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July 30, 2009
  Serendipity greets Justin RutledgePDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian music circuit can, on occasion, be a small world after all. For Justin Rutledge, attending this year's Folk Fest was a weird full-circle for him. Rutledge sat down with Gauntlet writer Kate Marlow and explained his past with singer-songwriter-activist Sarah Harmer, his experience at the festival and the new record he has on the go.

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July 30, 2009
  After legal woes, Steven Page goes soloPDF files may take a moment to load

Steven Page has been through some big changes over the last couple years. He separated from his wife of 13 years in 2007, dealt with drug charges throughout 2008 and parted ways with the Barenaked Ladies in early 2009. The Gauntlet's Ryan Pike sat down with Page in-between performances at the Calgary Folk Music Festival to discuss life, music and life away from the Barenaked Ladies.

Gauntlet: Hi, Steven. How are you doing?

Steven Page: Really good. Happy to be on my own and do my own thing.

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July 30, 2009
  Visa requirements create student stressPDF files may take a moment to load

Some international students at the University of Calgary will have to jump one more hurdle in order to attend here.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced mid-July that Czech Republic and Mexican nationals must now have visas to travel to Canada. The requirements mean students, who already need a Study Permit, must get a Temporary Resident Visa, a process that can take two to three months, leaving many concerned they won't be able to react in time for September classes.

July 30, 2009
  Ambassadors keep ramblin' on and onPDF files may take a moment to load

The Calgary Folk Music Festival annually features artists from many countries, many languages and many walks of life. While many of the 64 artists fly into Calgary as part of continuing multi-province or multi-country tours, the Ramblin' Ambassadors arrive in a different manner. Like most audience members, they take time off work and head down to Prince's Island for the weekend.

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July 30, 2009
  City hall goes open sourcePDF files may take a moment to load

City hall will be more transparent after council passed a notice of motion opening up the city's data to the public last Monday.

The notice instructs city bureaucrats to draft a report on how to make all data collected by the City of Calgary, from traffic statistics to census numbers, more accessible to Calgarians in an open source format, while respecting privacy and security concerns.

July 30, 2009
  Conservatives accused of setting up campus front groupsPDF files may take a moment to load

A series of alarming revelations has student leaders looking over their shoulders in Ontario. An anonymous source posted several audio files, photos and transcripts to the website Wikileaks in mid-March, spilling the beans on an Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association's workshop at the University of Waterloo last February.

July 30, 2009
  Website offers students chance to buy timePDF files may take a moment to load

Most students have been there ­-- fighting to finish a paper at the last minute. A new website's offering students a new "solution" to this problem by letting them buy, literally, more time through use of corrupted computer files.

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