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Clinton gets

&

warm

Drug-impaired drivers beware Prime Minister Harper announces new legislation targeting offenders.

chilly reception

Close to 1 ,000 people attend fundraiser while

Canada beats

demonstrate outside.

News

Monday, November

20,

A

learning

newsroom

for

journalism students

home

brings

2006

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Red Friday

SluJents and faculty gallicred in support of Canadian troops on Nov.

their support,” said

Townson. “We

are Canadians and

it

we show our

that

important

were was not familiar with

that

The event took place outside the room by the back pond at 1

is

support.”

.She said students

Rally.

blue

— No. 23

37th Year

By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

Rod Friday

the gold.

13;

Faculty and students rally at 10 for

Cup

U.S. in 4 Nations The women’s national hockey team

pro-life activists

sacrifice that troops

a

group huge

the

make

in

order

to fight overseas.

I

a.m.

In addition to the rally.

Townson

The rally, combined with Remembrance Day, was held to

organizing a 3()-fool banner to collect signatures as a sign of sup-

encourage people to think of the sacri flees that Canadian soldiers have made. file crowd of approximately 100 supporters was sombre. Temperatures hovered around 8 C and students huddled close to keep warm and lend each other their support. The rally began with the singing of O Canada by recreation and

which she will later send to Afghanistan, along with pictures ol the rally, so soldiers were

is

port,

aware

that

people were thinking

of them.

Not every faculty member, howwas in support of the rally. A number of them were opposed to the event, stating they do not support Canadian troops being over in

ever,

leisure student Nicoly Snyder, with

Afghanistan.

crowd joining in. Speaker and organizer of the event. Kenv Townson, a faculty

international

the

member

in

liberal

studies,

Michael

introduced the president of the colJohn Tibbits, who shared a few words. "War is a terrible thing, but sometimes needs to be fought.” said Tibbits. He urged the crow'd to lend

Jessica Coghlin, a Conestoga student (from left to right), Lynn Hunt, who holds a photograph of her is serving in Afghanistan, and Sandra Coghlin, mom of Jessica, stand proud at the Red Friday Rally on Nov. 10. The event was held to show support of Canadian troops in Afghanistan. Second-year police foundations

Ryan Molyneaux first came to see what the crowd was

student

Conestoga students who are cur-

outside

rently .serving over in Afghanistan.

gathered

support,

especially

for

but decided to stay to

for,

show

months

his support.

honour the

“I think it’s right to

of people who allow me to here in freedom,” said Molyneaux. “People younger than have left everything behind in 1

memory stand

order to serve their country.” Molyneaux said both his grandfathers fought in the

War and

he

that

,

remember

Second World he should and be

felt

sacrifice,

their

thankful that both returned

home

While

the

crowd consisted most-

of students and faculty, parents

ly

and friends were also there to wear red and show their support for the troops fighting overseas.

Lynn

mother

Hunt,

of

Conestoga student Cameron Hunt, was there to show her support for her son

who

is

currently serving

has been away for the last three months, and has another three

He

faculty applaud enthusiastically to show support at the Red Friday Rally on Nov. 10.

mother

is

visibly

“(Cameron) is hoping to come back and finish his program,” said Hunt proudly, clutching her son’s framed photo to her chest. Townson once again took to the podium and reminded the crowd of other Conestoga students who were involved

Shane

war,

the

in

brother

Silva,

Lindsay Silva,

who

including

CSI’s

of

safely returned

summer, much

this past

to

his family’s delight.

The ceremony was

brief but

pow-

drawing reporters from CTV complete with a camera crew. Townson said she was extremely

erful,

pleased with the turnout for the rally, especially the number of stu-

who

dents

took time from their show their sup-

school schedule to

professor .

of

and

“I

and U.S. history at Conestoga, said while he respected the view of those attending the rally, he could not support troops who were involved in an unjust war of aggression. “You say you will pray for strength for all the families of soldiers. Canadian and otherwise,” said Dale. “I hope that also includes the Taliban fighters

have died on their ing their

own

own

am

extremely honoured that

these students have

come

to lend

soil

who

defend-

land.”

Dale said he feared that perhaps we are sowing the seeds of a future genocide once we leave and that he could not support Canadian troops that are a party to that.

“To help these less fortunate we have installed a government in Kabul made up of the elements that governed Afghanistan before the rise of the Taliban,” explained Dale. “A government so corrupt and brutal in its own right that the upon their arrival, were welcomed by the Afghan people as

Taliban,

a breath of fresh

Dale,

air.”

along with other faculty

members, refused the

port.

overseas.

Conestoga students and

to go. His

affected by her son’s absence.

home

safely.

their

Grifferty)

son Cameron who

the

their

a

relations

Canadian (Photo by Kristin

then

lege,

Dale,

invitation to

not only attend the rally, but to pass

on the message to

their students.

CSI says larger Tim Hortons a no go By BJ RICHMOND

of student affairs

many stumembers of

Like most Canadians, dents, faculty and staff

Conestoga College start their morning with a Tim Hortons coffee.

However, the lengthy lines at the Tim Hortons kiosk make it hard for people to get their morning fix. Congestion in the hall and long wait times, which may cause people to miss their classes and

college's

meetings, are reasons said the college a second

why

students

would benefit from

Tim Hortons.

Michael Dinning, vice-president

at

Conestoga

College, said the college planned to expand the service instead of putting

a second one because

in

would be

costly.

less

it

“With two

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) in late August regarding the expansion of Tim Hortons in the Student Life Centre.

on

“We

(the college) put

the table the proposal to utilize

space

an

for

expanded Tim

Tim Hortons, all of the labour and maintenance costs start

the

to double.”

Dinning said the college discussed with CSI the potential

separate

When

the topic of expanding the

Tim Hortons college

first

came

up, the

brought the idea to the

student government. “It relates to the issue of the retail operation that

would

Student Dinning.

The

exist

Life

college

in

the

Centre,”

Hortons.”

offer that they the

college’s

portion

venture and get a

of the

net

new

have around the

said

are willing to

a proposal to

a partner in

profits.

“We

understand the issues they (CSI)

think

made

become

there

solution.”

retail

work on

store,

that, but

we we

might be a clearer

Dinning added the college would be willing to assume financial liability as a result of setting up the service and use

its

portion of the

pay it off. “The student government would be given a guaranteed revenue line based on

profits to

sales.”

The money being split between college and CSI would be based on the volume of sales. “The college- and the student government would get an equal (per-

the

centage) Dinning.

of

the

profit.”

Despite the high student for the

said

demand

service and the offer set

by the college, CSI declined

forth

proposal

the

given

to

them

in

August.

Matt Jackson, president of CSI,

government decidAugust they couldn’t proceed with it because the space where it would be located in the Student Life Centre and money to implement it are slated for a retail store. “We (CSI) do not want to break

said the student

ed

in

commitment with the students (November 2004) survey. Making changes this late in the ballgame would be too controver-

the

as per the

sial.”

Continued on Page 2


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News

— SPOKE, November 20, 2006

Now Random

deep thoughts

By VANESSA BUTLER

Conestoga College

...with

questions answered by random students

When

did you stop believing

“I

I

was

asked

five

Twenty-eight Conestoga students were "welcomed home" on Nov. 6. At the alumni as.sociation’s annual general meeting, Glenn Campbell, president of the alumni out the association, handed

Each

awards.

old.

I

Voisin,

first-year early

childhood development

parent that graduated from the col-

school

this

with,”

said

I’m con-, cerned, the welcome home award as

far

the apple of our eye,

is

opportunity

fect

come back

to

it’s

the per-

parents

for

and

college

the

to

place on campus.”

isn’t

Susan Milton, vice-president of most

the alumni association, said

of

real? Kristi'

them

to

out the affinity partner-

fill

ships survey,” said Milton.

The Welcome Home

donations.

association’s

the

ly

$200 and

mug

reception

a

to

were given

the parents

with goodies and

filled

treat-

after

At the meeting all 1 volunteer board members were in attendance, as well as Donna Kidd, a spokes1

woman

Johnson Incorporated, and major donor to the alumni association, and John Tibbits, Conestoga president who talked about the new Waterloo campus, expansion plans and community support. He brought an update on further expansion plans at the Waterloo campus, plans to grow at the Guelph campus, as well as the $26.7-million that is needed from the provincial government and the $13.5 million needed from Ottawa an

for

infinity partner

Space and budget

Thompson,

recipients

received a cheque for approximate-

the meeting.

ciation and see the pride that takes

Santa Claus

want,

uates

to

complete the expansion of the

college.

“We need

know what our gradthat’s why we want

In order to be eligible for the award, the student had to have a

receive a small token of our appre-

“What!!!

the

like

to

ed

Campbell. “As

Melissa

things

affinity partnerships.

“We want

Conestoga.

of

they confessed.”

from

a

“I’m always impressed with the knowledge the students come out

parents and

fund

or her parents,

lege.

years

my

Home

was accompanied by his who were alumni of

recipient

had a suspicion when

which

Welcome Home awards, come

Welcome

Claus?

in Santa

succes^

Alumni’s general meeting a

government.

pal

“The money

said Tibbits.

The college’s preliminary proposCSI was that the expanded Tim Hortons would have seating and al to

“I

was

three

when my

brother blurted

it

wireless Internet access, which were

out.”

incorporated as a result of the survey

Sabrina Martin, level one

BSCN

conducted by CSI in November 2004, which asked students which of several possible services were important to have in the centre. This survey was also where the convenience store idea originally came from, since 77 per cent of students -found it important to have a retail store. Other statistics from

“I

knew

couldn’t

the survey

his fat fit

body

down

students

the

chimney.”

James WhitakerDimiont, first-year architecture construction

identified

“I

was

1

0.

1

saw my

par-

ents bringing presents the house.

in

When

Christmas came,

I

knew

they weren’t from Santa.”

change, a disgrace. This community deserves a college is

that

can offer

Tibbits

lots

said

of opportunities.”

the

third-year,

marketing

cafe

a

ment.

He

the college

said

with

was

nine

my

dad snuck into my room to leave a present from Santa.

I

ment with

the

local

franchisee,

Tim Hortons

paving the way for a

on campus. Since they are in charge of the food service on campus, permission from Chartwells had to be obtained in order to open the franchise, or

any store of

college or

the

it

that nature, in

would be an

infringement of their contract. In

“We

Tim

would have

to

Hortons, the

go through a

have no indication

at all that

(Chartwells agreeing to discuss the

Tim Hortons’ expansion would be

profile of the college.

“This college needs more support

from

community

the

)

However, the college would only

and the student government would

franchisee

benefit financially.”

posal

operations are going to be

impacted

in

summer when

the

there are very (few) people here.

seems

that the only thing that

running

all

the time

is

It.

keeps

territorial

right

franchisee

to

put

on local politicians,” said Tibbits. “Your tax dollars need to be put back into the community, to the college that contributes to the community.”

$300

run the

for

Way

By CARA LICHTY The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre had a successful United Way campaign, raising $300.

The

original goal of

$200 was

passed easily and was raised to

$300, which was passed by 50 cents.

officially

Ryan Connell, residence co-ordinator, said

it

was

life

really

great to see the strong interest

by Conestoga’s resident community in this fundraising campaign and getting their full support for

“We

it.

look forward to continu-

ing this campaign as a yearly tradition.”

The money

is

incorporated

College’s Conestoga United Way campaign total. into

CSI approved

the pro-

forth

things of that nature to put in.”

Dinning said CSI would have the

who owns and operates the store on Homer Watson Boulevard, since he has a

if

by the college. Dinning said he believes the Student Life Centre is the most efficient, and maybe the only, place to put an expanded Tim Hortons and if it does not go there, it will not be on the college’s agenda. "We (the college) have other agenda items like more classrooms and

Tims."

