Waterloo was recently recognized by the Intelligent Community Forum as the world-leader in the use of broadband technology, taking the title in their second year as one of the top seven
Experts gather at WLU to discuss Canada’s role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan
Grahame Farquhar has seen a lot of changes in the forty or so years he's called Waterloo home. He still remembers what it was like when the site of the Waterloo Town Square Mall was a factory that made farm machinery -- before the city core transformed from a manufacturing centre to a commercial one.
Tomorrow is a special date, as it marks the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Waterloo since its incorporation as a village on May 27, 1857.
Here are 10 reasons to celebrate your 150th birthday:
From a 19th-century mill town to recognition as the world's most intelligent community, the City of Waterloo, Ont., in the heart of Canada's technology triangle, has come a long way.
It's only just begun. As a result of being named the world's most intelligent community, Waterloo can look forward to more globally oriented businesses settling here, more highly educated workers wanting to move here and more innovation for everyone.
Although Waterloo received its share of kudos yesterday after being named Intelligent Community of the Year, David Johnston suspects many people don't appreciate the significance of the award.
In Egypt, Canadian bank teller Mohamed el-Attar is facing 15 years in jail on spy charges he says he confessed to under torture. Human rights groups say prisoner abuse is routine in the North African country.
First, Liberal MP Keith Martin pushed for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to be indicted under Canada's crimes against humanity laws last year. Then Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay met Arthur Mutambara, one of the leaders of Zimbabwe's opposition parties, the Movement for Democratic Change, two weeks ago and promised moral support.
The Afghan Northern Alliance and the American-led multinational force that defeated the Taliban in 2001 and drove the remnants of al Qaeda into the mountains didn’t go far enough, according to a panel of experts on Afghanistan who spoke at a public lecture at Laurier Monday.
In a country gripped for decades by war and strife, peace and stability cannot come overnight. And more than five years after Canada's mission to Afghanistan began, the situation in many areas remains "unstable," acknowledges one of the highest-ranking soldiers to have served in the country.