Posts By: Mandy Gardner

Mandy Gardner

International News Desk – At Home: Alberta votes 2008 – In Foreign News: Norway opens Arctic seed vault to preserve crop diversity from climate change and war

At Home: Alberta votes 2008 On March 3, Albertans are due to hit the polls again and ultimately to elect Progressive Conservative leader Ed Stelmach. Let’s face it, Alberta isn’t known for its close political races. The only real excitement this time around comes from the Edmonton-Castle Downs race, where in 2004 Progressive Conservative candidate… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Harsh winter but global warming continues nonetheless – In Foreign News: U.S. South is perilously close to running out of water

At Home: Harsh winter but global warming continues nonetheless Many Canadians have been wondering exactly what happened to global warming with some of the brutally cold temperatures that have been a part of the winter of 2007/2008. The nation has been hit with winter storms that have dumped snow in amounts not seen in years…. Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Gunman arrested in Montreal high school – In Foreign News: Does your Valentine’s Day gift represent a human rights violation?

At Home: Gunman arrested in Montreal high school Montreal high school Polyvalente Cavelier-de-Lasalle has a reputation of being a somewhat rough educational centre, where earlier in the week a parent allegedly assaulted his eighth grade child’s gym teacher, punching the man and breaking his nose. The police are said to have a close relationship with… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canada’s aboriginal population has risen at an exceptional rate – In Foreign News: Austrian chimp cannot gain ‘person’ status

At Home: Canada’s aboriginal population has risen at an exceptional rate A recent report released by Statistics Canada shows that the total number of Aboriginal Canadians has reached the one million mark?an increase of 45 per cent over the last ten years. Comparatively speaking, this means that the native population (this includes people grouped under… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Pleasure Shop: Fantastic Life

Release date: June 2007 Label: Hype Music Tracks: 10 Rating: 7 Pleasure Shop is an Ontario band that originally began its musical life playing the blues; front man Chris Chown says when he started singing and writing music he hadn’t even listened to the radio, just his mother’s blues records for inspiration. Eventually, Pleasure Shop… Read more »