Vol. 10 Iss. 34

Volume 10 Issue 34 - 09/04/2002

From My Perspective

As discussed in last week’s article, addictions are complex and can involve a variety of substances or activities. An addiction is not a sign of personal weakness or lack of moral character – anyone can become addicted. How does a person become addicted and how can you determine if you have a problem? The process… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Got a Virus? Go to Jail. The Federal Government is looking at making some changes in what it calls the Lawful Access Laws (SEE: http://www.ic.gc.ca/cmb/welcomeic.nsf/cdd9dc973c4bf6bc852564ca006418a0). A lot of these involve the new means of communicating through the Internet and what kinds of powers that police should have regarding search and seizure of this type of… Read more »

Writer’s Block

Writing papers: no matter what your major, the year of your studies, or whether you are an undergrad or a graduate student, the majority of the work you must submit for your courses must be in essay format. Unfortunately, most students are not English majors, but they are still required to turn in well-formatted, grammatically… Read more »

GETTING READY FOR THE NEW ADVENTURE

Ramming the ghetto blaster under my arm, and slapping the carved elephant onto Larry’s lap, we scooted out the door. Handi-bus was here. I was nervous I admit:it’s a new chapter in my life and I’m not even sure what book I’m reading!! Joan told me months ago that she was trying to sell her… Read more »

The Infinite and the Eternal:

If we turn our thoughts to Ultimate Reality, then we find ourselves considering that which generates and maintains the universe. From a theological perspective we make an immediate connection between this Reality and the divine. As we established in “Alpha-Naught” last week, the divine fits a logical contradiction which we denoted as A & ~A…. Read more »

Beyond the Headlines

Hola! We hope your summer has been a most rewarding & energizing one. As you recall, every month we bring you a bulletin under the rubric of ‘Beyond the Headlines’ to highlight the incredible inspiring work of many Alberta-based NGO’s. We invite you to consider supporting in whatever way you are able to do the… Read more »

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 »

The KAIROS REGIONAL GATHERING 2002. Pleasantview Bible Camp, Lloydminster, Alberta (Canada). Contributed By The Community Networks Group

October 4-6, 2002 We invite you to join us at a regional KAIROS meeting in the fall of 2002. We are bringing people together who share common values and vision for strengthening regional ecumenical justice networks. The meetings will include opportunities for networking with others from a different church or faith community, people who share… Read more »

Global Village Backpackers Banff

Our hostel opened June 1, 2001 right in downtown Banff. Formerly the Woodland Village Inn, we are a unique hostel as all our rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. We have a hot tub, sauna, internet access, kitchen facilities, pool table, tour desk, TV room, bike rentals, laundry facilities, lounge and a large outdoor courtyard patio…. Read more »

ART EXHIBITIONS. Call for Submissions. Mujeres – Women: A journey of the Senses. Published in THE VOICE September 4, 2002

Curatorial Statement – Vision To share with Edmontonians the artistic – craft work that is being produced by Canadian women of Latin American ancestry living in Edmonton. Exhibit Statement This arts & crafts exhibit planned for the Spring of 2003 aims to build bridges of understanding between communities and its artists / artisans and will… Read more »

Notice to AU graduate students and those considering entering graduate studies at AU:

Athabasca University Students’ Union is in the process of establishing an AU Graduate Students’ Association. Here’s a sampling of benefits of belonging to a Graduate Students’ Association: · Graduate student representation on University Committees · University and government advocacy and lobbying · Affiliation with provincial and national graduate students’ organizations · Assistance with university/student dispute… Read more »

Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families. From information provided by Alberta Human Resources and Employment. Published in THE VOICE September 4, 2002

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 »

Is There A Writer In You?

WRITE FOR THE VOICE Contact Tammy Moore at tmoore@ausu.org for details on writing for The Voice, providing a sample selection of writing and preferred genre.

SATYA DAS’ new book – “the Best Country – Why Canada Will Lead the Future”. A national release in bookstores across the country on September 5th, 2002. Published in THE VOICE September 4, 2002

Contributed By The Community Networks Group Note: Edmonton book signings are set for Audreys Books September 6th at Noon and at Laurie Greenwoods Volume II September 11th at 7:00 pm. Checkout the website for details “buzz” and ordering on-line at www.thebestcountry.ca In his newest book, The Best Country, acclaimed writer and journalist Satya Das makes… Read more »

COMMENTARY AND FEEDBACK! Published in THE VOICE September 4, 2002

Thanks to all of you who have been providing us with such great feedback on The Voice. Please continue providing your opinions, comments and support; any submissions can be sent to tmoore@ausu.org **PLEASE REMEMBER ALL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION MUST BE MARKED “FOR PUBLICATION”. Accepted letters to the editor have not been… Read more »

Join us @ our Second Annual Picnic in the Parkland! Contributed Courtesy of Community Networks Group. PUBLISHED IN THE VOICE September 4, 2002

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 Picnic from 1-3 pm, Music from 2-5 pm Join us, support the Parkland Institute, enjoy great food, great music and a beautiful location! INFOLINE: 492-0417 Musicians: The McDades … Terry McDade, Solon McDade, Jermiah McDade and Shannon Johnson, Lionel Rault, Ron Rault, Stewart McDougall, Kenny Chalmers, Jef Bradshaw. New and original… Read more »

CLASSIFIEDS: PUBLISHED IN THE VOICE September 4, 2002

FOR SALE: 1986 Chrysler Le Baron GTS [5 door] – burgundy, good interior with velour bucket seats and digital dash panel. New brakes/pads/shoes, cooling system and hoses, battery and engine coil. 162,000 kms. $900. Call (403) 273-9434 in Calgary.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thanks to all of you who have been providing us with such great feedback on The Voice. Please continue providing your opinions, comments and support; any submissions can be sent to tmoore@ausu.org **PLEASE REMEMBER ALL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION MUST BE MARKED “FOR PUBLICATION”. Accepted letters to the… Read more »