Tim Hortons

and

we need to put pressure

government,

problematic,” said Dinning.

suggest the idea to the TinfHortons

ultimate decision as to whether or

not to put an expanded coffee shop in

the Student Life Centre.

“The

space belongs to the student gov-

ernment and

it

is

In

the

Nov.

13

edition

of

Page question were changed during Spoke, quotes

in

the

the production process, result-

ing

in

incorrect

appearing.

information

Spoke apologizes

for the eiTors.

their decision."

CLASSIFIED

woke up

and he was busted.”

be allowed to open at Doon because of the demand from students. Chartwells signed an agree-

ing a lost leader. Both the college

with the I

with Chartwells, the company that operates food services on campus, they asked that a Tim Hortons

wireless Internet wasn’t like pick-

Dinning said an expanded Tim Hortons would be a consistent business operation and would mitigate the highs and lows of when people are on the campus. "Many

moving

to raise the

tract

similar procedure with Chartwells.

a cafe

is

ahead with plans, trying

college last renegotiated their con-

college

in

prides

the

by 79 per cent of students. Dinning said adding these features to the proposed service would meet the criteria of the survey

Currently, the college has a deal

“When

When

expressed as an important service

“Putting

college

on educating all kinds of people who are on different pathways, with different economic developitself

raisers

order to expand

retail

Sarah Jerome,

that

we

chump

get

Residence

would be of interest to them and improved Internet facilities were

results.

engineering technology

showed 76 per cent of

flow-

is

ing to other institutions, what

set aside

kiosk on the campus.

1

a disgrace

“It’s

quite frankly, a complete disgrace,”

United Continued from Page

need us.”

He said the college has never received a nickel from any munici-

a Timmy’s

for retail store, not

“We

whole community behind

the

second-year practical nursing

community

build

to

support,” said Tibbits.

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SPOKE, November

20,

2006

— Page 3

Student wins big By

MEGHAN KRELLER

helplul. but don’t necessarily

or break the

Most college students would be pretty

content

with

getting

paiti

roughly .$40 per minute. As suspected, there arc no complaints from Laura Birceanu, a second-year business marketing

who averaged

student

by

out

this

wage

one of this year s Ontario College Student Engagement Survey. Birceanu tilled out the survey, which takes about 25 minutes to complete, between classes early in the filling

•school

$

I

part

year and,

in

return,

participating in the survey. “I think with busy students (the prizes) arc definitely an incentive,”

she said. “However,

from the

(Photo by Meghan Kreller) a second-year business marketing student, won $1,000 for participating in part one of this year’s Ontario College Student Engagement Survey. Carol Gregory, director of student development, said she was happy with the number of students who filled out the initial survey in the fall.

Laura Birceanu

(right),

money

By NATALIE

Near Very few people willingly turn down free money, but Conestoga students are doing it daily. Some of the awards, scholarships and bursaries offered to students are wasted because no one applies. How do you get your hands on this money, you ask? Vicki Russell, student awards, will tell

you

just

"Check

how easy your

e-mail

United

the

end of every month,

stu-

dents are sent a list of all awards, scholarships and bursaries with deadlines in the upcoming month, said Russell. The e-mails are usually sent to all students so it is each student’s responsibility to read the informa-

and make sure they are

tion ble,

eligi-

amongst all particthe 24 Ontario colleges

involved.

my

luck,

The money came

get

Way

couldn't loonies?

I

would have

Birceanu,

as

at a

good time

she

had only at

the time

few extra

and was low on funds. Also,

“Generally students are a little more strapped for cash than someone who has a full-time job,” said Russell. “It’s important that students know that there is money available to help them get through

about a week before she won the money, Birceanu was in an accident on Homer Watson Boulevard. She then had to apply for a student loan to help her buy another car and help her with other finances.

use

a

Winning the

their education.”

Russell also said

if

students have

any trouble opening attachments

she said.

Those few minutes though, could you a few hundred dollars. And

it is.

student

who

account,” said Rus.sell.

e-mails, to contact her at ext.

and she

in

3326

extra

money

defi-

nitely helped, said Birceanu.

Carol Gregory, director of student development at Conestoga, said the prizes up for grabs are

will help out.

I’d

give

it

a

try.”

a second-year business

The more student participation the better, said Gregory. “Anytime we gel information from students we can better prepare ourselves to deal with issues that may need to be addressed,” she .said.

This year almost 37 per cent of

Conestoga students initial

filled

out the

survey.

Gregory said she hopes the numbers will be the same, if not larger, for part two, available for students fill out now via the college website. Part two will ask students

to

about their experiences in the colfar, she said. Birceanu wasn’t the only winner.

lege so

Eddy McCrae from the Guelph campus won a Sony PSP player by participating in part one of the survey.

drive COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Study Skills

raises $37,000 By

CARA LICHTY

results are great.”

Conestoga College’s United Way campaign has come to an end and the final numbers are more than inspirational.

Hollidge said she and everyone on the committee had a lot of fun running the campaign. “We had a lot of fun working on the events and it was great seeing together,” said Hollidge.

results.

events like this.”

college

the

that really is the

Planing

“Any amount raised

is

of

money

a good thing. But

looking at the totals,

it

is

“I think

main thing with

already under

way

said there will definitely be a

for next year

great.”

get the Waterloo and

chair of the cattipaign

Sometimes students do not know how much to study or how to use their time wisely. They may not be able to read well enough for college-level material, and may experience difficulty with writing their ideas clearly. Absorbing and remembering information from lectures can also be difficult, especially they are not familiar with the if

lecture style of teaching.

To meet these challenges and to support students in their quest for academic success, the Student Services Office offers learning and study skill assistance. Students who have been taught study methods that work for them earn better grades with fewer hours of study. It’s really not about how much you study, but how well.

to

“And puses involved,” she said. aside from that any ideas are more than welcome.” tor for the Kitchener

said she that

Sheila Hollidge, chair of the campaign, said although the original goal of $45,000 was not met, it was a bit unrealistic and she is pleased with the donations that did in.

what we started off shooting for was a bit high,” she said. “But the college community really responded well and the end think

is

Guelph cam-

Penny Rolinski, campaign

“I

few

changes.

“Our mission

Siieiia Hoiiicige,

come

for

next year’s campaign and Hollidge

Many students are instinctive learners. They don’t often think about the ways in which they learn and study; they just do it and it works. But knowing how to learn and study efficiently does not come naturally to everyone. There are many students who want to learn and who are eager to do well in college, but do not always know what to do.

I

have seen a huge ^ ^crease from the college

and

is

come

community

The total amount raised was more than $37,000 and members of the committee are happy with the

a

is thrilled

have come

in

direc-

United Way,

with the numbers

from the college.

“Any amount of money raised is good thing,” she said. “But look-

have seen a huge increase from the college and it is great. It’s been a good year.” Hollidge thanked Chartwells, CSI, Conestoga Residence, staff and the student community for giving so much time, effort and support throughout the campaign this ing at the totals,

year.

When should you seek help with study skills? When you feel overwhelmed. When you want to reduce your study time. When you feel disorganized. When too many distractions interfere with your concentration. When you want to take better notes and read more effectively. When exams approach. Anytime!

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available

it

between classes so

won

Birceanu said she never thought she would win the one and only top

“With

Free

ha(j

“I

had about four hours between I thought I’d give it a

ipants in

in the results

survey done

seriously and gave us lots of great information.”

classes so try,”

initial

year, a lot of students took

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Commentary

— SPOKE, November 20, 2006

Saddam’s actions justify capital

punishment Saddam

Hussein.

That name

some and

On

stirs

up a

of emotions internationally.

lot

It

evokes fear

in

pride in others.

Nov.

when Saddam was sentenced

5.

to

death by hanging, vari-

ous other emotions were on display, including joy, anger and

Saddam,

the former Iraqi

was found

president,

relief.

guilty of crimes

against humanity along with six subordinates including his brother-inlaw.

Saddam and

Shiites and

The penalty of death by hangNuremberg Trials, which were the series

ing hasn’t been seen since the

of

trials that

to 1982.

convicted Nazi leaders.

The genocide of 1982 murdered

tormented and killed thousands of

his subordinates

Kurds dating back

after

in Dujail.

where 148

Muslims were

Shiite

an attempt was made to assassinate Saddam, was part

of the evidence.

Saddam was opposed

when

very emotional

because he wanted death by

the

verdict

was handed out

which would make him a martyr as

fire,

to a murderer.

Because of the crimes fully assigned.

that

Saddam committed,

the verdict

His atrocities warrant the hanging. Not

many

was

right-

criminals

Isn't this "eye for an eye" punishment a little old?

get to pick their sentences.

There were other sentences

that could

have been handed to Saddam,

such as lifetime imprisonment, however, there are the sentence given

was

Death by hanging

many

reasons

why

for the best.

will help to stabilize Iraq.

The country has always

been divided between the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

An

the future.

Mohammed

for

retail

article in the

man named Mohammed said Iraqis but all that matters now is

Toronto Star on Nov. 6 stated a Sunni

Saddam caused many problems

Joys of working

added, “I see no hope for Iraq as one country

The meaning of Christmas from person that

person works

am

And

varies

for

the

all

men

out there

who

wait until Christmas Eve to do your

to person, especially if

shopping, your girlfriend or wife

in retail.

my

appreciate

not

and no hope even as three countries. It is too complicated to hold together, it is too complicated to pull apart. So Iraqis are the first los-

Christmas season

ers."

world of customer service and from

remotely her

my past experience I can tell you

and customer service representa-

Saddam,

a Sunni, has such a strong following that the only

begin stabilizing the country

to get rid

is

way

of the former leader

to all

Lifetime imprisonment would only tempt his followers to break him jail.

Or

the other prisoners

would possibly give him

their

own

article

from The Star said the European Union welcomed the

verdict but feels

sentence

not always a jolly

is

a

Saddam should

throwback

Gandhi said an eye

to

not be put to death.

They believe

the

“eye for an eye” vengeance.

for an eye point of

of the

I

pop

into

my

think of Christmas in

retail.

The fun begins

earlier

and earlier

at

my

people are so suiprised with

cuirent place of

my

myself from a headache,

work

However, there needs

to

be an exception sometimes, especially

when it means that an entire counti^ can move on toward Saddam and his subordinates automatically appealed

a better future.

the verdict.

A

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2006

— Page 5

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

speech? Where?

of

20,

Rally criticism unwarranted was driving to school early one morning recently, listening to the Backstreet Boys as often do.

hear a single thing

I

nary for the show.

There was, as usual, mindless banter amongst the show's hosts so wasn’t paying much attention. Then heard the words "Family Guy," and immediately was 1

One

if

they had seen

show ... hadwas curious where he was going with it, but was certain it would be hilarious. Giggity giggithe previous night’s n’t,

so

I

1

Needless to say hear him

call the

was delighted to show obscene and 1

According to him, it had crossed the line. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Family Guy and who obviously lives under in

Brian, in

poor

taste.

a bridge, over the top antics are par for the course with the

show’s cre-

They are no strangers to pushing the envelope, in the same

ators.

way

that The Simpsons and Southpark do. Granted, The Family Guy tends to go further than its competition, which is not

The episode

the radio host

was

called Sav ing Private

which Stewie and Brian

Goth band. Fie and his colleagues seemed to go on endlessly about and offended they were while watching the show, and that people/shows shouldn’t be able to say the things that were said ...

horrified

despite the fact that there

is

a

beginning of EVERY episode of The Family Guy. 1, naturally, decided simply had to see the show. Anything that would cause that much of an uproar must be sad! Unfortunately, was in for an enormous disappointdisclaimer

at

the

I

I

ment.

of that

How

more

After watching

it,

my

immediate

was "That’s it?! That’s they were freaking out

about?!’’

