of Addiction will be making a stop at Harmony Lunch in Waterloo on Friday, Sept. 28, during their upcoming Canadian tour. They are on the road to promote the vinyl release of their album The Lost Art of Empathy and Punk Band, a documentary that captured the disintegration of the 2016 lineup of the band when filmmaker Bradley Pontecore followed them on a five-week West Coast tour. Punk Band...

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  • By Darick Charbonneau, Spoke News Wesley Rodricks considers his latest project, the animated movie Next Gen, to be the highlight of his career. The movie follows a lonely girl named Mai Su, who befriends a top secret robot that turns her life upside down as they team up to save the world from an evil madman and his army of robots. Next Gen was recently purchased by Netflix for $30 million and was available to...

    Animator blazes new path with Next Gen

    By Darick Charbonneau, Spoke News Wesley Rodricks considers his latest project, the animated movie Next Gen, to be the highlight of his career. The movie follows a lonely girl named Mai Su, who befriends a top secret robot that turns her life upside down as they team up to save the world from an evil madman and his army of robots. Next Gen was recently purchased by Netflix for $30 million and was available to...

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  • By Manija Hamidullah, Spoke News It’s never too early or late for students to think about their career paths. That includes students who have graduated and are struggling with career choices and current students who are not sure about what to do after graduation. In both cases, they’re being encouraged to attend this year’s Partnerships For Employment (P4E) Career Fair. The job fair will be held on Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at...

    P4E Career Fair aims to be the biggest yet

    By Manija Hamidullah, Spoke News It’s never too early or late for students to think about their career paths. That includes students who have graduated and are struggling with career choices and current students who are not sure about what to do after graduation. In both cases, they’re being encouraged to attend this year’s Partnerships For Employment (P4E) Career Fair. The job fair will be held on Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at...

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  • By Ahmad Khan, Spoke News Conestoga College let the public get a first glimpse of its new research and innovation hub in Cambridge, Ont., during Doors Open Waterloo Region on Sept. 15. The new institute is located in the Gaslight District, steps away from the Grand River and in close proximity to the newly opened pedestrian bridge in Cambridge. The name itself — Conestoga@TheFoundry — is a combination of the traditional and the modern, said...

    College shows off Cambridge innovation hub

    By Ahmad Khan, Spoke News Conestoga College let the public get a first glimpse of its new research and innovation hub in Cambridge, Ont., during Doors Open Waterloo Region on Sept. 15. The new institute is located in the Gaslight District, steps away from the Grand River and in close proximity to the newly opened pedestrian bridge in Cambridge. The name itself — Conestoga@TheFoundry — is a combination of the traditional and the modern, said...

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  • By Elnaz Akbari, Spoke News The start of a new school year can be slightly overwhelming for some students. Homework, assignments and running from one class to another all day can make it very hard for some to enjoy their college experience. To make the start of a new school year easier, students at Conestoga can consider joining one of the many clubs the college has to offer — or maybe start an entirely new...

    Clubs offer enriching ways to start the school year

    By Elnaz Akbari, Spoke News The start of a new school year can be slightly overwhelming for some students. Homework, assignments and running from one class to another all day can make it very hard for some to enjoy their college experience. To make the start of a new school year easier, students at Conestoga can consider joining one of the many clubs the college has to offer — or maybe start an entirely new...

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