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Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families

The Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB) provides children in low-income families with free: · Dental care · Prescription drugs · Eyewear · Emergency ambulance services · Essential diabetic supplies More families are now eligible for coverage through the ACHB because of increased income eligibility levels, which took effect July 1, 2002. These income levels are… Read more »

Valuing Life:

(CUP) The pro-choice/pro-life debate is one that is ongoing and emotional. The common denominator between the pro-choice and pro-life sides is the value of life. The interpretation of this is where the two views fork dramatically. The debate typically gets stuck around the question of when a life begins. Though this may be important to… Read more »

Making Anti-globalisation Fun

(CUP) It’s not hard for a book to draw your attention when the cover features a greatly obese man with a pompadour licking his lips and lying mostly naked on what appears to be a bed with a steering wheel, holding a hamburger with a tasty planet Earth “patty.” Mungo City, the first novel from… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Hello, everyone! I wanted to take the time to point out a few of the new Voice features I have been receiving some questions about. The new format is easy to navigate, far more visually appealing, and has some incredible new and useful characteristics. · SUBSCRIBING: On the bottom of the cover page of the… Read more »

Back To School Blues?

For most students, September marks the beginning of a new school year. Not so for those at AU, however. Because our school is not run on a semester system, and because courses can be started on the first of any month, many of us are taking courses year round, or, if we do take breaks,… Read more »

Jeepers Creepers:

Larry and I avoid horror films. You see, generally neither of us is riveted by being scared silly. Okay, sure, there are a few classics we admire and watch, say ALIEN for instance. That was until I was flipping through the cable line-up for the month. Something took my eye in the write up for… Read more »

Alpha-Naught

There is a problem that derives from a seemingly inherent dualism with respect to our thoughts about the divine. This paradox is generated by the tension between the contrary notions of immanence and transcendence. The immanent deity is the divine being or force, which manifests itself here in our world, and the transcendent deity is… Read more »

Beyond the Headlines

The Society of Friends of Nepal (SOFON) exists to: · Promote education and relief of poverty of the underprivileged communities through training in career skills; · To increase awareness and appreciation of the problems of underprivileged communities, especially in the global south by organizing educational programs; · To administer and operate overseas development programs and… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

July was an exciting month for AUSU. At long last the Voice Students’ Publication has a permanent home online. Our new site launched with the July 24th issue. The completion of the Voice website is a landmark event as we are now able to move on to an even larger project – the construction of… Read more »

Is Your Computer A Slave Driver?

Home computers are arguably the most revolutionary invention of the 20th century. Access to the internet has changed how we all gather information, how we entertain ourselves, and for many of us, how we do our jobs and how we learn. In the early part of the century, science fiction buffs looked forward to a… Read more »