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ISS. 07
VoL. 62
oct 25, 2007
The UniVersiTy Of Winnipeg sTUdenT Weekly




                                            03 denied enTry
                                               american peace acTiVisTs held back aT bOrder



                                            09 canadian mOThers bare all
                                               lOcal aUThOr chandra mayOr Tells The TrUTh abOUT mOTherhOOd



                                            11 The arT Of energy
                                               exhibiT explOres yOga pracTice and zen philOsOphy



                                            18 head shOTs in hOckey
                                               debaTing ViOlence in canada’s faVOUriTe pasTime




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 October 25, 2007                The Uniter                    contact: uniter @ uniter.ca

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          BuSinESS ManagEr
          James d. Patterson         » managing@uniter.ca               American peace activists
          ProduCtion ManagEr
          Sarah Sangster      »
                          designer@uniter.ca                            detained at the Canadian border
          Photo Editor                                                  motivES bEhiNd SEcurity policy iN quEStioN
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          Jacquie nicholson       » style@uniter.ca                                                                                                                                               Since 9/11, the Canadian
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and U.S. governments have
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          Stacy Cardigan Smith         » news@uniter.ca                                                                                                                                           collaborated on a number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  intelligence-sharing initiatives.
          nEWS ProduCtion Editor                                                                                                                                                                  According to the CBSA
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  website, www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca,
          CoMMEntS Editor                                                                                                                                                                         these include:
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          Ben Wood comments@uniter.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dec. 2001, the Smart Borders
          artS & CulturE Editor                                                                                                                                                                     Declaration – Signed in the wake of
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          Whitney light arts@uniter.ca                                                                                                                                                              the Sept. 11 attacks, this declaration
                                                                                                                                                                                                    contained a 32-point action plan for
          liStingS Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                      identifying and addressing security
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          Kristine askholm listings@uniter.ca                                                                                                                                                       threats, which included intelligence-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sharing and enforcement cooperation
          SPortS Editor                                                                                                                                                                             measures.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dec. 2003, the Canadian Border
          BEat rEPortEr                                                                                                                                                                             Services Agency – Amalgamated
          Jenette Martens       » jenette@uniter.ca                      Courtesy of Medea BenjaMIn
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                    with Citizenship and Immigration
          BEat rEPortEr                                                  Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink, a women-initiated grassroots peace movement opposed                             Canada and Canada Food Inspection
          Cameron Maclean         » cameron@uniter.ca                    to the War in Iraq, she was refused entry into Canada.                                                                     Agency. Created in part to respond to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    criticisms Canada was not doing
          BEat rEPortEr                                                                                                                                                                             enough to ensure the security of
          dan huyghebaert        » dan@uniter.ca                                      CamerOn maCLean                            NDP MP Olivia Chow wrote to the Canadian consul
                                                                                                                                                                                                    North America. Adopted the Smart
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Borders Declaration, established In-
                                                                                      BeaT repOrTer                              general in Washington.
          BEat rEPortEr                                                                                                                                                                             tegrated Border Enforcement Teams
                                                                                                                                        “In Canada, peaceful protest is not a crimi-
          James Janzen      » james@uniter.ca                                                                                    nal activity, despite how some U.S. agencies may
                                                                                                                                                                                                    with the U.S. to develop a coor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    dinated approach to identify and stop


                                                                        E
                                                                                arlier this month, Canadian border officials     regard it,” she says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the flow of high-risk travelers across
                                                                                detained two leading American peace activ-              According to the Council of Canadians, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the border.
  this week’s contributors                                                      ists as they attempted to cross the border       incident is simply the result of a series of initiatives
                                                                        to attend a meeting of the Toronto Stop the War          aimed at harmonizing Canadian and U.S. secu-                     • June 2005, the Security and Prosperity
                                                                        Coalition. Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright were            rity policies as part of the Security and Prosperity               Partnership – A trilateral initiative
          Laura Kunzelman, Marleah Graff, Joe Kornelsen,                                                                         Partnership of North America. Under the SPP            ,
        Brook Dmytriw, Dennis Vrignon-Tessier, Curran Faris,            refused entry to Canada because their names ap-                                                                             between Canada, U.S., and Mexico
                                                                        peared on an FBI criminal database called the            which began in 2005, one key role of the CBSA is to                to increase security and enhance trade
     Kenton Smith, Don Moman, David Alexander, Christopher
    Harder, Sasha Amaya, Aaron Epp, Tom Llewellin, Dan Verville,        National Crime Information Centre.                       “collaborate to establish risk-based screening stan-               within North America, this agreement
      Cory Falvo, Daniel Falloon, Nicole Timko, Brittany Budzen               The Canadian Border Services Agency is             dards for goods and people that rely on technology,                seeks to harmonize security and
                                                                        charged with the task of protecting Canadians            information sharing and biometrics” to facilitate                  trade regulations between the three
                                                                        from external threats. However, in light of this in-     cross border trade and travel.                                     countries and integrate security and
The Uniter is the official student newspaper of the University of
Winnipeg and is published by Mouseland Press Inc. Mouseland             cident, some are questioning the motives behind                 “The Security and Prosperity Partnership was                intelligence systems.
Press Inc. is a membership based organization in which students
and community members are invited to participate. For more              some CBSA policies.                                      supposed to be about easing the flow of ‘low-risk’
information on how to become a member go to www.uniter.                                                                          travelers across borders,” says Stewart Trew, re-
ca, or call the office at 786-9790. The Uniter is a member of the             Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink,
Canadian University Press and Campus Plus Media Services.                                                                        searcher and writer for the council. “If peace activ-
                                                                        a women-initiated grassroots peace movement
SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES, LETTERS, GRAPHICS AND                                                                                    ists are ending up in the ‘high risk’ category, what         Canadian consulates in several U.S. cities. Several
PHOTOS ARE WELCOME. Articles must be submitted in                       opposed to the war in Iraq. Ann Wright is a retired
text (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) format to editor@uniter.ca,                                                                 does that say about whose ‘security’ the SPP is trying       MPs have invited the two to speak before a parlia-
or the relevant section editor. Deadline for submissions is             United States Army colonel and state department
6:00 p.m. Thursday, one week before publication. Deadline for
                                                                        official. She resigned in protest of the U.S. inva-      to protect?”                                                 mentary committee about the issue. However, this
advertisements is noon Friday, six days prior to publication. The
Uniter reserves the right to refuse to print submitted material.        sion of Iraq, and now works full-time as an anti-               Repeated attempts by the Uniter to contact            would rest on the CBSA granting them temporary
The Uniter will not print submissions that are homophobic,
misogynistic, racist, or libellous. We also reserve the right to edit   war activist. Both women are outspoken critics of        the CBSA were met with no response.                          amnesty to enter the country.
for length and/or style.                                                                                                                There has been an outpouring of support for                 “Our concern right now is not just us get-
                                                                        the Bush administration, and have been arrested a
                                                                        number of times on minor misdemeanor charges             the two activists. An online petition on the Code            ting into Canada for just one time,” says Benjamin.
   CONTACT US           »                                               related to their activism.                               Pink website has drawn almost 14,000 signatures,             “Our concern is to change the policy.”
   General Inquiries: 204.786.9790
   Advertising: 204.786.9790                                                  Even so, they insist that they are not crimi-      including the likes of country singer Willie Nelson,
   Editors: 204.786.9497                                                nals. “We have committed very minor misdemean-           author Noam Chomsky, and Ben Cohen, co-
   Fax: 204.783.7080                                                                                                             founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, as well as ac-
   Email: uniter@uniter.ca                                              ors, we have paid our fines…we don’t have any
                                                                        reason to be treated like criminals in the United        tivists and average citizens.
   LOCATION         »                                                   States,” says Benjamin.                                         Benjamin and Wright say they will continue
   Room oRM14                                                                                                                    to fight to be allowed into Canada, and to have their
   University of Winnipeg                                                     Rather, they say this move by the Canadian
   515 Portage Avenue                                                   and U.S. governments is an attempt at “political in-     names removed from the FBI list. As of press time,
   Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9                                           timidation.”                                             demonstrations were planned for Oct. 23 in front of
                                                                              There is a tradition in the U.S. and Canada of
MouSEland PrESS Board of dirECtorS:                                     recognizing civil disobedience as a legitimate form
                                                                        of political protest which has been undermined by


