September 20, 2019

Waterloo’s Jane Bond won’t tolerate a toxic kitchen

Commonly listed under career requirements for kitchen work is the ability to communicate and work well in a team. However, since the early 2000s, a third trait has entered the spotlight as a prized attribute in the industry: hotheadedness.  The earliest television celebrity chefs: James Beard, Joyce Chen, and Julia Child, were pragmatic guides to the culinary arts. While stern, these early celebrity chefs were far from today’s popular image … Continued

Green Party leader Elizabeth May vows to protect data privacy in Waterloo speech

Green Party leader Elizabeth May touted her party’s data privacy platform Tuesday morning at the University of Waterloo. “It’s shocking that we have such inadequate laws governing how our own political parties handle citizens’ personal data,” May said in a press release. “It’s time to tighten our privacy laws.” The Greens promise to mandate personal data stewardship for federal parties, drastically reduce cyber surveillance and empower the national Privacy Commissioner. … Continued

Police investigating Guelph bank robbery

Guelph Police are looking for a male suspect believed to be involved in a bank robbery Monday afternoon. According to police, the robbery took place at a local bank on Kortright Road West in Guelph.  A male suspect entered the bank and left with a quantity of cash on a motorcycle in an unknown direction. Police say “no weapons were presented and no one was injured.” It is believed that … Continued

Local Green Party candidates apologize to Indigenous community members

With the federal election looming, local Green Party candidates Stephanie Goertz and Kirsten Wright came under fire last week, after a Facebook invitation was sent out to attend workshops, including “Traditional First Nations Pouch Making with the Green Party.” An apology was sent to followers of the post by Wright on behalf of the two candidates. “Someone helping with Stephanie’s social media put up posts about events Christine was running … Continued

2019 school year brings an exciting, hectic first week

The first day back to school is always memorable: pre-planning your outfit, getting your books and pencils ready – and planning the best route to avoid that infamous early morning traffic at Conestoga College. First-year public health student Damaris Middleton said she didn’t mind the traffic: “As long as I get a spot.” Middleton comes from Manitoulin Island, a six hour drive plus a ferry ride away from Conestoga, and … Continued

‘I’ll definitely run out of money’: Conestoga students hit by OSAP cuts

Funding cuts to student loans from the Ontario government are being felt across the province and students at Conestoga College are no exception. Some Conestoga College students are trying to balance life with less funding following changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) made earlier this year by Premier Doug Ford’s Conservative government. Patrick Clancy is in his second year at Conestoga College and is finding some stark differences in his time … Continued