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August 02, 2007
  270 secondary suites offered to stranded studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students are not immune to the skyrocketing rents, expensive new developments and an increasing rate of homelessness that continues to affect a wide range of Calgarians on a daily basis.

However, there was some good news for the 114 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology students who were left without a place to live after the completion of their residence building was delayed. More than enough Calgarians came forward offering 270 rooms for students.

August 02, 2007
  Zippers are perennial favouritesPDF files may take a moment to load

The 1990s saw a brief resurgence in the popularity of the big band style of music. For the first time since the 1930s, people throughout the land were swing dancing en masse to music by bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Brian Seltzer Orchestra and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Most groups eventually moved on, with the members of the Zippers going their seperate ways in 2001.

August 02, 2007
  Music is a family affair for the SadiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Back in the days of yore, whatever career the father had was the career his sons were destined for. Blacksmiths raised blacksmiths, carpenters raised carpenters and chimney sweeps raised chimney sweeps. In recent years, though, the trend has reversed. Many youngsters have rejected the ways of their parents, prompting many rebellious lads and lasses to join the Peace Corps, travel the world or become writers.

August 02, 2007
  Owen Pallett's sweet fantasyPDF files may take a moment to load

The breakthrough performer of the 2007 Calgary Folk Music Festival was likely Final Fantasy, better known to his friends as Owen Pallett. Armed with his violin and looping pedals, Pallett performed to large crowds three times over three days. In between, the 2006 Polaris Prize winner found the time to sit down with the Gauntlet and share his thoughts on the festival and music in general.

Gauntlet: Who have you seen so far and who are you looking forward to seeing?

August 02, 2007
  Tubthumping folk singer invasionPDF files may take a moment to load

Since the advent of Top 40 radio, the term "one-hit wonder" has been bandied about. The term refers to the seemingly neverending stream of bands that produce one popular song then disappear from the face of the Earth. Chumbawumba bucks this trend. The Leeds-based group became exceptionally popular in 1997 when their single, "Tubthumping," soared to number six on the North American charts. The song became an anthem, particularly for its chantable refrain, "I get knocked down! But I get up again!

August 02, 2007
  Web Exclusive: An interview with Sarah SleanPDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet had a chance to sit down with Sarah Slean during the 2007 Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Gauntlet: Who did you enjoy seeing the most at the festival?

Sarah Slean: I'd have to say seeing Oh Susanna again. I love her songs, I love her voice. She and I started touring together in 1999, so it's so cool to see her again.

G: How did you approach the workshops?

SS: Oh, there's really no approach. You just kind of go and play.

August 02, 2007
  Canadian students pay the pricePDF files may take a moment to load

Canada's student loans boast some of the highest interest rates in the world and some critics believe it is unfair for governments--both provincial and national--to run their student loan programs as anything but a social assistance program.

August 02, 2007
  Editorial: NDP, Herald blowing hot windPDF files may take a moment to load

One comment taken out of proportion can cause a chain of misunderstanding and result in quite a ruckus, especially when the parties involved get caught up in the momentum of the miscommunication.

The Alberta government found itself in a curious mess this week after a quote about the future of the cap on wind power from Premier Ed Stelmach's energy minister, Mel Knight, appeared in the Mon., Jul. 30 issue of the Calgary Herald.

August 02, 2007
  Wind power increase gusts inPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite an off-hand remark by Alberta Energy Minister Mel Knight in the Calgary Herald on Mon., Jul. 30, the cap on wind power will be abolished by December.

"It will be eliminated by the end of the year," said Alberta Energy System Operator manager of communications and stakeholder relations Ally Sutherland. "That's what we've committed to publicly and that's what we're doing."

The AESO is a non-profit agency with a mandate from the provincial government to provide electricity to Albertans.

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