                                                                                                                                     CorreCTIoN
Mary agnes Welch, rob nay, nick tanchuk, Ben
Wickström (chair), dean dias, daniel Blaikie, Vivian                    these actions, says Wright.
Belik, Brendan Sommerhalder, Brian gagnon                                     “I think the message in the United States is
                                                                        a very chilling one, which is, ‘Don’t get involved in
for inquiries email: board@uniter.ca
                                                                        political activities; don’t get involved in anti-war



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                                                                        activities,’” says Benjamin.
                                                                               The Bush administration, Wright adds, “is
                                                                                                                                      October 18,2008, issue no. 06, vol. 62,
                                                                        saying, ‘If we can’t deal with you to our satisfaction
                                                                                                                                      p. 05 article entitled “ Government legisla-
                                                                        through the U.S. court system, we’ll just…get some
                                                                                                                                      tion seeks to ease immigrants employment
                                                                        other countries to help make your life miserable.”
                        Cyrus smith                                                                                                   woes.” the current head of the ethiopian
                                                                              The move was met with swift condemnation                society in Winnipeg is called mr. Amare
                            untitled
                                                                        from individuals and groups on both sides of the              shero, not Ali saeed. For further informa-
               from exhibit “drawing Attention”                         border, including several Canadian MPs.                       tion, call or visit the ethiopian society
              showing now at the Graffiti Gallery                             “I am alarmed to learn that Canadian border             Community in Winnipeg located at 595
                            mixed media                                 police are enforcing rules that have been deter-              notre dame, Winnipeg, manitoba.
                                                                        mined by the FBI and other U.S.-based agencies,”
                                                                                                                                                   contact: uniter @ uniter.ca            The Uniter       October 25, 2007

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Saskatchewan makes headway on living wage:
Manitoba remains undecided
JOe KOrneLsen                                                 Frankel explains that an increase is impor-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                           natasHa Peterson
                                                       tant because minimum wage workers are often
                                                       single parents who lack the time or the mobility to



