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March 24, 2011
  Canadian fat tax brings super-sized debatePDF files may take a moment to load

The impact of obesity on Canadians is expanding faster than their waistbands.

According to Statistics Canada, over half the country's population is now considered either overweight or obese. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that in 2005 obesity-related conditions alone accounted for over $4 billion in direct and indirect costs to the health care system.

March 24, 2011
  U of C tries a new play with McMahon landPDF files may take a moment to load

Compared to brand new bowl stadiums in North America, the University of Calgary's McMahon Stadium is old and small. After 51 years, aging facilities mean higher expenses for upgrades to the dated facility. The U of C has started looking into potential development on land around the stadium for funding opportunities to finance such improvements as washroom and concession additions.

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