2011-10-13

    
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October 13, 2011
  MCF puts seniors on the mapPDF files may take a moment to load

The Metropolitan Calgary Foundation would like to put senior issues back into the dialogue of communities and government policy.

MCF is a non-profit organization in Calgary that provides housing for low-income seniors. With approximately 1,700 residents, MCF operates 17 independent townhouse, apartment and cottage-style housing options as well as nine subsidized supported living lodges that provide seniors with food service, housekeeping, recreation and 24-hour non-medical monitoring.

October 13, 2011
  Danish fat tax: a step in the wrong directionPDF files may take a moment to load

Denmark's recent move to add a fat tax -- costing their consumers about 3 dollars per kilo of saturated fats -- does not address any of the implications of the mass-production of foods. At the very least, if a similar fat tax were introduced to Canada, it definitely would not improve the habits or health of the general population.

October 13, 2011
  Usage-based billing, still a threatPDF files may take a moment to load

As one of the quintessential examples of human innovation, the internet has had dramatic impacts on how our species has interacted, survived and engaged in commerce.

As a tool for communication, a resource for contributing to open research and learning, and as a vehicle for entertainment, the internet is far and away the leader in all three categories. It's so easy for us to take it for granted -- we assume we'll have access to open and free internet access anywhere we go nowadays.

October 13, 2011
  Dinos hoop stars ready to shinePDF files may take a moment to load

A versatile team able to play both the small-man perimeter game and the big-man inside game, the University of Calgary men's basketball team has the potential to go all the way to Nationals this year. Last season's record was 8-16 -- almost good enough to qualify for Nationals.

October 13, 2011
  Victory! Dinos rugby makes historyPDF files may take a moment to load

After a difficult first two years, the University of Calgary women's rugby team has burst out of the gates, winning its first two games of the season.Their first wins as a varsity team came after a troubled start to the program, which saw the tragic death of program founder Jenny Vincent in 2010.

October 13, 2011
  Athletes' diets: eating your way to the topPDF files may take a moment to load

Alley Lind-Kenny is like any other student-athlete. During the season, she straps on skates every day and focuses on keeping her body in top physical condition, ready to scramble for the puck.

As a hockey player, Lind-Kenny, like her teammates, needs to remain fit and prepared to exert her body to its full potential.

Unlike her teammates, however, Lind-Kenny is a vegetarian, a decision she made when she was 14 and has stuck to since.

October 13, 2011
  Give it to me rawPDF files may take a moment to load

When we use 'diet' colloquially, it carries negative connotations, yet the root of the word refers to the kind of food habitually eaten. It can be argued that our obsessive "thin culture" that fuels individuals to go on fad-diets and drinking lukewarm salt water with cayenne pepper, has led to the tainting of the word 'diet.' The counterculture to this thin obsession is a world of Epic Meal Time rip-offs and bacon explosions. Even though a margin of hilarity comes with this backlash movement, it raises major health concerns.

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