I

honestly didn’t see or

that

is

in

a college

some can remain so I’m speaking of

people,

ignorant.

who

tho.se

dis-

Kerry Townson and the CSl.

Rememberance Day is a day to remember the past, but also the present and the future. If those in the past

had not fought the

and empty argu-

Nov. 10 and the Red Rally Day to support our troops and to honour those who have fought in the past. .Some disagreed with our troops

your

like

why

precisely,

air.

this

Or

"people

have a problem with - the fact that these people couldn’t just change the channel when they saw/heard something they didn’t like. No, instead they had to demand that we throw away one of our basic charter 1

rights. It’s sad they couldn’t look

today

life

they did,

fight

may have been your

different as well as

very

future.

express their views to everyone via

You can have your thoughts and views on our troops, but remember an old saying that I’m sure you heard in the past ... “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say

e-mail.

anything

at all."

was honoured

.lennif’er

Lowes,

part

assistant

being overseas and the work they

shouldn’t be allowed to say that.”

That’s what

il

agreed with the events of Friday,

why shows

to

that

sad

with extremely educated

Monday morning

infantile

doing and

are

I

compelled

felt

have a cousin

to

Kandahar and

in

I

to be able to take by wearing red with a yellow ribbon and a poppy and attend the

ceremony

was put together by

that

the associate

to

vice-

president

School of Business

sometimes vulgar humour the rather clever allusions and

past the to

political

commentary

that

lies

beneath the surface of the show. doesn’t matter

It

or like what the

bottom

right to say

respon.se

what

good.

is

join the military and Chris joins a

how

ty!

radio personalities spent so

shouldn’t be allowed on the referring to

it

the.se

ments as

of the hosts was

found

I

more confusing then

making

1

So

even

much

1

interested.

entire

episode that was out of the ordi-

1

asking the others

the

in

if

we

agree with

someone has

believe Voltaire put

best

-

1

I

will

killer

have the

line is they it.

disapprove of what you say, but

I

Eyes, the

to say,

it

of civility

defend to the death your right

to say

it.

Why

Giggity.

is it

that

we

are incapable of

looking into the eyes of strangers?

Why

the distaneing?

What could behaviour? For such

possibly merit such

the

is

Jason Sherritt

of the

nature

shady, the shoddy, the conniving

Opinion

and creepy.

As

sit

1

or walk

around

crowded, public place,

I

a

in

can’t help

the eyes are our

whom we

friendly with.

Friendly?

we

don't

Judging?

us,

we

return

the

rarely

revealed.

1

look and quickly the

same eyes shoot elsewhere. Why? Is

it

embarrassment?

Is

it

fear? Is

way of

want

to

be

Makes sense, when want someone to talk to

Curious?

The answer

it

Maybe

weeding out

but notice watchful eyes.

just avoid eye contact.

this fair?

Not

Is

just to other people

but to ourselves?

The one person we might fy with most,

is

now and

identi-

to be for-

disgust?

ever distanced by our ridiculous

They don’t know me and now

notions of social selection.

they never will. Perhaps they don’t really

want

to but a part of

them

does, the contradiction present in the eyes.

In regards to this practice then,

open? William Blake wrote, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, are our eyes truly

Doesn’t everyone want to be we want to be friends with people as opposed to strangers

everything will appear to

liked? Don’t

is,

or enemies?

all-too-manufactured

Why

then do

we

almost always occurrence of

avert our gaze eye contact? Eyes can convey many complex social and emotional messages, in the

sometimes more so than speaking. Eyes are the great indicator of

as

it

Maybe we need mas and

to get rid of

social

our

stig-

actually see; see the con-

A connection to each connection that could be and should be and hopefully will. Until we do 1 guess we’ll continue seeing the world through eyes

nection. other.

A

with social cataracts.

Next time you’re in a heavily crowded area, take a moment and

friendliness.

Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes

man

infinite.”

can compliment.

watch the eyes. Look. Observe.

can hurt.

can love. can hate.

See.

Eyes.

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want your

feedback! GRT is proposing extend

Route

to 1

2

Conestoga

Mall/Fairview Mall to the corner of Bridge

To do

St.

this,

and University Ave. the existing route

along Braemore Ave. would be

removed and the route would travel

Are you awareP FALSE

-

a

Drinking coffee or taking a cold shower

FALSE

The

-

Dr.

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12 within a short walk of the

sober you up.

Centre.

on the body vary according to the individual.

dependant on your sex,your weight, how fast you metabolize alcohol, the situation, your mood, and presence of food in the stomach. If you are a woman, the affects also depend on the time of your menstrual cycle and if you are on the birth control pill.

TRUE - The

affect that alcohol has

on you

is

The most serious consequence of consuming alcohol is a hangover in the morning. FALSE - The consumption of enough alcohol will cause death. This level is dependant on the

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an intoxicated person is semiconscious, you should encourage vomiting. FALSE - Encouraging the semiconscious person to vomit could cause choking and/or aspiration.

Women respond to alcohol differently than men do. TRUE - Women respond more quickly to alcohol due to their smaller body size and body fat amount of alcohol metabolizing enzyme, and due to increased hormonal changes.

is

decreased

page.

ability.

TRUE AND FALSE - Alcohol decreases your inhibitions, which decreases sexual functioning and

distribution, a

more Ave. would be relocated to Bridge Stand Sandowne Dr. To take a short survey about this

individual.

If

Alcohol increases your sexual drive and

Downs Shopping Some stops along Brae-

University will

Nothing but time will sober a drunk.

affects that alcohol has

Stand turn at Sandowne This would bring the Route

Bridge

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along University Ave. to

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linked to the reduction of the

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TV

20,

2006

— Page 7

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covers

Massage

reconiiiieiidcd

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by

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a

up

300.00 per policy year. You will need to submit a doctor’s rel'eral to

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note with yttur valid for

one

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is

full year.

For students on the CSI Health Plan C

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amount

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o ur Masseuses We

are happy

Welcome our two new

Registered Massage Therapists to the CSI '

Jason completed his three year massage therapy program

He worked

'

Toronto for over three years working in In both positions he was primarily doing deep tissue massage on motor vehicle accident victims and sports injuries. He also received a Rehabilitation Massage Therapy certificate from another 100 hour course taken at at

Centennial College

in

Scarborough

in

2001.

two primary locations; a rehabilitation clinic and

Centennial College to further his rehab

a

in

high end fitness and social club.

skills.

summers doing relaxation massage, and wrap therapy in two different He then moved to Kitchener to move out of the busy city, and to be closer to family and continued working as a massage therapist. In November of 2005 he opened up his own business where

Jason worked in Muskoka for two

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Jason Clowes

he works along side

Jason

is

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Josh Graduated from the Canadian College ol Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001

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and started

his private practice in the

three years in

a

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is

available to give you

a

massage on Wednesday from 2:30-6:30 and Friday

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News

— SPOKE, November 20, 2006

Life at

campus

settling

Students and faculty at new Waterloo site faced some challenges but now enjoy comforts MOUNTFORD

By LEANNE After

some challenges over

the

few months, faculty and students at Conestoga College’s new Waterloo campus are settling down last

more comfortable environment. Greg White, chair of trades and

to a

apprenticeship

at

Cone,stoga College,

said teachers didn't have telephones in their offices until

A

lot

two weeks ago.

of teachers moved their

from the Guelph campus to Waterloo campus during the summer, but for a while they were working out of boxes until their offices the

desks arrived, said White,

The shops and classrooms were ready on opening day, but sometimes there were extension cords running from the classrooms down

Rec centre By ERIC

Two the

White said one problem they had was in the drafting lab. They found some drafting tables at Fanshawe College, but nobody thought to order stools. He went to order some but there were no stools in the province of Ontario, he said, tongue

“We

some

in

cheek.

from Basics but they were uncomfortordered

in

stools

able as heck,” he said.

Conestoga College recreation

said

the

By ERIC MURPHY

shop is about double the size of the one in Guelph. Most construction trades have moved to the Waterloo campus,

Annual parking passes

the

is

K-W

“We’ve had $14,000 worth of plumbing equipment donated over

construction trades training, he said.

College, said college security

“We

ticketing

the last three or four weeks,”

construction apprentices this year

The space

terms of students

in

who

can be served and physical shop space has tripled from that of the Guelph campus, he said.

than

more

are training 33 per cent

last

year and

we

“We give out a minimum of 100 “We

employers know apprentices don’t have to

that local

that their

we

from the

give students credit for their

Heights high school has been turned into a carpentry shop, said White.

training in

got better and better

Nov

but only had one kitchen.

What used nasium

to be the double

University

old

the

at

gym-

Award

for

paid to the City of Kitchener.”

anticipate they will

more apprentices.” The space has allowect the cam-

all

because they are

tickets

ing passes

leave town,

said.

don’t receive any revenue

already.

hospitality

Tribe believes students should really think about getting parkif

they don’t have one

“After numerous offences at $15 for each parking ticket, it starts to add up,” he said. “It makes sense just to buy a pass.”

construction sectors.”

students with disabilities

2.

An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from one of the lockers. College security

is

investigating.

For the

time at Conestoga

first

College, there

is

an award that has

TORONTO

AUOmONS THE SEARCH HAS BEGUN REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Students are able to use funds

from the award

to help

been established for students with

tuition,

disabilities.

specialized equipment

The Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation

Students

with Disabilities Award

com-

is

posed of three awards: one for $1,000; one for $600 and one for $400.

pay for

books, transportation or assist

to

with their disability.

The deadline

Applications are available

at the

financial aid office, the disability

services

and

office

Conestoga College

on

the

disability serv-

ices website.

for applications

This

is

Nov. 24. Application forms include a student information form, a budget form and a personal statement.

is

a significant opportunity

for students with disabilities

who

need some additional financial resources to assist with their educational goals.

COLLEGE NOTICE Novetnbesf 9, 2006

During the weekend of November 5''V6*, materials were removed from the Conestoga Pridc/GLBTQ (Gay Ixsbian Bise.Kual Transgendered Queer) Club bulletin board located by Room iC29 at the Doon Campus.

Members of the

college

community

are concerned as this kind of behaviour

inconsistent with the environment of tolerance and inclusion that

is

is

supported

at this

college.

This tfO'NOUtfSNlSndlUl

is

illegal

parking tickets a day,” he

program and they also hope to expand welding offerings, he said. “The greatest thing about the new campus is the potential to expand and we hope to one day offer trades

Gary Hallam, chair of

for

parking.

anticipate that

getting even larger,” he said.

“Now

heavily

pus to expand into a renovation

we

at

safety and security at Conestoga

has had

and a dining room. The Guelph campus had a bigger dining room

patience as

still

John Tribe, interim head time

first

register

“I

are

available for a pro-rated price.

said White.

This

donations, he said.

two

level

programs, said the Waterloo campus has two kitchens, a bar room

centre on

lockers were broken into at

working with a lot of suppliers and getting fairly good is

a

carpentry,

in

Get youTi passes

on one, and maybe because I'm old, but I sat on it for 10 minutes and couldn’t stand it.” White said he was amazed how students could sit on them for an hour or so at a time. “We used those for a month until the good ones came in stock,” he said. "I sat

lockers broken into

MURPHY

The college

Kraemer,

Brent

apprentice

prepared,” said White,

the hallways, he said.

down

is

to advise the individual(s) responsible for the destruction

College considers this behaviour unacceptable and Protection of

We wish to

to

Human

remind

it is

in

of

this material that the

contravention of Conestoga’s

Rights Policy.

all

members of the College community

providing a working and learning environment that

is

that

Conestoga

harassment. The College seeks to create a climate of mutual respect that the dignity, self esteem and fair treatment of

all

is

committed and

free of discrimination is

supportive of

individuals.