W
            ith the cost of living in Canada in-       find better paying jobs.
            creasing across the board, some prov-             “Children are vulnerable with parents with-
            inces are taking a proactive stance and    out benefits, savings, [and who] can’t take days
raising the minimum wage. Manitobans are               off,” he adds.
struggling to make a living on minimum wage,                  Although only one in 20 workers in Manitoba
says the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg           work at minimum wage, over half of these are stu-
(SPCW), and it argues that the province should         dents.
be following suit.                                            Victoria Moorby is a student at the University
      The Government of Saskatchewan recently          of Winnipeg. Her hourly earnings surpass the min-
announced that the minimum wage in the prov-           imum wage only by a few cents an hour. She lives
ince will be increased to match the Low Income         at home and is able to save a little bit of money,
Cut-off Level (LICO), with annual adjustments for      but she says she would likely have to dig into those
inflation.                                             savings if her expenses were to increase.
      The SPCW believes the minimum wage in                   “I have been saving for years,” she says. “I
Manitoba remains insufficient, and the province        could maybe buy a cheap car.”
should implement a similar policy.                            Megan Donald, also a student at the U of W,
      “Wages are one of the prime aspects in the       tried living on her own, with less than satisfactory
determinants of poverty,” says Sid Frankel, vice-      results.
president of the SPCW.                                        “I was going to school and lived on my own,”
                                                       she recalls. “It was hunger, strife and greasy hair.”   students working minimum-wage jobs are barely making enough to live on.
      The SPCW is a non-profit organization in-
volved in community planning and providing rec-               Donald says she was able to just keep up, but
ommendations for government policies on social         because she was unable to put any money aside
issues such as poverty.                                she decided to move back home.                          since they were elected.                                  and will have a negative effect on employment.
      The LICO is a measure of a person’s income              Currently the province has no plans to in-             Even those earning above the minimum                      However, recent studies show that
based on their spending. A person is considered at     crease the minimum wage to the LICO level or to         wage in Manitoba are lagging behind. According to         increasing the minimum wage has no effect
the LICO level when they spend 20 per cent more        index for inflation annually.                           Statistics Canada, the average wage paid to wage          on unemployment.
of their income than people in their community                “We had a minimum wage board look at             earners in Manitoba was $17.04 per hour in 2006,                “The question is what you want to achieve,”
do on the necessities of life.                         this,” says labour minister Nancy Allen. “Labour        the second lowest wage in the country and far             explains Townsend, “minimum wage is a blunt
      The wage a Manitoban would have to receive       representatives and employer representatives            behind the national average of $18.55 per hour.           instrument, and it doesn’t necessarily target
to be at the single-worker LICO level is $10.65 per    have never come to a consensus.”                              James Townsend, an associate professor in           who you want.”
hour, states the Social Planning Council’s website.           Although the government has never linked         economics at the University of Winnipeg, says that              Townsend adds it is usually more effective to
Currently the minimum wage in Manitoba is $8.00        the minimum wage to increases in inflation, the         economists tend to believe that an increase in mini-      tax and then subsidize whomever you are trying
per hour.                                              NDP has increased the minimum wage every year           mum wage would lead to a drop in labour demand            to help.




World Food Day participants strive to feed the masses
                  JeneTTe marTens                           The conference, held at the Broadway
                  BeaT repOrTer                        Disciples United Church, was organized by
                                                       Winnipeg Harvest, The Manitoba Food Charter
                                                       and The Canadian Food Grains Bank.



F
       or the participants in the World Food                Jino Distasio, director of the Institute of
       Day conference last week, food is more          Urban Studies at the U of W says, “From the
       than a commodity—it is a human right.           work we’ve done here it’s apparent that [the
The Oct. 16 event brought together three of            rights to food] aren’t being met right now.”
Winnipeg’s main food-focused organizations             He explains that the rising cost of housing
and concerned residents to discuss solutions to        in Winnipeg is forcing many families to take
the lack of food in Winnipeg and the world.            money out of their food budget to pay for rent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         jenette Martens




                                                                                                               a student from Vincent Massy high school signs a giant postcard urging stephen Harper to honour his promises.



                                                                                                               tion to step in when someone doesn’t have                 to everyone as Medicare.
                                                                                                               enough food.                                                    “The gaps are growing bigger in Manitoba
                                                                                                                    Paul Chorney, the community liaison for              between the rich and the poor. Something
                                                                                                               the Manitoba Food Charter commented on                    needs to be done to reverse those trends,”
jenette Martens




                                                                                                               how poorly food is distributed in the world               says Glen Koroluk, the community organizer
                                                                                                               and how we are ruining our ability to produce             for Beyond Factory Farming Coalition and a
                                                                                                               food by damaging the environment.                         participant in the conference.
                                                                                                                    “I think more and more people are be-                      To emphasize their point, conference
                                                                                                               coming aware that we’re in a type of crisis in            members signed a giant postcard addressed
jino distasio believes much work remains to be done in Winnipeg and Canada to make food easily                 terms of food,” he says.                                  to Stephen Harper. The postcard encour-
available for everyone.
                                                                                                                    “When everything’s gone, you can’t eat               ages Harper to honour his promise to address
                                                                                                               money.”                                                   the issue of hunger in Canada and the world.
                                                                                                                    At the conference, groups discussed who                    It was noted that in Quebec and New-
      “It’s an issue of relevance for all three in-         “It’s hard to say we’re making a dent in           was most vulnerable to hunger, and what                   foundland the political changes that im-
stitutions in relation to food security and the        things when food bank use has proliferated in           needed to change in Canada to fix the situ-               proved the problem of poverty started at
alleviation of hunger,” says Meagan Peasgood,          Winnipeg over the last decade,” Distasio adds.          ation. Aboriginals, single parents, and stu-              the grassroots level. Conference members
the youth engagement coordinator for Canada                 The right to food would involve: respect,          dents were three groups that were particularly            were optimistic that their lobbying could
Food Grains Bank.                                      monitoring actions to ensure that no one is             identified.                                               make a difference.
      “The objective of the day is to engage a         prevented from the right to food; protection,                Some of the proposed solutions included                    The conference was a part of a two-day
diverse group of people to think of World              ensuring that no one deprives anyone else of            educating youth about poverty, advertising                celebration commemorating World Food Day.
Food Day.”                                             the right to food; and fulfillment, an obliga-          food as a right, and making food as available
October 25, 2007          The Uniter                  contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                                                                                                                              News editor: ksenia Prints
                                                                                                                                                                                                              e-mail: Newsprod@uNiter.ca

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  Local                                                         Library woes not so dire, claims staff
  news Briefs                                                                Dan HUygHeBaerT




                                                                                                                               natasHa Peterson
                                                                             BeaT repOrTer
  Compiled by James Janzen,
  laura Kunzelman & marleah Graff



