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March 29, 2007
  Photo spread: The PrairiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Like it or not, most U of C students are prairie folk. Rather than shun that heritage, sometimes it's better to embrace it. It's amazing what you can capture with a car, a camera and an afternoon.

March 29, 2007
  AHFMR funding tops previous recordsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research announced a record amount of funding to health researchers last week.

The University of Calgary received almost $32 million for 29 researchers in this latest round of funding. Grants also went to the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge, totaling $59 million across the province.

March 29, 2007
  City set to ease bylaws on secondary suitesPDF files may take a moment to load

In the heat of Calgary's housing crisis, City Council is proposing a bylaw that would legalize secondary suites in single-family districts, including the residential areas surrounding the university.

Secondary suites, such as rented basements and garages, are currently illegal due to zoning issues, the lack of safety regulations and general community dissent. The bylaw change would acknowledge the existence of secondary suites and set rules to ensure their safety.

March 29, 2007
  U of C pool closed after burst pipe floods basementPDF files may take a moment to load

Patrons of the University of Calgary Aquatic Centre will have to wait a while before getting their feet wet again.

One of the main flow pipes to the pool burst Fri., March 23, releasing large amounts of water into the basement below the pool and endangering other sections of the Fitness Centre. Pool officials mobilized quickly to get the damage under control.

March 29, 2007
  Guelph accepts eggs from happy chickens onlyPDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of Guelph will get a taste of freedom when they enjoy products made with eggs this September.

Guelph is the first Canadian university to approve a policy banning the use of eggs produced by hens kept in battery cages from all its food services as part of the Chicken Out! project, launched by the Vancouver Humane society.

March 29, 2007
  Pedestrian lights added to dangerous roadPDF files may take a moment to load

Residence Services is taking the next step to ensure pedestrian safety around the University of Calgary's family housing complex.

The university announced Tues., March 27 that Residence Services is fronting the cost of crosswalk safety measures that the City of Calgary warranted for the intersection at 32 Ave. and 37 St. NW.

March 29, 2007
  Azeda Booth: A Japanese enclosure of some kind?PDF files may take a moment to load

The elusive sound of Azeda Booth is a difficult bird to catch. Described by band members as "an interstellar Japanese blend of post-neo-futurecore pop," the songs on their upcoming EP, Mysterious Body, feature an equal blend of electronica, melodic guitar and founding member Jordon Hossack's searingly feminine vocals. The result is an extremely textured, borderline-ambient sound reminiscent of Aphex Twin and Sigur Ros.

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