Waiter SiaeUqeK

Mike

Waller Bocttger

Vlike Dinning Vice President, Student Affairs

President.

OPSEU

Local 237

^Dintung^

£lia Afequedt Lisa Ncquc.st President.

JPtaU

OP.SLU Local 238

Jac^on

Vlah Jack.Nun President. Cr.nestoga Students Inc

Debra Marshall F.xecutive Director.

Human

Resources


News iState of

washrooms

By PEGGY O’NEILL

students after they logged into a

computer. Filling out a survey at the school can sometimes be irritating and may be a little bit time consuming,

but in the

end the ones

who

benefit

are the students.

second week of October, a housekeeping survey ran for one week as a pop-up for

During

the

The hou.sekeeping

cleans

staff

areas,

The survey had four

smoke

shelters,

ash

tops,

conidors, the garbage and recy-

fair,

categories

campus, as opposed

good and

last year.

Chris

excellent.

This year hou.sekeeping rated 85 per cent good to excellent, but the total

per cent was

down about

or five percentages from

last

four

year’s

to

Hinsperger,

86 per cent

the

resident

manager of maintenance at Doon, Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge, said they sometimes run into connicts

when other surveys same time.

are put

out at the

survey.

There was only a

total

NOVEMBER

“We

of 70 per

cent participation from the

cling.

2006

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students’ greatest concern

which were poor,

Conestoga’s washrooms, classrooms, entrance and the exterior. They also cover areas like .salting, shovelling, changing lights, office

SPOKE, November

Doon

certainly appreciate the time

people take to

fill

out our surveys,”

2006

he said. “There was a lot of great feedback in regards to the com-

ment

section.”

The

greatest concern was washrooms, particularly the men’s washrooms. The smell and lack of paper towels were mentioned the most often. Housekeeping has looked into air fresheners and other sanitizers, but found they were financially impossible.

“We

certainly appreciate

the time people take to

fill

out our surveys.” Chrix Hinsperger,

Mon

Sun

Wed

Tue

Thu

Fri

Sat

i

manager of

resident

maintenanee

i

i

1

2

3

4

!

Hinsperger said they are looking changing patrol times of washrooms to ensure the paper towel at

full, and to ensure and sinks are odour free. They attempt to do this by using enzyme eaters and other

dispensers are urinals

the

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5pm-6pm

disappointed

in

numbers this working with

the

year, but he will be

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know

that

some

students

know

my

employees’ names.” Hinsperger wanted to thank the students and encourage participation in the survey that will be distributed next year around the same

2pm-3pm

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resources to adjust the survey for next year He 5aid the main reason for this survey is just to look at ways to improve the school environment

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of

Nature in Ottawa reopened their west wing after five years of renovations in time for the

Christmas Prayer

by Adam Black)

building’s 150th birthday.

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i

east wing

is

expected

to

reopen sometime in the new The most popular gallery of the museum, the Talisman

year.

Energy

fossil gallery,

displays

the remains of the world’s prehistoric wonders like the I

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it

engaged,

beginning of a

lot

many women. is

there

only so

far

many

are

head of advertising at her former job, and Warren, former

arrange-

to be

Gouldin

an

dingring.ca),

interactive

forum for brides. The two former co-workers wanted to provide a free .service for women that would help them decide what to .spend and

who

hire

to

ments of

for

their

certain

ele-

wedding, said

Gouldin. Theweddingrihg.ca was to be

off.

Gouldin credits a large part of their ongoing success to the local angle they

a

site women chat

“There’s a separate

brides

and

read

Gouldin.

“We wanted

Rather than pop-up

ads and telephone book-like listings, vendors would be featured with detailed reviews

and samples of their work for brides to compare, said

target, so,

to create

something

completely specific, local and in-depth,” she said. “Spending $10,000 to $20,000 isn’t something most people do every day. We wanted to break

women,

from the site itself. “The reviewed vendors

made my

as

really

decisions easier,” she

was, by

said. “It

from

well

as

far,

the best site

out there.”

why

is

she

still

a frequent

boards for the site, assuring nothing is written that should not be posted. However, it isn’t only this duty that keeps her

The Ring

currently caters to

Kitchener- Waterloo,

in

Guelph

Cambridge, Brantford and Toronto

ferent ideas she could get

other

at

the dif-

when

she said. brides

She liked

time.

online

weddings

their

user? Aigner monitors message

within (the bride’s) reach,”

all

site

for

site

reading reviews, the vendors are

reviews on local wedding services.

we

each area

could

with other

same

So,

adopted.

where

and planning

the

continues to pay

the

women who were

other

two friends put their skills minds and it

she said,

Initially,

appealed to her because of the

the

sales.

together and, today,

of

Anne Warren of London launched what is now known as The Ring (thewed-

Crissy Aigner joined The Ring about three years ago and, even though she was married on July 16, 2005, is still a member.

The

head of

er.

Jennifer

mom, was

planner

The big away and

Kitchener and

sim-

it

Gouldin, who grew up with a wedding-

the

of stress

made. In 2003, two local women decided to give these bridesto-be a little break by creating something that would make the wedding-planning process easi-

ments

down and make pler.”

although

means

often

exciting,

for

3)o*

MEGHAN KRELLER

Getting

day

J

(ietp6 undo- p%e-

in

and

set to tackle

is

January 2007.

online,

it’s

the social aspect as

well, she said.

“All of us girls

and chat,” she

go on

still

it

said. “I also like

helping out other brides.”

Vendor reviews are the other key element that makes The Ring unique and popular, said

Oct. 14,

Gouldin.

she said joining The Ring would

“If you’re

ding,

planning a wed-

you can’t get the

variety

was married on 2006 and, although she

Teri Fischer

was

thrilled with her big day,

have been helpful in certain ways. Because Fischer lives in

of detailed reviews

Come Just As You Are!

anywhere can get

you

like

The

at

“Spending $1 0,000 to $20,000 isn’t something most people do every day. We wanted to break it down and make it simpler.”

Ring,” she said.

Reviews are also reason the source has remained free for

the

Jenn Gouldin,

users.

Worship Night

president of The Ring

“Our goal from the beginning was to

keep

this service

absolutely free for brides,” said

Gouldin. “We’ve succeeded so

by having the ven-

far in this

dors pay a yearly

fee

reviewed and promoted

be

to in

The

Ring.”

Vendors are usually chosen suggestions from people who visit the site, whether they are brides or the vendors themselves, she said. When a vendor via

selected, they are contacted

is

came

it

to

money

more than one element of

the

to

“It’s

range

good for

to

know

the price

services,”

certain

Fischer said. “You want to be able to budget early so the

web-

Location and other services for the

wedding weren't too

dif-

because of where her and her husband live, to

ficult

choose,

“In our area there are very few

places

available

hold a wedding

you can and have a

that at

dinner too," she said.

join

women

the

ring,

tend to be pretty

dominant when to

issues,

she said.

she said.

Gouldin said, aside from the odd groom-to-be in the chat rooms, they don’t see much male traffic on the site. Although anyone is welcome

the

direct

planning their

of

weddings,

she said.

"Men

are

still

there, they're just

Sanctuary

when

than

site.

8:()()pm

the site’s services.

However, theweddingring.ca would have been a huge help

site is a great idea.”

es

7:()0pm -

make use of

and can then decide if they would like to be featured. Since The Rirrg was bom it has featured about 200 reviews and traffic has now reached more 28,000 unique visits per month. A unique visit is only recorded when someone brows-

Wedne.sday night Nov. 22 706

Durham, Ont., she was not close enough to one of The Ring’s target cities so she was not able to

in the background," she

said. “It’s

still

bride's world.”

a

it

comes

As

for the rest of the details,

Fischer relied on friends

who

had been recently married for guidance.


News

SPOKE, November

20,

— Page 13

2006

Former president Clinton gives passionate speech By ELIZABETH BATE

equal dignity as they regard themselves.”

“You

you are all part of a shared destiny and that if nobody tries to prevent (domestic violence) from happening, we will pay a terrible price for it.” Bill Clinton spoke about the interdependence of communities in relation to domestic violence at Bingemans' Marshall Hall on Nov. 8. The world leader and former president of the United States was the keynote speaker at a luncheon fundraiser for the Catholic Family

(Photo by Amy Meadows)

Campaign for Life made their message clear as they lined up for Bill Clinton’s arrival at

Bingemans on Nov.

8.

Bill Clinton's arrival in Kitchener sparked protests from pro-life campaigners on Nov. 8. Clinton was in town to speak at a

the

of the

United

States,

including his first-hand experiences

with family violence.

Before the luncheon, dozens of pro-life protesters from the lobby group, Campaign for Life, lined up along Bingeman Centre Road, showing the various stages of an unborn child’s development. Denise Cummins, a member of

someone, who

lobby

group’s

in

one.

it

was

the first

exam-

who were

and preven-

actual citizens of the

(They)

felt

profoundly

alienated.”

Clinton spoke not only of domestic violence from a political standpoint, but a personal one as well. As a young boy growing up in Arkansas, Clinton was abused by his stepfather. “The work of the Catholic Family Counselling Centre is very important to me personally. This is not an idle thing for me.”

these

The audience, including commuleaders

nity

such as

Redman and Research

MP

Mandela. Clinton connected conversations with Mandela and his 27-year incarceration in Africa to domestic abusers.

them.” Clinton emphasized the importance of groups like the CFCC who not only provide help for victims of domestic violence but are key in prevention as well, by providing counselling and a sense of

belonging

to potential abysers.

never be as rich as that all

the heart-

only thing that mattered about our

were the differences

lives

in

was followed and answer period moderated by special envoy

“(Prevention) requires teaching

to regard the other,

whoever

by

brief question

a

UN Stephen Lewis. Questions were asked about the Middle East conllict, the changing demographic of the United States Senate and negative political advertising, but as the group filed to the

out the topic of discussion was Clinton’s simple, pervasive message.

beginning of saniand wholeness and progress on earth, whether in the home, in the “I believe the

the

with equal, merit and with

Middle East, or

in

world,

what we so much more

have

in

is

the

larger

realizing that

common

is

important than our differences.”

is a crime that happens on college campuses more often than in the general population. Stalking is not a singlo event a pattern of actions that makes the person being targeted feel frightened and contfolled. Over time, these actions may become more aggressive and dangerous - sometimes even life threatening. btrl

someone we

should be looking up to morally,” said

Cummins.

and lied about

it

“He had an affair under oath and he

Actions that constitute stalking

may

include;

supports abortions.”

Cummins, infant

who

women who had says

it is

be taken “It is a

This

brought

along, said she

is

her

•>

knows of and

abortions

Sending unwanted

not something that should

something

at

or emails

flowers)

gifts (e.g.

Shovi/mg up uninvited

places the target frequents fre. home, work entertainment)

that will haunt

rest

of their

Stealing mail

lives.”

She said Clinton should be more programs for

Foliowing, watching, tracking

interested in support

considering abortions.

“These women need help, not a hand out,” she said. “It’s like he is saying, go, have an abortion, it is an easy

calls, letters,

lightly.

hard place to be,” she said.

