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Not By Choice rises to

College gets applied degrees Conestoga is one of only three Ontario

success

colleges offering four applied degrees.

Canadian rockers delight their fans at

nightclub

in

AIDS and HIV on the

Guelph

Monday, December

health department helps educate and assist people.

HEALTH

8

Doon has no venue ay CARLA While

However, other colleges such as

sUidenls

Niagara are able to bring in big bands and still have free weekly

Naked

events for students throughout the

await performances by Bif

and Our Lady Peace, students

Conestoga wait

year.

at

The

for the arrival of

leges in ture live

have

does

However, Gerald Shea, a former Niagara College student, said he

students said they don’t con-

one a "real”

the cost to stu-

Andruszkiewicz

Niagara’s fee of $144.

the

Sanctuary and OT’s Sports Bar, but sider either

is

said. The CSI raised the student activity fee from $55 to $85 last year, but it remains below the provincial average of about $115, compared to

one of the few colOntario that does not feamusic and/or have a camis

pus pub. The college

many

difference

dents,

Fred Penner.

Conestoga

— No. 28

music

for live

SANDHAM college

other

34th Year

Conestoga College, Kitchener

2002

9,

rise

Community

on Dec.1.

ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS"^

.

the Trasheteria

got his money’s worth.

bar.

year materials management student

“Each year two major bands performed at the on-campus pub as well as two comedians every week.” He also said they had pub

Jonathan Veitch, of OT’s.

nights every Thursday, including a

sucks. There’s only one beer

“It

on tap, there’s not enough space and it’s uncomfortable,” said first-

“normal” bar, maybe with a stage where live music could be per-

beach pub night where two tonnes of sand was brought in and dumped on the floor. He added numerous

formed.

other free events were held year

He

would

said he

Donato

like to

Coladipietro,

round.

mill-

a

wright apprentice, agreed.

He

like to

But what also stops Conestoga from having band appearances is it doesn’t have the proper equipment, The Andruszkiewicz. said Sanctuary, which would be the most likely spot besides the recre-

said

OT’s and see something similar

he would never party

would

have a

at

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

'

pub

the

to

at

University of

the

A

Guelph.

is

Many

other colleges, such as Mohawk, Loyalist and Fanshawe, have a student building in which a

booth with a licence to sell liquor situated in the centre of the second floor at the recreation centre known as OT’s Sports Bar, but many students don’t consider it a “real” bar. about $10,000 for a big name band impossible’’ to find a musical artist the recreation centre, but

played at Andruszkiewicz said the concert

while others like Niagara simply have a bar on school grounds. When CSI events programmer Jody Andruszkiewicz was asked

was unsuccessful.

a

several years ago.

bar

located,

is

doesn’t build

why Conestoga

would require investment from stu-

“real” bar, he said

a significant

it

Student Doon the Also, Association (former name of CSI) brought in Ashley Macisaac, Big Sugar, 54-40 and I Mother Earth

“These five concerts

amounts

nificant

Andruszkiewicz

dents.

get a student building we are not going to have a “real” bar, so students should start partying at the Sanctuary because it’s the

we

“Until

He

my

Conestoga

at

can

“I hate to say it, but the CSI cannot afford to throw one huge concert and not even come close to

Conestoga College. He said only between 250 and

recovering

300 students attended the outdoor Choclair concert in 2000, and for a concert to thrive here,

added must be a

opinion, live

Nathan

is

doomed

to

full

fail.”

Andruszkiewicz predicts

failure

the

Amie

bar,

He

of about 500.

a

equipment and the college’s demo-

turnout

graphics.

9,000 students.

allowed to party

in

pub/club atmosphere.”

music scene, the bands performed at Conestoga

As last

for the live

in the

fall

of 2000. Choclair,

Baby

Blue Soundcrew and Jully Black

Delay

in

By PETR CIHACEK

Many tight

college students are on a

budget and their financial

uation

is stressful.

Adding

sit-

to their

misery is an almost three-month wait for refund cheques if they opted out of their college s drug

and dental plans. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) president Jon Olinski said this year

CSI received “quite a lot” of complaints from students. “The wait time (for the refund cheques) was longer than it should have been.” he said. “It was very

the

Last September,

around 2,300

students opted out ot Conestoga s druc and dental plans because they plans.

*^s get

their

“The demographics are all over when it comes to music tastes,” he said. Andruszkiewicz added it would be “downright

the place

They usually

refund cheques in

late

is

300

said the average

in a

school of about

Andruszkiewicz said the

But, cost

is still

Jay Mielke, vice-president of student activities, agreed the Sanctuary does not have the nec-

its costs,” he said. added, in many' cases, unless you sell out the venue, major con-

essary

He

money. “Sometimes when a concert

would

prohibitive.

He

said

it is

equipment and added alsb require

“If

is

we

tried to

does not fully attended the lose money, but usually^not a sig-

would blow

nificant amount,” Fehrman about concerts at Mohawk.

live

makes

available a

it

electrici-

do a

live

show we

the circuit.” he said.

Andruszkiewicz said it’s unlikely music will ever happen here while he’s running the show

said

Andruszkiewicz said instead of blowing the activity budget on one concert, he

more

ty-

certs lose

num-

ber of other events from September

“We definitely consider a 300student turnout a success,” he said.

to April.

“The CSI cannot flagrantly throw money away to bring in some big

because there are too many hits against it. including competition from the universities in Waterloo

and nearby colleges. But. he and Mielke said the situation might be re-evaluated when or if

the college gets the necessarv

equipment.

performer.” he said.

refund cheques frustrates students November. October or early However, this year the cheques came around Nov. 20. Olinski said the college allows students to opt out until Sept. 24,

then they send them to

ACL and a broker

Associates, which is between the college and insurance companies that produces refund cheques and mails them to students.

of a process.” said Kelly Morel, a consultant of ACL and Associates. “It’s not that the “It’s

a

bit

college or the insurance is

(the

cheques) through the mail,

which is unusual,” said Olinski. Morel said he and Olinski continually explore ways to make the process quicker.

“As a student,

is

for the delay as

to fight

an

took about two weeks

to get

would “They hope

to

have

it

up and run-

it

necessary' to have a dental

every college in Olinski Ontario provides some kind of coverage and Conestoga is one of said

the

illness.”

few

offer

that

Morel

ACL and Associates

the

opt-out

dental plan as

$ 110

One

account

deposit the

is

don't think you’ll

$71.68 per year but you have the peace of mind that if you get sick, anything. it’s not going to cost you both plans.

“The drug plan covers up to S2.000 a year.” he said. “On the dental plan, everyone is entitled to

it

is

it

is

great to have a just

$78 per year is

$500 per

Olinski said last year the C$1 did a suivev to see if people w anted the dental plan.

.

"There was 80 per cent support and that’s the

and

for the dental plan

directly to stu-

$71.68 per year while average

reason

get

students

information

to

year.”

also said the drug prescripis beneficial too. as it is plan tion

to

money

I

one free cleaning as well as up said

while a dental cleaning alone

option

"As a student,

have an o\ er-abundance of money to pay for vaccines and drugs to fight an illness. said Morel. “So you pay

Olinski said there are limits on

and drug plan?

Kelly Morel,

bank

week of November.

per month.

of steps,

take just a few weeks.

Is

started mailfirst

lot

as well.”

partly responsible

ACL

could cut out a

said Morel, adding that the process

option.

company

ing the cheques to students the

“It

don’t

over-abundance of money to pay for vaccines and drugs

holding the money.” ACL both claim that

Canada Post

I

“It

prescription drugs are up to SI 00

bank accounts.

dents’

ning next year,” said Olinski. "And we definitely will be a part of that

have an

think you’ll

Olinskf and

frustrating.”

presi-

bands are held in which has a capacity

dent, said all their

for three reasons: the cost, lack of

be

Mohawk

(MSA)

Student Association

said.

MSA

house.

Fehrman,

only place on campus where they will

it

ation centre for a concert, is not wired for it, or at least not yet, he

to play at the school.

of the student population paying the association fee. As of Nov. 1, 5,494 full-time students attend

money,”

of

said.

added, “In

music

all lost sig-

that

cater to at least one-third

He

we added

it.

he

said.


1

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Page 2

9,

News

2002

pub nights

alternative to

CBSA winter masquerade an

the poor attendance get in the

By ANDREA SMITH

way

of their fun. Erica Bahc, a practical nursing student, said the party was

Conestoga students and the Sanctuary were at their best during the first winter masquerade held on

alright but

“It (the

Nov. 28.

to

masquerade) was just bad

timing. Right now, students have a

were hung from the painted on the was ceiling, windows and students were dressed up for the semi-formal masquerade put on by the Computer and

White

more people needed

be there.

lights

heavy workload,” said Falconer.

frost

(CBSA). Although

CBSA,

agreed.

should be held earlier in the

“It

year.

Association

Student

Business

Jessika Kunkle, public relations liaison for the

People are swamped

at this

time.”

Falconer also believes tHat

stu-

40 students managed to

dents can’t picture the Sanctuary as

have a good time. A buffet of vegetables, cheese, crackers, buns and meat was set out and alcohol was served at the

coming out and dressing up.” Kunkle says they didn’t advertise

only

they

attended,

still

a semi-formal atmosphere. “I don’t think students are used to

as mucli as they should have.

bar.

“Next year we

Loud music was played and prizes were won by the participants

keting different.

The

Justin Falconer, vice-president of it

was a

nice

is

dress up.

better than filling up

It is

(Photo by Andrea Smith)

students

the

see

to

your basement with beer.” Two VHS videos, provided by Zellers, were awarded to, the winner and runner-up of the limbo contest.

Brown, Maria Lennoy (left to right), Linda Scott, Shauna Carson, Emma Malloy and Tom 28. Nov. Sanctuary the in masguerade winter Conestoga from Ireland, take in the Jessica Wismeris, a marketing student, proved how low she could go. She won first place and

HOTO

when Christmas rolls is not enough money

school, then

around there to

buy presents

This

who

is

many

parents

are also students, but there

is

help. The Christmas Wish Tree

is

up, inside

Door

4,

Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) puts the tree up every year as a

way

assist

to

parents with the

Christmas season. If parents who attend the college cannot afford a gift for their child,

the

CSI

office

they can go to

located

in

the

fill

angel or toy box ornament goes up on the wish tree. Finally, a staff

member

or

unwrapped

for their child.

a reality for

out a form, which includes the child's name, age and a suggested gift. Then a teddy bear,

Sanctuary and

Imagine students who spend thousands of dollars to go to

Stemmier, a management

Jeff

studies

received

student,

the

a child.

then contacts the parent to

know

their gift is in.

“Everyone who signs up gets a

“I

can’t thank

Although the majority didn’t

enough

for being

so compassionate.”

is so expensive now and sometimes Christmas presents just aren’t a reality,” he said. “For a parent it’s embarrassing (to not be able to buy their child a gift) and is

the biggest time of

why

A

child can’t

no pres-

there are

gift,

make no mistake about

Andruszkiewicz

“The

that,”

reality

that

is

leadership

certificate

Conestoga

is

offering a course

can help anyone working

management ic

skills to

in a

position learn specif-

run their business as

smoothly as possible. Deborah Weickert, manager, continuing education/corporate training at

Conestoga's school of

proud of the overall success of the program thus far. "Conestoga has had over 1,200

business

able in building team

Sheridan.

Lindsay

The combined tions

is

is

total

of registra-

toys.

and a little safer, plus it’s nicer,” Andruszkiewicz said. The presents also have to be unwrapped when given to CSI. not saying our students are

malicious,

but better

safe

than

The key areas of

the

program

supervisory

skills

legislation, workplace coaching and developing people, teambuilding and continuous improvement. The program aims to give managers and team members lifelike

and

experiences that they can analyse

and learn from. The program

offered

when

a

company requests it, provided the company can get eight to 20 peoalso offered on

registrations in this course since

ple together.

inception in 1993,” said Weickert.

the Internet each semester through

The program ration

with

is

the

run in collabo-

Alliance

of

also been successful in creating

uniformity skills, roles

It is

in

supervisory

staff

and obligations,” said Scott

of

Siemens

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

College

OntarioLeam. “The program has been invalu-

degree status.

The two programs

(architecture-

project and facility

management

and advanced manufacturing technologies - wood and composite products) bring Conestoga’s total

Westinghouse. through the program. They

are:

supervisory skills for business and

“It’s just the

sorry,” he said, adding, normal practice now.”

CSI doesn’t

set a price range.

“A

of parents realize that students

lot

are buying the gifts.

The

parents

aren’t asking for a lot.”

“This (Christmas Wish Tree) is more important than any pub night

can throw,” Andruszkiewicz

said, it

goes over a period of time. To go

one step further, it Andruszkiewicz

lasts a lifetime.” is

grateful

for

and

stu-

the participation. “I can’t

thank the

staff

dents enough for being so compassionate. I wish I could shake hands and thank them.”

their

The two programs were recommended for applied degree status by the Postsecondary Education Board Assessment Quality (PEQAB). The announcement was made on Nov. 29 by Diane

Cunningham, minister of colleges and universities. The new applied degree programs will begin in September 2003. Initially, there will be 30

number of applied degrees

to four.

students enrolled in each program.

This means Conestoga

one of

By

is

the fifth year the college hopes be able to enrol 50 students in

to

industry, coaching

only three colleges to receive the maximum number of applied

people,

degrees allowed.

programs with co-op placements.

and developing effective developing teams, computer fundamentals continuous applications, and

improvement processes and an approved elective. Upon completion of each the students

is

has

true

Two more degrees approved Success.

spirit. It

1

adding, “It’s not a one day thing,

Two more Conestoga

In total, six courses are offered

close to 10,000.

cover basic

program. that

Exporters five Ontario Canada (AMEC) colleges. They are; Conestoga, Georgian, Mohawk, Niagara and

and and

Manufacturers

3 at

a.m.

I

“It’s

said.

cold, cruel

12. It will

Door

Toys are distributed the last week of school; the last day being Dec. 20. “It’s easier

CSI events programmer

event will be a

on Dec.

ents under the tree.”

programs have received applied

facturing

the

raised will go to the

CBSA

silent auction

come

The CSI only accepts new

Jody Andruszkiewicz,

let

college

rationalize

“It’s confidential.

The money

take place in front of

year for young kids.

the staff and students

offers skills in professionalism Wanted: managers looking to improve supervisory skills and add a higher level of professionalism to their workplace. Apply to Conestoga College for the manu-

of

CBSA for their awards banquet and The next

second.

Christmas

"

Only two staff members know who is on the list,” said Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer. “The Christmas Wish Tree is a way for staff and students of Conestoga to give a young child a good Christmas.” Last year approximately 30 parents used the tree for assistance and

participated

program. Already this year, about 1 5 students have contributed. in the

buy an The CSI let them

student can

gift for

more than 25 students

Manufacturing leadership course By BLAKE GALL

set-up

yearbook.

for placing

movie Kissing a Fool

received the movie Notting Hill.

visiting

all

Children’s Christmas wishes can By CARRIE

whole

sentatives helping out.

parties. "It

earli-

Sanctuary took about two hours, with three executives and 1 2 repre-

alternative to the traditional

good

it

er.”

party.

academics for the CSI, said

will take dif-

and promote

ferent avenues

limbo contest, ensuring a good

in a

do the mar-

will

We

receive

a seal

that

is

placed on a certificate.

