Time to recycle that holiday cheer Christmas trees can be reused as nesting places for birds or turned into
Opportunities galore Conestoga and Wilfrid Laurier University offer another graduate program together.
Nursing students use
Student centre construction
in full By JANET MORRIS
squaic Construction of the new student at the college is on schedule, with the opening still planned
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI). Dusick said the college and CSI are committed to bringing the student centre in on time in order to
A heady surprise from
provide services to students that will ultimately a.ssist in their success.
“For the entire college communiit will mean a fresh look at meeting the needs of students,” said Dusick. “The college exists to provide learning and career opporty,
ent Anioniak witr,„ Ji
be the hub of that.”
combinalion of 12,000 led ol new space and
approximately 16,000 .square feel renovated space. Dusiek said people involved
September 2006. “Wc'rc on time,"
is at its midpoint nioniiis» woio Jspoiit
is still on schedule. At this point, it is where we expected it to be,” she said. "We’ll have to be aware that delays can occur due to weather and other unforeseen events with a project of this magnitude.”
She in a
said this project
number of ways.
“It’s the first such ‘partnership’ in the province between a college and a student association. That's
a difficult one to work with, said Dusick. site is
vv«,:'ro ''building a ’builcling; inside a building’ it means that this project is significantly different ,
he’ll By MELISSA
Last year, Jackson said, both the CSA and CSl were highly involved
make a no be
from a post-secondary
education system,” said the president of the College Student
with the post-secondary education review and contributed to the $6.2 billion that
secondary education by attending the meetings,
Matt Jackson, also the vice-presi-
dations and having a strong voice. “(The CSA) works well with the
dent of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSl) and a third-year business
government,” he said. “There is a respect between the two groups.
College, said he is looking forward to working with Ontario students
governments student and improve the college system.
times federal, government. With the recent announcement
from the McGuinty government about a tuition thaw in 2006, Jackson said students have an idea of what the cost of tuition should be and the CSA is going to work with the government on a plan. He said he and the CSA want to see tuition capped at the rate of inflation.
Jackson's positions with CSI and
Falconer was also president of CSA at the same time and a
Dusick said concrete pouring will begin approximately Dec. 20
along the corridor between Door 3 and Door 4, will be relocated dur-
article written in
and continue to early April. “During that time frame there will also be work in the mechani-
Last year, CSI president Justin
Falconer was doing CSA work on CSl time and money. The CSI president s annual salary is more than $36,000.
does take timemanagement skills, but said he has total confidence that he can mainJackson said
There will be an outside corridor people to move from one
cal/electrical sub-trades,” she said.
side of the construction site to the
The addition will be built in the B-wing hallway between Door 3
“Dust, noise and activity will be seen around the campus during summer months,” said Dusick.
said he plans to run for
are voluntary but, he said,
all Ontario students belonging to the alliance fund it through part of the annual $90
Jackson said he has always been interested in politics and has a
Last year, students paid $1.89 per year to CSA out of that fee, but this
broad understanding of how things work, which made him a good
presidential candidate for
“Our voice most
lege students,” he said. When asked what he had to offer to Ontario students that no other president has, he replied. “The passion - not that no one else has
but I’m determined to year one that will be
he does not have another part-time job because his passion is working
on behalf of the students.
probably one of the the province for col-
he receives a monthly honourarium as vice-president of CSl. He said
“As students, there’s enough (money).” he said.
Interior renovations will begin the winter semester ends.
“There is a lot more outside the view of Conestoga College and what I get from CSA 1 can give back to CSI,” he said. Because the CSA is a non-profit
and more than 1(X),(X)0 students, speaking as the voice of the students to the provincial, and some-
this site before.”
president next year.
including Conestoga, 23 councils
a non-profit associa-
“Strong smdents. Strong leadership.
than any that have been done on
tain a balance.
tion that represents student-governing councils at Ontario colleges.
cussing the floor plan. The drawings are complete including the electrical, mechanical, architectural and civil pieces of work. The tender process is underway, and the site work is begin-
Jackson also said he strongly recthat students get involved
whenever possible because, as
year. it has gone up to $5 per “With the $1 .89 per year we were performing, but just getting by, he paying said. “Now (with students
$2.50 per semester)
respectable operating level to better service students.”
Jackson said the
edge he gets from CSA contribute to what he learns in the classroom and vice versa. He said he has even considered politics as a future career. For now, he said, “We have the
We’re leaving a lasting legacy behind and we’re not going anywhere. We’ll be
attention of the government.
(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)
memorial to remember
the lives of 14 women in 1989, students had Montreal killed at L’ecole Polytechnique in designed by the posters and buttons the opportunity to purchase law second-year a Peebles, Russ students. arts college’s graphic locatadministration student, stopped by the display
At the memorial displays to
and security of the massacre. The ed at Door 5. “It’s a major tragedy,” he said $200 from the sale than more Women’s Resource Group raised yet. year best their of buttons and posters
— SPOKE, January
Now deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by
resolution you’ve ever
By VANESSA PARKER
Conestoga’s overall enrolment
governors an admission update that
“To stop mounting photos
and magazine ads on foam
year, but over the last three years
design craziness.” Cristina Copil,
Conestoga has two per cent. Conestoga is
one of the top
pete with the colleges.
According to Tibbits another way enrolment is to recruit students at a micro level.
funding from the federal govern-
cigars, just like
resolve not to
dents with under a 75 per cent aver-
age,” said Tibbits.
under more pressure because
boom. in the
they will come,
adding the coFlege needs to be
in trying to attract
and retain very good
spaces in universities in Ontario. “Generally, the
lowering admission rates and
ing to recruit students
Another item discussed was
development, which included new
Torbay said one major reason students differ reliant
to take direction
they’re not as
also said the high school cur-
“They’re not always
riculum has skewed everyone towards university and there are students who might have tradition-
problem solvers or good
to college in the past but
a curriculum where they
are not gaining the skills to
better but the
decision-makers because they have not
do these kinds of
Tibbits said there are
“Now we have
how to how
deal with bad behaviour and
standards are lower,” said Tibbits.
lege just had a sexual harassment
universities are taking stu-
dents in with a 60 per cent aver-
Tibbits does not believe that
week dealing with
more than 50 per
universities are “trollers.”
of the population takes part
what the University of and the University of Waterloo are doing by not lowering
now as education secondary opposed to 10 per cent 30 years ago. “This is not because people arc
a pool of students that don’t belong
more focus on apprenticeship programs. “The apprenticeship
programs,” he said. business
informed the board that
in the last
the bag,” said Tibbits.
are available to faculty and staff.
