Vol. 15 Iss. 43

Volume 15 Issue 43 - 11/16/2007

Editorial – A Matter of Intent

There’s a historic case in front of an Alberta court right now, a judicial question that will unfortunately affect many Canadians in future. I say unfortunately because the case in question involves whether or not a habitual drunk driver may be labelled a dangerous offender. (The unfortunate part is that, so long as both vehicles… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Road Trip

Driving has taken on a whole new groove since we purchased a Honda CR-V EX-L. It’s prompted some behavioural changes. The two or three miles of gravel standing between home and pavement has meant going only 40 or 45 kilometres an hour to save the paint job. The well-intentioned pledge not to eat or drink… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Pan’s Labyrinth

DVD: Pan’s Labyrinth Release date: 2006 Written, produced, and directed by Guillermo del Toro Starring Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil. A joint Mexican-Spanish production ?Magic does not exist. Not for you, me, or anyone else.? So says Carmen in response to her daughter Ofelia’s obsession with fairy tales. Having placed… Read more »

Education News – Saskatchewan Party’s victory appeals to students

WINNIPEG (CUP) – One of Canada’s most talked-about elections ended with a groundbreaking 37-seat majority for the Saskatchewan Party, ending the NDP’s 16-year reign in the province. The win could spell big changes for post-secondary education. The Saskatchewan Party ran on a platform of change, promising ?new ideas? for families, health-care and environmental issues. The… Read more »

Click On This – Oddio

Elvis Costello once said that ?radio was a sound salvation,? but I’m not certain he anticipated what some people would end up doing with music?and music-related things?as their victims. Sound files, and pictures, and words, oh my! 100 Worst Cover Songs I’m not even going to attempt to describe this for you. Enjoy the horror… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Ontario town seeks federal inquiry into radiation pollution – In Foreign News: Scientists have discovered another human ancestor

At Home: Ontario town seeks federal inquiry into radiation pollution A small town in Ontario has become so despondent over the failure of the federal government to organize an inquiry into the alleged uranium pollution being dumped into the area for decades that it has arranged and paid for its own study. Port Hope conducted… Read more »