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June 07, 2007
  Student job program is a goPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canada Summer Jobs program received funding after a nervous wait, but concerns remain over whether the program is a viable tool in helping students get career-oriented work in Calgary's job market.

June 07, 2007
  Moneeeeey...the Students' Union allocates their stashPDF files may take a moment to load

There is always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow--at least when that rainbow is in MacEwan Student Centre.

The 2007/08 budget for the University of Calgary's 65th Students' Union passed its first reading during the Students' Legislative Council Tue., Jun. 5, with a predicted net revenue of $637. SU vice-president operations and finance Fraser Stuart said the budget was a success, as the SU is a non-profit organization.

June 07, 2007
  I want to ride my bicycle...PDF files may take a moment to load

Old habits don't have to die hard, and the 17th annual Commuter Challenge is asking Calgarians to change their habits by giving their cars some well-deserved time off June 3-9.

The Commuter Challenge is a competition between workplaces and Canadian cities, to see which company has the highest percentage of healthy commuters using more sustainable modes of transportation. The challenge began in 1991 and runs in unison with National Environmental Week.

June 07, 2007
  A Horror showPDF files may take a moment to load

The epic story of man meets plant, plant eats man! Botanophobes beware: Front Row Centre's theatrical production of the carnivorous cult classic Little Shop of Horrors is already in full swing, and if its star Audrey II gets its way, then we'll all have a future in fertilizer!

June 07, 2007
  Three cheers for beer!PDF files may take a moment to load

Homer Simpson once declared alcohol “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” With that in mind, there are many different ways to introduce alcohol to a person’s system. Some choose the more direct route, chugging bottles of rye and vodka without hesitation. Others choose the scenic path, opting to sip glasses of wine while commenting on tannins and texture.

June 07, 2007
  Editorial: Transit users caught in the crossfirePDF files may take a moment to load

Summer: a time of good weather, greater temperatures and lesser clothing, activity both social and physical, and students staring out office windows in envy despite the relative affluence it seems to bring. The rising temperatures and lengthening days, however, bring shortened tempers, reflected recently as strike talks bloomed in Alberta over the past month.

June 07, 2007
  Brain drain clogging the systemPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada currently has a shortage of trained medical professionals and while new solutions are being sought to remedy the situation, the problem still plagues many who are unfortunate enough to end up in hospital. As well, Canada isn't the only country in the world with people in need of greater access to healthcare and as new physicians have to come from somewhere, they often come from the places that need them the most.

June 07, 2007
  Stelmach's judgement dayPDF files may take a moment to load

Ralph Klein's old seat is up for grabs in the Tue., Jun. 12 provincial by-election.

The Calgary Elbow riding was created in 1971 and has been held by the Conservatives since its creation, boasting only two representatives. Former deputy premier David Russell held the seat from 1971-1989, and former premier Ralph Klein held the seat from 1989 until Jan., 15, 2007. While by-elections generally act as a litmus test for any sitting government, the Calgary by-election is no exception.

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