Conestoga, presented a
report on Conestoga’s professional
Tibbits said the college needs to
chair of quality
why college students arc different now then they were 0 to 20
universities are reaching
and existing funded courses
they did was create a system with
confident that Conestoga
be aware that
said Tibbits. “Unfortunately,
have traditionally come to college,” said Dinning. “Conestoga has to
was so significant Conestoga has been struggling to fund expanding said this
been pushing for
high school standards, and tried to change the curriculum to fix this,”
a big, big thing for the said
nent in recruiting students that apply to the college after high
students but, he said one problem
“To stop looking at
ing difficulties in Ontario with the
that the website is a crucial
for training infrastruc-
new high school causing some problems.
according to Bentley,
changed the system, with the best intentions, because they were hav-
perspective students to the campus.
have been allowed
Tibbits says the
for skills training.
and a full-time faculty update and maintain Conestoga’s website. All of the board members agreed recruiter
“To stop sniffing glue.”
theory-based bachelor of arts In
participating and lower standards are the result,” he said. “I
that the literacy
and numeracy skills on average are lower now. Before, less people
this far in school.”
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assurance and professional devel-
“The Minister of Education is that it is a huge public policy
mentally no longer applies,” he
have been allowed to grow
to Tibbits, in the last
five to eight years ties
Ontario has received
offered the board a enrolment plan to recruit students and keep them at the col-
of high school.
Liz Bechtloff, first-year
quickly,” he said.
more competitive now and there is a declining number of students traditionally coming out
have had great success in keeping that.”
the first time
Tibbits talked to the Minister of
province to recover from the dou-
an adjustment occurring across the
Ontario for skilled train-
and reached down, accepting
He proposed adding
lower grade averages.
Tibbits agreed with Dinning that
3 students that
Ontario had a decrease
Fourteen out of 24 colleges
“To give up cigarettes,
we made more
petition has not seen
one area universities cannot com-
a reason for Conestoga’s drop in
Dinning said it is important keep it in context and that there
in this area.”
have had those
a growth of
Conestoga’s geographical com-
“To join the Polar Bear
was signed with the federal government ensuring more money would
three Ontario colleges for net gain in
second-year graphic design
10 years a labour force agreement
will easily see another
Tibbits told the board that this
student affairs, gave the board of
“In five to seven years the college
.88 per cent for 2005.
Unsteadiness or sudden falls, any of the abo>e signs
medical attention If you have any of these symptoms.
As Conestoga College and Wilfrid (WLU) have
neously pursue the Conestoga cer-
“Our agreement should
give students a definite
College, and Susan
president of academies
human resources management program, who meet
graduates of the
Our agreement should
college's In the same “The need to
students a definite advantage with
establish links with
alumni relations and annual fund officer at the college. “People have
time of year,
more money each year. “We've had a very encouraging response,” said Himmelman. Ingrid Town, executive director
It has an annual fund, which development and alumni relations department raises money for, and then distributes to worthy proj-
of development and alumni relations for the college, said a lot of
tions to the college.
Every year for the past three years, the development and alumni relations
time employees encouraging them
to include mailing those
"Prior to that,
She added that donors receive a tax credit of up to 45 per cent on any donations they make.
People can make donations of money, or by giving gifts in kind, such as equipment, to the college.
grads, as well as current faculty.
brochures to about 37,000 1970s
people gave infor-
one of the
This yea,. ,he Bo,a,y Ciub the Rotary Youth
annual fund has been directed to
“If there’s an urgent need
boiler, it ean cover that, can go to bursaries, it’s wherever that money is most needed.” She said people can also specify
what they want their contributions to be used for, such as the purchasing of new equipment, or for a cerdepartment. donors have the choice of being named in the annual donor report, which appears in the June issue of Connections, the magazine tain
produced by the development and alumni relations office.
man who lives in a home recently donat-
Conestoga This past summer, a grads to graduate challenged other Tim college. the to give back graduated from the
people rYLA enables young
toV between generatio and to bridge the gap
good cU.erfs. develop leaders and
explore topics o1
gram in 1982. In 2005 he received
Award. of Distinction $100 to Kingsbury is donating year for the nex the college every
other he challenged 20 years, and
2 (^ 6 AH expenses,
agreement was signed
and general arts and sciences from Conestoga to apply for advanced standing
February, which allows gradu-
ates of journalism
because he appreciates the help he receives from personal care workcolers who graduated from the
18-24 years Tatented young people
or university degree.
Youth LoadorshlD Award
which requires students
our highest priority needs,” said
always been supportive.”
and organizations begin asking
understanding of historical and con-
already obtained a college diploma
lytical and communication skills, combined with investigation and
College’s annual fundraiser By
pleased with the agreement.
leadership program emphasizes ana-
establishing reputations for innova-
kx)king forward to this further colI
be able to seek advanced standing in the honours dards,
between the two schools, and he
selection and training and develop-
Frank Mensink, the dean of Conestoga College's .school of busi-
attendance to sign the
agreement were David Bums, vice-
honours baccalaureate pro-
— Page 3
The program focuses on
step for Conestoga, opening oppor-
agreement affects students in Conestoga's human resources management graduate ecrtincatc program and in WLU
struck another deal.
ship program will be able to simulta-
and Conestoga team up
Laurier By JASON SONSER
(Photo by Adam HannonJ director Ingrid Town, executive of development and alumni relations for tne college, says donations are directed to
would make an addi-
donation to Conestoga for every other donation pledged. Kingsbury said if every graduate made this type of pledge, it would college $4.5 million a year
give the funding. in additional funding “With this type of stable able to plan Conestoga would be and continue to profor the future technology and up-to-date the vide students, so that they tools for our
for are well equipped
same. grads to do the
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— SPOKE, January
2005’s legacy? 100 years, what will people see when they look back on the year
They might see
the kindness and generosity of strangers that
sparked by hurricane Katrina tearing through Mexico and the southern
They might read an obituary of Peter Jennings, the much-loved Canadian-born reporter for ABC News, who died from cancer on Aug. 7.
they'd watch old television footage of the 25th anniversary of
honour of and named for a young man
run, an event in
Columbia who vowed to raise $1 from in Canada, which was about 24 million people British
marathon of hope exceeded
for every person living at the time.
more likely to focus on the negwar and destruction by man and
Unfortunately, future generations are ative events of
more than 1,000 people
Last year saw multiple hurricanes, killing
during Katrina alone and an earthquake
more than 86,000 people. The U.S.-led war in Iraq continued with no end in sight. The war is supported by a decreasing number of U.S. citizens, many polls reported. Civil unrest among thousands of youths due to economic and political distemper in France sparked violent riots with police from Paris killing
and neighbouring countries
beginning of November.
youths were of French Muslim background and the
Ignoring the gore
more than two weeks, originated in a poor suburb of Paris two teenagers there. The Liberal's minority government was toppled by a non-confidence vote in late November. On Jan. 23, 2006 voters will head to the polls to after the deaths of
government. Canadians are frustrated, hearing
of the same arguments from the
all that glitters isn't
many of us
gamers found out
covering the Microsoft system had technical flaws. What lies ahead for 2006? At this rale, almost anything. Here’s hoping we've learned something not
and only pitch
to sit idle
Millions of people donated
have to look closer
wealth, possessions or
in humankind for all time: compassion, some form of legacy behind. Let’s leave a peace, not waging a war of hate.
disturbed by the news
outraged by the
are too violent, they are too
midnight of racism and
daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never
and unconditional love will
tim of a street shooting in a body
or a newspaper doesn’t
don’t see the
of a car
the tool for a
aerial shot of a 30-car pile
something we have
yourself in the place of his friends
and torturous murders
having that third
That would, by
be a better
than the “entertainment” of the
because the images are boring.
