Go ahead, punch yourself in the teeth. Sure it doesn’t sound like a great plan, but this guy here is your friend, and if he says you should punch yourself in the teeth, then it can’t be all bad. Right? Despite the nagging suspicion that punching your own teeth out is probably a bad plan,… Continue reading Health-care costs spark government action
Once upon a time, before dash mounted GPS, before the advent of Map Quest and Google Maps, before the Internet, travelling to a new place had an extra adventure attached to it. How were you going to get there? What would it be like? It was mysterious. It was exciting. It evoked all sorts of… Continue reading Google street view versus the thrill of discovery
It can’t be easy being a polar bear. When they aren’t busy losing their territory to climate change, they’re trying not to be one of the 176 bears killed in the annual polar bear hunt. Hunted bears are split between Baffin Bay and Greenland. 108 hunting permits are handed out in Canada, while Greenland distributes… Continue reading The hunt for polar bear sustainability
Fitting in is tough. You need a certain style, a particular flair and in the case of the fickle music industry, a sound that audiences identify with. For Vancouver-based band Elias, finding a niche to fit into is a particular challenge. Because the group is so musically varied, Elias had trouble finding gigs when they… Continue reading Elias find themselves a Lasting Distraction
(The Globe, Wed., Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.)The first feature length film from director Sook-Yin Lee, (Shortbus, CBC radio’s Definitely Not the Opera) Year of the Carnivore is a romp into the underbelly of love. The story deals unashamedly with sex and the institutionalization of love. It’s a formulaic romantic comedy — but with a… Continue reading CIFF: Year of the Carnivore
The long-standing feud between Greenpeace and various governing bodies can be traced through a considerable history of finger pointing and nose thumbing. Greenpeace has been challenging government environmental policies for decades. Alberta — with it’s less-than-environmentally-friendly oil industry — has been a popular focus for the organization. The most recent example of Greenpeace’s displeasure with… Continue reading Rejecting dialogue
Hauntario, the second album from Edmonton quartet The Wheat Pool, is a teaspoon of country and a dash of alternative, with a healthy dose of crooning love songs and nostalgia. Their indie-folk poetry certainly won’t wake you up on a Monday morning, but it delivers a bit of a kick to your heart and soul.… Continue reading Spun: The Wheat Pool
The University of Calgary outdoor centre hosted a bouldering tournament on Nov. 19 called “Old Man Pete’s Bouldering Competition,” named after a living bouldering legend. Climber Corey Im [shown] placed fifth in the men’s expert category. Congratulations to former photo editor Sydney Stokoe, who placed first in the women’s intermediate category.