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                                                                                                                                               By	Tyler-Rae	Heathcote
	        Uncontrollable	crowds	of	intoxicated	partiers,	over	twice	as	many	arrests	as	the	previous	summer	and	excessive	damage	to	both	public	and	private	
property	all	add	up	to	one	thing;	Wakefest	2007.	So,	can	you	blame	Kelowna	City	Council	for	opting	out	of	the	event?
	        Wakefest	has	become	known	as	the	weekend	to	come	to	Kelowna	and	party.	About	150	arrests	were	made	with	more	than	200	liquor-related	tickets	
issued	at	last	summer’s	event...	and	the	numbers	and	statistics	are	estimated	to	grow.	With	over	34,	000	people	attending	last	year’s	three	day	event,	the	most	
people in seven years to Kelowna in a single weekend, the economics of the situation should make perfect sense. However, even businesses directly benefiting
from	Wakefest	are	glad	to	kiss	the	event	goodbye.		In	a	recent	inter-                   view, Mayor Sharon Shepherd said “the economic benefits of Wakef-
est	just	don’t	justify	the	expense	of	bringing	in	riot	squads	and	                            paying	for	all	of	the	damage.”	The	bottom	line	is	that	although	
the	July	festival	injected	an	estimated	$5	million	into	the	                                      local	economy,	the	damages	are	even	more	costly...	not	just	
financially, but for Kelowna’s reputation.
	        Many	students	are	disappointed	with	Kelowna	                                                  City	Council’s	7-1	vote	in	favor	of	canceling	Kelowna’s	
Wakefest.	 Many	 of	 our	 town’s	 adult	 citizens	 how-                                                  ever,	are	not.	A	possible	explanation	for	the	difference	
in	 opinion	 is	 that	 today’s	 youth	 didn’t	 experience	                                                Kelowna’s	Regatta	and	its	harmful	consequences.	For	
those	 who	 don’t	 know,	 the	 Kelowna	 Regatta	 was	                                                     what	started	out	as	a	family	event	but	quickly	turned	
into Kelowna’s first major riot and ended up be-                                                           ing	cancelled	in	1987.	What	originated	as	a	sporting	
event	 quickly	 turned	 into	 a	 party	 event,	 with	 em-                                                  phasis	on	alcohol	and	not	necessarily	sports...sound	
familiar?	Many	say	that	Wakefest	was	destined	to	                                                          be	a	Regatta	déjà	vu.	
	        Wakefest	had	the	potential	to	become	more	                                                       than	a	few	waves	of	problems,	but	a	whole	tsunami	
of	 troubles.	 	 It	 is	 	 better	 to	 be	 safe	 than	 sorry,	 and	                                      upon	cancelling	the	event	Kelowna	is	steering	clear	of	
                                                           	




potential	 problems	 in	 the	 downtown	 area	 due	 to	 the	                                             event.	
Although	 City	 Council	 vetoed	 Kelowna’s	 hosting	 of	            	                                 Wakefest	for	2008,chances		are	slim	to	none	that	it	will	
return	 to	 the	 Okanagan’s	 shores	 for	 2009.	 But	 for	 now,	                                   only	time	will	tell.	
	        If	 it’s	 any	 consolation,	 Wakefest	 2008	 is	 not	 com-                             pletely	cancelled;	Kelowna	will	just	no	longer	be	the	host.	Ru-
mor	has	it	that	the	location	will	still	be	in	B.C.	but	there’s	no	word	                    on	the	exact	site.	Despite	the	number	of	Facebook	groups	you	join	
to	bring	back	Wakefest	or	how	often	you	complain	to	your	friends,	Wakefest	Kelowna	is	gone,	and	may	never	be	coming	back.