Is this really
to say that
evolved, but only a are
to stop print-
ing and showing violent images.
go out and stop
lence from happening.
rather than to feel.
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the viewer to react. But
in today’s society
safer to be
terms with what’s going on
sleep and are etched in our minds.
images churn stomachs and break
more and more images and
ning rampant and the spread of
than just changing the
At a time when voyeurism
Is published and produced weekly by the Journalism students
twice before turning the keys
We see blood, guts and excruciat-
today’s .society has evolved greatly
an after-school special.
However, seeing a teenaged
and family? Aren't we supposed to think
gory and there are too many close-
refuse to accept the view that
from our darker past when watching a bear take on a dog was dinner theatre and a public execution was But have we really? Today,
legacy of striving for
unbalance. People are
ence, the universe finds a
that the bright
came? Aren’t you supposed
As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “1 mankind is so tragically bound to the
viewers. Isn’t that the point? Aren’t
you supposed to feel for that teenaged boy who lay bleeding out
superseded by medical
what has been present
be, they cause a reaction with their
these images that
world where natural selec-
love and the drive to leave
ups of the victim.
be time to gain a new perspective and realize what in life.
volunteering our time.
peaceful and logical solutions. it’ll
must be more understanding of those around us and look
hardened soul’s stomach
help Katrina victims. But
own neighbourhoods and
becoming more violent, guns more prevalent and brutal murders an
tragedies happen everyday, in everyone’s communities.
in the past year. in
more and more
violent images are appearing in the
As horrific as we are exposed
In a time of desensitization
rather recent, federal election.
after the price of fuel skyrocketed.
shelling out big bucks for the up.
your wishes come true.
elect the next federal
happy, safe and
May your new year be
Breathing better By CHANTELLETIMPERLEY months of u inpeople with asthma might Ihul
their eomlition worsens.
solutions to h ^'Ip >ou
In Iho cold, bitter ter.
one of the
triggers for asth-
that a basic •asic exercise to pracnracbreathing through the nose.
"Breathing through their nose ters the air aiul
thing people- can
...i.i " -r. he said. fherc's no cure for asihm; a according to traditional medicines. Bureau saiti orthodox remedies,
to get rid ol
environmental problems, sueh as dust and pollen, and afso by malfunctions of the body. A eonstrielon ol the muscles that control the size of the airways restrict air
and mucus washes out the substances causing the body to overreact.
measured by grades of
severity. Some people may just have a slight wheeze, while others may have constrietion to the point of being unable to breathe. Buieau said studies have shown that
people do not grow out of a.sththat regardless of the
symptoms seeming asthmatics rely on inhalers
difficulties, learning controlled breathing patterns can the colder weather when breathing ie is difficult.
can flare up again
to do is pracbreathing exercises as effectively as possible to reduce the tise
systems, Performing certain breathing teehnic liques w'hile having an asthma attack can reduce the attack by controlling the amount of oxy
reeommended a the Bowen
IcLlinique, which relea.scs the
is a therapy that body's energy to heal
using gentle rolling move-
ments over the surface of the skin with thumbs and forefingers.
maresearch.co.uk. 83 per cent of patients
experience ess asthma 75 per cent reported using less medication after receivI
Bowen treatments. Studies on the effectiveness of chiropractic care show that nearly 77 per cent ol patients suffering from
bronchial asthma say bcnellted from the treatment Some signs that you may
asthma are shortness of breath, wheezing. rapid breathing and tightness in the chest.
campaign a go winter semester
By TIFFANY MCCORMICK
week before those
The Women’s Resource Group go ahead with plans to hold a T-shirt campaign for this semester. It will infuse some life into the will
ling their asthma are actually exposing themselves to hioher
in the future.
those can produce a
W'omcn." said remedies are ineffective for asthma and people taking them in a hope of control-
"When you have asthma you have to deal with
controlled breath in
nerve activity production, which
— Page 5
and out of the lungs. There
also an increase
believed to be caused by exposure
gen and carbon dioxide in the blood. It is performed by holding your breath a while and I'cleasing the nr, and is called
include inerea.sed blood pre.ssure, thy mouth, weight gain,
might have been trapped warmer months.”
the but that thci'e are sidc to ihe mctlication that
borne irritants, such as smoke and fumes, and get rid of dust and that
the cold for asthma sufferers tise is
Di. .lohn Bureau, a ehiiopractor at Aeti\e Health ('are in Waterloo, said
Leanne Holland Brown.
the project was Wilfrid Laurier’s
dales. All students are invited to participate and design a T-shirt at no cost. The idea was first introduced as a contest. Each year the Women’s
Resource Group holds a competipromote amiviolence. Past contests have been a poster, photography or literary piece, and a cash reward was awarded to the winning students. tion for students to
STUDENTS FROM ANOTHER CULTURE
Clothes Line Project that was developccl by a coalition ot' women on
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO
Cape Cod, Mass, in 1990. The idea was adapted after one of the coalition members saw the AIDS quiilt. SIto wanted to develop
a person’.s per.speclive of whtit antirclation.ship healthy violence or a niean.s to them. That decision will
a visual way to promote anti-violence toward women. Currently there are 500 projects nationally and internationally.
be re-evaluated next semester.
PRACTICE YOUR CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH WITH??
