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February 10, 2011
  CJSW Profile: Halfway HomePDF files may take a moment to load

Walter Porochnuk has been an active part in the Calgary music scene for a while now. He's played at clubs and pubs across Calgary as DJ Wah, including a stint DJing ThursDen. He's also been involved with CJSW for decades in various capacities, and is currently hosting Halfway Home.

Gauntlet: How did you get involved with CJSW?

Walter Porochnuk: Randomly. I was in the first half of my first year of university and I walked in the door and discovered the place.

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February 10, 2011
  Another Year, another British film successPDF files may take a moment to load

Mike Leigh has been a stalwart in the British film industry for years, combining his penchant for writing and directing to deliver powerful cinema. Relying on an entourage of recognizable Brits who seem to continually crop up in his films, Leigh has brought to life some of the most beautiful characters and stories to grace the silver screen in recent history.

February 10, 2011
  Lauchie, Liza and Rory, sibling rivalry at its finestPDF files may take a moment to load

One would assume that a play called Lauchie, Liza and Rory would have at least three actors performing three characters. It doesn't. The play only has two, and those two actors-- Christian Murray and Natasha McLellan-- are responsible for 10 different parts.

The play focuses on the story of twins in a small Cape Breton mining town-- Rory and Lauchie-- and their competitive and complicated relationship with love interest Liza.

February 10, 2011
  You're tearing me apart, Calgary!PDF files may take a moment to load

After spawning a clothing line, video game tribute, page after page of online discussion and a legion of fans, Tommy Wiseau's cult favourite The Room finally makes its way to the Uptown Theatre on Feb. 12.

Considered by many to be one of the worst films ever produced, bad movie fans who have somehow overlooked this 2003 gem owe it to themselves to grab some spoons and say "hai" to Wiseau's masterpiece.

February 10, 2011
  Canada should reform its electoral systemPDF files may take a moment to load

Based on recent media reports and the rhetoric adopted by the three federal parties, election season is here again. Despite all the "Canadians don't want an election" talk and complaints about the cost, if you're anything like me, you'll find this election entertaining.

February 10, 2011
  Nationalism gets in the way of supporting good causesPDF files may take a moment to load

Think of how you describe yourself. Likely your country of origin and current citizenship are on the list. But why do those define us when the geographic location of our birth is quite arbitrary? When there is a political demonstration or natural disaster nationality shouldn't matter, and yet a sense of nationalistic pride or sorrow tends to arise if you have ties to the region. Look at the groups organizing demonstrations in support of Egyptian protesters -- many are Egyptian-based.

February 10, 2011
  $295 million airport tunnel narrowly approved by city councilPDF files may take a moment to load

The City of Calgary council extended a Feb. 7 meeting past midnight to approve the long debated airport tunnel, at a cost of $295 million.

A lengthy closed-door discussion ended with a narrow 8-7 vote and a council divided over the issue.

The tunnel aims to eventually provide access lost by the closure of Barlow Trail between 48 Ave. and Airport Road NE on Apr. 3 when the airport begins construction on a new 4,270 metre runway.

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