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June 04, 2009
  Researcher reacts to U.S. Arctic policyPDF files may take a moment to load

What was once merely a dream of nautical travellers attempting to get from Europe to Asia may now be a possibility, but who owns it is up for debate. The fabled Northwest Passage is an item of increasing concern to both Canadian and American interests as climate change has resulted in this being the fourth consecutive year it has opened.

June 04, 2009
  Uni to re-evaluate support servicesPDF files may take a moment to load

In an attempt to save millions of dollars, the University of Calgary is conducting an administrative review.

The iS² Project, or the Innovative Support Services Project, will look into all non-academic services at the university, including: finance, human resources, information technology, the provost group, external relations, supply chain management and research services.

June 04, 2009
  MBF -- Michael Bernard FitzgeraldPDF files may take a moment to load

For a revolution to occur, even a musical one, there needs to be a leader. To ignite the fire of change a community needs to find that special spark. In our city, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald- otherwise known as MBF- is more than just that special spark. He's a lethal tank of gasoline, igniting the musical and artistic scene and creating completely different experiences for lucky audiences within our city.

June 04, 2009
  Tyson reveals man behind the monsterPDF files may take a moment to load

Mike Tyson has moved beyond being mythologized as a powerful, feared boxer to become a punchline. But in James Toback's documentary, in-between shots of famous fights, news segments and interviews with Tyson himself, the myth of Michael Gerald Tyson is deconstructed to show an obviously mentally troubled individual with severe rage issues.

June 04, 2009
  2 minute pitch: CJSW summer concert seriesPDF files may take a moment to load

Chad Saunders is a busy man. In-between calls from Sled Island staff and working at moving the station upstairs to the third floor of Mac Hall, he took two minutes out of his packed schedule to explain why the CJSW summer concert series will be the most happening gig at Olympic Plaza.

"It's free. That's the best thing ever," says Saunders in practiced rapid-fire. "You go, you grab a quick bite to eat, you eat right in the park -- probably the greatest meal you'll ever eat will be at Olympic Plaza on these Saturdays."

June 04, 2009
  How can a poor GM stand such times as these?PDF files may take a moment to load

It's been said that what was good for General Motors was good for America. Unfortunately, the flip-side has been proven woefully true: the recession, which was unkind to GM, was even more so to the American public. But what was good for GM was also good for southern Ontario's manufacturing sector, which is why the Canadian government has now infused nearly US$10 billion into the ailing auto manufacturer.

June 04, 2009
  Ride on down to this film festPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes being a hardcore freeride biker ends up conflicting with the law -- cops tend to discourage bikers by ripping down the trails they worked so hard to build. If breaking the law isn't your style, the Calgary Freeride Mountain Bike Film Festival running June 10­-11 shows four films from around the world full of amazing stories of people involved in the sport.

June 04, 2009
  Up an uplifting time at the moviesPDF files may take a moment to load

It's pretty hard to imagine how Up, the latest addition to Pixar's uninterrupted line of certifiable classics, was, according to its creators, at one point "a mess." There's no doubt now that the apparently infallible studio has crafted yet another fine and distinct piece of film.

June 04, 2009
  Rick Mercer reports on the nationPDF files may take a moment to load

Few have goofed off with more figures synonymous with Canada than Rick Mercer.

The political satirist has had a sleepover with Stephen Harper at 24 Sussex Drive, goaltended with Margret Atwood, done search and rescue with David Suzuki and even tailored a suit with Don Cherry.

Despite humble beginnings ­-- the CBC star dropped out of high school -- Mercer says he always knew what he wanted to do, he just didn't think he'd be successful at it.

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