By designing and hanging
a shirt women are able to tell their story, allow others to see their struggle and turn their back on
they are not alone. The decision was made at the Tshirt project committee’s December
be relatively easy for student first run at the be faculty run but she
She said for the it
hopes to one day see
be necessary to give participants direction when designing the shirts. Possibilities include healthy rela-
empowerment of women and anti-violence towards women.
a priority as the group wants the most visible promotion for this event.
have no choice Holland Brown said. Location ideas include the cafeboth teria and near Tim Hortons, high
traffic areas. In the luture the
group would held
like to see the project
student centre. to display the
Members decided T-shirts
the designing will ta
and 16 so place the
“There’s more merit and credibildriven," she ity when it's student a said. “Ifs the students creating culture for students.’
offered to pay for 10 of the shirts. The group decided a theme would
“Whatever comes of it, comes of Magazine said. Prior to the committee meeting. Holland Brown said the Women’s Resource Group is hoping to get students involved and this project
considering purThe group chasing 25 T-shirts and will use of that cost as well as the paint suphas plies. Conestoga Students Inc.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN STUDENT SERVICES (2B04)
sellor, said she would like to see the shirts auctioned off to students
their budget to cover the majority
TO MEET YOU
Looking toward the future, Joan Magazine, Student Services coun-
meeting where issues such as costs,, a theme, supplies, location and specific dates were discussed. is
PEER SERVICES HAS VOLUNTEER PEER CONVERSATION PARTNERS WHO ARE WAITING
However, incixitxer.'i lltiti were uncomfortable witli judging
project will begin as a col-
only with event. Conestoga's students, faculty and staff participating, but it could be a community event. with any potential
Brown said. “Who knows what it could grow to be." The purpose of the project will be
awareness of anti-violence but also to promote
healthy relationships and celebrating
Holland Brown said she is really excited about the project. "1 feel anytime we can increase awareness on any issue which results in ties,
and relationships we
in the right direction.
— SPOKE, January
New simulation By TARA RICKER
be able to time the contractions and actually deliver a baby.
You're doing great, just one more Congratulations,
The.se are .sounds
in a hospital,
but don't be sur-
you hear them eoming
from the new clinical simulation Conestoga College. The lab is equipped with clinical simulators, which are, anatomically correct computer-run manlab at
injury or illness
designed for child birth there
will help nursing
second high-tech baby which will allow students to conduct immediate
baby does not have enough oxygen the lips will actual"If the
ly turn blue." is
the first province to
nursing education. It is
of the McCuinty govern-
ment's $ 145-million nursing strategy, which aims to improve access
to full-time nities
"The simulators students
"Besides the baby simulator that is
enhance working con-
ditions for nurses in Ontario’s hospitals.
The government plans
through hands-on clinical experi-
to build a
ence," said Lois Caspar, chair of
health sciences nursing programs
delivers on three priorities, provid-
graduate and enter the workforce,
they will be able to respond
nurses, keeping Ontarians healthy
and reducing wait times.
the simulators will guar-
students in a registered
lab will not be fully running until
quality patient care.
early this year.
of a baby and monitor the
ing better access to doctors
The college received $600,000 from the government in 2005 for the simulation equipment but the
of training faculty on the various
guarantee an experience like that
Beth Stamer, a nurse technologist
in the lab
goes into labour. The students will
Beth Stamer, a nurse technologist at Conestoga College, demonstrates how be able to monitor a baby’s heartbeat using equipment similar to hospitals’.
coming along and the faculty is showing a lot of dedication towards
Christmas trees are Leftover trees that have not sold
video camera for each simulator to allow students to review their per-
until the lab is
formance on how they handled and
addres.sed different scenarios.
“Allowing students to go back and look at how they handled a cer-
to use the
and we cannot wait completely up and
at the college, said things are really
of the simulators
help practical nursing students gain valuable
a veiy exciting time for us
types of equipment," said Caspar.
are currently in the process
mother in labour, said Caspar. "The college could not always until
(Photo by Tara Ricker)
also equipped with a
tain scenario is an effective learntool,’’
much more else
generally be put
through a chipper and taken to the dump or can be left out to make nesting places for birds By TODD REULINGER Christmas is over and all the decorations have been taken down and put away, but what happens to those
leftover trees that
nobody wanted or
the trees that Just didn’t sell?
do vendors know how many trees to buy or cut? And for those that go un.sold, what is their fate?
bring in a transport truck-
season or the three or leading up to
Christmas.” Last year they had to
Georgian Bay and get about 100 more trees because of the demand .sell
trees leftover are usually put through a chipper and then taken to the dump where the city gathers it u.ses
for the war-
dens, said Robillard. to
Sometimes we take them back Georgian Bay and u,se them on
the ice to guide the -so
snowmobilers they don’t get lost during snow-
storms,” he said.
10 or 15 years (when the old growers are gone).”
much about “It’s in the
aren’t taking over,”
“In the fields they are
of the old growers are getting out of it and the
over for a
have less then 30 trees leftover each year, she
The goal here
doesn’t matter too
those,” said Demaiter.
pre-cut tree where
The trees that don’t sell make a famous bird roosting spot, she explained.
s leaves the unsold viewing tent on purpose so each year the birds come back and nest there, said Demaiter.
trees in the
“Sometimes we take them back to Georgian Bay and we use them on the ice to guide snowmobilers so they don’t get lost during
Each morning a flock comes flying out of the
“One year my
.son took the leftover trees to his paintball field and
barricades with them,” she “If it’s not one of those options then we take them down said.
snowstorms.” Neilson Robillard,
bring more,” he said. Last year we sold out around the 20th of December and we were too far away to go and cut some
wc knew we could
JSfew Tillsonburg,” said Heather Demaiter, from the Benjamin tree
Robillard said he doesn’t think artificial trees will take
for fresh cut trees.
each year,” said Neilson Robillard, owner of a tree lot on Bridgeport Road in Waterloo. “The trees usually last the
industry, he said
s a toss-up to predict how many fresh cut trees will be sold each year.
few people come .]n and have had enough of artificial trees and want to go back to the real tree which is great for the fresh
the recycling pile and let there.”
Waterloo Region has a recyprogram, where the city comes around and takes the trees cling
It’s not easy for local tree farmers cither; they face similar problems
as the farmers from out of town. The local tree farms have Just as much of a guessing game as to how
need to cut for the
And, they have
specialty trees to purchase from other farms.
get our trees from Nova Scotia, Georgian Bay, Barrie and
Then in the spring, the city gives mulch away for free, said
competition,” she tree growers.”
“Benjamin’s ever and
our main “Not other as bu.sy as
never experience an
overload of unwanted trees,” said Demaiter.
mistakes for them.’’
useful after the festive
she said. “Allowing them their mis-
and pick up on
tree farm employee uses the automSto^eeth™ remove loose needles before the family fakes feco
— Page 7
Weathering the storm By TIM GEDCKE We’ve
year business administration-man-
white north: bad weather, horrible driving conditions and being late
agement studies student. Bad weather ilocs not students to allects
40 centimetres of snow per month from December to
The Canadian Public Health Association has launched a website to try to get people more involved in stopping pot smoking while driving. This image of two airline pilots smoking a joint is on the
salvia mo.si people ihink of
ing under the intluence
think of drinking and driving.
often what's overlooked
pot and driving, a
whieh is growing problem in Canada. Aeeording to the Canadian
Puhlie Health A.ssociation
these users get behind the
alcohol and driving. Sylvia Fanjoy, the
the national programs for
to amend said they’re attempting section of the driving impaired the offiCriminal Code to allow police
a driver they feel
wheel and drive. All around the country drinking and driving is seen as morally wrong because of But its dangerous consequences. why is .smoking pot and driving seen as more acceptable?
into school for the day.
the trip to school or not. I
won’t come,” he said. “If it’s bad I’ll still come, but if it’s that bad won’t risk it. 1 would leave about half an hour sooner just in case there is bad traffic or an accident or something.”
an hour to get here
the year) and
or 20 min-
Bethany Rigby, a
on the bus
than an hour every morning.
minutes earlier .so
that’s if the
.50 to 45 bad conditions)
here on time,
bus arrives on time
and there’s no guarantee of he .said.
