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Addicted to the Palm

“Jack on Queen. Thirty times eighteen. I can beat the formula, I swear I can!” These aren’t mixed up comments I’ve overheard on the street. They’re my words as I’m playing with Santa’s gift to me. I got a PDA for HOHOHO time. For all you non-techies out there, that’s a Palm Pilot. I’m sad… Read more »

B.C. universities take different approaches toward softening the blow of rising tuition.

School’s spending beyond their means says UBC official Published: Mon-13-Jan-2003 By Kevin Groves, British Columbia Bureau VANCOUVER (CUP) — At least one B.C. university made its leaders open to debate about tuition earlier this month as plans continue to add another 30 per cent increase onto B.C.’s post-secondary students this semester. In a recent public… Read more »

PROFILES – Student: Jacqueline Poier

Name: Jacqueline Poier What province and city/town do you live in? Didsbury, Alberta Do you have a family/ kids/ pets? Single mom, 2 girls, 3 & 5; 1 dog (black lab, very big) 3 cats and 2 fish What are your hobbies / interests/ activities/ etc. Skiing and reading. Criminology fascinates me, specifically serial killers… Read more »

FROM MY SOAPBOX – The High Cost of Defense

Am I the only person who is getting tired of hearing how Canada has relinquished our defense of our own borders and should be thankful that the Americans are willing to do it for us? The most recent statement I have heard to this effect was from Tom D’Aquino, president of the Canadian Council of… Read more »


Dear Sandra, At the beginning of the year, I made a New Year’s Resolution list. I was horrified to come across it yesterday in one of my notebooks because I haven’t even started to work on any of my resolutions yet. How do I motivate myself to stick with these resolutions? Unmotivated in Sherwood Park,… Read more »

An Encounter With A Mass Murderer – Part 1

They called him Moïse: Moses in English. He looked the part, with his long, straggled, gray and ginger beard, piercing blue eyes, and shamanic poise. No one really knew what he was up to in my Aunt Marie’s old home – or was it Aunt Maude’s? I always forget. Marie and Maude – my great… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

One Who Gets It.. Federal Finance Minister John Manley was recently at a public meeting seeking comments into the development of the new federal budget. While there he had some harsh words to say (SEE:{28031263-CB78-4FB1-BB18-560F6AA8D032})about provinces that are under-funding their universities. He looked at Ireland, which until recently had a very depressed economy. However,… Read more »

Library 101 – Contributed by AU’s The Insider

Continuing the series of Things You Should Know About the Library, librarian Elaine Magusin shares additional Frequently Asked Questions: Q: I’m a new staff member at the university and would like to know how long the loan periods are on library materials. Are there overdue fines? A: Loan periods for staff are different than those… Read more »

The Romanow Report: Saskatchewan values.

by Rosalee Longmoore and Teresa Neuman Originally published in Briarpatch Magazine, February 2003. Reprinted with permission. Roy Romanow, head of the Commission on the Future of Medicare, tabled his long awaited report, Building on Values, The Future of Health Care in Canada, on November 28, 2002. The report offers 47 recommendations that could reform the… Read more »