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Anders faces opposition The latest challenger to Calgary West MP Rob Anders got a boost this past Saturday. In the annual election for the riding’s Conservative Party board of directors, 27 of 30 positions were won by a slate calling itself “Free Calgary West” and supporting corporate lawyer Donna Kennedy-Glans. One position was won by… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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Shoe thrower handed three-year sentence Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush, was sentenced by an Iraqi court to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign leader. Dhia al-Saadi, the head lawyer of al-Zaidi’s defence team, promised to appeal his client’s sentence. He said the verdict… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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Congratz ur in 2 skool Canadian universities are contemplating whether they should replace acceptance and rejection letters for applicants with congratulatory text messages. To date, no Canadian university has notified students about their application status this way. Students are still informed about their status through e-mail or websites that allow them to log into a… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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UBC students successfully lobby for reduced fees The University of British Columbia Athletics and Recreation department and the Alma Mater Society announced recently that they would be significantly decreasing student fees for intramural and recreational activities. This comes after a strong rally by students to reduce the fees. The decrease was possible due to some… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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Afghani protesters blame Canadians for death of two boys Protesters shouted “death to Canadians” following the death of two Afghani boys in their village on Monday. The Canadian military believes the boys’ deaths were caused by an undetonated explosive in the ground, however some villagers and Afghani police believe the explosion came from a mortar… Continue reading Online Only: News for the Unnewsed

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Tenured professor loses job over teaching practices University of Ottawa professor Dr. Denis Rancourt recently lost his job due to questionable teaching practices. He was suspended from teaching and banned from campus for telling his fourth-year physics class that they were all getting an A+ in Dec. 2008. After showing up on campus two weeks… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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Study connects migranes and mental disorders A study at the University of Manitoba suggests that there may be a connection between migraines and mental disorders. The study found that 11 per cent of participants who suffered from migraines were also diagnosed with another disorder. The variety of disorders investigated in the study included major depression,… Continue reading Science for the unnewsed

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Telekinetic breakthrough A new technology is said to give people the rare ability to move objects with their minds. Mind Flex is a game designed by Mattel to read electrical brain impulses while a person is thinking. Children use their thoughts to manoeuvre a small foam ball through a table-top obstacle course. The device, which… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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Mumbai attacked Indian authorities tried to gain control of Mumbai in the late hours of Nov. 26 after 10 gunman invaded several hotels and major centres. Both Western foreigners and anti-terrorism officials were targeted and at least 172 were killed during the three-day siege. Hitmen with a cause The Calgary Hitmen are spreading a little… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

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Generic drugs could offer savings Within the next few years, the patents on several drugs will expire. These drugs, first patented in the 1990s, will be available for anyone to produce. Competition commissioner Sheridan Scott released a report outlining changes to the payment structure for generic drugs that could produce savings of up to $800… Continue reading News for the unnewsed