A number of students say they would like to be told if their class is cancelled so they don’t have to risk driving into school.
should tell the on the website if there arc cancellations because of weather, because it is kind of frustrating if you have to come in and then you get here and things arc “I
teachers or post
walk outside and sec my covered in snow or the
sec in front of me, then
police foundations student, has his
students are not able to even
roads just look bad, or
ing student, lives in Guelph, is
Hven students who take the bus have to worry about how ba(lweather will affect their transportation to school.
students arc forced to leave
sobriety test on under the influence of a drug. “What it means is an officer will
a blood or ask the driver to give “If the Fanjoy. said saliva sample,” she would driver fails the test he or driving. be charged with impaired
image of two
charges back negative. arrest
sec in front of me, so
cancelled,” said first-year business
student Hillary Cain.
“The roads arc really bad coming from where 1 live (Ayr) because they don't plow them."
through education. The CPHA has launched a website to promote their anti-pot and driving cam-
thing in the morning, especially the swipe card parking lot with the ramp that makes your tires s|iin because it is so steep and slippery,”
and studies of cannabis use across the country, Canadians between the ages of 4 and 25 have one of the rates
older brother drives a four-
Bad weather conditions
time to process, unlike a breathalyser which gives an instant result if
“If it’s too bad then don’t even bother risking coming to school,” she said. “.Sometimes can barely
drive small cars,” she said.
The problem with blood and
Alyssa Loewen, a student in level one nursing, says weather determines who she drives in with.
than driving with
wheel drive van, so
from driving while stoned
usually a 20-
Nicole Jackson, a level two nurs-
may wonder how weather
always a possibility during winter,
New campaign hopes
minute drive home took
do placement on campus
daycare, and what
February. Throw in an average temperature of -6 C, and we have a pretty nasty winter here in
for school as a result. In recent years, this area has aver-
Rigby said she would like to see plowed sooner. “They need to be plowed first
the parking lots
pilots with the ban-
make sense here, make sense when you
referring to the
social acceptance of pot and driving.
get passengers of impaired drivers
more involved. “There’s so much focus on drinking and driving, but no one thinks in drivthere are the same dangers
ing while high,” she said.
take hoping that passengers will they would the same (precautions) get driver was drunk and not if
ing while high.”
people will become It is hoped about more involved in discussions informore For driving. drugs and driving mation on the anti-pot and
(Photo by Jason Sonser)
Hocus-pocus riam Ashfield
a first-year and Vince Ashfield a
engineering and automation
The time to play Magic.
(Photo by Tim Gedcke)
— SPOKE, January
The By ERIC MURPHY
ing but a
Chippendale dancers. Jerry decides
wrenehing laughs, toe-lapping musie and dynaniie danec roulines al ihe Cenlre in The Square No\'.
pockets and into his own.
This Broadway rendilion is based on ihe big sereen hil of ihe same name slarring Roberl Carlyle, howlakes plaee in BulTalo, N.Y.
The east of The Full Monty pul on a speetaeular show full of gut-
boy Nathan (Connor Austin James) again. seeing
Monty a comedic
inslead ot'ShelTield, England.
resull of a sulTering sleel induslry,
an induslry residcnls
suburb are dcpendenl on. Wilhoul a regular souree
has something for everyone Trio
By TOM KALBFLEISCH
Bukalinsky (Joe Cools)
unemployed and, with
agrees lo the stripping scheme.
ineome, Jerry Lukowski (Jeremiah Zinger) needs lo come up wilh
.searching, the danc-
finds others to
that he has friends in a hilari-
song on suicide called Big-Ass Rock. Malcolm also finds love and satirical
(Penny Larsen) truly loves him and will always support him no matter what and Horse shows the crowd that age truly
Horse also dismis.ses the stereo-
Nov. 29. tak-
ing families just trying to survive
and deserves swinging G-strings. So Ring that G-string of uncertainty to the corner, throw all your inhibitions to the side, relax and enjoy what it truly feels like being
Black Man. that
being a true
treating people with respect.
ing care of our responsibilities and
a funny song called
well-endowed physical specimen.
have but living an honest
DcBruyne), a suicidal homosexual lives
types that go with being a black
Dave prevent Malcolm
nuts and bolls to strip
wilh the help
from committing suicide, showing ous
But he has Just one problem. Is anyone else, any other unemployed steelworkers, who have the
loving wife, Geoigie (Flappy
Jciry turns lo his
LayolTs and unemploymenl are a
w ith the hopes of dancing women's money r>ut of their
being a larger
amount of money we
This musical, comedic the
crowd on an emotional
coaster not just through Buffalo but
through the lives of
Harold (Chris George), the dance teacher and former boss who hasn't told his wife that he's been
months, Ethan (Gary Brintz), the well-endowed, two-left footed klutz, and Noah (Troy Scarborough) or more commonly
know as "Horse,” an elderly black man that can really cut a rug. Yet with much practise this group faces a major problem. How does a group of regular guys who are obviously not physical speci-
For some gelling lo cat
restaurant isn't the
event. For others, sitting
menus is the best thing going. At King Street Trio there is something
mens gel women to their show? The answer for this group of misfits is to do something that the Chippendales would never do, take everything off which,
Located at 65 University Ave. E., Waterloo, the upscale restaurant
of course, adds to the stress of the
plays host to live bands, has friend-
The Full Monty covers issues such as .self-image, suicide, stereotypes
dining. The restaurant provides two sep^ arate menus for lunch and dinner. Included on the lunch menu arc
(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)
and what it truly means to be a man, through great music and humour.