The

price of the course ranges

depending on the number of people and which courses are taken. For further information contact Deborah Weickert at the college at ext. 3412.

According

to

The Record, only

two other colleges, Humber and Seneca, were chosen to offer four applied degree programs.

College president John Tibbits

each. Both are full-time, four-year

According

to

Tibbits,

these

applied degree programs are important to the future of the college. “It raises our profile. I think it gives staff and students a bit of

said

a morale boost to realize we’ve

only

got a

London’s Fanshawe received one of the two applied degrees proposed and Oakville’s Sheridan didn’t receive any. “I’m very excited about this,” he said.

“The whole management

team and faculty have worked very hard.”

lot

going here.”

The other two applied degree programs (integrated advanced manufacturing technologies and integrated telecommunication and computer technologies) began in


1

News

SPOKE, December

— Page 3

2002

9,

College security ready for emergencies SHANNON McBRIDE

By

Violence

around

is all

At

us.

immediate responses because a serious incident would constitute police involvement and

deal with various emergencies that

takeover as soon as officers could

involved

get to the scene.

gives the

members

standing

of

ally deal with

least

often seems that way when we watch the television or read a newsit

“What you do

paper. '

We

serial snipers, ter-

have seen

rorist attacks and countless reports of hate crimes and abuse. And the

problems seem

Most

10 minutes is very because generally that

worse or the

by the

fragility

Massacre where a young man

weapons weren’t

ter-

school, not unlike

significant

our

across

it

head of security services

could

Hunter says the college depends a great deal on staff and faculty dur-

But A1 Hunter, head of security services at Conestoga, admits that

ing these

aware.

“The chance of a shooting here remote, but no one

is

sions total

team after an early retirement from the Waterloo Regional police force, which he decided was a

He now

bit

when

they are hired, which

almost a

week

of their time.

include a variety of topics such as

incredible

regarding

Also relied heavily upon are the Student Services and special services departments. Hunter says there is a great deal of sharing between the various sections of the college. “It’s almost like a very small city,” he said. An integral part of the plan is an emergency response team. The

gency plans dealing with hostage takings and biological and chemical weaponry. “We have response plans for things like chemical spills, fires, bomb threats and fire arms incidents,”

Hunter

said.

These plans, he explained, gener-

Focus

a good underemergency plans

at the college.

II.

biological and “Chemical weapons weren’t significant con-

cerns before 9/1 1,” he said. In fact, the college had a scare arrived

a

the

at

Services building.

The suspicious package contained documents covered in a white powder that caused the receiver to alert security services. Though the substance turned out to be a

powder

used to soak up moisture because the documents had gotten wet,

(Photo by Shannon McBride) tilt and zoom head Doon camthe around located cameras digital 64 features of the the resicentre, rec the in located are cameras Additional pus. dence and at Conestoga’s satellite campuses.

Al Hunter,

services and the emergency response team got some

dents would probably have

practice dealing with a potential

problems than

biological threat.

Security services personnel have dealt with other serious threats as well.

About

received a

a year

bomb

ago the school

threat.

The

inci-

dent evoked the bomb threat procedure, which involves a cursory

search of the building and a call to the police. After all precautions

were taken and all documented steps were fallowed, a designated decision-making team determined that the threat did not warrant an

evacuation. Hunter says for Conestoga’s size there are relatively few problems. “A high school with 1,000 stu-

we do

more

here,” he said,

adding that he believes Conestoga students take their education too jeopardize being to seriously

removed from the college. But it has happened. Debarment from the college is the last step in dealing with a problem student. Most incidents warrant documentation on a student tracking form by the instructor or other involved staff

member

as a first step. If the

meeting situation could be scheduled with a dean and the incident could be permanently recorded on the student s escalates

a

record.

“Anything to do with violence

Change ^

graduatio n

adding that he has the power to suspend a student if he thinks a situation

full

Bowers and

a big

spinning out of control. doesn't take violence

is

Hunter

He says one of the most important things he tells faculty

lightly.

members

remember

to

is that it is

not their job to solve problems of a violent nature, but it is everyone’s responsibility to report those cases. “Threatening or violent behaviour

should not be ignored,” Hunter said. Despite an increase in reports of Student conflicts to security servicthere is es. Hunter doesn’t believe an actual increase in problems. “We have more awareness in our

is

C

e

the scale.” Hunter said,

way up on

of

school than ever before.”

emotion “1 “I feel that I

options and

R y PETR CIHACEK Tears,

shows the pan,

of security services,

security

group of about 25 college staff are and refreshed annually to trameo auu trained

for

months ago when

four

Student/Client

gies.

everything from the most basic fire drill procedure to complex contin-

wealth of knowledge

all

been

training that

Hunter said the security services department is trying to have a team that is cross-trained because of new

classroom management, documentation and major incident strate-

too early.

an

holds

moments of members

staff

These workshops are headed by Hunter and Edith Torbay, director of professional development, and

joined the col-

lege’s security

later

crucial

participate in several training ses-

immune,” he

Hunter spends his days at the college dealing with security and parking issues.

first

an incident. All new

is

said.

He

just recently

ftill-.scale

package

never happen to us.

we should remain

in

and procedures

about

AI Hunter,

television

think

often

concerns

before 9/1

Despite the ever-present reality

we

better.”

“Chemical and biological

our own, killing 14 women and injuring more than a dozen others.

screens,

the

ari.se.

The team has

concerns that have risen since Sept.

anniversary of the Dec. 6 Montreal

flashing

when

we have been

reminded of our

Quebec

important is

situation takes a turn for either the

to be getting worse.

recently,

rorized a

in the first five to

may

I

i have expanded my I can do,

know what

the difshe said. “I found out about ferent choices I have.” Some of the students are planning

cake

marked the graduation of a program for women on social assistance called Focus For Change. The ceremony, which took place

to find a job,

sad

“It’S

lively. Nov. 29, was informal and the at classroom The small Cambridge College Conestoga campus was filled with voices and

while some would

programs

like to take

to hold

it

Doon.

coming

it’s

an ond.

to

at

It’s

hard

all in.”

Michelle Clark,

laughter.

Focus for Change studen t

niiwever, program group facilitator

Dianne Murphy

said

it

was apply Clark said she is going to at program arts of bachelor for the Waterloo the University of

nothing unusual.

high-energy about her Murphy said srotip.” buzz in the class. “There’s always a

“They

are

a

very

m

January.

want to be a writer and so I human want to have experience in

classroom.”

"I

Focus For Change is a 12-week weeks, prosram. During the first 10 in-class an through went students

studies." she said.

Although she is looking forward Clark felt blue to her new life. Murphy about saying goodbye to

preparation consisting ot courses

and such as employment strategies (Photo by Petr Cihacek)

personal management. job After that, they went out on a

placement where they shadowed people

at

work

to

get

practical

experience.

There were 16 students enrolled program, with two dropping

Dianne Murphy (right) receives a Change program, she was of her students. She said not was she and overwhelmed

in the

alone

out prior to graduation.

For some students, the graduation was the last time they would see each other and it made the ceremony emotional. At the beginning, the students with talked about their experience then Murphy program. t'^

^

received gifts and hugs from

L

some

as

a

box of

tissues

was

for passed around the classroom tears wipe to needed who those

from

The

their eyes.

Bowsers class then received

and and “tokens of completion" enjoyed a big cake. “You were one of the most She unique classes." said Murphy.

gift

and her

graduation of the Focus for from Lynne Jones during the

“It's

fellow' students.

sad

she said. teaching the also said she “loved"

was But they said the program and praised Murphy and

helpful class.

of them had pretty big said. obstacles to overcome." she

“Some

each “But they hung in. helped other and persevered.

The single

students,

parents,

many

of w

listed

hom

are

childcare,

separation time management and

of school and personal biggest problems.

life

as the

their peers.

was an incredible group of women." said Michelle Clark about "It

with (theml her classmates. "Being was amazing. 1 loved every minute of

it."

Another student. Lynne Jones, gave said completing the program accomplishment." of her a “sense

it’s

“It's

coming

to

hard to hold

an end. it

all in.

ceremony included Guests Pam Scheerer from Ontario Works, the proan agency that promoted at the

gram and '

recruited students.

Scheerer said

give

single

it

is

important to

mothers a chance

to

improve their lives. children "Just because they have to stay doesn't mean they have expand can “They home." she said. and get

their education."


SPOKE, December

Page 4

Commentary

2002

9,

Romanow

puts

health care The

report

and the answer

is in,

is

THIS KID NEEDS HELP...

first

more money and saying no

to pri-

HIM

vatization.

Roy After 18 months of research, former Saskatchewan premier included and Nov. on report 28, commissioned released his

AGAIN?

Romanow

and protect Canada’s

to preserve

47 methods

failing health-care sys-

tem.

However,

it

$15 billion over three years, with

will cost a total of

jump-start the $8.5 billion needed over the next two years, to

changes.

Romanow’s

report focuses on key areas,

waiting times for

such as

tests,

which include shortening scans, easing the burden

MRIs and CT

home

of hospital emergency rooms and allocating more funds towards

Within the report,

care.

Romanow

would

also states that privatization

be a bad idea and not beneficial to Canadians,

much

to the disapproval

of political leaders. just a taste of

These suggestions are that has

what

else lies inside the report

individuals eager to reacLwhat

many

Romanow

has to say.

After listening to the needs and demands of Canadians in 18 pubWe lic hearings throughout the country, someone finally got it right. are tired of waiting are tired of

more than

six hours in an

being put on waiting

lists

emergency room. We and we are

for important tests

cutbacks that threaten the level of health care we receive. have always prided ourselves on maintaining universal health

tired of

We

care and the only

way

to

continue

down

this

path

is if

someone

starts

Thankfully, Prime Minister Jean Chretien appointed the

listening.

right person.

Available and universal health care

and therefore should be

what

secret that

is

at the

right for

is

a priority for

many Canadians,

top of political agendas.

Canadians

is

But

it’s

Christmas means giving

no

not always right for the gov-

It’s

spirit after

ernment.

afford to celebrate the season.

hard to regain that Christmas

Suddenly,

a year full of stress and

gifts I

Although Romanow’s report was specifically commissioned by the prime minister and is “intended to strengthen and modernize medicare,’’ it doesn't mean all suggestions will be implemented. Romanow’s recommendations are just that, recommendations. Without the approval and support of provincial governments, his

With work, family obligations and just trying to stay on top of it all, no wonder people dread

mountains of bureaucratic red tape. The problem lies with the provincial politicians. They want the funds from the federal government, but they don't want to be told what

even dare to step foot in a mall. Who wants to put up with tired,

lucky enough to be able to enjoy

cranky salespeople, children run-

the season.

findings will be lost

to

do with

free

and

it,

or

clear;

how

no

amid

to

the

strings attached.

Provincial political leaders see the suggestions as another federal

But

money

run their province. They want budget

government

way for the

to intrude into provincial political jurisdiction.

is

already facing a doctor shortage and

are without family physicians. if that is

not incentive enough to

before something It is

is

many

citizens

We are talking about people’s lives and make changes

then what will

it

take

time for our elected leaders to do something for the good of the

country.

Canada needs

politicians are going to

Romanow’s

findings

Nobody

revamped health-care system and

a

that

means

have to work together. illustrate

what Canadians want, need and

mind would

dinner where family surrounds you

you

as they

too, forget

how

most precious times of the

to get people, or

how

As

it

I

I’ll

weeks ago,

I

came At

we

forget

throughout the

I

was

lucky

I

recently reminded of

am and what I have

forward to. Too

to

first

that’s nice that there are

As

Christmas, a time for giving

year.

across a

charities all looking to raise

do

and people

those

I

that

that.

why

I

list

thought,

companies But

I

didn’t

they did

bundled up and slipped

mittens on to walk

of

money

home

I

it.

my

passed

by the Conestoga Students Inc. Christmas Wish Tree and I began to

how

think about the people those chari-

look

ties are trying to

many people aren’t

would be a

little

surprised at the

really think about

all

maybe we more grateful. I encourage you to give this Christmas. Even if it’s only a small

don’t get a Christmas,

Cambridge Reporter a couple of

remember what so many of us get. It’s

Scrooges, but simply because they

to help

time, take a minute to pause arid for-

down and thought about people that don’t enjoy

sat

and some don’t even get the warmth home brings. As I looked through a copy of the

for Christmas.

comes down to exam crunch

people

for action.

get every-

go home.

Canadians finally had a say in how the health-care system is managed. Our voices were heard. Our ideas and concerns were docu-

Now, we wait and hope

year.

I’m too busy worrying about how I’m going to pay for things, or what

and sharing and loving

mented.

one of

to enjoy

expect in health care. Taxes paid for the report and taxes pay for health care.

with their

parcels to the nearest exit? I,

get to enjoy

msh

into

how hard it make my way through

Christmas, not because they’re

presents on Christmas morning, a

all

we the

all

Opinion

They don’t

to

the mall didn’t matter anymore.

over and people slamming

ning

thing done before

done.

Nicole

Childs

If

in their right

be

will

the holiday season.

the

this is health care.

The country

turmoil.

my worrying about the

have to buy and

that

help

-

the families

stmggle to get by and can’t

toy for a child or a blanket or coat

warm someone,

you’ll

be

warmth your

heart

of some of the

many

will feel.

Here

is

a

list

organizations

and

help

each

out

charities

that

Christmas:

Cambridge Reporter/Firefighters Basket Fund, Cambridge Food Bank, Salvation

Army

'Wish Tree

campaign. The Christmas Bureau

and

K-W

Sertoma’s Christmas

Miracle Campaign. to any charity no matter how big or small,

Contributions counts,

so

show you

care this Christmas.

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Commentarv

The holiday

you’re going, think about the lives

cheeks, caroling, over-the-top dec-

you are helping to checkpoint programs

orations, families gathered around

be

rosy

fights,

Diana

the tree and the raising of a glass to

welcome

new

the

Another image dead

MADD

them.

hit

Interest groups like (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Canada even have special campaigns going on during the holi-

Opinion

drunk driver

in a ditch after a

more

deterring

in

behind the wheel.

that isn’t as fes-

of five teenage boys lying

tive is

are proven to

people from getting

intoxicated

O’Neill

year.

effective

These

save.

no grey area

there

is

ing

not an accident.

drunk driv-

-

five

high school were

victims of this

horrible careless-

1

sober enough

felt

the strain and distance of the gender

As

gap which harms and isolates our society on every level. This article

not perfect. Such statements are a

no need

relevance that

son was victim to

lic’s

social circle;

friends?

entire

and attend the same weekend parties and share laughs. It has no tures

I was not in the same what matters now is death was at the hands of

that their

death

Drinking and driving must be

what

voice and frantic sobs that there

incident

is

no accident;

by a

being

up

woman,

my

without even knowing what perfection

means

goals or problems

would anyone go and ask a

how

cut

to lose

If

fat per-

is

BS

the

weight?

straight-to-the-point,

Phil’s

Dr.

t

attitude

Americans flocking seek advice.