Klese women the women

Repeated telephone

way

Protesters

along by

Threatening harm

to the

person being staiked, family or friends

,

Threatening or harming pets

out.”

were asked police

to

shortly

move before

Do

not minimize or ignore this behaviour Report threats to Campus Security (Doon campus Room You may need support in dealing with iha stress of being stalked Counsellors are available

Police.

Doon Campus, Room 1 A103, 748-5220

Clipton’s arrival.

Despite the protests, the event

more than the $200,000 goal will go to a $ 1.6-million expansion. The counselling centre raised

Room

C04, 885-C>300 ext. 224 Information on community support

ext 3360, Guelpfi

money

raised to

expand services for victims of domestic abuse.

Office

1

s available

which

plans to use the

Campus Admin

bponsorsd by the Wotuen’s Resource Group

one-

tenth of one per cent.”

ty

people that they ^ways have a choice and that they always have is,

should grow

1

Clinton’s address

you think about every case of domestic violence involving a basically good person trapped in a destructive cycle of behaviour they’re all prisoners, every one of “If

other

am, he’s got

I

if

break that has reached every community on earth because we actually convinced ourselves that the

Karen

Jim Balsillie, were entertained by personal stories involving Yasir Arafat and Nelson

I’ll

wonder

person. Think about

In Motion’s

CEO

1

Stalking

against Catholic views. “Bill Clinton is not

a beard

the

goes

opinion,

one per cent of our

Stalking

centre chose Clinton as their guest

speaker,

to one-tenth of

WHEN DATING TURNS DANGEROUS

Campaign for Life, said the issue arose when the Catholic family

was

human

Clinton told listeners that every

country.

absence of belonging within a community or group is often what leads to not only domestic violence, but world violence as well. “Remember the London bus bombing a year ago. It was shock-

also

us

all

comparison that can be made between two people comes down

ple

three key ideas, stressing that the

heard personal stories from the 42nd president

family violence project, to bring multiple serv-

The speech focused on

Clinton discussed terrorism,

that

are.”

gious country perpetrated by peo-

Clinton.

family violence and the struggle for

interesting thing

beings are 99.9 per cent the same genetically. That’s how alike we

of suicide bombings in a Western, multicultural, multi-reli-

domestic violence together under one roof. “All communities that are integrated have three things in common, they have shared opportunities, shared responsibilities and a genuine sense of belonging” said

domestic violence. During the speech, which sold 987

project during his term

“The most

ing because

tion of

organization dedicated to less privileged citizens and victims of

genome

the discovery

ple

raised will support

ices for the treatment

speech with

his

in olTice.

Former president Bill Clinton spoke about domestic violence at a fundraiser to benefit the Catholic Family Counselling Centre Nov. 8.

which aims

$500 per person luncheon held at Bingemans, by the Catholic Family Counselling Centre, an

The audience

CFCC

end of

“He’s thinner than

chased a $500 ticket and many of whom donated much more.

The money

world peace.

the

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

delivered to a crowd of almost a thousand people, each who pur-

MEADOWS

the

at

a story about his participation in

genetic code.

The powerful, passionate and emotionally charged speech, titled World Peace Starts At Home, was

protest visit

tickets,

Clinton's most important point

cajuc

Counselling Centre’s (CFCC) new domestic violence program in Waterloo Region.

Pro-lifers By AMY

realize that

through ycur Counselling Office.

824-9390

ext.

2B10 in

148

ext. 3357) and/or the the Counselling Office,

or

Watertoo Campus.

-stV


.

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.

News

— SPOKE, November 20, 2006

Provincial policy to achieve smart growth By JON

MOLSON

ronmental

lands,

water resource

protection, even things like recy-

A new

provincial policy

seek-

is

cling,

which

ing to clean up the environment and

the '8()s," said Kevin Eby.

an en\ ironment within the

Ontario,

including the Region of

Waterloo.

The Places to Grow Act. implemented in June 2()()6, outlines growth patterns in average to larger cities between Georgian Bay. Lake Erie. Peterborough County and Waterloo Region. Municipal and regional governments will have

come up

three years to

own growth

with their

strategies in keeping

director of

community

plan-

ning for the Region of Waterloo conl'ident

the

growth plans Places

to

conform plan

is

current

region's

will

Grow

and

to the

within

the

'We’ve been probably eight

to lO

manage

all

“There

is

the year

203

to

commu-

identify

issues

sooner than in other places in the province and is willing to exercise a leadership role. We're right in line right

now and we

good shape compared

arc in really to

any other

municipality." In

2003, the region finalized the

implementation

Growth

of the

Regional

Management

Strategy

(RGMS), which

is

designed

years."

The

six

the next

40

objectives to this

policy arc "enhancing our natural resources, places,

building vibrant urban

providing a greater trans-

portation

choice,

our strong

protecting

fostering

economy and ensuring

a

overall co-

front of the province

ordination

and communication."

of envi-

The region

is

years out

in

on things

like protection

also currently devel-

matters of growth until 1

Provincial

2004

for the

Grow

Act.

legislation

began

in

proposed Places to

Two of to Grow

we do

pact urban area than

if

we’re

over the place,” he said. “The other (advantage) is really in the overall delivery of our services. When we look at the spread out

all

aging population

we have

to find

making sure

the stipulations

ways and

include having

development, have a minimum of 40 per cent occurring in already established areas throughout the

that we deal with our public health and our social services and we are able to plan well in advance for the types f programs and the amount of resources that we need to put into them in order for them to work effectively. That is where the RGMS and Places to Grow both

region.

put us in a really

in

Places

people

live closer together,

which

will increase the density develop-

ment

already built-up areas as

in

well as the suburbs and for

Eby

to

“provide direction for the manage-

countryside,

three-year timeframe.

in

leadership,

in the political

ment of growth over

with this policy.

The

nity

which seems

Plan,

Official

with similar goals that will help

back

started here

combat urban sprawl by prt)moting sustainable development as well as smart growth in areas across

oping a Regional

all

new

said the region will benefit

from these plans. “The fact that we have grown everywhere at once means that we have extended our infrastructure in at the same time extremely expensive. So the form of development becomes

a

lot

and

of directions

it

is

a really big issue with respect to

how we

are able to afford the infra-

structure in the future. less

of

it

We will

to replace in a

have

more com-

do

strategies of

good position

and we are

that

to

really confident

we will be successful at it.” He said the region is concerned

that

about the continued growth of urban sprawl.

“We

certainly have

some of

the

said.

“The other aspect

quality of life

• the pure

is

when we look

at the

health of the community. Tons of

now

research

show

starting to

is

form is really creating a car dependent society and that the overall public health is being jeopardized by the growing prevalence of chronic aliments like obesity, type two diabetes and asthma. They are linked

the nature of our urban

directly to the sprawling type of

we

urban form that edges in the city."

Eby

“One of recognized pal

order for these

is critical in

initiatives to

be .successful. things that we’ve

the

not just munici-

is it’s

or government

even

on the

knowledge and

said public

support

see

decisions

or

investment decisions that are going to make private

sector

best agricultural land in southern

the difference,

Ontario right on the edges of our urban area and every time we

box

expand or new subdivisions go in, there is certainly a consumption of

thousands of people make every day that are going to deliver the

that

agricultural

resource,”

New

Eby

More

ALDWORTH

than 1,000 Kitchener resiinto

the

Help

Design

Downtown Kitchener program, a plan designed to make Kitchener’s downtown core more appealing to and get around. Input from the program has been used to draw a set of guidelines aimed at making the downtown

both look

area

at

more

visually

attractive

as

well as equally efficient for both pedestrians and vehicles.

“The community has helped us develop an exciting new vision for downtown’s appearance,” said Cory Bluhm, the city’s urban investment adviser. He went on to .say that

give

and

the policies and guidelines

downtown

vendors, both

new

chance to change their storefronts and add a sense of local pride along with the economic benefits

he

said.

the decisions that

it’s

overall objectives.”

old, the

of a bustling city core.

downtown The

dents and businesses have provided

input

“Ultimately

plan to revitalize

Kitchener’s By ROSS

things like blue

it is

programs,”

come

policies will

into effect

once they are approved by regional council, which is expected to be early fn the

The

new

year.

policies will

aim

to outline

new con-

design requirements for struction.

including

storefront

improvements and new

They

signs.

also lay out guidelines to encour-

age

pedestrian

Street,

establish

on

King

tree-filled

areas

traffic

and pathways for sitting, walking and cycling, promote alternate forms of transportation through the use of paths and bike racks and a mix of pedestrian-oriented streets with car-oriented

The plan

streets.

downtown core into city centre, market, warehouse and civic districts and will

try to

also divides the

incorporate a uniform

design scheme for each one.

,

“Cities around the world are

now

defined, not by their suburbs, but

by their downtown areas,” said Bluhm. (Photo

by Kristin

Grifferty)

Rallying

support Liberal studies

professor Kerry

Townson delivers her

speech

Red

at the

^ *

Friday

Rally,

where

students, faculty

and support gathered

staff

to support

Canadian troops.

CTV

reporter Nicole

Lampa was there to cover the event.

See

story

additional

photo on

Page

1

and

-


3

News

Feds target By CHRISTOPHER MILLS With

of the attention and leg-

all

aimed

islation

drivers

at

alcohol-impaired

recent

years,

SPOKE, November

‘high’ drivers

and the technology has been proven to be very effective and

trained

unlike

in drug recognition, but something like marijuana

accurate.

where

there’s a distinctive odour,

"The public no longer

tolerates

some

driving while drunk and this fact shines the media spotlight on

said. There's

crashes,

of offenders.

serious

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Nov. 10 that his government is introducing new legislation to crack down on drug-

"Because there has not been a legal framework for police to effectively apprehend and charge

drug recognition are trained to rccogni/e different signs of drivers who may be under the influence.”

impaired drivers.

cult to put a definitive figure

The announcement was made at the lOth annual Red Ribbon Campaign, put on by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Harper spoke to MADD Canada volun-

how many

the

from across southern Ontario the Holiday Inn on Fairway

teers at

especially or

injuries

there

are

deaths,"

she

if

saitl.

drug-impaired drivers,

it

is

diffi-

on

crashes are caused by

drug users.” But she .said

remember

signs.

no odour, no obvious

Officers receiving training

in

Even with marijuana, the odour is not enough to prove that

alone

the person

new

legislation

important to

is

it

impaired driving remains Canada's number criminal cause of death. that

1

“Each and every day in our country, four Canadians are killed and

"Over

an illegal drug,

it

women

“1

few

exactly

my

“Clearly

role

politicians.

mean Belinda Stronach

is

not

role model,” said Fife.

we have

different taste in

men.”

becom-

Fife told her story about

woman

ing a

small

in politics to a

officers

have been

Job for her because she was also involved in the union at that time so she knew her rights as an employee.

was able

“I

entry

level

break through

to

provide police with

will

to detect drugimpaired drivers; increase penalties for those who drive under the influence of illegal drugs; and strength-

presumptions of breath and blood tests, meaning the level of en

mine.

paraprofessional

or

board, giving her the opportunity to

coiporation.”

Fife

said

always envi-

she’s

happened that the 2003 election for Waterloo Region district school board trustee was coming

fami-

currently

a

there’s

level

of

accountability at the school board level that is not

found at the provinbecause you're

cial or federal level

communi-

in

“Not have

1

only had the gender

but .some

interesting

com-

ments concerning my age as well.” She said she really did feel like she had to prove herself when she went in there.

isn’t

Just

women

going to solve the problem.

"It’s electing

understand

work

electing

to

in the

“You could be

in the

frozen food

She said she didn’t expect to get elected because she was relatively new to Waterloo Region and there’s

who you know. knew

was going

work was sharing information with new Canadian families, such

cult

as the right to participate

recognition does play a huge role in

her

in

the

school system.

