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January 27, 2011
  Spun: DeadhorsePDF files may take a moment to load

The name Deadhorse conjures up images of a metal band from Texas in the '90s, or of that iconic scene from The Godfather. Deadhorse, however, are neither of these things. They have a hometown bent and their debut album is definitely heavy on the talent.

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January 27, 2011
  Spun: Cut CopyPDF files may take a moment to load

Coming off their successful 2007 LP In Ghost Colours, Australian electro-pop outfit Cut Copy return with Zonoscope. The album continues in the same vein as their previous two full-lengths, dishing out 11 tracks of blissful, dance-floor ready jams.

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January 27, 2011
  Spun: BraidsPDF files may take a moment to load

Do you know where we go when we die? I am not so sure about you, but I know where I am going. As my lungs enact their last efforts, my heart performs its final pump and my digits and limbs stretch out in one definitive grasp, my brain will throb and vibrate to the frequency and beat of the song "Lammicken" from Braid's latest album, Native Speaker. My consciousness will be eternally entwined with the thicket of oscillations that is the sound of Braids.

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January 27, 2011
  Men's hockey win two against U of APDF files may take a moment to load

The men's hockey team knew they were going into hostile territory last weekend. Playing at the Clare Drake arena, home to the University of Alberta Golden Bears, has been no easy task this season, unlike a lot of other teams the Dinos left the rink with two impressive wins.

The Dinos opened scoring in the Jan. 21 game on a goal by Brock Nixon 12:30 into the first period with assists from captain Reid Jorgensen and defenceman Kodie Curran. Curran would go on to have assists on the other two Dinos goals of the game.

January 27, 2011
  Stuck in the middle with volleyballsaur Graham VigrassPDF files may take a moment to load

Men's volleyball practice is loud. As the team practices you can hear the players calling out, communicating and supporting each other. Volleyball is a team sport built on strategy and working together, which you can see in the way the players interact with one another. Standing among the players, practicing his serve is middle Graham Vigrass -- a tall, quiet and mild mannered figure. At 6'8" Vigrass is tall by any standards.

January 27, 2011
  Hill makes top three all time scorersPDF files may take a moment to load

Fridays are when the basketballsaur must hunt or be hunted. Saturdays are when they feast or are feasted upon. This weekend, the women's Dinos were the predators while the men, unfortunately, were prey. Against the Trinity Western University Spartans, the Dinos produced some mixed results.

January 27, 2011
  Men's volleyball team make it 12-0PDF files may take a moment to load

There was no easing up this past weekend as the University of Calgary men's volleyball team extended their win streak to 12-0 after trampling the Trinity Western University Spartans in a two-game road series.

"We came out strong and our efforts proved to be valuable," stated men's volleyball head coach Rod Durrant, who is currently in his fifth season coaching the Dinos.

January 27, 2011
  U of C support staff vote on AUPE contractPDF files may take a moment to load

Support staff at the University of Calgary will vote Jan. 26 on a contract between their union, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the U of C. The new contract offers three paid days off to be used by December 2012 and a zero increase in pay. There is a promised three more paid days off and a one per cent increase across the board available April 1, 2011. The contract covers the next two years, ending Mar. 31, 2012.

January 27, 2011
  Stelmach to step down as Conservative leaderPDF files may take a moment to load

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach announced his resignation at a press conference in Edmonton on Jan.25.

"There is no doubt that my decision today will come as a shock to many," he said. "I have determined that after 25 years of public service I am not prepared to serve another full term as Premier."

Stelmach won the Progressive Conservative Party leadership position in 2006 when former premier Ralph Klein resigned.

January 27, 2011
  Arctic Council creates rescue planPDF files may take a moment to load

A recent Arctic Council agreement has ratcheted up Canada's commitment to international cooperation for search and rescue efforts in its northern territories. While the legally binding agreement will not be signed until the next Council's ministerial meeting May 12, coordination has already begun between effected national Coast Guards.

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