The robust Dave overcomes
poor self-image and insecurities of
gift givers Sarah Coniin, Katie Payson, Tabitha and Michelle Ageyar donated gifts to the CSI wish tree.
year early childhood education students (from
organic baby spinach .salad, Angus beef melt and the cla.ssic soup of the day. Items on the lunch menu range from $6 to as much as $34. The dinner menu includes appetizers, salads, pastas,
seafood and side dishes. Diners can try escargot bourgignon and hazelnut appetizer pasta
fritters from the or penne primavera picant shrimp linguinc
glazed pork tenderloin for $21. On the seafood menu King Street Trio prepares such dishes as tem-
szechuan shrimp dinner for $26. Every Wednesday through Saturday King .Street Trio is home lo
Wednesdays and Thursdays from -6:30
p.m. until 9 p.m. a pianist plays classical tunes. A live jazz
trio takes the IJoor
7 p.m. until .Saturday,
on Fridays from
on from 7
a pianist plays
p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
restaurant such as
upper scale King Street Trio
are expensive but are well worth price. Reservations can be
Western Sydhey ^Inoho kroirtad|}fiiD lAi
Irom the entree menu. Other main courses range from Angus beef ribeye for $26 or honey and cumin
E ntertainment / ^ AiV
I'Dl l^eek of Janiiaiy 9
Aging rocker packs house
By LEE EVANS
Bruce Cockburn made his lOih appearance at Centre in the Square on Nov. 28, and he can still pack
September 23 October 22
Second semester is here, Aries, and prepare to buckle down.’ School will only get harder from here on out but keep in mind, you're getting clo.ser and clo.scr to being done. Lucky day; I
Something traumatic happened over the break, Libra, and it's still on your mind. Maybe you should speak to someone about it, whether it be a coun.scllor or just a
Taurus April 20
November Welcome fully
back. Taurus, hope-
you worked a
holidays, bccau.se financially things will be rough this .semester.
buy a few more books
than last .semester.
on .some relaxing music. Lucky day; 9 to turn
special place the great Canadian landscape holds in his heart, and like a true
words paint a vivid you there.
He .showed his political stripes with his well-known .song about the
rainforests called If a Tree Falls in
Don't be surprised
someone from your past shows up tor a visit this
might be someone you really don't want to see; Just grin and bare it, they'll be It
gone soon. Lucky day;
Another popular song that drew plenty of applause was If had a Rocket Launcher. This song came
Sagittarius November 22 December 21
forget about your friends, Sagittarius. Sure, you've met your special someone, but your friends have been there all along, it's no
time to drop them
happy. Lucky day;
j someAfter a night of partying the ne will want to get behind To Cancer. week. /heel this don't nsure you both arrive alive, seat drivers the Hop in
call a cab.
Your birthday or
go get a massage.
have some ing or skiing party and up on hot stock to sure Make fun. chocolate.
Your birthday that
parprepared for the hard-core No up. Rest coming. tying that's
lattime to give up on your isn t hapest interest, Virgo, it just goes, pening. So the saying It's
in all you've been looking for love wrong places. Maybe it s time
making the same misLucky day; 12
February 19 March 20
August 23 September 22
and you know what means. Make sure your liver
work After a semester of hard money, and a holiday of earning loose a little, while it's time to let still
Lucky day: 10
At the very
ping, or to the spa.
on the horizon
way, you're feeling old.
Lucky day; 12
just past, Capricorn, either
that's There's a certain religion
Dont be afraid to Pisces, even something believe in your family if it's something intriguing you.
might disagree with. Remember, thoughts no one can impose their
on you. Lucky day; 10
fate journalism student holding hand. in the palm of his
about after his
Guatemalan Mexico, and see-
ing the people being attacked by
own government’s helicopters. One of his show-stopping pieces
of instrumentals, and one called Elegy showed the influence of Spanisfi guitar
aitist s talent
wrongs has seen Cockburn lending his
voice to agencies Friends of the Earth,
OXFAM and the Unitarian Service Committee. He spoke to the audience about spending a week in Baghdad, Iraq year with four friends on a pervisit.
“You don’t get much of a .scn.se fiom the media ol people trying to normal
about his driver having to wait in line for 36 hours for gas. “In Iraq, it’s very noticeable what wasn’t bombed,” he .said.
ministry and the ministry of the interior.
But most were glad
Cockburn spoke about the ceriness of waking early one Sunday
sound of an enor-
here were people out on the
isn’t a hol-
iday there,” he said.
“No one even in
world traveller with reggae, blues and Spanish infused niusic. Yet he has never lost his simplicity and delight in being a Canadian. His passion for righting
Juno award-winning has been his evolution
mous explosion and looking
was very haunting, multi-
layered and displayed the depth of Cockburn ’s guitar skills.
o( his music.
His .second song. Going to the Country, speaks ol the
for yourScorpio, to breathe and relax. Maybe stretch out in the tub with
held the audience rapt for almost three hours with a blend of old and new selections from a repertoire
Take a few moments
onto a spartan stage with only four guitars and an amp set-up. He then
more than 25 albums. Cockburn proved why he is one ol Canada s best loved performers today - variety, simplicity
.September 2005, called
twitched or paused
what they were doing.” This
spawned one of
newest songs Baghdad.
He afso showed his self-depreciating side with the words, “I was built on a Friday and you can’t fix me, even so. I’ve done OK.” Cockburn has done more than OK, having been nominated 29 times for Juno awards and winning nine of them. He’s been inducted
Canadian Hall of Fame, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and is a member of the Order of Canada, one of the highest awards a Canadian can receive. Not bad for a former busker and received
The hall was filled to capacity with a mostly baby boomer-aged audience, who sang along with
Wonder Where the Lions Arc and. gave the solo performer two standing
appreeiation with three additional
songs and proved once again that things do get better with age.
— SPOKE, January
Head-to-head: Pistons have the tools to win their
second championship The children
The conventional pick for the team in the west would be San
and becoming the young men who _oncc loved basketball for the sake of the game, not just the money. NBA Commissioner David Stern has been doing his best to clean up the mess the Detroit Pistons and
ping them. Billups was the NBA championship MVP in 2004. With the Wallace combo helping out by hitting and blocking shots, the teams in the East will be hard
8 brawl in the stands of the
Detroit last season.
The players arc now behaving more like adults, but arc still being by Stern,
ed a dress code before the start of the .season. This means the players
no longer look rather have a
San Antonio made some moves in the off-season, pick-
Richardson and Joe Johnson to other teams and Amare “Little Shaq” Stoudemire to injury.
But they picked up some good players in exchange.
court Just in case the players are
points, averaging nearly
Thomas from New York and
thinking of fighting with the fans.
Eastern Conference, but
remainder of last season, Artest decided to release a rap CD, so hopefully he’ll start talking on the court instead of with his mouth. The Heat boast a lineup consisting of superstar Dwyane Wade and veterans Jason Williams and Antoine Walker. Shaquille O’Neal has just returned from his injury, vi/hioh makeji; the Heat iust aS
4) and Pacers (third place) have
learned their les.son and arc looking impressive in the Central divi-
sion in the East early on this season.
Pistons revved their team to
against the Los Angeles Lakers and
Pistons 4-3 in their be.st-of-seven
The Cavs have LeBron James. Enough .said. James is third in the
This year the Pi.stons have a new coach. Flip Saunders. He came to the team after a 10-year tenure with the Minnesota Timber
league averaging over 28 points per
The East is more dominating this year with four of the top 5 leading
Saunders replaces the fourth-wincoach in NBA history
.scorers in the
led the Pistons
Saunders can continue Pistons
Arenas and Michael Redd), but the Western Conference could have its fair share of teams contending for the champion.ship.
and physically in in Phoenix while Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal take the wear and tear of
point last year.
