View this email in your browser

Thank you for supporting student journalism!


Big hello from the new Times crew! 
Welcome to our first newsletter in 2023. We are excited to be working both with you and for you. 
As we are entering the second month of the winter semester, campus life is picking up, and the Times are changing. We will no longer issue our print edition of the Algonquin Times, but our website is updated regularly with news about your community.
Make sure to bundle up – it’s chilly outside!
Stay tuned, warm and have a restful weekend!
Times editorial team: Kate, Arty and Kerry

We want to hear your voices!

Connect with us through social media or via email and let us know what you think we should cover next!


After shutting its doors in late September, the Observatory, once a fixture of campus life, is eyeing a reopening on March 6.

While the popular campus hangout was open for events in the fall, the only bar on campus that is open right now is the Wolves Den, located in the Jack Doyle Athletics and Recreation Center. While many students and faculty have been enjoying the Wolves Den, some have expressed their hopes of being able to return to the Observatory.

“Students need a place where they can just chill and hang out with their friends,” said Angela Arthur, a second-year early childhood education student. “If you look at the Wolves’ Den and compare it with the Ob when it is open, there is an extreme difference.”

by: Arty Sarkisian

Canadians have been advised to have no more than two more than alcoholic drinks a week according to a new report by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released last week.

Some community members at Algonquin College think the drop is extreme, while others say it’s not extreme enough.

The recommended number dropped from 15 drinks for men and 10 drinks per week for women.

“On any occasion, the risk of a negative acute outcome begins to increase with any consumption, and with more than two standard drinks, most individuals will have an increased risk of injuries or other problems,” the report by CCSA said.


A record-breaking number of members visited the Jack Doyle Athletics and Recreation Center during the second week of the winter term.

According to Alison Jordan, manager of the athletic operation at the Jack Doyle Athletic and Recreation Center, over 11,000 students visited the facility, which opened in the Fall of 2021.

“Students are very active and are using the facility and that’s our goal, and those goals are met,” said Jordan.


Wolves volleyball teams net different results against La Cité
by: Guillaume Laflamme & Jayme Mutchmor 

The Algonquin Wolves experienced highs and lows during their Friday evening volleyball games.

Despite losing 3-0, the women’s team put up a good fight against the La Cité Coyotes. The men’s team got revenge by beating La Cité 3-0 in a dominant performance.

The women’s game started with a close first set, with the Wolves losing 26-28.

“I don’t think we were prepared enough, I think we expected it not to be as tough,” said the Wolves’ Faith Billaney.


The wheelchair-accessible buttons for the main doors into the N-building have been broken on and off since early 2022.

As the weather continues to get colder, this goes from being a nuisance to being a danger.

Logan Stewart is a first-year student in the public relations program at Algonquin College. He uses a wheelchair, and has been left out in the cold more than once since he started school last fall.

“Ever since I started attending Algonquin in September, most of my classes are in the N-building, so with that the majority of the time, like nine out of ten, the button doesn’t work to get into the building,” Stewart said.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.