    The	Rutland	Rapist:	Will	he	strike	again?                                                                                                    					By	Allie McIntosh

	        The	attacks	began	on	July	26th;	occurring	        “oh,	 it	 will	 never	 happen	 to	 me.”	 People	 think	       get	away.	But	it	doesn’t	stop	there.	These	women	
five times since then. People think to themselves,         that	 too	 much.	 But	 the	 truth	 is	 it	 can	 happen	 to	   now	 are	 faced	 with	 a	 memory	 of	 being	 attacked,	
“oh	it	will	never	happen	to	me.”	People	think	that	        you. The Rutland Rapist strikes again for the fifth           something	that	they	will	never	forget	about.	What	
too	much.	But	the	truth	is	it	can	happen	to	you.	The	      time	September	20th.	All	of	the	attacks	the	rapist	           is	it	going	to	take	for	this	to	stop?	Or	for	the	po-
Rutland Rapist strikes again for the fifth time Sep-       has	made	have	been	within	a	few	blocks	of	each	               lice	to	get	a	handle	on	the	situation?	I	guess	there	
tember	20th.	All	of	the	attacks	the	rapist	has	made	       other.	To	hear	that	such	things	are	happening,	it	            isn’t	much	that	the	Police	can	do,	other	than	warn	
have	been	within	a	few	blocks	of	each	other.	I	my-         doesn’t	make	me	want	to	leave	my	house	at	night,	             women	out	there	about	what’s	happening,	and	how	
self	live	in	Rutland,	and	to	hear	that	such	things	are	    especially	alone.	The	women	who	have	been	at-                 to	prevent	it	from	happening	to	you.	There	must	be	
happening,	it	doesn’t	make	me	want	to	leave	my	            tacked	have	put	together	a	description	of	the	man.	           something	that	the	police	can	to	do	try	and	catch	
house	at	night,	especially	alone.	The	women	who	           He	is	described	as	a	Caucasian	male	in	his	twen-              this	guy.	Maybe	it	would	be	effective	to	use	an	un-
have	been	attacked	have	put	together	a	description	        ties,	5’9’’	–	5’10’’	with	very	short	blonde	hair	and	         dercover	female	cop	to	walk	around	at	night,	and	
of	the	man.	He	is	described	as	a	Caucasian	male	in	        a	strong	build.	The	most	recent	attack	happened	              watch	out	for	suspicious	men.	
his	twenties,	5’9’’	–	5’10’’	with	very	short	blonde	       when a fifteen-year-old girl, at about 9:15pm was             	        The	 police	 have	 stated	 that	 these	 attacks	
hair	and	a	strong	build.	The	most	recent	attack	hap-       walking	home	from	a	bus	stop	at	Highway	33	and	               have	been	around	the	weekends,	when	women	have	
pened when a fifteen-year-old girl, at about 9:15pm        Gerstmar	Road.	While	walking	on	Gerstmar,	the	                been	walking	home,	alone	in	the	dark.	They	have	
was	walking	home	from	a	bus	stop	at	Highway	33	            victim	was	pushed	to	the	ground	by	her	attacker	              also	stated	that	these	attacks	don’t	seem	to	be	tar-
and	Gerstmar	Road.	While	walking	on	Gerstmar,	             and	sexually	assaulted.	The	victim	yelled	out	and	            geted,	they	feel	it’s	opportunistic.	We	should	keep	
the	victim	was	pushed	to	the	ground	by	her	attacker	       fought off her attacker, at which time he fled the            in	mind	to	keep	our	guard	up,	and	watch	around	us	
and	sexually	assaulted.	The	victim	yelled	out	and	         area.	                                                        for	situations	that	can	put	us	in	a	bad	setting.	When	
fought off her attacker, at which time he fled the         	         Rutland	has	always	had	a	bad	stereotype,	           walking	around	at	night,	try	to	always	have	some-
area.	                                                     and	 with	 these	 recent	 attacks,	 the	 stereotype	 on	      one	with	you,	and	if	you	are	alone,	watch	around	
	        Rutland	has	always	had	a	bad	stereotype,	         Rutland	has	grown	to	be	more	and	more	true.	                  you.	A	good	idea	would	be	to	shut	off	your	iPOD	
and	 with	 these	 recent	 attacks,	 the	 stereotype	 on	   	         Girls	 should	 know	 they	 shouldn’t	 be	           so	you	can	hear	what’s	going	on	around	you,	and	
Rutland	has	grown	to	be	more	and	more	true.	               walking	 around	 by	 themselves	 at	 night	 alone,	           always	try	to	keep	safe.	
	        The	attacks	began	on	July	26th;	occurring	        especially	 in	 Rutland.	 Luckily,	 the	 women	 who	
five times since then. People think to themselves,         have	been	stricken	by	this	man	have	managed	to	


