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Creek and Silver Lake. Thirdly, the environmental assessment will be used to determine ways to improve or enhance the natural environment of the Lake and the upstream area toward University Avenue West. The final purpose behind this cnvironmental assessment study is to determine what the Lake should end
ilver Lake, in Waterloo Park, and Laurel Creek which flows through the Park, have both been found to be suffering from environmental problems caked by land developments upstream, as well as bv vears of nerrlect. In o;der to cornbit this ccrncd citizens of the Wa terloo Region have come together tr1 form the Silver Lake Roundtable. organization has decided to co duct a Silver Lake Class Environmental Assessment study. There arc several purposes to this study. First, the existing water outkt structure at the south end of Silver Lake needs to bc rcdcsigned. This structure is located whcrc the water exits the Lake to go underground through Uptown Waterloo. The water rccmcrgcs bcsidc Waterloo City Hall on Regina Street. Ifthis structurc were to be rcdcsigned, then the water could fIow out of the Lake more efficiently and subsequently, flooding during rainstorms and thaws could be avoided in the futurc. A second purpose of this asscssmcnt is to determine ways to improve the water quality in Laurel
vited to attend these workshops to present any ideas they might have. Organizations who wish to become involved may include those interested in the environment, recreation, community heritage, water quality, business or flood control. The first of these workshops will be held on Saturday March 25, 1995, at the Waterloo City Centre located at 100 Regina Street South. The purpose of this first meeting is to gain as much cohmunity input as possible concerning the health ,2nd future of the waterwa;s in Waterloo Park. Each consecutive Workshop will build on the groundwork laid by the preceding Workshop. The theme of this first workshop will be “Developing a Vision and Options For The-Future of Silver Lake and Laurel Creek”. For more information regarding this workshop or to confumyourattendence, pleasecall Diana Buik at 747-8755, or fax 747-8792, by March 17. You can also call the twenty-four hour “Opinion Line” at 747-8772 if you have any comments or ideas regarding the Silver LakclLaurcl Creek issue, or any other City of Waterloo issue, and your comments will be forwarded to the proper department.
A decision then needs to be made about the final state of the Lake. In other words, should it be left as a lake or bccomc a stream or wetland to properly meet the above objectives? Coming up this year there will be three “Silver Lake Community Workshops”, because the Roundtable is interested in public input and opinion regarding the future of the Lake. Representatives from other organizations are in-
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here is little they can do, but they’re trying. That’s the message the Co-op department is giving out, a week after hearing of the plight of four UW co-op students in Hong Kong. The four students are working illegally while they await the outcome of their applications for work visas. If their applications fail, they could be deported, fined, or even imprisoned. Currently, the Co-op department is still trying to figure out what went wrong. In the past, students applied for visas upon arrival, and evidently had no problems.
could obtain the necessary documentation upon arrivaI in Hong Kong. This information came from Margaret Grosch, Co-op’s International Placement Officer, as told to her by Mr. Chan, the General Manager of the Hong Kong electronics firm that is currently employing the students. Co-op never checked this information, and it has since proved to be false. Co-op claims that since previous students sent to Hong Kong had no problems, they are not to blame. The students dispute this also, saying that their problems are not due to laws changing with the impending reunification with China, but with the laws being more stricly
“the arrangements for securing work visas *were clearly explained to the students prior to leaving for Hong Kong.” However, the students’ employer told them to wait until after the Chinese New Year to apply, which the students did. When they did apply for their visas, they were informed ofthe penaIities they faced for working the previous two months. The students sent a letter to David Drewe, Senior Officer of Academic Affairs for the Federation of Students, and to Keith Kenning, the Co-op Program Administrator outlining their predicament early last week. Both Drewe and Kenning have subsequently been in contact with the students. The Co-op department has also been in contact with the students’ employer, Universal Electronics. Bruce Lumsden, Director of Co-op, in a letter to Imprint stated that “the arrangements for securing work visas were clearly explained to the students prior to leaving for Hong Kong.” However, the four students dispute this. They say that all that they were told by Co-op was that they
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