But that was with Johnson and Stoudemire in the lineup and at the time, both players had been with Phoenix for at least one sea-
the season. 1
believe Stoudemire’s resting his
ing the team’s fast-paced style of
ing with a
strength not having Stoudemire
ity to still
win games, although they’re
offensive output in the league
seasons (averaging over 21 points as of Dec. 4) and if the guard continues to gel with fellow guard
102 points per game, behind only
the Philadelphia 76ers (stats as of
himself to knock Duncan and the
defensive intensity, and Raja Bell
Spurs out of the semis the way he
from Utah, who brings even more speed to the lineup. The Suns haven’t won as many games so far this year as they had
Can any other team say losing their number
machine they’d still be in the top two or even three in the league for
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The Pel r^ Pistons are dominating
champion. There is no doubt with the depth
Hamilton has been the team’s best playmakcr for the better part
averaging the second highest
in three years.
this past off-season are still learn-
Phoenix Suns and the Golden State all have looked impressive and could nab playoffs spots and try to compete against the
The players Phoenix picked up
Tayshaun Prince, Wallace and Ben
imagine him preparing
The Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, the
Wallace, they could be looking their
league coming from (Allen Iverson,
since 1990. the
to their first
They got Kurt
both bring size and
After being suspended for the
the Pistons (first place as of Dec.
the lineup hinders the team’s abil-
The Pacers’ Jermaine O’Neal and Ron Artest are racking up the
I’d like to think is that he’s
will be looking
and polished look. Stern is also keeping a watchful eye on his NBA children by instituting more security around the
make some noise in the East the Pacers, the Miami Heat and
I’m taking the Phoenix Suns. 1 know, they haven’t played great this season, having lost Quentin
have a better record
ing up Michael Finley and Nick “The Quick” Van Excl, but again,
Billups, there will be nothing stop-
Stoudemire is suppo.sedly doing rehab on his knee after having surgery in early October because of a defective knee surface. But what
Antonio, but I’m not conventional.
the Indiana Pacers left after their
slowly growing out of their diapers
The Phoenix Suns have a top-secret plan
East vs. West
Men’s hockey team goes By JONYANEFF Famous scoring
of two, lO-minute run time periods
racking up points.
Legion of Doom (Eric Lintlros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg) and the explosive Wayne Gretzky line, which included Jari Kurri and Lines
Mark Messier, have made defences break down for years. Conestoga’s men’s extramural team has a top line of its own which has been lighting up the scoreboard in Conestoga’s two tournaments. Forwards Chris Seary, Steve Lamb and Luke Glowick don’t have the same talent as the National Hockey League (NHL) stars, but they do have chemistry.
for six points
and four of the team’s five goals in the Condors’ one win and one loss in the
one-day, eight-team tourna-
the rec centre Dec. 2.
he as.sembled the lines not really
knowing what would
only a few practices together.
and one. 12-minute stop time period. In the last tournament at Humber College Nov. 18 there were 18 teams competing and the
games consisted of two, 18-minute halves.
"The setup was similar they run intramurals
Gould. "It provided us the opportunity to play a real
The tournament games eonsisted
good, hard slap-
go that found the back of the Forward Ryan Walkom and defenceman Eric Robinson assisted on the goal. Conestoga didn’t look back from there as Seary and Lamb (two shot
chances of Conestoga mounting a comeback was put to
leads the team with four.
allowed for more chances to battle
tournament were Durham
College (University of Institute Technology), Humber College (Lakeshore campus), St. Clair
played only one it’s
into the groove.”
Fleming College (Peterborough campus), Seneca College, St. Lawrence College (Brockville campus) and Sheridan College (Davis campus). The tournament style had the winning teams from their quarterfinal games put into one division and the losing teams put into a separate division, prior to two separate
was a well played, hard-nosed
midway through the second period to tie the game at one after one of
game," said Gould. “We didn’t have a lot of shots on net, but the ones we did have were quality shots.”
powerplays had just expired. Glowick had one goal and one assist in the tournament.
the semifinal against Sheridan.
there will be a
number of things
team will work on for the last tournament of the season at the Doon
“The goaltenders both played only it’s tough for them to get in a groove,” he said. “They allowed only three goals in our two games and in the last tournament
campus Feb. 10. “The bigger ice surface at the campus allows us to skate better so
one game so
every time they’re
use that more to our advantage,” he
“At practice I’m going to
more so we can work on two-on drills to develop more odd-man
Fleming 4-1 in the consolation game. Forwards Steve Bithcll and Brock Cochrane and defencemen Dave Carr and Jeff Jones
out next tournament firing on
The team Monday at 4
out of the
will get,” said third-year
said there will be a
lost in the semifinal
Humber College and
p.m. and Thursday
“The more we play together
6-0 against Seneca College
we improve why we won’t
the ice. If
tournament to make room for forward Dan Twomey and defenceman Nathan Dempster, who were back in the fold this tournament after being unable to play in the last
enforce players to drive to the net
beat Sheridan 7-4 in the
next tournament we’ll try to
recorded a shutout, so
Durham Lawrence’s Ca.scy Reilly broke up goaltcndcr John Leonard’s shutout on a pass from Ryan Becker near the end of the game. The Condors lost the semifinal against Sheridan 2-1 after Matt Morris scored one minute into the St.
Glowick scored Conestoga’s goal
Lawrence, which led them
said despite losing in the
they both give us a chance to win
“The goaltenders both
College (Chatham campus), SS.
Judge the players show up to the practices, work hard and perform well, then they deserve to play,”*
Leonard and Josh (Jandcr, played
The seven other teams eompeting in
for the next
tournament because of the extra
Gould said there some lineup changes
failed to score.
Condors. Scary has three goals in the two tournaments, while Lamb
4-1 in a hard fought battle against
blue line and
guy who could chip
and Glowick could set things up," said Gould. "So, if you can get a goal scorer, a crasher and a playmaker on the same line your team will play
The team had two, two- man in the game
goals) finished the scoring for the
semifinals being played.
knew Lamb was a slick centre. Seary was a good, hard-working “1
Cody Shewfell opened up
scoring after he skated over the
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— SPOKE, January
The music business has its up and downs. One moment, a band can tccl like they arc on top ol the world. Then,
shortly alter, they
straight out of the studio. arc often on the road lor days,
weeks, months or even years, while attempting to attract an independent and dedicated Ian base while doing one of the most stressful, yet rewarding activities profession.
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are itching to
mer Tim Thomson,
get back on the road to pertorm
Punk-rock band Hedley stormed
their latest creations.
ready tor it and think in January we will be on the road tor 1
believes the live clement
band, cial that in order to feel like a a group must be on tour and play-
“You can be
the .studio and
the record and all that,” said Bucchino, "but you want to go out
been on a full schedule tour in almost two years. Since the Toronto-based band’s last mini tour with Ajax rockers Not By Choice, Flashlight Brown
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Degeneration. Hughe.s, Flashlight
Matt Brown’s vocalist and guitarist, said the album may have taken longer than expected but it allowed the band to become introspective and figure out what their music was now about. “We’ve always did what we wanted and Hughes.