North shows to

has

to his

One woman appeared

on the show because her family was too involved in Boy Scouts. she got there she told Dr. Phil she didn’t like dedicating so

When

time to the organization. Dr. her Phil simply told her to turn to did She that. him tell husband and

much

and ever since things have been going great with her family.

What

a

breakthrough.

1

don't

psychiatrist

is a good on or even a good listener. People

think Dr. Phil

then Dr. Phil will correct the person

Why

Dr. Phil himself overweight?

son

isn

Wait a minute,

lose weight.

show say something and his response is always “What are you

the

Why

people want to go on his show so he can tell them what horrible people they are is beyond me. I can t

why

figure out

I’m

mean.

How can.

know what anyone means?

telling

him what my problem

then he should find a solution, not modify my problem and tell me what I’m really thinking. Humans are complex. We balance a great many things all at once

and come across many problems our hectic

lives.

To

in

think that a

two-minute quick fix on Dr. Phil s show will save someone’s marriage to simpliis absurd. Dr. Phil seems you an give and problem fy every

answer

that a five-year-old

Not

follow.

all

could

adult lives are sim-

ply black and white.

On

top of the fact that he gives

you basic general instructions on

how

to

manage your

Dr. Phil

life.

also talks to people like dirt.

Most people

show end up

that

crying.

they’re

go on

He

tells

his

you

this

man

so high-

is

regarded and considered intelligent and everyone else is wrong and has been doing things the

ly

wrong way

for years. Dr. Phil cannot seriously think

he

is

truly helping

people

when he

hardly even gives them enough time to explain their story. The a timeslot and

show has run

An hour

over.

it

cannot even

isn’t

enough time to fix one person’s problems let alone five or six married couples. With help from has Oprah Winfrey, has and sensation huge a become marketed himself to the maxiPhil

Dr.

has coffee cups on sale of books at his Web site, a bunch and a discussion forum. If the man is so concerned with helping

mum. He

people then why is he being marketed like an action figure? I have hated Dr. Phil since I first heard of the

man and

tions to a

find his simple solu-

complex world amusing

at best.

How

do we

waste of the reader’s lime. The author should also watch her

human

A

is

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as.

when

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Out of the responses of the men interviewed there are too many

article is

of these generalizations; it disregards the fact that we are all human. We are all capable of feeling the same emotions. Let’s not stereotype; it is so hurtful and dangerous. In the

title

itself,

a

poor choice of words as men on a whole were not represented here. I worry that women or men reading these this article will think that things are “what

men

really

wanf

and form some uneducated opinbleak ions. This article creates a and very sad view of relationships between men and women. There share are so many men that do not the

same

article.

feelings as those in the

Many men do

not consid-

er “cars, sports or breast size” their staple conversation pieces. are these men represented? Why not seek out a diverse group of individual opinions that

Where

contrast?

at this

topic.

full

“men” was

was surprised

insulting and superficial remarks to begin to mention. I was most saddened by the comment, “you will put less Stock into her looks the longer you’re with her,” like a

woman was

business venture. their honest

a

But since these are

responses, they cannot and should not be censored. to give I would like to ask Spoke

me

something

some

real.

of the crap.

Cut through

Make me

think.

Challenge me and prove that you are worthy to be the next generaso tion of journalists. You have much opportunity to do this. Find

something provocative. If it s a real story about people. I want the want don't I experience. human

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women and men alike. Xhe

I

my

former university like this would not be seen in the school paper. If it was, it would be a satire, meant to convey the ridiculousness of the

At something

not defined by their gen-

This

The author

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This word

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assumptions and stereotypes keep

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the editing of this article

in,

It

and precise.

right decision.

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Dr. Phil

perfect.

der.

ings and exploits that fact.

on what they

faultless, exact

mean?

this

making

tionship

you’ve been a bad husband or an unloving wife and cons you into giving his show human emotion. He knows that crying equals rat-

is

is

Thousands of people, including those five boys, would be here today if drunk drivers had made the

that

beyond me. a show had recently Dr. Phil weight titled Get straight with your where he explained how you could

al

What does

so sick of this

Quick fixes and simple solutions are what everyone wants. Shows like Dr. Phil concentrate on fixing

overa middle-aged, white, bald, weight American about their person-

is?”

Perfection

cab or spend the night, but don’t get behind the wheel.

prescribes the wrong medicine

marriages, sex lives, financial problems and just about anything else that people can get help for. Why anyone would want to talk to

a

ment, “they perfect their bodies

people from relating and ultimately

Dr. Phil

hair.

As

do not spend hours on Again, what is the state-

1

typically suggests immaturity and

wherever

from

intelligence of

the

identify a sex in such a way.

use of the word

program. But next time,

held

insults

stop escalating.

toll will

just

is

genders they identify themselves

before you get annoyed that you’re

simple.

it’s

RIDE

kills. It’s

hair

not right to define or

beings no matter what gender or

a high-

is

around the

my

a

many hours

spent

sure It is

“as

statement,

the

I’ve

1

So this holiday season, before you get into your car after having one too many, stop and put your keys back in your pocket. Take a

time for drunk driving accidents. We’ve all been stopped

drunk driver swerved and hit the boys late one night on their way home. This, to

me,

that

their limits are.

The Christmas season

A

accident.

is

people don’t think and don’t realize

I

was awoken by a phone call. My friend told me through a choked up was an

The problem

eliminated.

a drunk driver.

Four days before Christmas,

but five best

this,

this,

to beat

The message should-

this.

ple truth.

are

nature and harsh, but

in

bush on driving

and share sarcastic ges-

Some

horrible effects.

its

group of friends is gone. Imagine it: your little clique wiped out. It’s tragic enough that one per-

in the halls

and driving

depict drinking

there’s

n’t

seen the commercials,

all

graphic

An

drive.

to

is

do not

The sooner we can accept

We’ve

for

dis-

a superficial chat that

is

appreciate

ing a red ribbon on our car.

what? Because some random man had one too many drinks one night, and

was not directly friends with them, but we would pass each other ness.

And

such a young age.

cussion

in

and continue to raise the pubawareness, the sooner the

and

ago,

my

written"

This article helps to further along

sons’ lives had been taken away, at

Christmases

was

letter

the sad, but sim-

that

Several

your readers’ intelligence. The This

be sugar-coated; drinking and

especially around Christmas time,

boys from

between sexes

right...”

their tireless efforts

not the hardest thing. I’ve

of, if

viewed one-on-one these men would not have given the same responses. The topics chosen by the author to discuss and to write about are stale and again insult

Dear Editor, some time out of 1 have taken my busy schedule of obsessing over chocolate and the size of my thighs to offer my opinion on the article from Spoke’s Dec. 2 edition, entitled, “What do men really want?”

strong, despite the fact that their

one

stereotypes create barrier

woman. making

can show our support for simply by plac-

ever had to do. They stood there so

the parents

sion

the Dec. 2 issue of Spoke.

We

days.

wake and hugging of those five boys was

to the

The interview in a group discuswas a poor idea.^here is no doubt in my mind that if inter-

Assumptions,

certainly not newsworthy.

didn’t have to happen.

is

Going

— Page 5

response to Spoke’s feature on what men really want, published in

sounds a little much, I know, but it’s one of the most prominent images to appear in my head. It’s one that I can’t shake and still have not come to terms with, because it It

2002

9,

Letter to the editor

that kills

The holiday season conjures up images of snowball

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9,

Health

2002

Combating AIDS and HIV

t

Waterloo Region

in

Thpv annnvmous prenre- and ai offer anonymous They nffpr A needle testing. post-HIV exchange buy-back program is also in place to promote harm reduction. Sharp containers can also be

By SARAH McGOLDRICK The number of reported cases of

HIV and AIDS

is

on the

in

rise

given out, which can help prevent needles being left exposed. It is also recommended that peo-

Waterloo Region.

AIDS, or acquired immune

defi-

ciency syndrome, is the result of the suppression of the immune system, related to the infection of the

share needles also be testB and Hepatitis C.

ed for Hepatitis

A

virus

human immunodeficiency

who

ple

resource centre

also avail-

is

(HIV).

able, with a lending library.

Over time the immune system becomes weak as well as the CD4

and

T-lymphocytes or CD4 T-cells. AIDS is passed from person

services.

“People can come in and get info talk with the staff,” said Teena Scofield, co-ordinator of volunteer

to

person through sexual contact, or by sharing needles, syringes or

She said there

someone who has HIV. with HIV may not show

vials with

of the infection for many it is important to be tested.

education. Scofield

years so

This

epidemic proportions

reaches

many

AIDS

especially time as

is

Worldwide there have been a 42 million cases of HIV/AIDS. According to a United Nations report on AIDS, more than

come

reported

(Photo by Sarah McGoldhck)

in

provides assistance dealing with

number of deaths

that the tests are

cent accurate

across to newly positive people of the importance of telling their partners.

The province has mandated

that

partners of HIV-positive people be notified in case they have been exposed to the virus. Roberts said in most cases people want to know if they have come

last five years, more than 50 per cent of cases were the result of heterosexual contact. He added that

in contact with a positive person. “We maintain complete confidentiality of the person who has HIV,”

They

Roberts said.

dom, but they

numbers were equal among

men and women.

Roberts works

at

He

the Waterloo

Community Region Department, located on Regina Street in Waterloo, where he is Health

way

said that the safest

vent the spread of

HIV

is

to pre-

through

keeping your partner informed of

involved people

your HIV status. Roberts said in many cases people were not aware that they had

are

come

who have AIDS or HIV positive. He is also

involved with testing for the dis-

in contact

The department offers anonymous testing at weekly

free clin-

who

has HIV.

“We

ease.

with someone

suggest couples

come

in

and

get tested together and find out

each other’s

results,”

he said.

just

99 per

contact has three

last

them.

The department

when

also encourages

abstinence or

either

comes

it

to

monogamy

relationships.

also want to encourage the use of a condom every time.

“People

know how

to use a con-

aren’t always consisPeople get caught up in the heat of the moment and forget all about it,” he said. Roberts said the average person tent.

who

he sees

HIV

is

positive

is

one

of the

Others

35

years old, which shows that young

familiar with the risks,”

he said. Roberts said there are some warning signs for those who think they may have been exposed to the sexually

disease

transmitted

(STD).

They include an unusual discharge, a burning sensation when urinating and new or strange lumps and bumps after sexual

in

on a regu-

know

your HIV status so a health plan can begin as soon as possible,” she

She added

women who

that

is

it

important for

are pregnant or might

be pregnant to find out their status. There is a risk involved, as women can pass the HIV to a baby through breast-feeding. “We encourage doctors

“We promote

that people

know

baby.”

contact

AIDS/HIV may want to contact of Committee AIDS The

2251.

Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA), located on

ics

Frederick Street in Kitchener. centre has been located there

people understand the threat of the

since 1985 and offers support for

disease.

people in the community.

“There are a lot more ad campaigns. We have a generation who grew up with condom use and are

infected

The centre helps clients who are affected by and AIDS/HIV.

may be

thinks they

is normal for their bodies.” People who think they have come in contact with an STD such as

what

to

encourage women to get tested. With treatment now you can significantly lower the risk for the

Anyone who has questions

contact.

The

come

important to

said.

much more

More food being considered B y JEFF

many people who

the region

promoting is making a personal safe sex plan, which gets people to sit down and think about what sex means to

all

the

is

in

months. The department

Roberts says it is important for people to recognize that these numbers do not say that those with AIDS were homosexual. He said that of the reported cases over the

both

HIV

if

happened within the

also helps get the message

He

ACCKWA,

and HIV-related issues

He added

Region.

year was 70.

last

AIDS

Waterloo

around

located

ics

reached 82. The

has

Scofield, co-ordinator of volunteer services at

Teena

of Waterloo, the number of reported cases of HIV in 2001 has risen to 198, while the number of cases

AIDS

in.

lar basis. It is

2002 and 3.1 million people died from the disease. According to Mark Roberts, HIV case manager for the region

of

injection

being affected with AIDS and a lot don’t come in to be tested. “Some people don’t want to

in

people were infected

she has seen an drug users

said

in

increase

nations.

five million

the centre

goes out into the community to help raise awareness and provide

A person signs

a stigma

still

is

AIDS and

attached to

the

or

infected can

Region

Waterloo

Community Health Department AIDS/STD Program at 883-

Anonymous HIV

drop-in clin-

Main St., Cambridge on the 2nd floor, Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo on the 2nd floor, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and at are held at 150

ACCKWA

at located Frederick St., Kitchener Thursdays from 4 to 7p.m.

85 on

for irradiation

MOR LEY

forty-three per cent said they

buy

it.

would

Ninety-three per cent of the

respondents thought that information

The Canadian public has an oppor-

consumer was important. Wilson says, “Health Canada has stated that they recognize the

tunity to take part in public consulta-

for the

They are being held to gather comments on proposed regulatory changes that would

important role that public opinion

tions

on

expand

irradiation.

the

list

and perceptions

of irradiated foods.

will

play in the

As

a result.

Canada Gazette lists wheat, flour, whole wheat Hour, potatoes, onions, whole

irradiation proposal.”

and ground spices and dehydrated

product.

seasoning preparations as the only

If these foods do get approval, Wilson says that each product will have to undergo labelling. She says, “Current Canadian regulations require prepackaged whole

The Nov. 25

issue of the

foods currently permitted to be

and sold

diated

in

Health Canada has decided to provide information sessions on the

irra-

Canada. Sarah

Wilson, of the Food Safety Network, says that irradiation technology in

Canada is mainly used on spices. The amendments would add mangoes, fresh and frozen ground beef fresh

and frozen poultry, prepack-

aged

fresh,

frozen,

prepared dried

shrimp and prawns. Irradiation

food

is

is

exposed

and

eliminate

salmonella.

prevent

to radiant

by which energy

to

microorganisms

insect

pests.

The

process helps to reduce the risk of

food poisoning, such as E.

coli

and

is

one

of the

Irradiation

spoilage

by

(Photo by Jeff Morley) foods Health Canada has proposed to be irradiated for safety reasons.

would

also

eliminating

microbes and bacteria. In addition, increases shelf

a process

reduce pathogenic

Ground beef

life

it

by slowing the

ripening process and sprouting.

also enhance the safety of the

products and their quality.

However, despite the benefits of irradiation

many people

familiar with

Health Canada has also found that the

would

consumption of these irradiated

are

not

the practice, nor are

they confidant of the benefits.

Wilson explains a recent survey

nutrients, nor

commissioned by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. She says that the

risk

survey revealed Canadians approach

foods would not result

to

in the loss

of

would it result in any the consumer. Irradiation

foods that have been irradiated be identified as such on the label and internationally

irradiated foods with caution because

carry

they are uncertain about their safety.

nized radura symbol.”

