1999-08-05

    
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August 05, 1999
  Stats Can Survey says...: we're in financial difficultyPDF files may take a moment to load

Students take out larger student loans and have more trouble paying them back, says a Statistics Canada study released last Friday.

The survey examined federal Canada Student Loans in the 1990/91 and 1995/96 loan years. It found one in Þve students had repayment difficulties (i.e., received temporary assistance or defaulted) in their Þrst year out of school in 1990/91 compared to one in three in 1995/96. The study also found that students owed an average of $7,725 in 1995, up 13.4 per cent from $6,810 in 1990.

August 05, 1999
  It's still survival of the fittest in this work-a-day world.PDF files may take a moment to load

News Item: James Burns, 34, of Alamo, Michigan, was killed while repairing what police described as a "farm-type truck." Burns had a friend drive the truck on a highway while Burns hung underneath so that he could ascertain the source of a troubling noise. Burns' clothes caught on something, however, and the other man found Burns "wrapped in the drive shaft."

August 05, 1999
  Calgary host a real golf tournamentPDF files may take a moment to load

Few Calgarians outside the proper circles seemed to know or care, but last weekend our city played host to an important international sporting event, with representatives from a dozen countries.

August 05, 1999
  Women's Centre denied money for surveyPDF files may take a moment to load

A recent decision by Alberta Community Development will compromise a survey on women’s education experience at the University of Calgary, according to the Women’s Collective and Resource Centre.

The WCRC hoped to conduct a fall survey for later submission to the Undergraduate Curriculum Redesign Team.

August 05, 1999
  Shawnessy Home Depot targetted by FANPDF files may take a moment to load

On Sat., July 31 the Calgary chapter of the Forest Action Network held a protest against Home Depot, claiming they sell wood products harvested from rainforests.

Using banners, posters, two grizzly bear mascots and a "Stop the chop!" slogan, members of FAN, some of them U of C
students, protested at the Shawn-essy Home Depot location. It lasted 75 minutes, terminated by a police request to leave.

August 05, 1999
  I know what you'll do next summerPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary’s first taste of a fringe theatre festival will have to wait until next summer due to a shortage of Þnancial support.

Calgary Fringe Festival organizers were unable to secure the last $20,000 required to save the festival. An 11th hour appeal to the general public resulted in various individual and corporate donations from both Calgary and Edmonton, but the last minute attempt did not pay off.

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