2013-09-05

    
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David Bray • Emily Macphail • Jack Middleton • Tina Shaygan • Gurman Sahota • Marshal Wolff • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to Marshal Wolff, a former North Korean volleyball champion who escaped by laying for 72 hours at the bottom of an ox cart on its way to a One Direction concert. Mr. Wolff now works as a liason to the Gauntlet under the agreement that we will air his story this weekend to all of Calgary. Unfortunately, he does not know that we are not a radio station.

September 05, 2013
  Spun: Pat LePoidevinPDF files may take a moment to load

Each song on Canadian-born singer-songwriter Pat LePoidevin’s fourth album is named after a town. While listening to the album it’s easy to imagine driving along a empty country road from town to town, the sun setting behind autumn trees, the windows rolled down to enjoy the last warm nights of summer. This is the music that would be playing on the radio while you drive.

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September 05, 2013
  Spun: Royal CanoePDF files may take a moment to load

Royal Canoe’s album Today We’re Believers is a fascinating mix of different sounds that veers from soothing ambient electric one moment to high energy indie-pop the next. African drum beats, violin symphonies, plucky acoustic guitar rhythms and plenty of electronic sounds, the range of instruments brought to bear produce a wide range of songs across the entire album.

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September 05, 2013
  Spun: BA JohnstonPDF files may take a moment to load

You’re not in the mood for Tim Hortons but there you are, debating the merits of adding a hashbrown to your daily double-double-and-a-sausage-breakfast-sandwich routine. It’s a mundane aspect of Canadian life that doesn’t seem fit for songcraft, but no unremarkable topic is off limits for goofy Hamilton folk-rocker BA Johnston.

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September 04, 2013
  Common Reading Program book reviewPDF files may take a moment to load

This year, following the theme of environmental sustainability, the common reading program chose No Impact Man by Colin Beavan. The book a pleasant story about a small family — two working writers, their two-year-old daughter and the family dog — as they embark on a year of living with no environmental impact.

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September 04, 2013
  Opening the gate: immigration and prosperityPDF files may take a moment to load

The great gate of Canadian immigration is creaking to a close as the federal government continues its heavy-handed tactics to keep hardworking prospective Canadians from entering the country.

September 04, 2013
  Legal marijuana and the developing mindPDF files may take a moment to load

Marijuana hurts young people — this doesn’t change the fact that it should be legalized. The New York-based Icahn School of Medicine and the University of Montreal have released a new study on cannabis’s effect on adolescent brains. The results are not pretty, but they do not make the case for legalization any less compelling.

September 04, 2013
  Head-to-head: NFL previewPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2013 National Football League season commences on Sept. 5. Gauntlet sports writers Marshal Wolff and David Bray got together to discuss the some key talking points coming into the year.

Which team is your dark horse for this year?

September 04, 2013
  Golf course reviews: Collicutt Siding and Eaglequest DouglasdalePDF files may take a moment to load

Collicutt Siding Golf Club

Whether you’re a serious golfer or a casual one, if you’re looking for a relaxed 18 holes of golf before the season is out, take a drive 20 minutes north of Calgary to Crossfield. Just behind the industrial area, across the railroad tracks — on the left as you drive into Crossfield from the Queen Elizabeth II highway — is Collicutt Siding Golf Club.

September 04, 2013
  Student hospitalized from too much school spiritPDF files may take a moment to load

Orientation Week 2013 has already claimed its first victim. First-year nursing student Sarah Beth Duncan was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering too much school spirit. The new student was taking part in orientation week activities when she collapsed and started seizing late Wednesday afternoon, after meeting the Students’ Union. Duncan was rushed to the Foothills Hospital, where doctors say that she is in critical condition.

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