Fifty-one

per

cent

of

people

thought irradiation was a good idea

when given a

brief description of the

process. Forty-two per cent thought the process

was

still

a bad idea. Fifty-

four per cent of people said they

would not buy irradiated foods because of safety concerns, while

the

The information

recog-

sessions will be

taking place across the country and dates and times will be posted,

.more information look to the Web site www.hcsc.gc.ca or contact the Food Safety Health Canada

Network work.ca.

at

www.foodsafetjjijjjk


SPOKE, December

Life

— Page 7

2002

9,

Pets require love and responsibility MARCY CABRAL

By

As she walks through door,

the

loud

and

greeting

animal from never being adopted, or

the big heavy

awaiting her

She

spectaeular.

possibly worse things.

is

Although Carreira

looks

committed

Ju.st

herself to adopting a pet, the shelter

around the eage-tllled room with a

docs have a return program.

smile and begins her search.

mal

That one

a

is

too big, she

little

thinks, aloud. This one’s cute, but

My

white.

rurniture’s black.

wish

I

can

1

is

merely one out of

who walks

comes

through the

many,

Like

year.

wants a pet

come home

everyday,

to

A

is

mal through

will

own,

love.

always wanted a

I’ve

Now

that

Though

may

the opportunity

According

be per-

may

If

be issued to have the cat spayed or

adopting these three cats from the

after

people refuse to

and

So

form

complete there

is

allows the adoptive owners time

think

shelter also requires the completion of

down and

think

over the decision.

a lengthy three-page adoption form

approval, a

phone

call is

handle the responsibility.

People must

is

first

decide what they

the pet for, she says, adding.

going

to take care

of the animal once

the initial novelty wears off

much

and how

are they expecting to spend?

Animals ed

Who

at the shelter

can be adopt-

when com-

inexpensively

fairly

The adoption

dog

fee for a

ter to notify the

hours.

we want

you

to see

is

$257, but the shelter will reimburse $150 if the dog gets spayed or

animal will sleep,

if

there

is

it

if

you choose

to

made by

sit

Upon

the shel-

way

call is also a

for the

same. However, just is approved does not

the

because someone

mean

the animal

is

simply handed over.

Written within the adoption form

is

a

clause stating the shelter maintains the

home

right to visit the owner’s

permis-

10 days

after the adoption and, if the shelter so

from a superintendent if you live an apartment and who will look

after

extra time to

owners usually within 36

The phone

remained

sion in

little

shelter to ensure the owner’s decision has

interact with the animal, Deekon says. You just can’t come in and say I want that one and expect that to be it. The form is extremely detailed and includes questions such as where the

pared to purchasing an animal from a breeder.

and does not allow same day adoptions.

In order to adopt

a

prepare for

to

they want a pet are not necessarily ready

who

is

waiting period of 48 hours. This

and a

individuals

chooses,

can check up on the animal

it

twice a year after the

go on vacation.

adoption

initial

were a

little

mind

doesn’t

out

filling

concern, but bit

some

the flag song

Aboriginal culture

and

dition

At

annual Canadian

Aboriginal Festival

at the

SkyDome

in

Toronto, which ran from Nov. 28

to

Dec.

this culture

1,

The

displayed.

from

everything

was proudly featured

event the

Canadian

Aboriginal music awards, a lacrosse skills competition, fashion shows, teachings and food, to

traditional

arts.

The

attractions of the festival

were

visual

main

and performing

the three

Grand

Entries,

which were

each followed by a powwow. Kelly Nixon, a Conestoga coun-

and contact for Aboriginal students, said the Grand Entry rep-

sellor

resents the beginning of the pow-

wow, where

elders

and dancers

enter the circle to the beat ot the

first

Grand Entry of

Nixon added nificant event.

The procession of dancers

is

led

from the east entrance by Eagle Staff bearers and other flag bearers.T

The Eagle

Staff

is

consid-

their culture

served in wars.?

J

The dancing begins IS in the arena. The flags k

after

everyone

are raised.

a sig-

a celebration of

It is

and community.

and the

to

win prize money

powwow. They

in a

competitive

judged on

are

their

style and dance form, the ability to stay with the druin beat, and the tra-

ditional outfit they wear.

Drumming

is a

large part of the

The Grand Entry begins with the drumming group

celebrations.

host

the

rotates

to

then

drum groups.

other

These groups also sing ditional

and

band

language.

in their tra-

Drum

groups

can compete for prize money as

The

Turtle Island New's,

Pow

and Tourism Guide for June

2001. stated there are some customs that must be followed for

drums. There

is

a

dancers must follow the beat of the drum at all times. Some dances

drum

a specific

require

beat or

groups participating in the

drum first Grand

which was Nov.

Entry,

30.

The drumming sound

that

not the only

is

can be heard during a

chaos of the holidays and really think

These are abandoned and

visitations, Carreira’s desire for a

pet

strong.

She reads the

entire

She

is

pow'wow because

it

regalia

certain

Some

craft.

specific

spend

dancers can

assembling

years

their

their

to

regalia,

gathering accessories, and applying detailed resalia

are

look

and

head singer

in

dancers

beadwork bright

to

it.

Most

and colourful

beautiful

move

to

the

when drum

the beat.

My parents are going to freak when

committing her-

I

show up

for Christmas with Cassie,

But hey, what fun would the holidays be without a few surprises? laughs.

she

ani-

good, she says. I’ve saved an

feel

and

culture be the

Regalia are treated with respect by the dancers and are considered

ty to

valuable possessions.

their feet

dress in particular, called a

One

jingle dress,

makes

a lot of noise.

first

one

down

area to pack

dance

in the

the grass with

for the dancers behind

News

them. The Turtle Island

said

they enter the circle from the south

said the

and move clockwise with the drum.

dress is considered a medicine dress, and is treated with ceremo-

These dancers are able to incorporate their own moves, giving each

ny and a great deal of respect.I

dance a personal

The

News

Turtle Island

According

to the traditional teach-

ing, the dress

came from

a

man

from Ontario in an area known as the Lake of the Woods. His daughter was sick, and he saw the jingle dress in a vision and w'as told howwell to use it to make his daughter

The vision

told

him

to give

the dress to his people to be used for healing. Originally, the jingles

were made of

made The

identifies the

type of dancer and has different meanings. Each dancer must wear

friend.

mal. I

glad she never got

Christmas she’ll get to spend the holidays with her new calico, feline

form

self to love and nurture an abandoned

now

is

She says she really wasn’t ready for a pet back then, but this

one.

over once more, and then adds her signature to the bottom.

but

tle,

little

home

clothes. This traditional clothing,

significant in a

a

excessive to me. Although she doesn’t agree with the

they are

is

Santa for

sure the

home seem

Carreira

adds.

animals don’t endure anymore pain, but visits to your

the gift, Deekon remembers asking a kitten when she was lit-

before accepting

stray ani-

make

course, they want to

again.

called regalia,

This allows people to get over the

to

mals; Carreira says, adding, So of

is

if

they choose.

much.

The dancers' outfits often make noise too, with the movement of the fabric, the beads and other detail work that is on the

poww'ow.

as

are

in the first

row of a drum, or to strike one. However, they are allowed to sing, sitting behind their husband or the man who asked them to sing. The

known

drum groups, which

sit

song. In this festival, there were 19

traditions.!

other competitive. Dancers are able

Wow

who

is

There are two main types of powtraditional and the

carried by the highest

ranked members, such as those

the festival.

wows, one being

well.

is

are not permitted to

Band

There can be healing as they allow Aboriginal people to connect with

ered the flao for First Nations people and

MacGregor,

powwow

a

family

youth,

every drum, and he decides who can be part of the group. Women

is

the prayer for the

member, offered

from

host drum.

she said.

offered, she said. Lillian

a Whitefish River First Nation

spirit.

ninth

the

rich with tra-

is

sung and a prayer

is

seem

stipulations

over, the

is

recipient can pick up the animal

because she understands the shelters

be a

can be put under the

and when Christmas

tree

form

the

not going to

is

instead, the shelter issues- a

certificate that

She says she

intimidating.

Aboriginal festival alive with colour B y BRANDI STEVENSON

However, the shelter

For Carreira, the added safeguards

adds.

adamant about the waiting

also

is

period. After the

from mak-

animal.

ers.

are within the limits of the pri-

Deekon

minimum

In order to prevent people

if

homes.

we

act,

She

which

knows

really

ready to care for an

away perspective adoptive own-

vacy

nails

No one

fully

turn

sive and

vaccine,

first

believes these extra pre-

is

ensure they go to people with good

the animal's arrival

many

ents, she says.

society.

for

We don't ask anything inva-

includes

animal's

Deekon

date.

unrccommended

cautions help keep the animals safe and

neutered as well. The adoption fee the

out the form

fill

ing spur-of-the-moment decisions, the

Society,

humane

reason well.

then they aren’t the proper people to care for the animal.

allows for identification.

Bonnie Deekon,

to

and energy

life

applicable, a certificate

if

the installation of a microchip,

Cambridge Humane

director of the

$107 and

deworming, care of ears and

choice of a household pet

fect, the

my

the perfect opportunity.

it’s

not.

never

pet, but

I’m living on

of

is full

neutered. For eats however, the charge

importantly, she wants to save an ani-

had one.

care

buy pets as Christmas pres-

to

someone

more

but

home

Kitchener

to

another

Deekon’s mind as

highly

It’s

23-year-old

the

resident

baause

and

responsibility

to

people

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

Cambridge

usually

il’^

approaching,

fast

hundreds

want

of

level

doors of local humane societies each

to

keep them. Deekon believes when peo-

invoked. But with the holiday season

one? Kellie Carreira

animals,

in

long the owner da-ides

they arc unready or did not realize the

choose just

I

how

ple return an animal

she says. They

all,

How

look so sad.

all

to

become hollow voids and

could take them

always takp

the .shelter will

regardless of

side of the room. Peering into cages,

her heart begins to ache.

reim-

is

bursed and there are no hard feelings. But

Jder quest continues on the other

her eyes

the adoption fee

.seven days,

it's

an ani-

If

returned to the shelter within

is

shells,

but today

made from metal cones

and

Their regalia are

made

with

young

bright coloured

yam

or ribbon

and usually have beadwork.

Originating dancers

trx’

from

the

west,

to imitate the grass

ing in the w ind, or a horse's

the

mov-

mane

as

gallops across the plains. It is

regalia

the

states

Turtle Island

a grass dancer's responsibili-

contain

beadwork

several feathers, leather,

and colour.

They dress in bone-beaded breastwar shields and some may

plates,

even paint

their faces.!

The women's

traditional

grass dance has been gaining

teenagers.

it

News

stories dur-

tell

The

ing their dances.

haxe

cially

fringe

Others

their area.

specifically for the dresses.

boys

dance

sometimes portrays old hunting methods or mimics animals from

resents the connection

popularity for about 10 years, espe-

w ith

feel.

traditional

men's

The

w ith Mother

in slow- steps

dance rep-

women

all

Earth.

They dance

and one foot

is

always

suppiosed to stay on the ground in

order to sta> in touch

w ith Mother

Earth. Traditionalh-. their regalia are leather, but

can be made of fabric,

and usually haxe a

The

Turtle

Island

lot

of beadwork.

News

said they

often haxe a full-length breastplate that

almost touches the ground and

w ear

a shaw l

on

their

arm.


— SPOKE, December

Page 8

Entertainment

2002

9,

Not By Choice By TANNIS

in

Trasheteria on Macdonell Street featured hot Canadian rock-

The

ers

Not By Choice (NBC), whose

success has skyrocketed over the past few months.

Following the summer-long Pepsi Taste Tour with fellow Ajaxians

Sum

NBC

41.

released their

first

the stage. All of the opening bands

were being judged on

7.

They

bands

Jimmy Eat World and

favourite, 11:11 (Eleven Eleven),

Despite the immense talent on display, most of the people in the

are

audience were there for one reason; to see NBC, As soon as it was time for them to go on people gathered in front of the small stage to ensure

of course, the

NBC’s album

recently,

CASBY

earned them a

has

(Canadian

a

mony

held

lead singer and guitar play-

Mike Bilcox says playing small clubs has a different atmosin

er

album at the cerethe Kool Haus in Toronto on Nov. 23. Edge 102.1, a favourite indie at

phere than stadium shows. “The fans are a lot closer to us and it is

popular alternative rock station.

“We

are getting a

little

same old

tired

are going to play

we new

time, so

of

stuff all of the

some-

you guys,’’ Bilcox told the crowd. With the audience new, all hyped up to hear something band other the at looked Bilcox

thing

for

members and smiled. “You take my breath away, with Members all the things you say...” of the audience started jumping and cheering to the song, but not

because

it

was new, in fact it is the most well-known for.

song they are

Standing All Alone.

good view of the guys.

NBC

by You) Award for

Artist Selected

perform-

bands type event. Featured were Handheld, Jetison Idol, No Word of a Lie, Another Season and crowd

Sums.

Most

their

ance for the night in a battle-of-the-

ranks with other popular like New Found Glory,

the

Killeen, bassist

Liam

playing the

Their first single, Standing All Alone, has made its way onto the charts with their pop-punk style. The song is also being featured on Much Music’s annual compilation in

band-mates drummer AJ Bovaird Glenn “Chico guitarist

fellow

his

and Dunning.

3.

album Big Shiny Tunes

off of their album. He took brief breaks to speak to the audience with

the

out of the chilling cold. Members of NBC mingled in the crowd while local bands took over

major label album Maybe One Day

on Sept.

Goldfinger, belted out every song

doors opened. Patrons at filed into the dark club gathering the of front in and bar the both in stage. People were excited to get

when

in the smaller

much warmer

he said following the show. Bilcox, whose major musical influences include Green Day and

clubs,’’

each category. Lineups were already formed outside of the Trasheteria by 6:30 p.m.

small nightclub in Guelph was brimming with big sounds on Dec.

A

1.

usually

sponsored the awards where the public could vote for the best artist

WADE

As

some new

for the progress of

NBC,

material for

Bilcox says they

have been far too busy in the last few months to have worked on anything. “I have been working on stuff but not really as a band.” he said. “I usually do that in individually,

my

basement.”

For Bilcox, Dunning, Killeen and Bovaird the last few months have

been a

little

all

overwhelming

at times.

made

it

the way,” said Bilcox. “But

I

“I feel like

we

haven’t

still

we

when

realized

were

Sum

Vancouver touring with

in

41

... awesome.” ‘Not many people get a great

that this is pretty

opportunity when

they

are just

starting out to tour with a

huge band awe-

like

Sum

41,

it

was a

really

some experience,” he said. Over the last few months

the guys

have gone from being local celebrities to being recognized all over Canada. “We get the chance to meet

and

and

talk to the fans

great,” Bilcox said.

realize

see

drummer for Not By Choice, had a few problems equipment at the beginning of their set. They were quicksorted out and the show continued as planned.

to

you perform so you all

of the

(Photo by Tannis Wade)

Not By Choice, sings his Mike Bilcox, lead singer and Street in Guelph on Macdonell on heart out at The Trasheteria guitarist for

Dec.

1

They hung around

.

course they

all

and stay around

Of

have their markers

ready to sign countless autographs

ly

for the fans.

Kobylnik said

this is the first

time

year the Conestoga This Residence and Conference Centre has an addition; a rock band.

residence and he thinks as long as

have created the

Hollow Reign has been playing

Five

students

band Hollow Reign,

that

can be

heard jamming throughout the week.

They

began

playing

in

their

rooms, but after some complaints

from neighbours, they were moved to the basement, where they are allowed to practise without disturbJohn Kobylnik, general manager of the residence, said the decision

move

band downstairs was

the

the best solution for everyone.

