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What to Do with A Big Lottery Win

Yeah, yeah, we’ve all had the lottery or bingo fantasy. When the Super 7 lottery jacked up to 34 million dollars I finally wrote a list, both comic and serious. I figured by the time I got to Stettler and had the money in my hands I wouldn’t be ABLE to think rationally. Staring at… Read more »

Words and Phrases for Minus One Thousand, Alex.”

In communicating with one and other we all are forced to use some sort of linguistic structure”?some kind of language. Within in most (if not all) languages there are colloquialism, slang, and popular phrasing. Many of us pick up on these and incorporate them into our linguistic habits; that is, we latch on to some… Read more »

The Father Of Serial Killing

**Eight little whores, with no hope of heaven, Gladstone may save one, then there’ll be seven.** Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell Stewart P. Evans & Keith Skinner Sutton/Oxford (CUP) As prostitutes are found murdered and brutally mutilated from August to November of 1888 in London’s East end, the legend of Jack the Ripper is… Read more »

Celibacy as Chrysalis for Celestial Coitus

There are those who have little respect or appreciation for the occurrence of mystical experiences in another individual’s life. These people are often wrapped up in a guise of scientific skepticism and have no way of relating so-called “paranormal” occurrences to their own lives. It is these people who have a tendency to dismiss mystical… Read more »

AU Achieves Candidacy

AU further expanded its reputation for excellence by achieving candidacy status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Philadelphia-based MSCHE was established in 1919 and is “a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation.” The commission “supports its members in their quest for excellence… Read more »

NDP leadership hopefully breaks the mould

(CUP)Pierre Ducasse wants to give the NDP a much-needed facelift. The federal New Democratic Party leadership hopeful’s campaign trail led him to the University of New Brunswick, where he spoke out against student debt. “When you start out in life with a $40,000 debt, that’s not only difficult for the individual, but socially it’s unacceptable,”… Read more »

Algerian Refugees Caught in the Middle of Trade Agreement

(CUP)Thousands of Algerians in Canada could unwittingly become collateral in a billion dollar trade agreement between the two countries say critics of a new immigration policy. “The situation in Algeria was horrible,” said Nassim Aoudia. He is one of up to 1,000 Algerian Montrealers facing deportation since Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Denis Coderre, lifted the… 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

Once again Athabasca University can claim leadership status in the area of distance education. AU was one of only three recipients of an Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement presented by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). AU was the only North American recipient of the award – the others were BBC World Service in London,… Read more »