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From My Perspective – Writing for student newspapers

Much has been written over the past week about Peter Gzowski, “CBC Institution and Canadian Icon” who passed away at age 67 on January 25, 2002 of emphysema. Although I never listened to his CBC radio show, Morningside, I have read many of his articles, and respected his talent as both a writer and broadcaster…. Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

READER FEEDBACK NEEDED! IS THERE A WRITER IN YOU? Our writers work hard to bring you information, news, opinions, social information and to share their experiences with you each week. This is a difficult job, particularly for those who strive to contribute to The Voice every week. They struggle through mental blocks, research, and spend… Read more »

Quote of the Week

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” –David Bly

ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION

FUNDRAISING DINNER & AUCTION for Afghanistan January 25th 2002, 7:00 p.m. @ Maharaja Banquet Hall, 9257 – 34A Ave. Tix: $40 (partial tax receipt to be issued) Funds raised will be used to alleviate suffering of all people in Afghanistan regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Hear from Dave Rutherford and Dr. Noor Jaffer… Read more »

Community Involvement

This last week, the youth group that I belong to in Red Deer went door to door, asking people to take a few moments and answer a few questions. Two of the questions were: 1) What can youth in this community do to improve their world? 2) Every day we hear about murders, child abuse,… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

It’s a fascinating and somewhat unbelievably complex study into organizational cultures when one looks at the controversies that have erupted when traditional colleges and universities have tried to change their learning environments from ones that are mainly dependent on live-classroom lectures, the so called “teaching-centered” learning environment, into ones that are less dependent on the… Read more »

Riverboat

About 17 years ago, as my father prepared for retirement, he planned on buying himself a property in the very small community of Penny, BC where he had worked as a station agent for the Canadian National Railway in the 1950s and 60s. Penny is situated between the CN Rail tracks and the Fraser River… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Another Way to Sustainable Health New Brunswick has just announced (http://www.gov.nb.ca/cnb/news/fcs/2002e0037fc.htm) a 1.8 million dollar prenatal benefit program. Tied to this program are sessions for the expectant mothers in healthy lifestyle and eating habits to help make sure that the baby is born healthy. It is hoped that by concentrating on the prevention of sick… Read more »

Teacher’s On Strike – The Heart of the Issue

On February 4, teachers in several districts of the Alberta region will strike unless their demands for increased funding are met. If this occurs, not only children will suffer, but parents and communities as well. With children out of school, many working parents will have to stay at home until the strike is over. If… Read more »