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February 01, 2007
  Smokin' Aces snuffs outPDF files may take a moment to load

What do you get when you cross the uninterrupted violence of The Departed with the witty, Vegas-centric dialogue of Ocean's 11? You would probably get a much better version of Joe Carnahan's new film, Smokin' Aces.

February 01, 2007
  Weed, manPDF files may take a moment to load

Books about the Canadian marijuana industry tend to be written by stoners and usually proceed as follows: pot is good, cops are bad; legalize it. In other words, they lack relevant discussion, are biased, and often based on fantasy versus fact. Ian Mulgrew has written a book about the industry that, for once, is actually about it.

February 01, 2007
  Dixie Fryeíd PDF files may take a moment to load

Chris Frye embodies the western Canadian musical ideal.

Growing up in Creston B.C. and playing guitar for the jazzy Marc Atkinson Trio, Frye went on to do lead vocals and guitar for the Bill Hilly Band, (also known as the Bills). While busy enough with the Bills and a side project called the Analog Ghosts, Frye still managed to release a solo album last October called Raised on Rhythm and Rhyme.

February 01, 2007
  Puppets die, everyone winsPDF files may take a moment to load

A message of brittle mortality delivered by a thing without life has an odd sort of poignancy. With Famous Puppet Death Scenes, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop invites audiences to laugh and ruminate with them at the misfortune of their beautiful wooden effigies, ultimately pointing inward, suggesting that the puppet's lives aren't far removed from our own.

February 01, 2007
  Men's Basketball: Second-half successPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's basketball team are one step closer to the Canada West playoffs, thanks to a couple straight wins. The Dinos went head-to-head with the University College of Fraser Valley Cascades and handed the Cascades their worst loss of the season Fri., Jan. 26. The Dinos scored a Canada West season-high 109 points en route to a 109-76 victory.

February 01, 2007
  Women's Volleyball: Gut-check timePDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women volleyballers went into a Jan. 26-27 series with the Trinity Western University Spartans with sky-high hopes of a sweep, but came away with a sky-scraping split instead.

“Certainly [a sweep] was possible,” said Dinos head coach Kevin Boyles. “We’re a good enough team to beat any team in the league on any given night.

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February 01, 2007
  Men's Hockey: Hockeysaurs lose LukinPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men’s hockey team bid farewell to one of their own this week, as forward Jarret Lukin departed the team for sunnier climes. The East Coast Hockey League’s Florida Everblades officially announced Lukin’s signing Mon., Jan. 29.

Lukin had been absent from the Dinos line-up for quite some time, last appearing Nov. 25 in the team’s 6–2 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Dinos head coach Scott Atkinson believes the move was best for both Lukin and the team.

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February 01, 2007
  Women's Basketball: Dinos extend streak to six straightPDF files may take a moment to load

Victory has become old hat for the Dinos.

The University of Calgary Dinos women's basketball team returned home victors again Sun., Jan. 28, fresh from trouncing two of the Pacific division's favourite trouncees on the weekend. The Dinos (11-7) dunked the University College of Fraser Valley Cascades (8-12) 93-72 Fri., Jan. 26 and then traveled four hours to Kelowna to embarrass the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack (2-18) with a 99-70 beating Sat., Jan. 27.

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February 01, 2007
  SU View: SU General Election on its WayPDF files may take a moment to load

It is that time of year again. The Students' Union election is fast approaching and it is almost time to head to the polls to elect the student leaders for the 2007-2008 academic year.

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