“1

to

it

break

to

be

diffi-

in

all

women who

strong

of the issues and can

co-operation

with

their

is

a

it’s not viewed as a right Canada.”

She said

it

was

ing Just to put her

name

in

research

and studies participate in

Journey by the school, helping out

with homework, or participating on school council,

it

translates into a

it

won

the election, she felt a

a really impor-

way for women to get involved in politics is through the school

is

very

achievement.”

was

an interesting

much

parental involvement

She added

really

huge weight and responsibility. She added the most common

the research confirms that

tied to student

was

Journey for me,” said Fife. She said as soon as she found out she had

value system for that child. "All

resistant

is

to

H

1,

14

i

I

t

due

largely

remember it

to

the

is

that society

“We’re finding

is

essential for leg-

is

islation to evolve with

it.

an advocacy role,” he said. “Their support to victims is second to

roadways are getting busier and there arc more motorists on the highways; society needs to keep up with that,” he said. “We’ve seen technological improvements and improvements in police training. There are many things happening, and we believe

none.”

it’s all

Larkin said the Waterloo regional police have enjoyed a great part-

If

shown

ly

fatalities

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a growing concern for where drugs are suspect-

more than serve

they do

in

it

that

a step in the right direction.

saves one

worth the

then

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well

effort.

MADD

nership with

Canada, and department both supports and applauds their efforts. “One of the greatest benefits of the

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Larkin said the organization

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safety on the roads.

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out there

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said

show when parents

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Fife

in

are really

getting elected.”

countries education

their child’s educational

it is

impaired driving.

Novosel. "A woman’s strength

politically active.

"Women

because name

in

and then to have people call and ask what do you believe in. “The responsibility of sharing my opinion and values with these indi-

as

organization

dedicated to fighting

break barriers then

a very strong tradition of voting for

privilege,

the

get involved.

meetings prepared, and

mother of two. She said an even larger portion of

for a

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many

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Fife.

to the

become

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victims,

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a lot.”

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meet with the stakeholders,” said

“The only way to prove yourself is to do the committee work, come

about French immersion.”

way

mean

collective

in

against

Novosel, a third-year political science and criminal Justice major at the University of Waterloo, attended the lecture and said if women have the ability to do something good then they should

section of the grocery store talking

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felt this

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for their

fight

high

in

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not think and drive.

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issue,

number of reasons, one of which was a language banier. “A lot of my work with the board was aiTanging for interpreters to ensure there corild be communica-

margin-

alized.

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the

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She said She added

youngest Waterloo

the

politician

male counterparts,” said Fife. She said she feels a re.sponsibility to encourage women who have the talent, knowledge and drive to

felt

with

drunk drivers and support

of asking politicians

Region.

.set-

tlement worker within the school

system that

associated

traditionally

is

eases them in there,” said Fife.

She said that’s how women move up in the workforce. “They throw themselves into their work and into the life of their

up.

lies in the

Canada

because

is

and

LeBreton echoed

MADD

“It’s regarded in some respects as an acceptable way for women to get involved in politics because it

Fife

people

schools, getting the message out to

time.”

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many

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together with

leg-

journey into

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advocate on behalf of

new

intoxication will be easier to deter-

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tant

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to

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is

the

number of people who smoke marijuana and then choose to drive, so we’re looking for other detection the

she said.

Waterloo Regional Police Service said even if someone is suspected of driving under the influence of

making

instrumental as a voice to victims

and charges, peoconsider that similar results could arise from people driving while high on drugs.

Inspector Bryan Larkin of the

legislation

in

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the last six to eight years,

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love the

limelight.

personality

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creates

some

trouble because you don't go with the flow, you take charge

of

it.

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this ideal as

need the

obstacles arise; you'll

energy to get around them.

Your artistic flair, whether hidden or acknowledged, deserves your attention. Many crave your abilities and leaving them unused is

for granted

gifts.

Don't take

what you have.

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May

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who would

an insult for those

see them as true

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a cruel and biting nature

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yourself as your plan of attack

important, don't waste your

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may

and equation be useful in

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in

relationships.

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magnet. You don't beat

and figures since matters of

ties intact, especially as the holi-

the heart are never as simple as

days arrive. A closed mind never helped anyone.

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Feeling the rhythm Conestoga’s hip hop team show

off their

moves as they

practise their routine

You may

the Sanctuary.

in

a multicultural paradise ADAM HANNON

On

Nov.

Kitchener- Waterloo

9,

was reminded

that

Canada has not

always been a "multicultural para-

synagogues were burned, Jewish businesses were destroyed and looted, and dozens of Jews were killed in Nazi Germany.

The Canadian film. Journey to was shown at Kitchener-

know

say

pened,” said McTair, adding that

police did nothing.

This night of hoiTor and unbri-

known

was

racism

they

didn’t

this

“It is only because we were under British law that the kind of lynchings that happened in the States didn’t happen here,” he said.

dled

Waterloo Collegiate Institute. It was the winner of the Black

Glass.

Polytechnic

He said although there has never been an event this extreme here. “There are certainly instances of racism and racial oppression in Canada." "An awful lot of people are shocked to learn that we had racism in Canada. The film docs a good job of informing people that

also

of

Canada

since the events chronicled in the

of

ticultural paradise.

Film and Video Network's award

documentary film, as well being a 2002 Gemini award

«-^'or best

as

finalist.

The

Canadians

on

focuses

film

the

in

1

9.10s

black ’50s,

to

who

brought racism to court. They ha\c been called "unsung heroes in the light for black civil rights.” Dr.

James Walker, professor

history

Uniscrsily

the

at

Waterloo, gave a historical inlro(.luction to the film.

izes

in

racial

Walker specialand civil

relations

and has written several books and articles i)n the subject, ffc also spoke in the film and was rights,

consulted during the

film's

pro-

duction.

Walker said

it

is

significant that

the Journey to Justice

on

Nov.

because

9,

was shown it

is

the

Kristallnacht, the Night of

hasn't always been a mul-

more than

made

Home

Feeling;

Struggle

for

a

decreased,

can

it

still

be a problem.

Roger McTair, director of the film,

said

a

the

"When

I

lot

of people don't

history

of

black

the film people

January 20

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said Journey to Justice took

McTair said racial tolerance in Canada has improved significantly where people were refused and housing, among other

rights.

You

are both sides of the coin,

you are both freezing and sweating.

of

You can enjoy many

life,

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loud and outgoing.

don't

know what

you so

Perspective

have

Whether

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hard

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the ball

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to

People

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in

your

wisely.

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something you time

aspects

the quiet and reserved and

August 23 September 22

about a year to make.

obtaining.

it's

tionships,

reality

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check never hurt any-

Your active imagination sometimes takes hold of you, creating wonies and fears that one.

ought not

to be.

Don't

let

your

mind run away with you. it will only cause you unnecessary and unwanted stress.

McTair said he has no plans to make another movie in the near future because he

is

now

a

full-

However, he said making the film was a good experience, and he has some ideas for

time

teacher.

He

also

does story editing

for

fiction films in the future.

currently

show

Aquarius

Virgo

Community.

for catastrophe.

same kind of things they did." Walker said that although instances of racism in Canada have

you're the one they hurt.

You're an attention-getter, not

by choice as you naturally tend to enjoy showmanship either of your possessions or yourself. To many this .seems like showing off but you pull it off with your flamboyant personality. Don't let others pull you down.

he said.

the

to hold

Don't keep those bitter feelings,

22

crimination, laws have changed,"

we had

portation and hotels,

You tend

February 18

term of segregation schools, trans-

Canadians. 1938.

and has

a number of films in the community, including, Jennifer Hodge; The Glory and

Jobs

forever.

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"In the case of systematic dis-

less parallel to the States

racism. 9.

Ryer.son

at

University,

black

film,

Canada has been

it's

grudges and never truly forgive those who have wronged you.

August

with regard to racism," he said. "In

more or

know

Nov.

McTair studied film

He

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school, work or relayou can't go through them blindly. Try to find focus; if you can't you'll never be able to see when something is heading

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anniversary of a terrible display of

On

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care

Alberta.

in

Justice,

as,

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one time, the Ku Klux Klan was big

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hap-

1.000

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dise."

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on the emotions and thoughts of others. You are clever and sometimes use this input to- your advantage. Be cautious and don't overstep your ethical boundaries.

Canada hasn t always been By

you have

feel

sense sometimes as you pick up

movies

in his

spare time.

Tiffany

McCormick

is

a third-year

journalism student holding fate in the

palm of her hand.


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was a really great lown. “So we came back and

There’s honour amongst thieves, or so the saying goes. .said

roll

when

comes

IV

bantl

group based

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it

think about the next record and the

seemed like a good idea,” he said. “We were only supposctl to stay for

an English

a

.States.

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album,

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Toronto on Nov.

We

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Thieves

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Armstrong and

the Thieves, consists

members Nic Armstrong, Shane Cdynn Wedgewood and Elliott Frazier. The band’s first album titled The Greatest White Liar was a one-man, heavily ’(lOs-inllu-

of

Lawlor,

enced effort by Armstrong. “I’m sick of people asking (Photo by Aaron Schwab)

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to

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in

Kitchener Nov.

done

he’s glad to have

Montreal's Jon Cohen loves his

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just getting a hotel

and pre.senting it with his newest project. The Jon Cohen

ing

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Experimental.

Jon Cohen formed the band about six months ago with bassist Ken Martin, drummer Marie Atkinson and drummer/vocalist Chris Wise, and has released a self-titled debut album. “It came about last year, 1 wrote a bunch of .songs, and it’s something I've

wanted

to

Cohen says of

do

my

got a bunch of

and

we

for a long time,’’

his debut record.

“I

friends to play

recorded the album togeth-

it

“First

it

was just

iment, see

if

myself, and

sort of

an exper-

can have an album

I

worked out

it

really

Cohen

said he

was looking

for an

room and

we

call-

did

it

and I’m hoping for the best for this tour,” said Cohen. “I was feeling a bit sick today, but I have good hopes for the future, and I’m happy we played this show tonight, just to crack the ice and physically get

fell

in a

my

it.

I

got

matter of months

when he

started to fre-

quent the U.S. because the

ence and exposure, which led to a

CD

ending up in Spoke’s very own newsroom. “I really wanted to have a tour before the end of the year, to get out and bust our chops a little bit and get some practise on the road,” said Cohen.

copy of

“I

his

thought

would be

it

good

a

idea to start sending out packages

and

papers

different

get

involved.”

Cohen

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said he has been to the

Kitchener-Waterloo

area

before

with other musical acts, but this his first tour

with The Jon

is

Cohen

label.

New West

Records, is a Los Angeles/Austin-based affair. The band now lives in Austin, Texas, which has a strange tale behind it.

Armstrong said when they were invited to play South by first Southwest, a huge festival held annually in Austin, they thought

it

under different conditions,” he said. “I have another band called Lonnie Anderson. We came here and played in

f

“I’ve been here

Kitchener and the

was

it

much your own

pretty

same thing; bring do your own sound.

mics, don’t

know any

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the

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of, that, but

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tomorrow

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Kitchener)

little bits,

in

it

a

Austin

town

if

and got the

Frazier, of course, did

job.

he

in July,”

said.

“We

rehearsed

10 times, went on tour

with The

Pretenders;

we

all

comes

Lawlor thinks change

finish

it

off,

shows St.

now and

He

said they

wanted

to

they have; in

it

made

the record they

and are Inqipy with what if

people aren’t interested

“than they ettn just piss off.”