                                                                U
                                                                            niversity of Winnipeg administration is
                                                                            looking to set the record straight follow-
                                                                            ing a Winnipeg Free Press article that
                                                                painted a grim picture of the university’s library.
                                                                       According to Brian Stevenson, the universi-
   LiberaL Leader taLks
                                                                ty’s vice president-academic, the Oct. 10 Free Press
   to Winnipeggers after
                                                                story left out a lot of important information.
   throne speech
                                                                       “It didn’t portray correctly the kinds of things
          A crowd of mostly Grit supporters grilled             we do in the library,” says Stevenson.
   liberal leader Stéphane Dion last Saturday as                       The article, which relied on information from
   he took the stage at the Gas Station Theatre.                a brochure sent to past University of Winnipeg
   Questions ranged from childcare and poverty                  Foundation donors, depicted a library with over-
   issues to the controversial Security and Prosperity          worked staff, space shortages and empty shelves.
   Partnership and Canada-US relations.                                Stevenson opposes the article’s claim that the
          The roundtable discussion lasted an hour              library is suffering from a dire lack of books.
   and a half and was also attended by a number of                     “No matter how big a library is, you could
   Manitoba’s leading Liberal figures. The stop was             not fit all the info in the world [into it],” Stevenson
                                                                                                                                the library’s lack of books and journals might affect students’ academic achievements.
   Dion’s third visit to Manitoba since becoming the            says.
   official opposition leader and came days after a                    He notes that many students now are very
   throne speech which Dion rebuked, stating it was             tech savvy and able to better access the library’s
   weak on poverty and environmental issues.                    resources elsewhere. While this may have contrib-             student, says she was forced to use databases for              Jackie Gudz, a second-year education stu-
                                                                uted to a decrease in students’ physical appear-              her research because there were no books that            dent, avoids the U of W library altogether, electing
                                                                ance in the library, the library is working on ways           suited her needs.                                        to go to the Millennium Library instead.
                                                                to be more accessible and user-friendly.                            “I think they need to get new books,”                    “It’s quieter, and easier to find that special
   University of Winnipeg
                                                                       Stephanie Sydney, a second-year history                she says.                                                place (to study).”
   stUdent Wins ebay
   entrepreneUriaL aWard                                                                                                                                                                     She says the public library’s computers are
                                                                                                                                                                                       also easier to use.
          Whether you are in need of vintage games                                                                                                                                           Stevenson confirmed the library’s Information
   or a new challenge on your Nintendo Wii, 21-                                                                                                                                        Literacy Program has recently been forced to offer
   year-old Winnipegger Jade Pearce is the man                                                                                                                                         fewer classes due to staff shortages. However, he ex-
   to call. The University of Winnipeg Business                                                                                                                                        plains they will be hiring for the program shortly.
   Administration major started PNP Games, a busi-                                                                                                                                           Stevenson adds the brochure sent out to pos-
   ness selling used games on eBay, back in 2005                                                                                                                                       sible donors also highlighted the positive things the
   from the basement of his parents’ home. Now,                                                                                                                                        library was doing, such as hiring an external con-
   he is the winner of the Inaugural eBay Canadian                                                                                                                                     sultant to do a strategic review and renovating the
   Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.                                                                                                                                               reading room with funds from private donations.
          “It started off as a hobby and it grew bigger                                                                                                                                      For some, it may seem alarming that financial
   and bigger from there,” Pearce says.                                                                                                                                                concerns about the library should arise at a time of
          Pearce plans to use the $3,000 award to                                                                                                                                      increasing expansion at the university.
   buy additional technology for cleaning CDs and                                                                                                                                            According to Jennifer Rattray, director of stra-
   increase his stock.                                                                                                                                                                 tegic initiatives at the U of W, funds used in the uni-
          He encountered the competition the                                                                                                                                           versity expansion are not spent at the expense of
   same way he started his business—through                                                                                                                                            the library.
   blind luck.                                                                                                                                                                               The library’s operation budget comes from
          “[I was] getting a little extra cash, it went                                                                                                                                the University of Winnipeg’s general budget, which
   well, and I enjoyed it.”                                                                                                                                                            is financed by provincial government grants and
          The “little extra cash” Pearce makes is not                                                                                                                                  private donations, some of which are raised by the
   that small of an amount. To simply enter the com-                                                                                                                                   University of Winnipeg Foundation.
   petition, applicants are required to be making at                                                                                                                                         Rattray explains the Winnipeg Partnership
   least $1,000 per month.                                                                                                                                                             Agreement funds the expansion and campus reno-
          Encouraged by his virtual success, Pearce                                                                                                                                    vations, and cannot be used for anything else.
   opened a brick-and-mortar store in Winnipeg.                                                                                                                                              “Nothing that is being developed is being de-
          ”There’s not a whole lot of competition,                                                                                                                                     veloped using any academic funding,” she says.
   which is why I kind of jumped on it now…                                                                                                                                                  A feasibility study examining possible
   before anyone else does it,” he says.                                                                                                                                               changes for the library is planned for the late fall
          Pearce currently has two full-time and                                                                                                                                       or early winter. It will address the possibility of ex-
   three part-time employees. For more info log                                                                                                                                        panding the library over Bryce Hall, a concept in-
   into www.pnpgames.com.                                                                                                                                                              cluded in the original design of the building.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dan Hurley, executive director of external
                                                                                                                                                                                       affairs, stresses the university library did very well
   gULU WaLk raises                                                                                                                                                                    in seven categories in the recent Globe and Mail
   aWareness to the pLight                                                                                                                                                             university rankings. While the library garnered a
   of Ugandan chiLdren                                                                                                                                                                 B+ in the availability of journals and an A- in the
                                                                                                                                                                                       availability of online resources, Hurley adds that
          This past Saturday, some 50 Winnipeggers                                                                                                                                     rankings must be taken in context.
   braved the rain to participate in the annual Gulu                                                                                                                                         “It is important to see how you are doing and
   Walk to raise awareness about the problems of                                                                                                                                       how you can improve,” he says.
   children living in Northern Uganda.
          The walk, a grassroots volunteer-run
   event, was initiated by Adrian Bradbury and
   Kieran Hayward, two Canadians who saw first                                                                                By staCy CardIgan sMItH
   hand the effects the 21-year civil war in Uganda
   had on its children.
                                                                                                                              What area should the university invest in next?
          Not only are Northern Ugandan children
   victims and witnesses of daily violence, but as
   many as 40,000 are forced to escape their rural                                       Scott McLeod,                                             Jessica Locke,                                    Kelsey Moeller
   communities for towns every evening to avoid                                          2nd year Biochemistry                                     3rd year Conflict Resolution                      1st year, Pre-Physiotherapy
                                                                                         if the university subsidized                              i’m satisfied with my faculty.                    A bathroom closer to the cafeteria,
   abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army or other
                                                                                         healthy options in the cafeteria,                                                                           the bathrooms in general.
   rebel groups.                                                                         i don’t think it would cost a
          This year’s Gulu Walk in Winnipeg started                                      lot of money compared to the
   at the University of Manitoba campus and ended                                        duckworth renovations, but
                                                                                         it would make a lot of people
   at the steps of the Legislature. Many of the par-                                     happy.
   ticipants personally experienced the Ugandan
   civil war.                                                                            Joel Murphy,                                              Kome Mofedamijo, 3rd year                         Rheal St-Onge,
          The evening was concluded with a talk                                          1st year Education                                        Business Administration                           3rd year Linguistic studies
   from two Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief                                       i hear the library’s really bad,                          lower the tuition [for                            new Chairs. these chairs are
   representatives. The first Gulu Walk occurred                                         i read it in the paper… it                                international students]. the                      all breaking and uncomfortable.
                                                                                         doesn’t look like there’s a lot of                        health plan [fee] should                          Cafeteria food should be cheaper.
   in 2005 in Toronto. For more information go to                                        librarians around.                                        not be mandatory before
   www.guluwalk.com                                                                                                                                registration.
News editor: stacy cardigan smith                                                                                                         contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                The Uniter       October 25, 2007
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SSMU and CASA remain in legal battle
umSu rEachES a SEttlEmENt With NatioNal StudENt orgaNizatioN                                                                                                            International
             KsenIa prInTs
             neWs prODUCTIOn eDITOr
                                                   lated at a rate of three per cent every 15 days.
                                                        SSMU and UMSU were both expected to
                                                                                                        UMSU would be bound by them.”
                                                                                                             SSMU withdrew from CASA in October
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                                                                                                                                                                        Compiled by Brooke dmytriw
                                                   pay approximately $40,000 for their annual           2005, having paid $12,000 in fees. It was then
                                                   membership.                                          sued for the remaining $28,000.