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                                                     World News                                                                             News	Editor:	
                                                                                                                                             Erik	Jack



     Worldly Tidbits                 By	Erik	Jack
                                                                The	Habit                                                 By	Anonymous	

 Our Future                                                 	         I	 don’t	 blaze,	 I	 don’t	 drink	 to	 dangerous	 levels,	 and	 I	 don’t	 do	 any	 illegal	 drugs.	
                                                            But	 I	 still	 hold	 a	 habit,	 and	 a	 nasty	 one	 at	 that.	 Over	 45,000	 Canadians	 die	 from	 my	 hab-
	         In	 the	 very	 near	 future,	 the	 Microsoft	     it	 every	 year.	 About	 16%	 of	 teenage	 guys	 do	 it;	 teenage	 girls	 are	 slightly	 higher	 at	 19%.	 Fig-
Company	predicts	that	all	modern	houses	will	be	            ured	 it	 out	 yet?	 I	 bet	 you	 have.	 Smoking.	 The	 national	 pastime	 of	 over	 5.4	 million	 Canadians.
like	 their	 “Microsoft	 Home”	 in	 Redmond,	Wash-                    I took to the habit about a year ago, not to fit in but deal with life. Then, being the iron willed individ-
ington.	 The	 house	 is	 controlled	 by	 “Grace”,	 the	     ual I am, I quit when someone close to me died. I was done, I was finished, I quit. But then my parents made
system	that	is	in	command	of	everything;	includ-            it official that they were going to divorce. And guess what? I started to smoke again. Soon after that I took
ing	 lights,	 air	 conditioning,	 security,	 PCs,	 home	    the	moral	high	ground	and	gave	it	up	again	when	I	ended	a	relationship	with	did	a	lot	more	than	just	smok-
entertainment	 and	 kitchen	 appliances.	 A	 couple	        ing, but that was their choice. I figured if I could come out of the relationship healthier I was the better for it.
nifty	things	about	the	home:	the	user	can	change	           So	life	was	good.	I	wasn’t	smoking	and	I	felt	okay.	A	week	went	by.	Then	two,	then	three,	then	an	entire	
the	walls’	colours	with	the	touch	of	a	button;	hold	        month	melted	into	the	brief	history	of	my	young	life.	But	in	
up	a	piece	of	clothing	and	be	given	an	entire	out-          the	late	hours	of	the	night	at	one	of	those	infamous	Dilworth	
fit to match; watch the inside of your oven from            parties,	 temptation	 crossed	 my	 path.	 The	 cigarette	 was	 just	
your	 TV;	 and	 has	 a	 machine	 that	 moulds	 plas-        there,	 offered	 to	 me	 no	 strings	 attached.	And	 I	 broke.	 I	 took	
tic	 into	 dishes.	When	 the	 user	 is	 done	 with	 them	   it	and	I	lit	it	and	I	sucked	back	the	toxic	fumes	into	my	lungs.	
just	put	them	back	in,	where	they	are	washed	and	           	         After	 that	 night	 I	 didn’t	 touch	 another	 cigarette	 for	 a	
melted	down	again.	They	also	see	a	world	where	             while.	I	felt	guilty	and	weak	for	what	I	was	doing	to	myself.	
cars	 drive	 themselves,	 keyboards	 and	 mice	 will	       I	 promised	 friends	 that	 I	 had	 quit.	And	 I	 had.	 I	 was	 done.	 I	