The band start,

but

own room, working

said they had a rough

now

that they

have their

they feel everything

out.

is

stage,”

and said the “roar of the

audience” gives him a high.

Vanden Heuvel plays the bass and writes lyrics and music

guitar

However, in just the short time they have been together, they have finished three songs and have five

He wants the group to go places and said the reason he started this band was because he was “starving for something new.” His roommate, 19-year-old Ryan Ische, plays the rhythm guitar in the band and said he has been into music since he was bought his first

more

guitar four years ago.

it

for the band.

won’t be a problem.

together

since

Members

write their

mid-October. lyrics and

own

music.

Tim

ing people.

to

they practise in the early evenings,

in the works.

'Vanden Heuvel wanted to

form a rock band and put a notice up at residence looking for members.

Vanden Heuvel, who year of management

is

studies,

been playing music for

The 19-year-old

in his first

1

1

has

years.

guitar player said

he has “an addiction to being on

have

worked really hard up to this point and we will continue to work hard.” Since their job the

band has

stage

to

play music,

is to

be ready to go on

of the time. “You always

all

mood to play,” said Bilcox. “We owe it to the fans to give them a good show; we have to

have

to

give

be

in the

our

it

are also hoping to

do anoth-

NBC

on the road again

is

travelling

this

Belleville,

to

and Ottawa. They are scheduled all the way until Dec. 23 when they get cally finish playing, it is

“We basidrive home and

Like Sum 41, NBC is attempting break into the United States market. “Our manager is doing his job,

some record

hopefully talking to labels in the U.S.

going to play

in

and we may be New York some-

time soon,” said Bilcox.

The band

getting airtime on

is

Much Music U.S.A

as well as play

on some of the smaller campus

sta-

tions across the country. Like here, their success in the

United States

on the response from

fans.

“I just

want

to say thanks to all of

our fans,” Bilcox added. If it wasn’t for all of you guys we wouldn’t be

where

we

are today.”

NBC will be relatively close to the area on Dec. 17

when

they play at

Phoenix in London with Simple Plan. For more information on tour dates visit the band’s official Web site at www.notbychoice.com.

Club

Christmas.”

Now That You are Leaving is the newest single released by NBC. They are looking to have a video

new band

of

from an audience” would be

inspir-

He

has been interested in music

for about six years and said he will

ing.

Ben McGrath, who mer,

New

Year,” said Bilcox.

relies heavily

all.”

Conestoga residence home students have started a band in the

“We

Bilcox.

said

cian,”

to relax for the holidays.

merchandise.

“We

to

three to four nights a week. After try

out by January.

9 years or older. “Since this has started I have realized that it is still hard to be a musi1

Peterborough, Newmarket, Quebec

CDs and

sign autographs.

er cross-Canada tour in the

Since September the band has been working like crazy to get their album out there, sometimes playing

to sell

CDs and

at the University of Waterloo campus bar, the Bomber, on Nov. 29. The event was only open to those

month

with his

By KATE VANDEVEN

crowd

to a sold-out

They played

after to sell

time.”

each show they Killeen,

really

“You have

have to give your best

(Photo by Tannis Wade)

it is

people have paid to

that

come and

Liam

many

choice for

is

is

the

drum-

he joined because he

said

liked the style of

music and thinks

playing in the band “goes on a

much deeper level

then just making

be with the band

all

through his

college years.

Matt Moffit, who is the lead guisaid he joined to have some fun and get the experience of being tarist,

lead guitarist.

noise.”

McGrath

year of

in his first

is

pre-service firefighter, and the 19-

band member said

Moffit, 19, is in his first year of general business and said he has

in his first year of the

interested in people being able to

been into music his whole life. Like the other members, he thinks it would be great if the band went somewhere, but he is not going to

computer programmer analyst program and said he became interested in the band because of his roommate, but thinks the band will lead

hear his music, than making “big

be devastated

bucks.”

to interesting opportunities.

goes. If

Since they all have musical backgrounds, they feel they work great together and are hoping to display their talent to an audi\

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His goals are to be as original as possible and to play in front of an audience.

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happens,

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band member Ryan band goes, it

said, “If the it

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off, “if

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who

is

it

doesn’t.”

a first-year

programmer analyst

com-

student,

sings and writes lyrics for the band.

ence

and

at the at

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if

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doesn’t.

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What do women

They’re

who the last article in a two-

is

looking for someone

all

will respect

them

who

for

they

be honest, courteous and listen to what they have to say and what they want. Cleaves said, “I want

are,

men and women

part series about

— Page 9

want?

really

By NICOLE CHILDS This

2002

9,

in relationships.

someone who There are so many misconceptions and mysteries surrounding men and women in relationships. One side wants one thing, and

when

they don’t get

On

However, Edgar said she want to be taken to McDonalds. Cleaves agreed and said, ‘Take me someplace that I want to go, where we can laugh, but

doesn’t

how can we understand each other’s sides, if we don’t know what they want?

make it They

are one of the biggest

mysteries of

drawn

men. They are

all to

why sometimes. And as much as men sometimes hate the way

women

(From

to right) Christina

left

Ahrans, Julie Cleaves and Crystal Edgar laugh as they chat about men.

cliche rings true, they can’t live

with you,” said Cleaves.

go for her pants.”

without them.

boundaries

Just as

women

down

sat

I

women

they

My

participants

Edgar,

Christina

were Crystal Ahrans,

Cleaves and Stacey Bisson, eral business students at

women

is

sexuality,

the

women want sex as much as men. When asked what women talk about behind closed doors, the

first

out of their mouths Penis sizes, positions, adult toys, how he uses it and how good he is at it, are all topics of

thing that

was

came

sex.

While men and

women

sex fairly equally,

of the conversation that differs. Cleaves said she finds that the

among

sex

conversations about are women detailed

and

graphic

than

men

what

like,

it’s

it

CleavGS more like, T had sex in

this

it’s

position

“When

and

this one,”’

you’re with

all

she said.

the girls, of

course you’re going to talk about guys, just like guys talk about girls,”

Bisson. Ahrans laughed and added, “It’s not all about clothes and

said

shopping.

The

I’ll tell

you

girls also said

they talk about

what they want in their relationship, or rather,

enough

ting

what they’re not of.

As

well,

get-

they

admitted that they do gossip about what’s going on in other people’s lives.

asked what annoys them about men, they had a long list of

When

pet peeves. Mainly, like feel that

when

men, they

in a relationship they

are too controlled.

how they expect you not be friends with any other guys,

“I hate

to

said Cleaves. the cockiness

They

men

agreed that sometimes have all

often annoys them.

they use you for pretlAich everything," added Edgar.

‘jkhate

how

how

Cleaves agreed and said. “And if they’re interested in a girl they just

rave in Toronto.

some men show off their rears are attractive to women, they can’t stand them. The tightness may show off their rears, but it also shows a little too much of their

cheeks and say, ‘You have got the roundest, nicest ass I’ve ever

package. Edgar said she likes a guy who dresses casually, and jeans and

to

They

meet people

When

a club.

I

think of the

guys

at the

club

think of one-

Ahrans

want someone who will do what they want to do sometimes and not feel like their male counterpart is always controlIn relationships they

who

of

issue

the

should

girls

to cheating while only

don’t really care either way. Edgar said, “It doesn’t matter to

five

more

was

I

feel like

often. Usually if

I

do

you leave

it

it

up

to

never gets done.” Cleaves laughed and added, “I usually wait for the guy and maybe that’s why nothing happens.”

guy

the

it

little

to

that if they

interest the

man

show

should

a

know

men had

Bisson feels that

her.

said they cheated because they didn’t feel they were getting

They

it

should be a

Another said she was experiencsome personal problems she didn’t know how to deal with and

men, they agree

think

comfort of being

surrounded by you people

is

Like

that while attrac-

an issue

me.

If

Humour

you make

Ahrans agrees

Bisson

because your wouldn t set and you know friends friends

girls.

me

is attractive

laugh you're

attractive." said Cleaves.

said

people

the

when you first meet a person, it becomes less noticeable the more you get to know them.

to

she likes meet-

through

among

discussed

attractiveness.

first step.

ing

she acted out in the wrong way. was another topic

Attractiveness

"In the start everj'body looks at

it

easier to take the

Ahrans

felt

tiveness

The

know makes

of the

Another said she cheated out of spite, after her partner cheated on

comfortable meeting people through friends.

admitted

when a relamuch ending.

pretty

ing

“I

know

let

interesting topic

was

that the longer

a person the

more

he becomes but said reverse as well. "If

it

you

attracti\e

can work

you

tall

would be

in

out of

ize girls for taste ash in

Men

shouldn

beach, eat

t

guys

when penal-

we have

to

smoke, then they shouldn’t com-

when

plain

they have to taste

Bisson said simply. “If they don us smoking, then they can

t

t

smoke either; it’s a two-way street." The girls had interesting things to say about what attracted them to their

current

and

previous

Edgar said

my

friend

is

said yes.

sometimes is not whether a guy overweight but whether he

she was drawn

is

is

underweight.

While men spend a the

gym

lot

of time

at

cultivating their muscles,

much muscle

to his

“He made a point to call all weekend to get my

number," she added. Ahrans laughed as she explained how she picked her previous boyfriend based on his shoes. She said you can tell a lot about a man s jjersonality based on his shoes. When asked what was the best thing a man could do for them, their

answers ranged from gi\ing them chocolate to just being their friend.

is

gross.”

stereotypical fascination for is breasts. But what about a

The

men man

fascinates

face

let's

it;

men's penis tion e\ery

boyfriends.

cute smile.

an issue for them they They said that they have to date a guy who weighs more than them. The issue for them

weight

the girls said that they don't like men that are too built, saying. "Too

it,

said Cleaves.

like

cottage,

and look at the stars. In the winter, cuddle on the couch while watching a movie with candles all around and a full body massage for me.” When asked whether or not

him

smoking. our mouth when guys If

my

mer, go to

double standard.

can smoke girls smoke.

sumwalk on the chocolate, drink wine

for different seasons. “In the

the fact

it

nice.

Cleaves had different variations

nant about this topic, saying that a it’s unfair that smoking is such

but don’t like

made Edgar

while Edgar thought a picnic lunch

most men hate it when women smoke. The girls were very indig-

“I don’t think it’s fair that

anyone should approach anyone, if you have an interest in someone why not try to take it somewhere.” Both men and women feel more street.

or back to subtly

said

he

that

that

high.

said she cheated

was

flirty

they like him.

An

justified.

tionship

arm

know

also felt that their cheating

One

Ahrans

she would like a candlelit dinner

when you touch your hair an indirect way of saying you

his

two out of

Some

cheated.

ideas.

have an attraction to somebody.” They all agreed that occasionally while talking they’ll lightly touch

the attention they deserved.

do something.

two-way

it’s

first

be split. While men are labelled as the ones who will most likely cheat in a relationship, the ratio of who has

Three out of the four

perfect

likes to

a

turn

“Wrong

Edgar had a friend who went up a gas bar attendant and said, “How many points do I have to get for a date with you?” Flowers and candy are typical ways in which men try to woo women. But is that what women When asked what really want?

smile and then look away. Bisson said, “It’s a psychological

date she likes equality, and while it depends on the scenario, it should

was

flash

to

to

ass

approach.”

attention? Will she look at him, bat her eyelashes, and smile? According to the girls, they use contact,

my

Her reaction was

seen.’”

even in

Edgar said she

do was

both

around, slap him and say,

“woman’s date” was, they had some different

fact that

the girls

ever, not

“Some guy thought

that the right thing to

So once a woman knows she likes somebody, how does she get his

50/50.

girls

Bisson said,

me

their idea of the

make eye

among

to

own home,”

Edgar said she thinks the guy should pay to a point. If you’re in a long-term relationship it should be

approach whom for a date, the girls

me, but

“No Speedos,

the privacy of your laughed Cleaves.

this strategy.

cheated

gets along with her friends.

sincere some-

said that while

up paying.

Bisson said that even on a

said, “I like to

“How

more important

baseball caps.

dating

pays.” She said she likes to offer to pay on a date but he usually ends

talking to her female friends.

is

experiences on dates.

a white T-shirt are always a good combination. Cleaves agreed and added that she likes backwards

of the biggest questions is who should pay. Each woman had her own idea regarding this issue, but they all agreed that in a long-term relationship, the costs should be split. Cleaves said, “You can always follow the rule of whoever asks

when

way

is,

attractiveness

the

think that tight pants that

I

at

with him

body

One

she can inter-

in a different

They agreed

that.”

come up and grab

night stands and

Bisson said she likes to have another perspective when she needs to talk rather than always just

On

than looks.”

I

get

than

who

guys T had

good? Yup,’ but with girls

I

and other times I want to say what I want to do.” Ahrans said she wants someone

dis-

Was

sex.

laugh,

have a 50/50 relationship. He can say what he wants to do sometimes

cuss.

“With

likes

men

ling them. Cleaves

more

often

goes down.” Bisson said,

to

with girls. “They’re fun to hang out with, wrestle with and when you kick their butt at sports fun to make fun of them it’s because they think because they’re guys they are the best,” she added.

the quality

it is

Bisson said she agrees it’s easier to meet people through friends even though she met her current boyfriend at a

don’t really like

on the couch with them

make me

She also

talk about

love

just getting a piece of ass.”

act with

among women.

conversation held

man who

honest, respectful and

The women have had some bad

you up with someone unsuitable.

“To be honest,

bored.”

four

females were not ashamed to say that

is

he doesn’t

women, making them feel that it’s unhealthy or wrong for women to their

things to

while watching a movie. Cleaves said she looks for a guy who is fun and makes her laugh. “If

has created a stigma for

control

many

up.

will cuddle

While

don’t want sex.

about

things

All agreed that they want a

Conestoga

One major male misconception

them

who

gen-

College.

society

loathe certain

give

Julie

all

hard to live

it

them, they love too

really want.

that

find

women, women find it the same way with men. As much as

with four

what

find out

to

men

without

and correct those long-held misconceptions,

men

phone call. “It makes you happy when he hears his phone and then turns it off because it means he’d rather be

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

act or their little quirks, the

In order to break the

a surprise.” said the worst things

can do on a date are talk only about themselves and take or make a

them, without knowing

to

a date they liked the surprise

didn’t

understand them. But

Women

will be totally himcan be myself.”

I

aspect.

they think

it,

other side just

the

that

self so

women? Come on, women do discuss

sizes.

The

man wants

real ques-

to

know

does size really matter? According to the girls, yes.

But

that

famous

it

is,

does.

line is true, it's not

it is. it's how you use it. be surprised to find out may Men that women really don t care too much for large penises. In the end.

how

big

skill is

On

what's important.

the topic of

men

the girls all

laughed as they agreed with Edgar who said. "Boys ne\er really grow up. the\' are little boys their whole lives.

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immigrated

to

from

it

his

home and

your degree

the majority

and friends in Romania, immigrating to Canada is a big gamble for the couple who hope to build a better future for their son.