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         he Canadian Alliance of Student                 CASA’s claim states UMSU paid $12,346                Unlike UMSU, SSMU offered an $8,000
         Associations (CASA) has settled its       of its fees around May 12, 2004. After leaving       settlement soon after the claim was filed,
                                                                                                                                                                        Mp3s get taxed
         lawsuit out of court against the          CASA in February 2005, they were sued for            states Max Silverman, vice-president external
University of Manitoba Students’ Union             the remaining amount. The amount of com-             of SSMU.                                                              TORONTO, Ontario: After pressure
(UMSU) over alleged backlogged member-             pounded interest owed was not disclosed.                   The additional $8,000 would have com-                     from the Society of Composers, Authors
ship fees. The two recently reached a financial          According to CASA’s constitution, the or-      pleted their payment to a half a year’s worth of                and Music Publishers of Canada, the
settlement.                                        ganization’s fiscal year is May 1 until April 30,    fees, despite the fact the association was not                  Copyright Board will impose a new tariff
      CASA will proceed with similar claims        with 30 per cent of membership fees paid by          with CASA for six full months.                                  on downloaded music.
against the Students’ Society of McGill            July 1. The remainder is to be paid in full by             “[We] made an offer in good faith to put                        CBC News reported the tax will give
                                                                                                                                                                        3.1 per cent of each downloaded song
University (SSMU), with a preliminary hearing      October.                                             an end to this conflict, and they rejected it,”
                                                                                                                                                                        from sites like iTunes and other download
expected this fall.                                      The constitution also stipulates that a        Silverman said.
                                                                                                                                                                        sites to SOCAN.
      “It is very positive that we were able to    withdrawing member will not be refunded any                Silverman is critical of CASA’s constitu-
                                                                                                                                                                              SOCAN is responsible for collecting
settle our dispute in an amicable way for both     remaining fees, and is responsible for full pay-     tion.                                                           fees from radio and television airplay, dis-
sides,” Zach Churchill, CASA’s national direc-     ment of next year’s fees if the notice of with-            ”The second you leave an organization,                    tributing the profits to Canadian artists.
tor, said of the UMSU agreement.                   drawal is given on or after March 15.                you’re not bound by their rules,” he said. “The                 Out of every dollar a downloader typically
      Last week’s agreement followed extended            “We’re a very small organization with a        CASA bylaws could say the moon is purple, but                   pays for their song, half that fee goes to
negotiations outside of court between the or-      very small budget; any amount is vital to us,”       it’s not true in reality.”                                      the artist’s record label.
ganizations’ lawyers. It includes a cash settle-   Churchill explained.                                       “We’re a flexible organization,” Churchill
ment.                                                    UMSU responded to CASA’s claim on May          said, “members are allowed to join or leave as
      Garry Sran, UMSU’s president, was out        25, 2007 with a request for particulars, stating     they see fit… All they had to do was pay their                  yoUth get tWo years
of town and could not comment before press         that if the fiscal bylaws on which CASA relied       fees.”                                                          detention for stoning a Man
time. Other UMSU representatives declined to       in its lawsuit were constituted after UMSU                 He remains hopeful an understand-
                                                                                                                                                                              LONDON, England: Five boys were
comment on the agreement.                          joined, UMSU is not mandated by them.                ing can be achieved with SSMU in the future,
                                                                                                                                                                        sentenced for manslaughter and violent
      CASA originally filed claims against               CASA disagreed.                                claiming the union has not approached CASA                      disorder after they stoned a man to death.
UMSU and SSMU in April 2007, demanding the               “When all student unions joined CASA,          after May.                                                            The victim, Ernest Norton, was play-
remaining membership fees for the fiscal year      they signed onto membership,” Churchill said.              “We’re hoping they will take UMSU’s                       ing cricket with his son when he was at-
of 2004-2005 plus compounded interest, calcu-      “Our members made all of these decisions, so         leadership example,” he said.                                   tacked in February 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                              The BBC reported Norton, 67, set
                                                                                                                                                                        up a make-shift game of cricket on a
                                                                                                                                                                        tennis court when he and his 17-year old

