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  • BY MELISSA HORTON The growing opioid crisis has been a major concern for Cambridge residents for some time now. The problem has become so rampant, with so many needles left lying around the city and weekly overdoses, that safe injection sites have been proposed as a solution by public health officials. Downtown Kitchener and the Galt core of Cambridge have been recommended as spots for safe injection sites, which have left many residents worried for...

    Injection site better elsewhere

    BY MELISSA HORTON The growing opioid crisis has been a major concern for Cambridge residents for some time now. The problem has become so rampant, with so many needles left lying around the city and weekly overdoses, that safe injection sites have been proposed as a solution by public health officials. Downtown Kitchener and the Galt core of Cambridge have been recommended as spots for safe injection sites, which have left many residents worried for...

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  • BY TAYLOR PACE A new guitar store opened in the downtown Galt area of Cambridge in February, with the owner hoping to reinforce the growing community and local music scene. The Galt Guitar Shop, located on Water Street, sells an array of guitars, ukuleles, amps and accessories. Alongside the guitars you will find owner Rob Swift, sitting comfortably in his chair in the back corner, with a picturesque view of the Grand River. Swift always...

    Let the music play

    BY TAYLOR PACE A new guitar store opened in the downtown Galt area of Cambridge in February, with the owner hoping to reinforce the growing community and local music scene. The Galt Guitar Shop, located on Water Street, sells an array of guitars, ukuleles, amps and accessories. Alongside the guitars you will find owner Rob Swift, sitting comfortably in his chair in the back corner, with a picturesque view of the Grand River. Swift always...

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  • BY JOSH PEDERSON Although it might not look as if we are getting a Green Party Prime Minister in Canada any time soon, the left-wing political party is quickly gaining notoriety within various municipalities across the country and soon may become a real contender at the provincial and federal levels. Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May currently holds the only seat in the House of Commons for the Green Party with her win in Saanich-Gulf...

    Greens will ‘do politics differently’

    BY JOSH PEDERSON Although it might not look as if we are getting a Green Party Prime Minister in Canada any time soon, the left-wing political party is quickly gaining notoriety within various municipalities across the country and soon may become a real contender at the provincial and federal levels. Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May currently holds the only seat in the House of Commons for the Green Party with her win in Saanich-Gulf...

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    Digital Edition- March 26, 2018

     

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  • BY VERONICA REINER Who doesn’t love to game? The popularity of video games has skyrocketed in recent years, not only console games, but smartphone apps such as Candy Crush. The popular puzzle game was downloaded 2.73 billion times by its fifth anniversary in 2017, according to the technology website VentureBeat. Furthermore, 80 per cent of households own a gaming device according to a Polygon, a gaming website. The benefits of video games are plentiful. Research...

    Gaming addiction on the rise

    BY VERONICA REINER Who doesn’t love to game? The popularity of video games has skyrocketed in recent years, not only console games, but smartphone apps such as Candy Crush. The popular puzzle game was downloaded 2.73 billion times by its fifth anniversary in 2017, according to the technology website VentureBeat. Furthermore, 80 per cent of households own a gaming device according to a Polygon, a gaming website. The benefits of video games are plentiful. Research...

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  • Aries – March 21 – April 19 Are you wondering about exploring a new possibility? Some time in the coming week is a time you’ll remember as a turning point for you and it will be time to act. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 There is always time to do some volunteer work. If you do, you’ll finally be able to realize your potential. Gemini – May 21 – June 21 Seek the...

    Horoscope – Week of March 26

    Aries – March 21 – April 19 Are you wondering about exploring a new possibility? Some time in the coming week is a time you’ll remember as a turning point for you and it will be time to act. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 There is always time to do some volunteer work. If you do, you’ll finally be able to realize your potential. Gemini – May 21 – June 21 Seek the...

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  • by REBECCA SOARES For many, the new OHIP+ program seems to be a blessing with few downsides. However, according to pharmacists in the region, this isn’t necessarily the case. “At first glance it seems like a great idea for most people, but when you look into it, most people 24 and under are covered under their parents’ health benefits,” said Ayman Labib, pharmacist at Lang’s Medical Pharmacy. “The parents are paying to keep them under...

    The negative side of OHIP+

    by REBECCA SOARES For many, the new OHIP+ program seems to be a blessing with few downsides. However, according to pharmacists in the region, this isn’t necessarily the case. “At first glance it seems like a great idea for most people, but when you look into it, most people 24 and under are covered under their parents’ health benefits,” said Ayman Labib, pharmacist at Lang’s Medical Pharmacy. “The parents are paying to keep them under...

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  • (This story contains the singular use of “they” as a gender-neutral, third person pronoun.) BY TAYLOR PACE On March 15, Student Engagement brought in volunteers from the college and community to act as human books for their seventh annual Human Library event at the Doon campus. “This is part of our Respect Campaign, learning from people with diverse backgrounds by having conversations to get better insight on people who are different from us,” said Thomas...

    These people are open books

    (This story contains the singular use of “they” as a gender-neutral, third person pronoun.) BY TAYLOR PACE On March 15, Student Engagement brought in volunteers from the college and community to act as human books for their seventh annual Human Library event at the Doon campus. “This is part of our Respect Campaign, learning from people with diverse backgrounds by having conversations to get better insight on people who are different from us,” said Thomas...

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  • BY MELISSA HORTON On March 16 Conestoga Students Inc. hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Trivia at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus. The facility, which opened in 2011, reach es a smaller demographic than the vastly larger Doon campus. With the focus of events usually taking place at the Doon campus for this reason, this event was a new experience for not only the students but Conestoga Students Inc. as well. “This is our first trivia (at...

    Trivia event raises awareness

    BY MELISSA HORTON On March 16 Conestoga Students Inc. hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Trivia at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus. The facility, which opened in 2011, reach es a smaller demographic than the vastly larger Doon campus. With the focus of events usually taking place at the Doon campus for this reason, this event was a new experience for not only the students but Conestoga Students Inc. as well. “This is our first trivia (at...

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    Digital Edition- March 19, 2018

     

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