They originally applied to come to Canada five years ago, but the They were

difficult.

ed

finally accept-

immigrants

independent

as

(those

be long and

to

who

qualify because they

themCanada) and arrived in

are able to financially sustain

selves

in

Canada on Jan. 18. “You send resumes, you call and nobody calls you back,” Claudiu adding no employer in said, Canada has yet asked to see his

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Claudiu, Vlad and

Simona Bularca immigrated

.com, which assists those interested in immigrating to Canada." While listing many of the new and pur-

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may

candidate

reads.

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benefit

may

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“While one from these

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points, or

According

Eunice Valenzuela,

to

of

director

executive

the

the

Mennonite Coalition For Refugee Support

in Kitchener,

some of

the

count.”

still

Despite having eight years of experience in the engineering field and his wife, having 14 years of

hearings (where immigration officials decide if the individuals are

are

among

the

with refugee claimants from 35 different countries and is run by many volunteers

who

at

one time were

refugees themselves. refugees like “It’s refugees,” she

said.

helping

“There

is

a lot

we

of reward with the work that do.”

bility.”

engineering degree from Romania. "If you don't have Canadian experience it doesn’t seem to

experience, finding jobs in Canada has been harder than they expected.

Canada from Romania

to

new

don't have a date set for their

In addition to stricter regulations,

immigrants must also overcome being stereotyped. Those who disagree with the number of immigrants allowed into

argue immigrants are taking jobs away from Canadians as well as taking advantage of tax dollars by

first

come

come

work.

here really feel

danger (back

their lives are in

in their

for is

unwilling to return to their native

comers who come here

(CIC), Canada Immigration 250,346 immigrants were accepted into Canada in 2001. Next year between 220,000 and 245,000

country.

only trying to improve their own lives, but also end up helping

become

Refugees are claimants

who

are

by reason of

fear,

are

or,

on Queen The program, Street inside the Working Centre located

building, helps refugees

Kitchener

to

communi-

helps

refugee

Canada’s economy. “The Canadian economy relies said. she immigrants,” on “Sometimes Canadians don’t

want

as a country that accepts a

arrangements as well as language

(immigrants) are willing to take factory jobs in order to survive.” As for the Bularcas, being

of immigration claimants each year, immigration laws are changing. After Sept. 1 1,

and culture immigrated

10 new immigration regulations have been implemented making it tougher than ever to become a

she

Canadian resident. Canadian lawyer David Cohen outlines many of the new changes at his Web site www.canadianvisa

know how

number

Changes A new

in

Canada

to

Having from

1991, Valenzuela said

knows about

the difficulties

new-

comers experience when they anive. “People who come here don’t works. said,

We

the

(Canadian) process

walk them through

adding,

The program

it,”

she

“They need support.” is

currently dealing

to

accepted into the Canadian sociewas one of their biggest con-

ty

cerns.

don’t know what to expect,” said Claudiu. “You don’t know if they (Canadians) will

“You

accept you.” Regardless of the

and

was

implemented, that allows security threats to be removed quickly and imposes harsher penalties for people using or selling forged/false documents.

total to

44

officers.

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rewards,”

Simona

worked so hard

“"We

said.

for nothing.”

Claudiu described his family’s

Romania

as stressful because they lived day-by-day, life

in

accepted by Canadians they

first

said they

when

the Bularcas

arrived,

were both eager

The Safe Third Country agreement was signed with the U.S. that allows Canada and the 9.

borders.

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less stressful than their life

do certain jobs. They

claimants with legal issues and living

to

Canada has

life in

society.” Valenzuela said neware not

be

While Canada continues

1.

within the

settle

program

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ty.

who come

Bularcas say their

problems (adapting).” The Bularcas are happy with their new life in Canada and

“As you can see here,” she

unable

large

attending

said referring to the program’s volunteers, “they are serving

year in the hopes of a better life. According to Citizenship and

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numerous families and individuals who immigrate to Canada each

immigrants are expected Canadian residents.

last

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regulations are only delaying the process for those who are in desperate need of a safe place to live. “There are families who have been in Canada for two years and

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import/export business.

well to his

family

procedure proved

off

to

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laid

senior kindergarten and according

recognized here." she said, adding, "It surprised me.”

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own

Five-year-old Vlad

to

isn't

engineers, a

who was

his electronic technician job,

presently taking a business course and hopes to one day start

arrived.

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is

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said.

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balance of competition, performance, exams and preparation in order to succeed in the world of

musical theatre, but also loves ballet and lyrical. “I love the lyrical dance,

“I don't

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Black said that there needs to be a

said.

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years to dance.

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in

said.

According to an article on the Web www.stressfreeyoga.corn,

breathing

a

Teacher can’t imagine life without dancing

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and see what

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general health, relieve stress, allevi-

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ing alleviate stress. “I start off

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thought only

yoga helps maintain and improve

some form of yoga.

the

the

is

O’Neill,

Kitchener resident and yoga student.

thing you

thoughts to various situations, help-

day with

Chri.stine

said

tasks,”

we do

philosophies of yoga

their reactions

helps

positions

Web site, www. hathayogalesson.com,

manage

allows you to relax. “Yoga

me gain control in my day, it me to stay clam, clears my and allows me to focus on

head

Sarah Merry, 22, a Waterloo resident, practises the plough yoga position before a history exam.

and

tion to

really reward-

Childerhose,

Waterloo resident and yoga student. union.

can place students

down and

afso

allows individuals to learn to devel-

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Teens’ sexual attitudes influenced by pop culture Bv MICHELLE TAYLOR Imagine. You are in the heat of passion trying to make a decision

whether or not

to

“do

but there

it,"

is

one catch. You are only 14 years old. The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a organization

non-profit

in

New

focuses on sexual and reproductive health, reported, in

York

that

conducted

their study

in

2000, that

while 93 per cent of teenage girls reported their first intercourse was voluntary, one-quarter of the girls admitted Is

was unwanted.

it

peer pressure or influence

it

a concern, not just in this country, but around the world. An article on

because these kids are very susceptible to whatever might be in style at the time. If parents allow their

made.”

it

With 60 stores across Canada and many more operating in 10 countries around the world. La Senza terms of parents, Dow said is still a lot of parental conbut there is a lot of pressure on

Provocative stars such as Britney Spears are criticized by parents and

Dow doesn’t think so. “It’s what’s within you, rather than what

concerned citizens blaming them for influencing teenage girls. These stars are seen as role models by

you put on that’s going to determine how you act.” She said it seems to be more of a societal

It

who emulate them. teenage girls that are

teenagers,

isn’t just

influenced; even children are dressmodels. role their like ing

Marketing has taken a hold of this trend and run with it. Stores geared

young girls, or what’s called the tween age (8-14), are popping up everywhere. La Senza Girl and Stitches Junior are just two examples. La Senza Girl, an affiliate of La Senza Lingerie, sells everything from cute purses and shoes to “cool to

room

On the

for

accessories.”

La Senza

the

first

Girl

new

“There’s never a dull satin dolls

who glow

superstars!”

aimed

Web

site,

an advertisement Christmas trends is

line of

at

The

young

moment

for

like holiday

advertising

girls

who want

look like their favourite star. principal Dow, Sharon

is

to

of

Crestwicke Christian Academy located on Speedvale Avenue in Guelph, believes stores like La Senza Girl are something that just has to be dealt with on a daily basis. “The market is wide open

(younger than 15) that is not intercourse. There is a lot of oral sex. In

on the parents to buy what is in style at the time. However, does what teenagers wear determine early sexual behaviour?

think society

Even when

I

is

go back

to

when

I

Barnaby Barratt, director of Midwest Institute of Sexology

Dr.

the

Southfield,

in

Does peer pressure have something to do with this need for sexual behaviour and trendy clothes?

According

Mich., agrees that

impressionable. Peer pressure

tops that don’t cover the midriff. “Being a private school, we have a

dress code.

It’s

to

be neat and clean

and modest, but the whole defini-

modesty has changed Dow, also pointed

of

behaviour,” he said. “I think people should listen to what they want and

tremendously.”

out that the shirts are

now

Dow, who has been a teacher

20 years ago. One of

the

academy

tighter

than they used to be and the

When

asked

if

dress,

Dow

something

way young

to

do with

it.

for

is

the things

struggling with

Collegiate in Kitchener, said girls aren’t

influenced

by

From the Sanctuary Merry Christmas

to all

A

parents being role

Broadcasting

British

Corporation (BBC) article reported researchers

the

in

University of New York, were based on an analysis of the U.S. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The study found that teenagers were more likely to have sex before the age of 16 if their parents smoked or drank heavily.

It

also found boys

also likely to have sex at a

were young

are on their way, school's almost over, snow's on the ground. That cam only mean that Christmas is about to arrive. And not a minute too soon. wander the haUs If you look around, you can just see the stress on the faces of students as they of Conestoga College. Major projects are due and aU our students care about right now is making sure they are handed in on time. However, this isn't a problem endemic to Conestoga. It's like this aU over Ontario. But take heart Conestoga students, your winter break is soon at hand. You'll be able to visit family and friends from home. There will be so much food, the pounds and mches will just add to your waistline. The frozen leftovers coming back with you to Conestoga wfil feed you for the rest of the the best part of aU is that you'U be able to get your laundry done for free. Enjoy the break. Use those two weeks to really rest up. A semester can really be a drain on a student's well-being. By using the vacation time wisely, students will come back to Conestoga recharged and ready to succeed in their studies. But over the holidays, some unfortimate things wUl happen. Perhaps the most unfortrmate thing that will happen this holiday season is people will drink and drive. No matter how much education occurs, it's sad to say some readers of this piece wfil stUl get behind the wheel of a car after having been drinking. Please don't drink and drive this holiday season. Simply put, it's a stupid thing to do. Not only is it stupid, but your family and friends could lose a loved one when all it takes is

And

The research pointed out key

preventing

to

behaviour “If

is

young people

are brought

or positive

then they

have sex

sexual

early

a positive role model.

likely to

they get

more

attention

from guys

they do. Although his friends

when

shop at stores like La Senza Girl and Stitches Junior, he finds when a girl dresses too provocatively for

her age, he loses respect for her. “Girls can wear what they want, but

I

don’t think

it’s right.”

The Alan Guttmacher Institute found that most young people begin having sex

in

mid-to-late

their

the time they’re 17, more than half have had intercourse. So,

teens.

By

safe to say that by the time teenagers reach college most have

it’s

had sex. But for those that haven’t, does the pressure stop there? Rachel Heintz, a first-year adverstudent

tising

at

Conestoga

is

less pressure

when

teenagers, so

to

they see stars

Britney Spears they tend to

want to be and act like them. According to Dow, early education can help teenagers decide what the right decision

academy

8.

is

for them.

The

sex education in

starts

grades 7 and

because students start to mature and relationships become more important. “High school is

in college

way more

pressure;

it’s

easier for

pendent atmosphere.” According to Heintz, in college people tend to have more serious relationships. “Sex means more. It’s

not just a roll in the hay.”

For Heintz there wasn’t a lot of pressure to have sex when she was in high school because she had a circle of close friends, but she said

early.”

Role models are essential like

in

models

role

may be more

up

commu-

a household without open nication

that the

“We

talk to

our kids

by the time they left school half of them were still virgins and the other half were not.

How

does she feel about the young as 12 wear?

clothes girls as

“The biggest thing if

is

the parents.

I

have stuff like that kids are educated about it and

think

it’s

fine to

take responsibility.”

start

Experts and young people alike both agree that parents are the key to sex education and children’s

sions,

respect for their body.

them

when

they

Happy Hobdays.

Jody Andruszkiewicz

to Rapoport, girls his

people to be influenced,” she said. “In college it’s more of an inde-

important factor. “People live in

CSI events programmer

According

age feel pressure to dress in low-' rise pants and short tops because

engage in risky behaviour, especially smoking, are especially likely to be sexually active.”

a lot and

call to

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of pressure to have sex, but it depends on who you hang around. “For others there may be. I think there is more pressure on girls.”

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a phone

a

age if their parents drove without wearing a seatbelt. Girls did not seem to be affected by this. The article quoted the researchers as saying, “Adolescents whose parents

Exams

semester.

said.

that the findings, conducted by researchers at the Southwest Texas State University and the City

that she reflects societal trends.”

age

hang

teenage sex. The article explains

Ernesto Rapoport, a 14-year-old Cameron Heights at student his

I

he

has

Britney Spears a lot. the These people do become role models for them.” According to Ban-att, every generation has its own role model, but they reflect social attitudes. “It’s not

is

like her,”

hear

name

it’s

idolize

she’s fake.”

What about models?

more

it’s

who

the girls that

around with don’t

“They think

thinks

girls

it

“We

“Most of

her.

He

groups

the younger

United States have found a link between “risky” behaviour by adults and

she believes pop

said she believes

Britney Spears.

that

this as well.

stars influence the

21 years, has noticed a difference in the way girls dress now as opposed to

much

that Britney Spears has influence,

nonsense.”

is

is

lot

staff struggle with

sexual desires,” Bairatt said. “This

pressure

big thing at this age.” Rapoport said he doesn’t have a

tion

wear what they want.” According to Barratt, there was a lot of “hoopla” during the ’60s due to a suspected correlation between rock and roll and sexual behaviour. Today there is an objection to rap and hip hop. “There is some sort of idea that music is going to release

Dow, peer

to

a factor. “I think children are

is

you wear do not determine your sexual behaviour. “There is no evidence of a link between clothing and sexual the clothes

that

not sex.”

is

was.

a child, the things that are on T’V now would never have been on.”

minds of very young adults

the

anything else. “I much more open.

than

influence

those age groups

in

activity

ual

the kids and

from society?

many

year, chlamydia, the leading cause of infertility in women, rose by 17 per cent. Barratt said the lack of education is a problem, “There is a lot of sex-

there trol.

reported that in

same

Girl does well. In

site

one year, 1999-2000, gonorrhea rose by 31 per cent in males and 26 per cent in females. In the

children to buy the items then the store has

BBC Web

the just

tell

get to high school,

that it’s

too late to

making those kinds of deciyou need to make them now and decide what you want for your lifestyle.”

children

and

to

Dow

how

said they teach the

to say

cope with

no

to

someone

their decisions.

Barratt agrees that education

is

an

such fear of their sexuality and they need education,” he said, adding, “Adolescents are having sex with less

and

less safety regard.”

Sexually transmitted diseases are

Dow ming

said a lot of T’V program-

is

aimed toward young

chil-

dren and parents have to watch for that. “I think that when parents

have young children they should be watching what the kids are watching on T’V because that’s where the ideas

come

from. They shouldn’t

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But don’t spend

in-store for you.

While only a small percentage of the population

any extra funds yet; an unanticipat-

down

ed expense could be

the road.

past.

Luckiest day: December 11.

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21

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computing, caffeine, electronbooks, cube goodies, which are

you can use in a cubical at work, and a clearance section. This Web site offers some unique

which

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experience

gratifying

was when the mother of a young man, who recently lost the use of his right hand and was extremely

came

into the store

can cool or

and

was able to buy items he hadn’t seen anywhere else,” he said.

your

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skin absorbs the caffeine.

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said he’s a pioneer for the left-

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presents for those

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than 25 years ago, people on this

quickly became a

July 23

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an abundant supply of gadgets, giz-

Luckiest day: December 15.

Luckiest day: December 15.

sends

try

you’ll regret.

it.