Five student unions expected                                                                                                                                            son were approached by as many as 20
                                                                                                                                                                        youths. The youths proceeded to throw


to attempt defederation from CFS
                                                                                                                                                                        stones, rocks and pieces of wood at the
                                                                                                                                                                        Nortons.
                                                                                                                                                                              Two stones hit Norton’s head, and he
                                                                                                                                                                        later suffered a heart attack.
                                                                                                                                                                              The youths, now between the ages
angeLa WILsOn                                      see CFS winning any battles,” he says.                     Aziz defends the CFS’s involvement in                     of 12 and 14 were sentenced to two years
CUp aTLanTIC BUreaU CHIef                                Lindsey believes that many of the ser-         these proceedings, saying that neither situa-                   detention.
                                                   vices offered through CFS membership can be          tion has cost the CFS much in lawyer or court
KsenIa prInTs
                                                   supplied by individual unions at a lower cost        fees.
neWs prODUCTIOn eDITOr
                                                   to students, including student handbooks and               “Since we only participated through in-                   greenpeace activists Mobbed
                                                   health insurance policies.                           tervener status in Saskatchewan, and at Acadia                  for atteMpted tree theft
                                                         Jacks disagrees, bringing up the issue of      the process has mostly just been letter-writ-
      WOLFVILLE (CUP) – The membership             fairly traded merchandise. “An individual stu-       ing…there has been very little money spent in                         RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil: Eight
                                                                                                                                                                        Greenpeace members were mobbed by
of the Canadian Federation of Students may         dent union who wants the cheapest deal is            these two proceedings thus far.”
                                                                                                                                                                        loggers and residents of Castelo dos
drop significantly in the next year. Three stu-    probably going to approach a company that                  In response to concerns expressed with
                                                                                                                                                                        Sonhos after the activists tried to remove
dent unions have initiated the defederation        uses cheap labour, [whereas] the CFS makes           the effectiveness of lobbying, Aziz emphasizes
                                                                                                                                                                        a burnt tree trunk from the town.
process and several others are examining their     sure our bulk-buying comes from the best             that the CFS’s strength is in its numbers.                            The activists were attempting to
options.                                           sources possible.”                                         “Putting our issues forward as a united                   take the tree for exhibits on global warm-
      CFS national chairperson Amanda Aziz               Derrick Harder, president of the Simon         front is how we will get things done,” she says,                ing in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo. Yet
confirmed receiving requests for membership        Fraser Student Society, among the first to file      noting that tuition freezes in several provinces                after failing to get the community’s per-
referendums from three student societies at        a petition for defederation, expresses similar       like Manitoba and Saskatchewan are a sign                       mission and proceeding with it anyways,
British Columbia universities: Simon Fraser,       discontent with the quality and cost of ser-         that the message is being heard.                                they were surrounded by irate community
Kwantlen, and the University of Victoria’s         vices offered by CFS, although his complaints              Jacks believes it is CFS’s accumulated ex-                members.
Graduate Association.                              focus more on internal politics and organiza-        perience with many issues that makes it in-                           Castelo dos Sonhos is located in the
                                                                                                                                                                        Southern Amazon state of Para. According
      Concordia       University’s      Graduate   tional dysfunction.                                  valuable. “Executive members of student
                                                                                                                                                                        to the Associated Press, this part of the
Students’ Union and Cape Breton University’s             “The CFS is not an organization that           union often come in fresh, and they don’t
                                                                                                                                                                        rain forest has been devastated by logging
students’ union are also expected to file peti-    takes criticism well,” says Harder. “They seem       know how to approach things… Having that
                                                                                                                                                                        and clear cutting.
tions this year.                                   to go into lock-down easily or, more specifi-        larger strength in numbers really gives credi-                        The region has been very tense in
      The student societies who have initiated     cally, groupthink.”                                  bility.”                                                        recent years, with an American mission-
the process of defederation share similar con-           He is concerned about the apparent top-              As several students’ unions have begun                    ary murdered in 2005 during a land dis-
cerns about their relationship to the CFS, in-     down approach to running the organization,           to undertake the process of leaving the feder-                  pute and an ongoing conflict between the
cluding a lack of lobbying success, expensive      and accuses the CFS of influencing student           ation, many student societies have expressed                    Brazilian government, loggers and envi-
services, and internal dysfunction.                union elections, arguing that the CFS assists        frustration over the defederation process.                      ronmentalists.
      Yet the University of Winnipeg Students’     candidates who are considered pro-CFS.               They claim that it is designed to make it more
Association, which was one of the CFS’ found-            Aziz flatly denies the idea, noting that she   difficult to leave CFS. After an initial petition
ing members in 1981, is baffled by the con-        is “not sure where that rumor started from.”         and referendum taking at least six months, an                   retUrn Laptop, get free beer
cerns.                                                   The UWSA is not free of CFS criticism. In      application for withdrawal must be filed with
                                                                                                                                                                              WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The
      “Why would you want to remove your-          February of last year, Devin King, the director      the head office. The federation’s national ex-
                                                                                                                                                                        owner of Croucher Brewing Co. is offer-
self from a national organization and from the     of education at the association, resigned over       ecutive then has three months to examine all                    ing a reward of beer for life for the return
experience of other students across Canada?”       frustration with the organizational structure        documents and make recommendations to its                       of his laptop computer.
asks David Jacks, UWSA’s president.                at the CFS. He quoted their “top-down men-           voting members about the legitimacy of the                            The laptop was stolen during a
      He believes the CFS provides a network       tality” in his letter of resignation.                process. The members of the federation vote                     break-in and contained his company’s fi-
for individual student unions to learn from              In addition to these issues, Harder ex-        on accepting the application, which Aziz says                   nancial statements, marketing plans, and
one another. “There are a lot of similarities      presses concern over the amount of money             would only be overturned if it was proven to                    contacts.
in issues [between the campuses], but there’s      that the CFS and its provincial chapters are         be illegitimate.                                                      Paul Croucher said the lifetime
also a lot of very specific ones that other cam-   willing to spend on litigation. The CFS is cur-            Rumours surfaced in September that the                    supply of beer was likely worth $20,000,
                                                                                                                                                                        reported the Associated Press.
puses might have experienced.”                     rently involved with legal action against Acadia     students’ union at Ryerson University was also
                                                                                                                                                                              Coucher Brewery is a microbrewery
      Ian Lindsey, president of the Cape Breton    University over an attempt to defederate, and        seeking to defederate, but according to Nora
                                                                                                                                                                        located on the North Island and exports its
University Student Union, critiques the CFS’s      acted as a defendant with the University of          Loreto, Ryerson’s student union president,
                                                                                                                                                                        three beers to Oceania.
national services and lobby movements.             Saskatchewan when they were brought to               a motion to that effect served to the union’s
      “Outside of [the Day of Action], we don’t    court over an attempt to join the CFS.               board on Sept. 27 was defeated.
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                                                       strong-minded and have a desire to be                                                                              sean mcmullen:
                                                       involved in campus activities and de-                                                                                Working with the University’s Off-
                                                       cision making. I have leadership skills                                                                       Campus Housing Registry has given me
                                                       and the drive to maintain a positive                                                                          insight into the struggles faced by stu-
                                                       and healthy school environment.                                                                               dents renting properties. I am a theatre
                                                             Based on the interest of many                                                                           graduate working towards a BSC in biolo-
                                                       students, I hope to start up an intra-                                                                        gy. I like animals, video games, and coffee.
                                                       mural or recreational soccer league.
                                                       As well, I would like to work with the                                                                             Together we bring with us a com-
                                                       Wesmen to organize tailgaters (par-                                                                           bined four years experience as resident
                                                       ties before and after we play the U of                                                                        assistants in the University’s Department
                                                       M) to support our teams. As a board                                                                           of Student Housing. We believe student
                                                       member, I will strive to encourage stu-                                                                       living concerns are the most important
                                                       dent involvement in a number of di-                                                                           part of our duties as members of the uni-
                                                       verse clubs and liaise with student                                                                           versity community, and feel the mainte-
                                                       groups to ensure that the voice of                                                                            nance of a friendly and enjoyable living
                                                       the student is heard.                                                                                         environment is key to the success of resi-
  margaux miller                                             Here’s a little about me: I have
                                                                                                                 stephen milner & sean mcmullen
                                                                                                                                                                     dents both on and off campus.
                                                       been playing competitive soccer since                                                                              In this position we aim to generate

