Vol. 14 Iss. 30

Volume 14 Issue 30 - 08/11/2006

Dear Barb – Babysitting isn’t for all Grandmothers

Dear Barb: I read your column every week and I was hoping someone would write in with my question, but no one has yet. I am a new grandmother of a beautiful baby girl. I have three grown children and work part-time, while taking courses at Athabasca University. My question has to do with babysitting… Read more »

Lost & Found – What You Find

Measure the beauty of that girl, the one who’s running barefoot through the still-wet grass. Factor in all the children like her, all the children dragging kites through the sky or peering into goldfish bowls. All the children sitting in treehouses, or in classrooms with their hands raised, the answers on the tips of their… Read more »

Nature Notes – From the Backyard to the Biosphere. Band Master: Bird Banding in North America

For centuries, the avian world has held a special fascination for people. The incredible diversity of birds, with their often-beautiful plumage, impressive hunting tactics, captivating courting behaviour, their melodic vocalizations, and their aerial acrobatics — no wonder we so admire our feathered friends. Of course, given the ever-curious human mind, admiration very often leads to… Read more »

Community Service Re-Defined

A couple of years ago I accompanied a friend to the blood donor clinic in Fort Saskatchewan. During the initial intake process we discovered my iron levels were fine in the eyes of a doctor but too low for Blood Services’ purposes. Disappointed at the rejection I went home feeling rather inadequate. I continued to… Read more »

How to Choose a Dentist

Many times in the course of writing my periodic columns for this illustrious publication, I have been contacted by readers with a variety of intriguing questions. Sometimes, these questions are of an open-ended, philosophical bent, such as “Do you get paid for this?” and “Why does your writing suck so hard?” At other times, the… Read more »

The Voice Fiction Feature – POETRY BY…

Our Separation We pause at the window of the ferry car deck to watch shadows on the surface of the water chase each other across the waves like dolphins In this place we share our separation A distant beacon swings its light towards us before turning away once again to pierce the darkness between the… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Ammunition to Israel, Aid to Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has faced criticism from Lebanese citizens this week as she announced plans to travel to Israel to continue peace talks (Canadian Press, Nasrallah). As America sends aid workers into Lebanon, it is my position that they are also blatantly still selling the weapons to Israel that are being used… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

WHAT IS THE BILL 7 AWARD? Administered by Supporting Our Youth and governed by a board of Trustees, the Bill 7 Award was established in 1988 to provide financial support to lesbian and gay students in post-secondary education in Ontario. To qualify for the Bill 7 Award, applicants must: – identify as part of the… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. CLASSICAL CALGARY – A WALKING TOUR On now to September 17, 2006 2:00 PM -Calgary, AB Glenbow Museum – Ticket Prices Included with Museum Admission Adults $12 – Senior $9 – Youth/Student $8 Children (Under 6) Free – Family $37.50 info@glenbow.org… Read more »

Conference Connections

PGIB WOMEN PRESENT: THE SECRETS TO DISCOVERING YOUR PROSPERITY FACTOR Monday, August 14, 2006 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Manor Café, Edmonton, AB $16 for PGIBW members; $32 for non-members (includes lunch) To register, call 1-866-725-2143 Ext. 2 or e-mail pgibwomen@pgib.ca http://www.pgibw.ca; http://www.womenspages.ca Guest Speaker: Kelley Keehn of http://www.kelleykeehn.com This presentation will include strategies to… Read more »

“Multiculturalism creates Ghettos.” Response.

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Multiculturalism creates Ghettos I have always considered myself an open-minded person, but when a fellow classmate said these words, I was surprised. I believe that everyone has the right to their own opinion…. Read more »

Classifieds

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. Victoria Composite High School (Edmonton) – Graduating Class of 1976 30 Year Reunion to be held October 14, 2006 See the website for details: http://vic76reunion.cometsplayground.com/ Or contact:Vic76Reunion@hotmail.com