“There’s six billion people

world and

if

the record, don't

money all

I

buy

back, throw

it

it.

in

Cohen

said there’s a big differ-

in

opposed

playing

Get your

care.

you do like it, great, good taste.” Lawlor and the rest of the have good taste themselves, ing their love of Canada “If

you got Thieves profess-

my

“All

favourite bands

spots

to

great people, the Queen’s head

the

the coin;

have the ideas,

we

just

need

and get it together. Start doing demos, before we know it we’ll have the next album, and I’ll be to rehearse

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nothing

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Armstrong said they should be coming back soon. “The record’s out so we got lots of backing to keep touring. So you

commons

the learning

Kitchener and other

away from home.

air.

come

the

next.

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despite

freezing in the northern frigid

of here,” said Lawlor. “Great scene,

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haven’t

rehearsed since.”

prepared in space and there,” interjected drummer Marie Atkinson. The band’s current five-stop tour Toronto,

sttirt

it

wash ” .-i definitely more

out

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of a group elToil

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Toronto

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and ripped the

once you’re there you’ll never leave, and it happened.” It was ‘in Austin that they found their newest member of the band,

bands.”

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said Armstrong. “It

but the kind of phrase of the

opportunity to tour to gain experi-

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ence

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made It’s

a night, but I’m glad

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er.

9,

it.

toying with the idea of

music, and he wastes no time creat-

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in the

record deal but says he didn’t expect it

month you

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me

love of the music. It corrupts you and destroys your passions.” He always knew he would get a

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this thing called First

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formerly

Thieves,

Shane Lawlor the bass player, said terms ol the recent album his hand in writing it was exactly .J.T3 per in

songs,” he said.

get drunk.”

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month.

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thick

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months

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with his paintball team, the Toronto Mavericks, to

prepare

for the Florida

tournament. The team

finished fourth out of By

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someone

Travis Kropf, a third-year architec-

When

he's not in .school,

it's

home.

he's at

Canadian team

For the past six months, Kropf

at Conestoga College. Kropf got into paintball when he

trained with the Mavericks to get

dent

played with some friends

at a birth-

day party when he was 3 years old. He was soon hooked on the new spoil. He started to play competitively two years ago and went out to local tournaments playing with his 1

ready for the Paintball World

Soon after getting serious, Kropf went to an open tryout for the Toronto Mavericks, a professional team, and was called back for a second tryout, then was called back for

where he was

a third time

told he

had made the team. While playing for the Toronto Mavericks, Kropf also plays for the Ottawa Mavericks and Chop Shop,

two other professional leagues of different formats (7-on-7 and 5-on5).

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“The

in Zurich, just

struction engineering student

Chicago Bulls basketball game on

dent, poses iri the paintball outfit he wears for his games with the Toronto Mavericks. Kropf also plays for two other paintball teams in the Toronto area.

the

Division

III

X-ball, the Mavericks

came home

“This

is

a winner

overcome a

they want.

format of 5-on-5, Toronto Mavericks

days a week on Wednesdays with friends. Kropf trains mainly with the Toronto Mavericks, but also trains with the other two teams

up

to three

came

lot

of obstacles, but

In the X-ball

the

4 Nations Cup a cakewalk

team

Chop Shop,

Team Canada

to get

new

“If you’re enjoying the

By NICK CASSELLI

go

dence

sud-

at

or just stick with friends.”

the

He recommends you better people so

you can

play with learn, but

don’t forget to ask questions to bet-

also

Eyes popped and jaws dropped

the speed, grace and finesse that

your knowledge

entered into the tournament, but in a

ter

different division in the 1-on-l for-

sport.

in

the

new

tition,

way we’re

were laced as the women hit the ice in the hopes of holding the 4 Nations Cup. Much to the dismay of the Tonya Harding fans, figure skating was not the epic spectacular presented

Aud, but rather, the greatest game on earth, well according to Canadians anyway, hockey. For the third time in recent history, the 4 Nations Cup has embarked on the path to Kitchener. The Cup showcased the upper at the

\

BEFORE

r^:ey

echelon of intemational women’s hockey teams, where Team

yu

who

Canada,

number {

j-i

I

boasts the

ranking,

Sweden, Finland and, of course,

.

their archrivals, the

From 3

1

I

Immi

1

United States.

the drop of the

puck

in the

tournament opener, Canada smashed helmets with the U.S.A. Running like a well-oiled machine. Team Canada plowed through the U.S defensive crop like it was the last day of harvest. Canadian rookies. Shannon Szabados and Annie Guay, delivered key blows, as Canada opened the 2006 4 Nations Cup with a 3-

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world’s

welcomed Team

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iluviucv

The

train

kept a rolling as the

Canadians slaughtered the Fins 7-0 duplicated that dominance with an 8-0 trampling over Sweden then to

cap off a flawless 3-0 round-

but

if

we continue

to

play the

playing right now, other

teams might want plain ride home.”

to catch

an early

veteran

Cherie

Team Canada Piper said

now; we compe-

right

fire

the teams in this

all

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Nov. 7-11. skates

Jimmy Hendricks.

on

‘“We’re

respect

illuminated the slippery surface at

The

had risen higher than

level

kisses from

den rush of adrenaline but want to get competitive, find a local team

that

for the big competition.

His other team.

anyone wants

out and have fun, but be safe.

(Extreme Paintball)

only Canadian

if

into paintball, they should just

we

together as a team and repre-

went down

and

for

Kropf said

sented Canada proudly.”

are

OPPL

cash.

something we’re very Kropf said. “We had to

proud

of,”

in the

winning many grand prizes such as paintball guns, equipment and

in fourth.

Grand Bend, in an old that was converted into a paintball arena. The arena even has a bunkers room and a kitchen area so the team can stay the weekend if trains

WGN Superstation in Illinois.”

leagues at the end of the season last year placed first overall,

short of placing in the

top three, but

than

ratings

Both his teams

hockey arena

He

better

CXBL

in

outside of

'and. Just for fun,

(Photo submitted)

tournament

Travis Kropf, a third-year architectural construction engineering stu-

came up

is

paintball

the

team in the Canadian X-Ball League and a seven-man format in the Tournament of Champions. Toronto Mavericks

1

the

to

received

games against 64 other teams

playing field with the

went

third-year architectural con-

Paintball Players League, a five-man

home

tourna-

a lot of television exposure.

Travis Kropf,

Kropf plays on the three teams in a seven-man format in the Ontario

His

PSP

Canadian finals in Montreal and lost to a team from Toronto. Last year the Toronto Mavericks went to three Ultimate Arena Paintball League tournaments in Las Vegas where they competed against top teams from around the world, and their best placing was fourth in one of the events. “We’re just Canadian guys who are used to playing for fun, against guys who get paid to play.” Kropf said it was a great experience to go down to play and receive

tournament with more than $137,000 available in cash and the big

playing

after the

ment, his other team, the No.

300 teams from

than

where

in the division

they placed eighth out of 40 teams in

Florida that took place from Nov. 7-

After

friends.

his

when

about paintball and training

all

stu-

constmetion engineering

tural

Just

leg

mu.scles and strength for running the fields.

21 -year-old

is

which helps build

like lunning,

it

all.

The semi-final rematch against Swedes was nothing short of an

the

ass-whopping that resulted in a lopsided 7-0 victory for the Canadians. With a 5-2 U.S. win over the Fins, the stage was set for a classic Canada-U.S. final. a

In

passion-filled

game

the

Canadian players outclassed their American adversaries and claimed their ninth cup in years, registering q 5-2 win over the U.S. “Beating the Americans in the final game on our home turf is a storybook ending to a remarkable 1

tournament,” said

1

Team Canada

veteran Danielle Goyette. “I

can't say

team,

we

enough about thil

truly deserve this.”

The 40-year-old Goyette said Team Canada is thrilled with the victory but must remain focused for the World upcoming Championships in Winnipeg. “We are on top of the world now, but these teams are going to come back gunning for us, we have to be prepared and ready to defend our

gold medal.”

Team Canada

will put their

gold

on the line at the 2007 IHF World Championship, April 3-10, where they will compete against eight

robin record.

elite

Heading into their semi-final match up. Team Canada's confi-

See additional story on Page 20 .

nations across the globe.


5

Sports

^HL season Like the old saying goes, lime when you’re having fun.

three cheers for small market hock-

me

me

ey.

Give

Yes hockey fans, take a breath, have a sip of coffee and take a glance at your calendar, it’s Nov

...

Well, you get the idea.

the Sabres

!

know,

I

couldn't

1

believe

NHL

but a quarter of the

either,

season

done with

and

over

is

it

already.

The first 20 games of the 2006 campaign are now just a distant memory but what a resounding success they have been. The game has never been better. 1. To say the

NHL

season has been

of surprises

full

understatement.

thus

far

is

an

can be hard for

It

hockey hearsay, what with the homework and midterms to the

all

deal with.

That’s where

lowing

is

a

list

know about

1

in.

The

fol-

of what you need to

the

just in case

far,

come

NHL

season thus

you haven’t been

hockey team

The Buffalo Sabres

-

Can

1

get

coach Ken Hitchcock and General Manager Bobby Clarke arc no

M!

To say

The

longer with the organization.

Flyers and their fans have enjoyed

a sur-

is

mark

head coach

in

Phoenix,

tioned the move.

ond season

One

many

Now,

The Great

as coach.

proving his toughest

is

ques-

in his sec-

critics

40-1-

too far seeing as though they are

but this year arc in danger of set-

by coaching his team to a 6. western conference worst 4-12-0

where they left off last season, but who would have predicted they would have the start 2. did. They’ve gone 14-1-1 in they their first 16 games with only one regulation loss. What makes this even more impressive is during that

ting record lows for losses in a sea-

record with only eight points

solidifying his defensive core by

span the Sabres are a perfect 9-0-0

all-star voting ballot. J.S

on the road. A team that was one game away from reaching the finals last year looks well on their way to booking a spot this time around.

Andy

just starting

The Anaheim Ducks

-

Is

there

anything Brian Burke can’t do? After a five-year stint in Vancouver, where he took the Canucks from zeros to heroes, it looks like he has worked more of his

magic

in

Golden

the

State.

After inking free-agent blue-liner Scott Niedermayer in the

paying attention.

an

— Page 19

prise isn’t stretching the envelope

Joe average fan to keep abreast of all

an S! Give

2006

20,

of surprises at the quarter

full

flies

20

SPOKE, November

summer

of 2005, he followed that up by

son.

luring Chris Prongcr

away from

3. Edmonton this past off-.scason. Anaheim has five players on the

Giguere,

McDonald,

Scott

point seasons since 1999-20()()

Somebody

help!

first

Cup

Malkin, fitting in nicely - How can you not like someone with the name Evgeni. After a 2005 NHL

experts

be

to

Champions

Stanley

but have been one of

the biggest disappointments thus far

To make matters even

tenders.

plateau in

The Philadelphia Flyers Apparently the Philadelphia Flyers

Leafs and Devils. There

has forgotten

to play hockey. After a red-hot

Flyers find

start to last .season, the

in a mess. Chairman Ed Snider cleaned house, as head

themselves

in the

season.

the

Additions of Jeremy Rocnick and

this season.

how

games of

16

4. 'I'lie Ottawa Senators - One word comes to mind, frustration. The Ottawa Senators were picked by many, many, many hockey

Niedermayer, Chris Prongcr and Teemu Selanne all hope to be present at the skills showcase in Dallas on Jan 24. The Ducks are legitimate Stanley Cup con-

roster, in its entirety,

right

more

frustrating for Senator fans

the fact the

is

team has shown signs of prowess at times this

their scoring

surpassing

year,

games

the

to drop.

campaign with highlight

against the is

Maple

reels filled

with super rookies .Sidney Crosby

and Alex Ovechkin, Malkin has not disappointed.