   reCreaTIOn anD
                                                       I was three years old and currently play
                                                       for a division one women’s team. I have
                                                                                                                  CO-DIreCTOrs                                       discussion towards ways of diversifying
                                                                                                                                                                     student life for a stable and more sus-
   aTHLeTICs DIreCTOr                                  coached volleyball and basketball and                      Of sTUDenT LIvIng                                  tainable life-style through:
                                                       have been a member of a badminton,
                                                                                                                                                                           •Bridging student social connec-
        My name is Margaux Miller, I am                fencing and even curling team. I love
                                                                                                                       stephen milner:                               tions on and off campus
   a second year student and I am run-                 acting and singing as well and am cur-
                                                                                                                       I bring experience of communal liv-                 •Acknowledging inner city living, its
   ning for the position of recreation and             rently recording as the voice of a car-
                                                                                                                  ing through the Katimavik program for              realities and expenses to these students;
   athletics director. I am personable,                toon character.
                                                                                                                  which I obtained a leadership certificate                •Bringing about integration and
                                                                                                                  for youth volunteerism. My interests in-           awareness of our on-campus housing
                                                                                                                  clude biking, social activities and I really       services.
                                                                                                                  enjoy relaxing with a cup of coffee.

                                                       best to have both genders representing
                                                       the field and both are eager to contribute
                                                       and make a difference.
                                                             As your Directors of Science we                                                                              My name is Jonathan Niemczak,
                                                       would act as representatives for you on                                                                       and I want to be your LGBT direc-
                                                       issues brought to the UWSA board meet-                                                                        tor. Why? Because I want to repre-
                                                       ings, voicing concerns, opinions, or new                                                                      sent the LGBT community here at the
                                                       ideas relating to the student body. We                                                                        University of Winnipeg and promote
                                                       would also act as liaisons between the
                                                                                                                                                                     our diverse culture.
                                                       UWSA and current student groups.
                                                                                                                                                                          If elected I will promote LGBT
                                                             As project ideas of our own, we
                                                                                                                                                                     events and fundraisers, raise aware-
                                                       wish to revitalize activity and aware-
                                                                                                                                                                     ness about LGBT outside of the
                                                       ness among the current student groups
                                                                                                                                                                     University, create networks with other
                                                       and revive some inactive clubs and
                                                                                                                                                                     LGBT groups in other universities
                                                       some new ones (such as a Biology club).
                                                                                                                                                                     and around the city and boast respect
                                                       Furthermore, we wish to bring in speak-
                                                                                                                                                                     and banish stereotypes about the
                                                       ers to discuss post-degree career and/or
  Chelsea Duszak & andré Tardiff                       graduate opportunities for various facul-                                                                     LGBT community.
                                                       ties; particularly currently enrolled stu-                                                                         The LGBT community here at the
                                                                                                                                                                     University of Winnipeg is strong and
   sCIenCe CO-DIreCTOrs                                dents in medical trades (i.e. medicine,
                                                       dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, etc)                  Jonathan niemczak                                   diverse, we need a leader who is just
                                                       to share personal experiences and advice                                                                      as strong and diverse - I am that
         Hello! We are Chelsea Duszak and              in their selected field.                                                                                      leader. Together we can build on our
   André Tardiff and we are running as                       Together we feel we have the energy,                 LesBIan, gay, BIsexUaL,                            success and improve on our oppor-
   Science Co-Directors. We are both in our            passion, and dedication to accomplish                      TransgenDereD anD *                                tunities. So join me on election week
   3rd year of studies majoring in biochem-
   istry, and biology respectively. We felt it
                                                       great things for both the science students
                                                       and the student body as a whole.
                                                                                                                  DIreCTOr                                           and vote for strength.