“I think this
rock band has had many memorable moments while on the road. Thomson said one of the band’s best moments came when they parrate tbiirs to pfbfhbfe their last
album. toured with Sum 41 across Canada then went straight to Japan for a week,” said Thomas. “Right
after that, it was straight on Warped Tour for two weeks.” Over the years the four have had their differences and arguments, however, the band accomplished something they never thought possible on California’s coastal high1
one of those bands that changes their .style of music just to get pop-
don’t want to be one of
react to a scene
or type of crowd,” he said.
band who plays rock music. It comes in and out
of style but
we just have
can’t react to that,
do what we want
arc not as easy to
were prior to signing their deal Hollywood Records. "There is a team behind us now and they believe in the band, it’s a combined effort,” he said. “In order
for the record to
,J:iody needs to feel
Los Angeles (with the label) because we became a team with the be
record, that team
major label The album is
prc.scntly .scheduled to
(Photo by Brent Gerhart)
first half of
“I would say it’s the best experience. We’ve been to the east coast twice and there is no better way to .see
than touring with your band.”
said although the four-
piece genre exceeding
band has opened for recognizable Canadian acts such as Matthew Good, Treble Charger and Sum 41, there is always a potential for .some shows to be empty. “We’re still at that point,” he said. “But we always have a good time. We do this because we love to play. Regardless if it’s completely packed or empty, we still have fun.” Since independent bands do not have the support of a major label, it is much harder to draw a bigger crowd, especially on shows farther away from home. Patrick Finch, vocalist and guitarist
band also had a to small
“We play through it,” he .said. “We remember to get drunk, dance, play loud and own the bar or town
Mike Hawdon, who as rotates
sings as well
between playing guitar
and drums for the Toronto-ba.sed band The Inner City .Surfers, said he loves touring and everything
faces and in,"
said in the
van with, three of my best friends talking about whoever we want and talking
Here has loured across Canada, from Victoria to Halifax, and Finch said it is impossible to keep your composure during such a Stars
ed quagmire,” he
said. "However, at end of the day, all you have to do play songs you love with your best
said being in the indc-
he said. “It’s also incredible to hear a song you wrote for the first time after it’s been recorded. Then it no longer belongs to you and people can hate or love it as they
can’t be that hard.”
the old classics
crowd’s attention and the new stuff. Finch said playing a new song live for the Urst time is a remarkable expe-
can be stressful, but
you are proud of It is
which can create a between bands and
drummer for the rock band The Evil
Toronto indie Doers, said they have been lucky becau.se there is chemistry between the band and their audience.
“They understand us
ward,” said Darby.
suggestion that led to the change.”
even though playing
and recording an album are two .separate feelings, they always do their best to make their live performances sound like the studio album. live
none of the
Welcome To The Evil
album),” he said. “What you hear
also includes bassist
Crippin and frontman Jacob Hoggard. Rosin, MacDonald and Crippin were previou.s]y in the Kor,H Fverything After, while Hoggard got his break after placing
unless he entered Canadian Idol and in the Top 4,” joked Rosin. Hedley recorded their self-titled album with two producers. The
was with Brian Howes
(Hinder, Closure) and the second
was with Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Trapt, Red Hot
our album a
of variety and colour,” said Hoggard. Hedley has released two singles
your audience, especially when they hear the music change and wonder if it was their
album, including Villain
On My Own.
On My Own it
the band released
end of July and
the beginning of
“It’s been gradually building as opposed to hitting number right 1
away, so we’re impressed with the way it’s growing,” he said. “Our next single. Trip,
over the world.”
when they makes one
whole band has influences,
Hedley was touring across Ontario, while opening for head-
fix anything. Thai's not what wc’rc about.”
their surpri.sc visit to the college.
what you get live. back and digitally
Nowadays, some bands anything to get ahead
However, even work is put into
after all the hard it,
that get the
of positive and negative feedback, which helps us move forlot
love playing to
Tom MacDonald, drummer
have had the privilege of touring across Canada and the U.S., other opportunity to take the next step
chimes in with some Mike Conroy, Flashlight Brown first performance in 10 band’s Toronto the backup vocals during is scheduled to be Blue, album. new Their London. in months guitarist,
few experiences of playing
other .southern Ontario bands
age,” said Rosin. “It’s
Stars Here, said his
we drove across wilderness Canada and managed to not hit anything, it
result of getting the
have thought about hitting a deer,” he .said. “With the amount of times
the past year or so.”
was broken up
said he found the occur-
Bucchino said with the band now being on a major label, decisions
“Then, suddenly a deer Jumped front of our van and we hit it.”
good reaction from people closer
After travelling across Canada and the U.S. for about 10 years, the
kind of cool that
playing at smaller shows to prepare for an extensive festival circuit of
sented a prize to a student at a col-
Cunently, they are warming up by
the first time the
play .screen and eight gigabytes of information that takes thousands ot photos and holds 4,000 songs. Hedley guitarist Dave Rosin said
doing your job.” job”
voice recorder, which has an organ-
what you do and when you're not getting to do it, you don’t feel completely fulfilled and you’re not
once,” said Antoniak.
live to other people. It's a part
scared, nervous and freak-
The Zen Microphoto
Mother Nature because
shocked to learn she had
difficult things in
had some time to sit back and look our music and our me.ssage.”
held by 91.5 the Beat.
said he thinks touring
ing live shows.
technology student with an early Christmas present Dec. 6.
and depressing, but can it's also more laughs than you Hughes. said litc,” real in have "Still, we spend all this time on the record so we can play these songs
Bucchino, bassist and vocalist Brown, said he
to pre.sent an information
lour again. Basically, you re never
bands are lorecd to look elsewhere and just be grateful to be on stage, entertaining an audience by playing music and doing what they
Zen Microphoto after naming two Hedley band members in a contest
one of the most
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almost the entire year,” said Bucchino. ”lfs hard but fun. There’s always the situations where you're on lour and you can’t wait to get home then when you gel home, you really can t wait to get out on
Sometimes the endless devotion and hard work results in a record deal, but more often than not,
With all the time spent on recordand away from the road, Hughes and Bucchino, as well as guitarist Mike Conroy and druming
first hall ot
stressful but rewarding
there are in
love the business for
while doing what they love, playing music.
Simple Plan, when they made
a date at the John Labatt Centre in London Dec. 6 and ended their Canadian tour at the
Halifax Metro Centre
N.S., Dec. 17.
is awesome,” said “They have a great live show and they’re a good band to learn from so we’re happy to be
opening for them.”