He was

seven-goal

the record

in

books

after

only six games. Malkin became the

time for

the Senators to regain footing but will

Ed JovaiU)vski have not panned out and Coyotes’ attendance continues

it

be a long, hard-fought battle up

player of the modern era to in each of his first six games. He appears to

first

record at least one goal

Pittsburgh

the eastern conference standings.

be fitting

Phoenix Coaches are hired to be fired. When Wayne Gretzky took over as

and will help his team to be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.

5.

Gretzky, a joke

in

in

nicely

in

Raptors’ start to the season

a big disappointment The question By

is,

what can the team do

BRANDON WALKER

to start

would only take four or five players each picking up one more rebound per It

Fans of the Toronto Raptors have every right to be disappointed by the team’s slow start to the regular season.

The Raps came out of

the gate

game

Sam

coach Pat Onstad, 38, the Canadian keeper for the Houston

Dynamo,

warms up before a game in August. Onstad was the hero in the MLS Cup Final on Nov. 12 against the New England Revolution.

Canadian keeper saves the day Houston Dynamo in MLS Final Cup

for

By JORDEN FELICIANO

franchise in only

says

Houston Vancouver

Dynamo

keeper and

the

its first

Score’s

season,"

soccer analyst

Paul James.

Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup,

James also thinks that with an team coming to Toronto next season, the showcasing of three top Canadians in the finals this season

Nov.

will excite potential fans for next

stopped final

New

Pat

native

Onstad

England Revolution’s

penalty .shootout to claim the

1

2.

The MLS Cup final was tied 0-0 90 minutes sending the game

MLS

through Taylor Twellman but

Ching scored over game. When the game was to be decided on penalties, each team had missed one shot. The fifth shooter for New England, Jay Heaps, had to score to keep the shootout going, but was stopped by Onstad. The MLS Cup victory was the first for the Houston Dynamo franchise, who moved from San Jose to

The MLS Cup the

first for

Dynamo

k

uston’s Brian

victory

was

the Houston franchise.

played in the match. “I think this

win

is fanta.stic

for a

The question

is what can the winning again? Lightning quick point guard T.J. Ford was quoted in the Toronto Sun. Nov. 12, sugge.sting the team needs to be more vocal. “There isn’t a lot of talking going on out there,” Ford said. “We need to be communicating a lot more on

team do

to start

Mitchell

has

hinted

he might

The Raptors play

the final

game

of their five-game road trip tonight. It airs at 9 p.m. on Raptors television.

to of

needs to help Bosh with rebounds. It’s a bad sign that centre Rasho Nesterovic is second on the team in rebounds per game, only averaging a

little

more than

And

considering the Raps aver-

four.

aged 41 rebounds per game compared to the 46 rebounds per game their opponents have averaged, it

would only take four or five playeach picking up one more rebound per game, for the Raps to

ers

have a greater chance of victory. One player whose numbers have gone up from last season is Morris Peterson, although he hasn’t had a breakout game this season or shown any of the athletic circus

shots

defence.”

he’s

become known

for

around the hoop.

bit.

player on the current starting lineup, although he disagrees.

said in a Toronto Star article

the Raps lost to Atlanta. “Nobody on this whole team can

“Canadian viewers of the finals should be excited by the prospect that top level talent will be coming to Canada, and cally

more

specifi-

Toronto, next season,” he

IRISH

TUKSJDAY

29

PUB

CKHT

relax.”

Considering Bosh has averaged game and 14 rebounds, Mitchell would be foolnearly 22 points a

bench him. the team needs now is consistency. The second highest scorer on the team has been Ford with points per game. Keep in mind Ford stands only six feet (short for the NBA) and is leading the team in assists with

ish to

What

said.

James, a fan and a friend of Onstad, enjoyed his performance during the

riQoLL^fBLcTorrj's

“There's no such thing as safe,”

Bosh after

linute later to tie the

Houston before this season. Houston has a total of three Canadians on the team, Onstad and Toronto natives Adrian Serioux and Dwayne De Rosario who also

thing.

winning again?

The Raptors star power forward Chris Bosh might be the only safe

into a

first

warned the

son victories because teams don’t give 100 per cent effort and because they don’t count for any-

tweak the lineup a

.season.

after

30-minute extra time period. Both teams exchanged goals in extra-time. New England scoring

Mitchell

team, especially the rookies, not to make too much out of the presea-

fans

victory.

out of five games, compared to the

(Photo by Jorden Feliciano)

Raps

have a greater chance

with a sputter, winning only two

preseason when the team won seven out of eight. At the end of the preseason,

for the

for

final.

“It’s nice to

see

him play

well,”

James. “He showed North American soccer fans his skill and

said

match and the other Canadian boys played exceptional

1

talent in that

eight.

as well.”

Not only does the team’s offence need a kick-start, but everyone

10 Manitou Dr. Kitchener

(Comer of Manitou

& Fairway)


Sports

— SPOKE, November 20, 2006

Page 20

Canada

defeats U.S.

gold medal match

in

By ANNELISE THOMPSON

while on the power play.

Four minutes

women's national Canada's hockey team skated to a 5-2 win over the United States

game

pionship

cham-

the

in

of the 4 Nations

Cup.

later the

Americans struck again, when Angela Ruggiero helped Kristin King bury a second goal for the

USA. The

think

I

regrouping

way hockey’s

the

that’s

meant to be played,” she said. She then added that right now

Canada rules,

is

adjusting

still

but thinks that

will be better for the

goal of the

final

When Canada was

game was

the

to

more

calls

game. asked about

at

scored by Botterill on a bounce off

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Nov. 7-11. and featured national

of Ouellette’s stick and into the

mentality coming into game Vicky Sunohara said that

empty

important to never cater to the style

The tournament took place

from

teams

Canada,

USA,

the

Sweden and Finland. Canada was the heavy

favourite

net with just 1:01 remaining

on the clock. Following the game Mayor Carl Zehr presented newly appointed

of another team.

Wickenheiser, with the player of the game award. He then

example

going into the tournament, and the ladies leading the team were sure to give the fans exactly what they wanted. According to an usher at the

captain.

game, ticket sales were especially high on Wednesday night (which featured the Olympic gold rematch of Canada and Sweden) as well as a nearly sold-out championship game. "I think the sales were so high

some very He afso

for gold

hecau.se final

Canada

game

is

playing

against

in

the

United

the

went on

to

excellent, quality

the

munity as a whole.

"We’ve got for

another

period

well

as

tourna-

ment taking place in this building weekend, so it’s just fantastic,”

for the

first

as

women’s hockey

said Zehr.

with an unassisted beauty, which,

a lot of people in here

tournament,

this

medal game, Canada's Cherie Piper opened up the scoring early in the

women."

Kitchener hosting

tournament was a benefit to

big attraction for fans." he said.

gold

talented said

some

hockey played by

both local businesses and the com-

this

the

“Kitchener was

say,

given a great chance to see

States tonight, and that's always a

In

Coming

to Kitchener to compete 4 Nations Cup was e.specially exciting for one player. Jayna Hefford has hit almost every one of

one minute later, was followed by another Canadian goal, this time by

first

Carla MacLeod, and was assisted

game with Team Canada, and

milestones

her career goal,

point,

and

(including assist,

first

by Sarah Vaillancourt and Meghan

100th goal and point being scored)

Agosta.

in the

Canada brought

lead

their

to

three in the beginning of the second

period

buried

when Hayley Wickenheiser the

puck from the hash

Aud. “I have such great memories of being here in the Aud, for my first world championships and I’ve always remembered the atmos-

how

marks, with help from Piper and

phere that was here,

Gillian Apps.

was and how proud a moment it was for me the first time 1 put on

Canada would wait nearly before

period

scoring

a full

again.

-Canada's fourth goal of the night

came when Caroline

Team Canada

the said.

“So when

I

great

jersey,”

it

she

hear we’re com-

Hefford was sent to the box for

I tell everybody have to come because it’s going to be an amazing game.” Hefford also went on to say that the new harsher enforcement of stick penalties was welcomed by

hooking. The Americans wasted no

her.

Ouellette

found the back of the net, with assists going to MacLeod and Jennifer Botterill.

Then around the third

time,

as

the halfway

mark of

period, Canada's Jayna

Krissy Wendell

fed

the

puck to Natalie Darwitz who then snuck the puck past Kim St-Pierre

team

“Every time we step on the a

new

it’s

ice is

“A

she said.

story,”

the

great

Olympics, with Sweden beating the U.S., and when it comes down to one game things can happen like that, so you can’t take a shift off, you can’t take a game off, you can’t take a period off, you have to keep playing shift by shift, period by period, or another country could come along and try and knock us off.” Teammate Wickenheiser agreed with Sunohara’s remarks and added, “When you play the USA, I think you unconsciously find an extra step, and throughout the tournament we’ve been rolling the lines, .so it’s been tough to get any flow, and certainly in a game like is

at the

this, it’s a little

more of

a competi-

tive

game and

was

a bigger challenge for

step

it

think internally

1

up and play

my

me

best

it

to

game

tonight.”

Sunohara also agreed

the

that

continuous line changes did affect how each of the girls played their individual

game

but said, at this

hockey it really doesn’t matter who you play with, you just have to be ready, and know what you have to do, though it may take more communication on level of

the ice.

She also

said,

“Sometimes

I

get

ing to Kitchener

put out in key situations against

that they

their top line,

because I’m a small player that relies on .speed, so without the clutch and grab it’s nice and “I

like

it

and

I

and keep the play try

not

to

against us.

get It’s

(Photo by Annehse Thompson) Hayley Wickenheiser clears a U.S. opponent out of the Canadian

zone

late in the first

period of the gold medal game.

just have to try

in their

Excitement

end and

scoring chances

kind of something

you learn as you go along. When I was younger I was more after the goal scoring, but now Eve become a two-way player, so whatever role I’m given I want to play, and play it

intramural

in

floor

well.”

By ALEX

hockey land

MCNANNEY

Architects are leading the league with a spotless 6-0 record for 12

Seven games into the season and hockey season

the intramural floor

three-way

game day

six action, the

GI

tie

for

GI Joes

Passion

Flakics

Hasty

and the Leafs beat the Hasty

game day seven

action,

the

allowing a league-low

scoring a

the

goals,

Pylons

goals.

8-2.

15-12.

the Free

The

Agents

and the Leafs pounded the

Individuals

After

1

7-5.

game

seven,

the

goals,

league second-best 61 allowing only 29

while

commences Action Monday and Thursday in early

every the rec

and the playoffs start December, ,so stay tuned!

centre,

day

defence

19

record with a potent offence,

a high-scoring affair

Domers hammered

all

while .scoring 57 goals, third-best in the league. The Leafs have their 5-1

against

(3-3),

The Architects have achieved

over Corrupt. The Hasty Passion

won

(3-2) and

their record with a strong

Architects again won. this lime 6-4 Flakics

are

fourth

(3-2),

with six points each.

In

in their

Domers

The Moonshine Raiders were handed a 0-5 loss by Corrupt. The Architects blew away the Pylons Passion Flakics 6-4.

team cheers on Team Canada

third are

Joes squeaked past the Individuals

16-6.

girls

for 10 points. In

for spots in the playoffs.

1-0.

The Leaside Wildcats Peewee C

at their heels is the

at 5-1

out this year, with 10 teams vying

high gear. There’s a good turn-

In

By AnnehseTnompson) gold medal game.

Nipping

Leafs with

team Corrupt with a 4-2 record for eight points. And.

is in

(Photo

points.

in

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