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lowers of witchcraft,” Weiser said.

toys

last

store.”

accused of being devil spawn or

look no further than If so, ThinkGeek.com, a Virginia-based Web site offering computer lovers

no good,

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who spends

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said.

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left-

the mail.

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thing too quickly though.

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store,”

merchandise

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your finances are beyond your

If

being

with

version of the store and

January 19

friendship or relationship

will bring

opened the store, in from Ottawa, came to the store and then flew back home,” he said. Recently, Weiser received an email from a man in South Africa who was interested in buying some

^Lawrie Weiser, Sinister

all

one man flew

In the past, left-handed children

But once gas prices began going up, Weiser said customers stopped coming. He then opened an online

Capricorn

June 20

“When

to

were forced to write with their right hand at school and home. Weiser said some parents would tie their child’s left hand behind their back and force them to use their right. The left-handed were “associated with bad luck and at its worst

1

had problems finding things

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once

Luckiest day: December 11.

Gemini

open my own

sells

over the world.

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975

in

for myself, so the obvious

my own Luckiest day: December 10.

was

started looking

why he

that’s

.said

products to thousands of people

calls “his per-

handed.

to

her think he or she has won.

unresolved issues regarding friends.

He

the term identifies a person

sonal

some-

authority figure will try

could lake you by surprise. Take

obvious answer once

claims to be the only “sin-

Weiser opened the store

Waterloo region, for example, no stores that cater only to

Weiser

Lawrie Weiser, the owner of the

because of what he

“I

lefties.

had problems finding

studies left-handed people.

November 22 December 21

20

said.

never found any.” In

things for myself, so the

are left-handed.

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birlhday

the 10 to 20 per cent of the popula-

anything that doesn’t concern you.

9.

knives,

scissors,

he

items,”

of companies looking for exclusively left-handed products but

sells

cards and other merchandise for

store,

Luckiest day: December

lefties.

left-handed

called and .sent letters to hundreds

there are “I

friendship

a

and actors are

continent had no place to go for

left-handed Canadians.

Sinister Shoppe, a Toronto-

based store on the Internet,

21

could cause two friends to

be getting

someone needs your be honest when giving it.

stronger.

advice,

will

News

friend

artists

products for their personal use.

books,

A relationship with a close

left-handed, Weiser

said almost 25 per cent of astronauts,

right hand.

Scorpio

is

The stigma of being left-handed is gone and teachers no longer

often face challenges

Aries

— Page 13

2002

9,

Something ‘sinister’ for southpaws

Week of December 9-15

Happy

SPOKE, December

Set goals for yourself that are realistic, achievable and measurable. Failure saps confidence and motivation. Success builds confidence and motivation. A Message from Student Services (2B02)


Page 14

— SPOKE, December

9,

Food

2002

of biscotti

Whipping up a batch recipe,

While demonstrating the

By MARY SIMMONS

she gave helpful hints to the stu-

We way

to perfection

-

at least

or

learning

how

to

make

biscotti

can

get.

At 9 a.m. on Nov. 30. we came to Conestoga College s Waterloo campus prepared to learn the secrets of making the crunchy

cookie.

She also answered questions from students as she went along. recipes because cookirtg

query.

effect.

at

one

to

just the white with a

little

bit

of

you want it to be yellow, mix just the yoke with water and if you want it to be dull, water,” she said. "If

mix our

mix

it

informed the class that this is exactfirst ly what is done; the dough is at baked and logs two shaped into

allergies,

160 degrees C (325 degrees F) for 30 minutes, then cooled, sliced and returned to the oven for another 15

I

whatever

is

in

has been instructing recreational cooking courses at the college for more than seven years. She graduated from the food and

Goumas

first

batch of biscotti in

Goumas proceeded

to tell

the class the variations that can be is

a very versatile recipe,”

she said. “You can try

many

differ-

nuts.”

tells

An

it.”

zest with

seeds.

As everyone moved to their corroom to get their hands

dirty trying out

what they had

learned, the kitchen

assortment was available for

just

was humming

with the sound of laughter and diswe helped each other

cussion as

and cried out for ingredients we were missing. Goumas reminded the class to try the recipe again within a

two so the

skills

week

we had

or

just

lost.

probI don’t think that will be a lem since most of the women

attending the class intended to

hand out

biscotti

as

Christmas

gifts.

some

ent combinations of liqueurs and

hobby of mine," she

lemon

almond poppy

and

cranberries

extract and

Classic Biscotti

the oven,

ing as a full-time career.

dried

Ingredients: 150 ml (2/3 cup) sugar

With the

made. “This

hazelnuts and cinnamon; ouzo with anise seed to give the biscotti a licorice flavour; pistachio nuts with

sliced almonds. “It’s

the product.”

beverage management program at Conestoga College and has also taken Cordon Bleu courses in Ottawa, but has not pursued cook-

Other choices were to combine

top,” she said, sprin-

for decorative pui'poses, but it also lets people know there are nuts in

minutes.

one

frangelico. a hazelnut liqueur, with

on

the biscotti

kling on

like to put

to

and cherry brandy, sliced almonds and maraschino chemes

log

learned would. not be

with milk.”

After the egg wash is brushed on with a pastry brush, it’s time to decorate the top of the log. “With so many people having nut

means twice-baked and Goumas

macadamia nuts

ner of the

a time.

ways this can be done. you want it to be shiny, mix

"If

word which

the class. “I really enjoy

it

one batch

like a

is

the various

students watched and took notes in preparation for the second half

‘It’s a

"Do

responded

After forming the dough into two logs, Goumas brushed an egg wash on the top, informing students of

The first half of the four-hour session was a demonstration. Goumas mixed up a batch of biscotti while

Biscotti is an Italian

she

formula,"

perfected through trying out versions and combining them for the

the chance to

recommend doubling

don't

"I

of the continuing education course, greeted everyone cheerfully and handed out copies of the recipe she

when we got own dough.

to the other.

unsalted butter since it gives a betthe ter flavour and texture to

dessert sold at specialty shops. Violetta Gotimas. the instructor

most satisfactory

of butter into 50 ml (^cup) portions. She said she prefers using

temperature when you a recipe," she said, cutting a

women

12

close to perfection as

room make pound

at

start to

chocolate

white

add

to

liqueur with

"Everything should be

as

ing our

chose

dents.

whipped, mixed and beat our

when we began mixown dough. Personally, I

the class to try

50 ml (/cup) softened butter 30 ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil 2 eggs 7

ml

2 ml

( 1

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(Photo by Mary Simmons)

the ingredients for biscotti during class on Nov. 30. the demonstration portion of the recreational Instructor Violetta

fi

tsp) vanilla extract almond extract.

Goumas adds

tsp)

500 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour 10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder 1 ml (/tsp) salt 125 ml (fi cup) almonds or hazel-

Cream sugar and fluffy.

add

butter until at a time,

Beat in eggs one

vanilla,

vegetable ents.

Method:

in half,

oil.

Add

extract

at 160 degrees C (325 degrees F) for 30 minutes.

Bake

and

Remove and

dry ingredi-

in nuts.

Makes 20

Go

Hungry?

let cool. Slice

and

return to oven for 15 minutes.

Divide dough shaping each half into a

Mix

nuts

almond

log.

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cookies.

for the

grill

reaches extreme temperatures. If feel obliged, you can even tip

it

you

Conestoga

Christ!

the grill crew, because

than the Mongolian Grill.

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you

enter the restaurant, you are seated and the server takes your orders for drinks or

Once you

Fellowship

and chairs, offering a relaxing atmosphere while you wait, surround the lounge. The bar has more than 25 different mixed martini drinks, ranging from the tropical “el nino” to a classic gin with an olive.

The

how

Mongolian pizza for $6.79. you on

server will then instruct

your food

to properly select

from the thing to

stir-fry buffet.

remember

is to

The main

not mix the

various meats you choose. This

on the

Where:

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interested or with questions. Enjoy the

For

all

fellowship of friends.

customers waiting

of the starters

Some

is

because most meat requires different temperatures to cook properly

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.

sitting area for

you can choose from include the vegetarian rice wrap for $4.95,

appetizers.

the

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it

there.

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chicken quesadillas for $5.95, and

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lamb, pork, chicken, fish, and beef You also have your choice of vari-

the

and vegetables from the buffet as well. Once you have chosen your desired meats and vegetables, the grill has several spices and oils that you can add to your bowl.

trip

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fruits

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it is

time to head

over to the heart of the restaurant, the grill. When it is your turn, the grill crew takes your food and

on while you watch. They use sticks to stir your meal, and it usually takes about eight minutes for it to be done. The grill can cook over 25 meals simultaneously, and throws

feast costs $14.93,

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ie

through the stir-fry buffet, served with three flour tortillas. The lunch feast includes as many bowls of stir-fry and salad from the salad bar as you can handle. The special runs

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to

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News By HALLEY McPOLIN you

ir

heard

haven’t

many

of

ehairs were in the room. Because the seats are simply folding metal chairs, it can produce a pretty uncomfortable couple of hours, and if the play is longer than two hours the ache can get aggravating. People in the very back row

the

definitely

it’s

worth checking out.

Located

at

22 Frederick

1

near

St.

the Kitchener police station, the outside

it’s

I'roni

hard to even identi-

of the

front

in

console

lighting

fy as a theatre unless you’re look-

were warned the buz/ing would

you walk in you’re greeted with a beautiful and

probably distract them,

ing for a sign. But once

elegant

stairway

interior

wanted to move. If you are willing

leading

into the stage area.

The

fort for a

stage inside looks slightly

than

smaller Theatre

King

the

downtown

in

theatre

Kitchener,

one side rather than on both is in the theatre on King

sides as

The

Street.

benefit

to

this

is

case they

in

decent show, however, the

some good

offers

ones.

The

production.

in

line

women who

revolves around five

it

story

allows the audience to concentrate

find themselves locked in a public

more on

the

than

people sitting directly

washroom overnight. The set was a simple

the

presentation

rather

across from them.

There ly

1

is

2002

— Page 15

bathroom

seating for approximate-

20 people, depending on how

along as a result of their differing

became

and

societal

suddenly bonding over background stories - done

exactly what these characters were!

very creatively using a two layer

Bentley,

in which the flashbacks would lake place. They chatted about coffee (which turned out to be a metaphor for

appeared

on a tacky tile Nothing else was needed to

table, all sitting

floor.

get the idea across to the audience;

soon as you saw the

as

knew

you were you’ve been set

exactly where you

because

probably

there a hundred times before.

The play began with the famous Mills’ tune Music Box

Frank

design, con-

sink similar to

stalls, a

was eoncerned. At

that point

those found in a public bathroom, a

Kurt Cobain s Journals

1

the

characters began to be introduced

one

at a time.

Each woman was

cliche, creating a sense of

within

a

parody the

roles,

stage

sequences.

made

Despite

the play, but at limes

in

it

it

easy

got to be

entirely too predietable. This just another girl party in

women who,

at

which

was five

couldn’t gel

first,

must

there

things

was

interesting

ridiculous mean'.^”

interesting that the

ly

saw

condemn

“neat

as

and

end of

the characters actual-

putting

people

into

stereotypes” after they

little

flashback

bimbo character

as

talking about her “minstrel cycle.” It

the

were some low

“what does oppression

the play

during

my cup of was well done and performed superbly. The audience definitely seemed to get a kick out of it and it gave room for some

to the

obvious flaws, the

its

if

saying

woman

one

1

dialogue could be quite humorous shots, such as the

roles

guess

All in

all,

although not

the play

tea,

- even

The character

I

rule.

upper-class snob, the blond bimbo,

and the hostile cynic.

...

be some sort of exception

Jordan set

is

day

Gillard-

recently

in the much-acclaimed Vagina Monologues, wrote the play, basing most of the characters loosely on people in her life. The actors involved were professional and convincing in their roles, three of whom played up to four separate

characters

all

was

that

Newcomer Paddy who most

with them

the artsy lesbian, the quick-witted socialite

friends,

men), sex, relationships, family and even dumped out their purses so we could take a look at the kind of junk most ladies carry around

dialogue that didn’t

the

seem appropriate. There was

to identify with at least

typical-looking

of three

sisting

when

dryer and paper towel rack, a couch

Dancer, rather unfittingly as far as

com-

to trade in

During my visit, a play entitled Shaking the Dew from the Lilies (a metaphor similar to “draining the lizard’’ only meant for women) was

Street

the difference mainly being seating to

9,

theatre offers big entertainment

Little Registry Theatre,

SPOKE, December

conversation

wards. Shaking the

after-

Dew

from the Lilies ended its run on Nov. 30, however the Registry Theatre continues to offer good plays for reasonable prices (about $20 per adult) and is always worth a visit.

to retire, again

reflection of contradictions By NICK HORTON

By LESLEY LEACHMAN

letter.

He may have

died eight years

ago, but his image

is

still

felt the

influenced early Nirvana. In the

Cobain

writes

alive

Five-time

details the publici-

demo tape. He too many people

of Nirvana’s

ty

that

NBA MVP

Jordan says he will third

and

final

Michael

retire for the

time after the current

and soaring. Kurt Cobain’s Journals was recejitiy released and has already made it on the best-sellers’ list at

come

NBA

time. But, he adds that despite

Jordan told reporters after practice Nov. 28 there is “no chance” of

many

tract

is

hand.

It

includes drawings,

song

lyrics,

let-

musicians face while trying to

hopefully

who was

and as took his music Nirvana’s popularity grew, he

the

conflicting pieces of his person-

For instance, the warning “if you read you’ll judge” is inscribed on the cover of the book, but on the next page it

“when you wake up

reads

this

morning, please read my diary. Look through things and figure me out.” This is just one of the

many

contradictions that

Cobain

processes. Another notable contradiction

how

is

Cobain

“My

lyrics ai'e

...

he writes. But further

“(My

adds:

17

Cobain

In the letter firing Foster,

says that Foster isn’t committed enough to the band and that they

replacement drummer. Cobain adds at the end of the letter; “We (Cobain and band to find a

member

lyrics are) sarcastic

the guts to

tell

you

in

signed

record

the

to

become

Geffen, they

book follows

from his early days as a hopetul Seattle youth, trying to

name

make

a

for himself, to the time just

into depression

is

clear

“My

an

life’s

member

me

I

want

book opens with

a letter to

Dale Crover. the drummer for Melvins, a rock band that

could only

history to hitting the

in

home

the

Ticket sales rose immediately, fan support started

19,

to spread,

A year later he returned to a playing career because he said he

hardwood.

and more money started

to roll in.

Professional sports after

all is

big

A

ments during his

...

to die.

I

Star

MVP

three times,

pation in

1 1

All-Star

hate

Leave

alone.”

the magic of

immortality,

in the

^oBeatGoesOn

book.

Overall, Journals offers a sec-

ond look

at

Cobain's

life

and

k iiuy.iq.i.unra

it

entices the reader to attempt to figure him out. Nirvana fans will

enjoy this reflection.

vnvw.beatgoeson.com

member of

Bulls Chicago Championship teams, and

NBA

six

to

believe to be the starting

14-year career

include the career record for points per game average with 33.2, All-

his

now

Jordan’s invest-

only getting stronger. few of Jordan’s accomplish-

„for

However, the eminent suicide note that Cobain wrote, which

was not included

the

is

of the group

myself and

despair.

of early Nirvana. For example,

Washington Wizards on Jan.

