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March 23, 2000
  Project grizzly: film tracks bears in K-countryPDF files may take a moment to load

Unbeknownst to Hollywood producers, an untapped reserve of talent lies deep within the icy depths of Canada's Rocky Mountains. The grizzly bears of the Canadian Rockies are the stars of an hour-long documentary on survival techniques in Kananaskis Country.

March 23, 2000
  Expansion financing in jeopardyPDF files may take a moment to load

MacEwan Hall expansion has hit another obstacle: unclear legislation preventing the Students' Union from signing a loan agreement with the Royal Bank.

Though the SU and Royal Bank signed a term sheet agreeing to finalize a $10 million loan in early December, the Bank will not sign a loan agreement due to provincial legislation it says prevents students' unions from borrowing money.

March 23, 2000
  SU General election results inPDF files may take a moment to load

The shouts of joy heard on St. Patrick's Day were not Irish revelers, but the winners of the 2000 Students' Union General Election.

Among the winners were Toby White as SU President, Alix d'Archangelo as Vice-president Events and Mark Hoekstra as VP Academic.

Voter turnout was 11 per cent compared to 17 per cent from the year before. Of the 11 per cent, one student voted by the new distance voting program.

March 23, 2000
  Low voter turn out, who really caresPDF files may take a moment to load

It's hard to be an activist. First there has to be a cause to ignite your passion. Secondly, you have to take risks, push your beliefs and test the boundaries of your comfort zone.

University of Calgary students can't seem to muster the energy for any of this. Take for instance the recent 11 per cent voter turnout at the annual Students' Union election. The SU is supposed to represent students to the government and media, yet they can't even muster enough interest in the student body to participate in their election.

March 23, 2000
  Ethical investing, not an oxymoronPDF files may take a moment to load

Recently, I came into some money with the stipulation that it not go toward any immediate needs, like eating, but instead should be used for my retirement. Being in philosophy, where actually retiring from something sounds a bit hopeful, I thought what the hell. Like most investors, I went looking to invest in a nice mutual fund and because I don't want to support evil (i.e. Disney), I started looking at ethical and environmental funds.

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March 23, 2000
  Vive le Quebec non-libre?PDF files may take a moment to load

Far be it for me to suggest that the Supreme Court of Canada always makes the "right" decisions or that it is always common-sensical in its judgements. It is a legal institution, subject to many of the same shortcomings that are found in other legal institutions. In the main, it seems to render equitable verdicts, but if it doesn't strike down the Quebec construction labour laws, it's time for a second look.

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March 23, 2000
  Seriously pissed off students need only applyPDF files may take a moment to load

In my last two years of making trouble, I have gone from hell-raising to playing with the devil. I have suffered everything from anxiety to a receding hairline. There is one last thing I need to say.

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