be	 obsolete;	 you’ll	 be	 able	 to	 carry	 every	 writ-    stayed	 away	 from	 the	 smoke	 pit	 at	 school	 and	 therefore	
ten word, film, and song ever created on a single           stayed	away	from	my	habit.	But	it	happened	again.	Some	in-
tiny	hand-held;	and,	in	about	30	years,	capability	         cident,	 some	 event	 pushed	 me	 too	 it.	 I	 needed	 that	 nicotine	
to	 do	 full	 computer	 interaction,	 just	 by	 thinking!   to	 clam	 my	 nerves	 and	 make	 my	 worries	 drift	 away,	 up	 into	
                                                            the	 sky	 like	 the	 smoke	 I	 exhaled.	 I	 took	 the	 bait	 and	 got	 a	
 Dangerous Bugs                                             cigarette.	I	went	to	the	smoke	pit	and	had	my	coveted	Prime	
	        It may sound like science fiction, but it’s        Time.	And	I	felt	good	about	it.	That’s	what	the	worst	part	of	
true.	 An	 amoeba	 living	 in	 lakes	 enters	 through	      it	all	was.	I	felt	good	about	killing	myself	a	little	bit	with	every	contaminated	breath.	I	looked	to	my	
the	nose	and	attacks	the	brain,	where	it	feeds	un-          boyfriend and said, “I can deal though. Once a month. I’ll have one a month and I’ll be fine.” The
til	you	die.	Even	though	these	encounters	are	ex-           next	 day	 I	 got	 someone	 to	 boot	 a	 pack	 of	 Prime	 Times	 for	 me.	 I	 took	 one	 of	 the	 neatly	 rolled	 pa-
tremely	rare,	it	has	killed	six	boys	and	young	men	         pers filled with grape flavoured tobacco out and lit it up. I returned to class, feeling great. But I re-
this	year:	three	boys	around	Orlando,	two	men	in	           ceived	 a	 text	 from	 my	 boyfriend.	 “What	 happened	 to	 once	 a	 month?”	Was	 all	 it	 said.	 I	 felt	 terrible.	
Texas,	 and	 one	 boy	 in	 Lake	 Havasu	 in	 Arizona.	      	         I	still	have	that	pack,	and	it’s	only	missing	one	cigar.	Haven’t	touched	them	since	that	text.	So	
“This is definitely something we need to track,”            don’t	worry	about	me,	because	I’m	quitting.	Best	part	is	I	know	I	can,	because	I’ve	already	done	it	three	
said	 Michael	 Beach,	 a	 specialist	 in	 recreational	     times	before.
waterborne	illnesses	for	the	U.S.	Centers	for	Dis-
ease	Control	and	Prevention.	“This	is	a	heat-lov-
ing	amoeba.	As	water	temperatures	go	up,	it	does	
better.”	 The	 amoeba	 is	 called	 Naegleria	 Fowleri	
and	 lives	 almost	 everywhere.	 	 It	 has	 killed	 23	
Americans	 from	 1995-2004.	 Once	 infected,	 most	
people	have	little	chance	of	survival.	Be	careful...


Expensive Comma
	         In	August	 2006,	 a	 misplaced	 comma	 in	 a	
contract	 hosted	 by	 Rogers	 Communications	 Inc.	
cost	 them	 nearly	 2.2	 million	 dollars	 more	 than	
what	they	expected.	The	contract	stated	on	the	sev-
enth	page:	“shall	continue	in	force	for	a	period	of	
five years from the date it is made, and thereafter
for successive five year terms, unless and until ter-
minated	by	one	year	prior	notice	in	writing	by	ei-
ther	party”.	What	they	were	trying	to	say	was	that	
the company can cancel only every five years with
one	 year’s	 written	 notice;	 but	 the	 second	 comma	
in	 the	 sentence	 meant	 that	 they	 could	 cancel	 at	
any	 time	 giving	 one	 year	 notice.	 Grammar	 pays.
                                                                        Art	work	by	Shanice Reid


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