NBA

in,

from the best player

retires.

is

label

through

dedication

point of his social

the history

for

benefit

ment

becomes

anguish

growing

some

documents

operations

Jordan has invested

quite visible.

plished musician suffering Irom

also

1994-95 season

Jordan

popular and Cobain’s descent

ly

before his suicide, as an accom-

It

after

Jordan had nothing to lose by coming out of retirement. The Wizards organization, which

the off-season also leaves the Wizards with the opportunity to market a marquee player after

increasing-

do nothing but slag MTV,” he writes. "I’m the moody, bohemi-

chronologically

for third last in the

get.”

for years.”

the

good

19-63,

the business of

in

At 39 years old, he pulls in close to $40 million a year through business ventures and product endorsements for more than 70 items. When he retires at the end of the season, Jordan will have put new into a dying franchise. life Trading for Jerry Stackhouse in

basketball.

Additionally, as Nirvana gets

entries.

life

the

Soon

NBA for the final

with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan became president of bas-

2000.

brought

not dif-

or off the court. Jordan will

person, but

we know how mad you’d

towards cliched bohemian ideals that have been exhausted

undated,

to the

games of

ketball

into the playoffs, Jordan has

Washington into the spotlight. Before he made his comeback, the Wizards’ future didn’t look bright. In the 200001 NBA season, the season before he returned, the Wizards’ record was

On

continue to be

Chris Novoselic) we don’t have

tals

Cobain’s

course,” he

million contact in 2001 with the Washington Wizards, giving up his duties as part owner of the team. Although not accomplishing his goal last year of leading the Wizards

is

ferent.

really shitty that

increasingly

Although many of the entries

business, and basketball

compete.

feel

and hopefully humourous rebut-

are

to

NBA.

he returned

tain control of himself, but his

I

obligations and

own

cessful baseball career.

before the recording session for Love Buzz. just

have,”

opinions and feelings that

its

Dave Foster

down he

very sincere

my

Jordan retired for the first time in 1993 in hope of launching a suc-

His handwriting becomes sloppy and is carelessly scrawled across the page. He struggles to main-

describes his writing.

fulfill

team take

was forced to make decision. Cobain fired drummer

had

ality.

the

said.

a difficult

lead

the

let

seriously,

grunge band. Nirvana, recorded everything that affected him in a series of notebooks, which expose the of

Cobain always

success.

gain

video ideas, and

lists, all of which Cobain wrote before he committed suicide on April 5, 1994.

Cobain,

after this season.-

own

set

singer

him returning

Nirvana has landed a confor a three song single.

“At the end of this season, I am not looking at another contract. I just want to finish this year out and

a collection of diary

entries written in Cobain’s

season comes to an end.

Journals also acts as a window into the struggles that young

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Sports

2002

9,

NHL

Contenders and pretenders of the Bv JAMES DOYLE

Who are the contenders and who are the pretenders of the NHL? Surprise starts from Minnesota, Tampa Bay and them

into

all

Louis has done well to put

St.

themselves a point up in the Central division. Injuries have hit the Blues, but they have been able to play

through the pain. Projected number

Brent Johnson went down Blues to bring in

man

Pittsburgh have put

1

playoff positions.

early, forcing the

Tom

points.

Barasso as Fred Brathwaite’s backup. Injuries have cost the services of the Blues best defenceman and team captain Chris Pronger. St.

But which of the top teams can continue their pace? And which

Louis, however, has persevered to earn 29 points, one up on the Stanley

struggling teams will pick up the

Cup champion

Dallas and Boston have got off to

an excellent

start,

top teams in

making them

the

NHL

the

with 36

slack? Starting in the Western confer-

ence, Dallas, Vancouver and St. Louis are leading their respective

The Dallas Stars have received strong goaltending from divisions.

new number

their

I

Marty

starter

has 12 wins through to' Dec. 1, with a .935 save percentage and a 1.63 goals against average. Add in strong scoring from Mike Modano, who has 30

who

Turco,

and

points,

Bill

Guerin with 24,

and a supporting cast of Pierre Turgeon, Scott Young and Jason Amott, and the Stars look poised to make a run at the Western conference

title.

The Vancouver Canucks

are also

putting together a fine campaign.

Team

Markus Naslund and

leaders

up the league. Naslund, who has 27 points, leads Bertuzzi by only a point for the team lead. Brendan Morrison has contributed with 26 Dan Goaltender also. points Cloutier leads the league in wins with 14 and looks ready to backstop the Canucks for a deep playoff run. are again tearing

Todd Bertuzzi

Speaking of the current champs, the signing of Curtis Joseph in the off-season has not to improved or

it

up a notch.

The season’s biggest

thus far has been the play of the

waiting for the ski season to begin, here ’s the latest scoop to help you This article

features the latest information on resorts within an hour or so of

Waterloo region and the bigger resorts located across Ontario.

Chicopee

A

10- minute

Conestoga College,

from

drive is

the closest

place to ride the slopes this year. "We’re right in the middle of everything,” said

Dwayne

Orth, market-

ing manager. Chicopee has added

two- and four-hour passes to

this

year

accommodate busy schedules,

which

perfect for college stu-

is

have a break between classes, they could hit the hills. It also gives people a chance to get in a good ski throughout the day and still have their evening. "It’s designed to fit into people’s schedules,” Orth said. Chicopee is currently in the snow-making process and plans to open Dec. 7, weather permitting. According to Orth, the 12-run

dents.

students

If

facility

includes four intermedi-

ate,

four advanced and four begin-

ner

hills,

family to

which allows a whole come and ski in one

place.

Snowblades and twin-tip skis can be used in the terrain park this Visit well. year as

www.skichicopee.com information.

for

more

The West’s biggest disappointment at the quarter point in the year is the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks

man. Weeks has posted a 2.07 GAA, a .931 save percentage and eight wins in 20 games. Rod Brind’ Amour is leading the team with 24 points, 14 of which are power play points. Expect the

won

the Pacific division last year

and appeared

to

be ready to make a

serious run at the Stanley Cup. But the Sharks have

Cup

been anything but

contenders with only 20 points

and sitting in last in their division and 13th overall. Don’t let a bad start fool you though, as the Sharks should be hitting their stride any time now. Turning eastwards, the Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils and

NHL

with 15 goals. Veteran Cliff Ronning has also contributed with

and 13 power-play Strong goaltending from

assists

18

points.

Dwayne Roloson and Manny Fernandez have made Minnesota a team to watch. The Wild are still young, however, so don’t look for their red-hot pace to continue

hills

30-minute

Kitchener,

offers

from

drive

a terrain park and night skiing for all those night owls.

lifts,

The

park,

terrain

consists of

The

ShowZone,

Outcast, a 24 per

quarter pipe,

cent gradient

Xtra

Dropzone, an exciting halfpipe and Mogul Alley where you can show

your carving skills. Visit www.gleneden.on.ca. Boler Mountain London’s ski club, is convenient for those who don’t want to leave London for a ski getaway. “You can

off

GAA

with 12 wins. The defensive system that the Devils play should put them into a playoff position and

most of the year, but has looked week. Leading

in the past

shaky

LeClair went

with a shoulder injury and

a loose can-

is still

year with

this

Bay, however,

Tampa Bay

have

with 46.

Sniper

Alexei Kovalev sits third in the league with 33 points. The secret to the Penguins success is their power

gear up

for the Talisman mountain

to progress

Consists of 21 runs, two terrain parks. Adrenaline Alley, a snow-

tubing park, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the Bruce

equipment has been upgraded and additions have been made to their ski and snowboard rental stock. Hockley plans on opening Dec. 14. “It depends on how things go,” said Woolner. A new eight-week freestyle course for skiing and snowboard-

Trail.

ing will begin in January for those

located

has seven

It

lifts

consisting of

two double one T-bar and one carpet. Therefore, it meets

two quad chairs, one the

Maple Leafs, seem to The groove.

struggled early on, but

a found Washington Capitals

have

struggled

The Caps

t’nis

year.

also

though, have the best player in the

NHL

title.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have turned some heads this year with their high-octane power play. Owner Mario Lemeiux leads the points

the

year.

Other east notables in the east

teammates about his desire to win. If Cechmanek can keep it together and LeClair comes back 100 per-

in

new

include the Toronto

who

NHL

down

slip

to

standings in the

with his

be contend-

not a playoff

yet, and with teams like Toronto and Washington below them in the standings, watch for

leaving questions

ing for the eastern

Tampa

12 wins. is

team

off at any

cent, the Flyers should

Visit

out

and Martin St. Louis have lit the lamp all year. Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin is one of the best in the league and is proving it again

Cechmanek can go

non.

in the Southeast division.

is

coach Ken

for

solid

Hitchcock, but

have success in the regular season, but with unproven playoff goaltenders, don’t expect a deep run for Beantown. The Cinderella Carolina Hurricanes

down

Roman Cechmanek

indefinitely.

third in the

riders.

to

Philadelphia has been solid for

league with a 1.91 goals against average and has a .932 save percentage. Look for Boston to again

daring

make them a team

contend with.

The snow-making

in the east is

Lightning. With

Lightning have put themselves in a tie for fourth place overall. Youngsters Vincent LeCavalier

with 8 and has a 2.20 goals against

safely.

good story

Tampa Bay

true

28 points through 23 games, the

and John Grahame have helped the Bruins maintain first place. Shields is tied for ninth in the NHL in wins

traffic

a cou-

The

a 2.19

and learn.” This year, Hockley has replaced the rope tow on the beginner hill with a handle tow to allow more

still

the Atlantic division.

time,

sit in first

Penguins are

away from being a

feel

is

Devils are helped by the presence of Martin Brodeur who has put up

has been

is

The the

and

strength

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

games played. Thorton

Grahame

with

tied

is

ple years

full

with no real big-time

for

last year after he failed to lead his team past the first round. This year, the duo of Steve Shields

want

12 slopes, five

Jersey

scorer John

average.

for first in the

And

aging.

again.

has been helped by Glen Murray, who is having a banner year with 28 points. The Bruins lost Byron

Gaborik who

playing at

contender.

first in

in

out of contention as the season grows longer. Lemieux is still not

goalie, the

is

points in 23

Dafoe

is tied

The top team

Lemieux, Kovalev and defenceman Dick Tamstrom are one, two, and three in power-play points. Watch for Pittsburgh to slip

play.

1

Hurricanes to again make the playoffs but don’t expect a big run

New

looking strong with the help of Joe Thorton, who has 34

the East

Minnesota Wild. Collecting 31 points through 24 games gives the Wild the third most points in the tough West, and if the playoffs started today, the Wild would finish fourth overall. Minnesota has been led by the young Marion

A

decide where to go.

surprise

Glen Eden

you skiers and snowboarders who have been anxiously

schedule.

playoff’s last year.

likes of Brendan Shannihan, Sergi Federov, Brett Hull and others take

number

Arturs Irbe as the Canes’

return.

Yzerman to The season does not start in Detroit until the playoffs, when the

Kevin Weeks has taken over for

82-game

ing for captain Steve

hindered Detroit. content to just play for now, wait-

By AIMEE WILSON all

full

Carolina Hurricanes sit atop the Eastern conference. Boston is right where they were going into the

The Wings look

Ontario ski For

Red Wings.

Detroit

the

throughout

chairs,

triple,

demands of everyone’s

skill

level. St. Louis Moonstone, 26 kilometres north of Barrie, opened Nov. 29 with four

Mount

in Jaromir Jagr and can’t be looked over forever. The New York Rangers are another anomaly in the league. With one of the

highest payrolls in the league, the Rangers should be a better team But, as they have proven in the past, money doesn’t always bring happiness.

season have revamped the lodge to give more seating to go with the three ’

cafeterias.

Bus service from Barrie and a bus service from Toronto makes it even easier to visit Mount St. Louis Moonstone. daily

“We’re easy to get to,” said Huter. “We’re right off of the 400 highway.” Visit www.mslm.on.ca. Blue Mountain Of course, there would be no reason

to

out

leave

Ontario’s

mountain resort. Blue Mountain has a 720-foot vertical and is two and a half miles wide. According to www.bluemountain.ca, “Blue Mountain is a snow largest

www.hockley.com. Cedar Highlands

runs available.

skills.

ting.

Also nestled in the scenic Hockley Valley, has made many changes to offer their guests more variety. Cedar Highlands is now open to the public weekdays from

The nine alpine-run facility has snow-making their upgraded

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays are reserved for pri-

including

two high-speed, sixperson lifts, one high-speed quad,

and snowboarders of all levels a wide variety of terrain.” With more than 253 acres of land. Blue has 34 trails ranging

process and added

to their rental

vate

three quads, three triples and one

from beginner to double black diamond. Blue also has three terrain

to

be determined

members. “We plan on opening the first weekend before Christmas,” said Bill Matthews, general manager. With 105 acres and a vertical of 300 feet. Cedar Highlands has expanded from 11 to 21 runs this year, ranging from easy to expert. A quad chair has been added along with new snow-making equipment. “We have the most unique and

take a city bus to our front door,”

Tim

spokesperson, said. Boler Oliver, to

Oliver,

According Mountain plans to open between Dec. 14 and 20, weather permit-

stock.

It

is

still

whether the tube this

year.

Visit

hill will

be open

www.bolermoun-

tain.com.

Hockley Valley Resort Located 45 minutes north of Toronto, has something for everyone. With

more than 300

acres,

Hockley Valley has 12 runs, a terrain park, trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and Spikes lounge which offers a place to eat and relax. “It’s

into

a great

skiing,”

snow school

hill to

said

get a kick start

John Woolner,

co-ordinator. “It offers

an opportunity for people

who

With 165 acres

lands.on.ca. If

you want to go

further north for

a ski or snowboard getaway, here the latest information

mountains located

is

on the bigger

in Ontario.

push your

St.

foot vertical.

The

double

lifts

consist of 10 chairs

chair.

There are also two

cables and one magic carpet. “It’s a

good

variety for your dollar,”

said Robert Huter, general

manag-

er.

With expanded snow-making equipment this year, Huter said it will “give us more fire power,” adding, “We’re known for our con-

The Outback Mount

Louis Moonstone’s terrain park, has lots of rails and a huge pipe to challenge yourself. It

sport

paradise providing

parks that have

wave

rails,

skiers

quarter pipes,

walls, three half-pipes includ-

ing two super pipes and a snowboarding park. There’s plenty of

park to challenge yourself and show off your tricks.

There are 12

lifts

including four

high-speed express chairs to get you to the top faster. For night

23 trails are For those who

skiers or snowboarders

ditions.”

challenging runs in Ontario,” said

Matthews. Visit www.cedarhigh-

to

Louis Moonstone offers 35 slopes, two board parks and 1 3 lifts to carry you to the 500-

Mount

St.

also added

new

rental equip-

ment such as skis, snowboards, and ski and snowboard boots. They

open

until 10 p.m.

prefer high speed

thrills.

Tube town

has four runs open January until

March. Whatever your style, Ontario’s for ski resorts have much to your winter adventures.

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