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Who wants an election?
           Ben WOOD                                 Throne Speech.                                               So, while it may be that environmental                but numbers (which are meaningless unless
           COmmenTs eDITOr                                All the recent polls tell us that the major-     concerns seem to be on the minds of every                   you understand the science behind them
                                                    ity of Canadians do not want an election. To           Canadian, these are not really the kinds of pol-            and what they represent), lower taxes can be
                                                    many it has seemed that over the last while            icies that win elections or maintain support.               seen on paychecks, grocery receipts, and bal-
      Canadians do not want an election.            too much of their time has been spent being            Sure, you would be hard pressed to find some-               ance sheets. They are more than just num-
      This familiar echo from Parliament, how-      forced to think about elections: campaigns,            one who admits to enjoying destroying the en-               bers; essentially, they are money in the hands
ever accurate, represents just how success-         promises, support and financial contribu-              vironment. We all like to think we do our own               of Canadians and votes in the pockets of the
ful the reigning Conservative party has been        tions. In short, it has been an interruption in        part (because after all, “we’re all in this to-             Conservatives.
in shaping not only the opinions of the gen-        their daily lives.                                     gether”) to preserve the land we live on, but                     The mass appeal approach to policy and
eral public, but more importantly, those of the           The Conservative party has understood            the problem is, we don’t get anything from it.              politics seems too obvious to be used. Other
Official Opposition Party. They have not done       this and they are playing the game accord-                   Once again, the Conservatives have un-                parties have seemed to overestimate the ded-
this through scare tactics, a constant parade of    ingly. They tailored their policies to fit the av-     derstood this and have tailored their policies              ication or interest of Canadians to important
propaganda, or through manipulation. They           erage, un-political Canadian. They have not            to say so. They have dismissed Kyoto and have               issues. They have attempted to project upon
have done this by simply appealing to the gen-      concerned themselves with the academics or             introduced a new made-in-Canada plan, fit                   us responsibilities that the majority of us do
eral public.                                        the unions. They have realized the un-tapped           for Canadians precisely because the general                 not care to have. In the end, all the majority of
      The Conservative Party have prepared          ‘market’ of voters: the ones who revel in the          public does not want the government to waste                Canadians want seems to be the easiest thing
themselves for a possible election (that can be     status quo. People do not want their newspa-           our tax dollars on a non-binding international              the Conservatives can give them: a minimal
caused by a vote of non-confidence over the         pers and TV programs to be bombarded with              agreement. In these types of policies, all that             decrease in taxes and empty dialogue in many
Throne Speech) by focusing on policy that ap-       election coverage, broken promises, or parlia-         needs to be presented is dialogue; results are              other policy areas.
peals and effects the majority of Canadians—        ment scandals. On top of the stress of work,           not necessary so long as the public can see                       Now this fact is taunting Official
the one per cent deduction of the GST, for ex-      their families, and their growing debt, they           that a plan, however vague, is in the (indeter-             Opposition leader Stephane Dion. Faced with
ample. With the Bloc and the NDP openly con-        do not want to have to keep tabs on politi-            minable) future.                                            declining support, the Liberal leader is now
demning the speech, it is now up to the Liberals    cians. It would almost seem like they do not                 To maintain current support and gener-                forced to repeat, in response to the recent
to decide its fate. However, being quite aware      want follow politics. What they want is simple:        ate new support, the Conservatives have un-                 throne speech, the very same line Stephen
of the amount of support the Conservatives          to continue living their lives the way they did        derstood that the public needs tangible rea-                Harper has been publicly declaring:
hold, the Liberals realize it is not in their in-   the day before—except with lower taxes, of             sons to vote for them. Whereas environmen-                        “Canadians (read: Liberal Party) do not
terest to force an election by voting against the   course.                                                tal success is hard to measure in anything                  want an election.”




Funding seized buildings?
                                                    have been shot.
                                                                                                           daVe alexander




Dave aLexanDer                                           There are quite a few non-profit or-
                                                    ganizations in the core that are geared




T
                                                    toward helping people find low-rent hous-
        he plan to deal with the number
                                                    ing in Winnipeg. These organizations are
        of abandoned buildings in the city
                                                    the target recipients of these seized build-
        can work—but only if the city is
                                                    ings and will use them in this way. If we get
willing to pay to renovate them. Under
                                                    the non-profit organizations that are al-
the Vacant and Derelict Buildings bylaw,
                                                    ready doing excellent work involved, it’ll
people are having the buildings they own
                                                    work out well. But one must look no further
taken from them and sold at lower than
                                                    than our inner-city for an example of the
cost to improve access to low-cost housing
                                                    follow-through our government has towards
in this city. The property owners, mean-
                                                    these initiatives.
while, are angered. After all, don’t they own
                                                         The photo for this article is a build-
the buildings, and can’t they decide what to
                                                    ing funded by the government. In 1995, the
do with them?
                                                    Wellness Centre board of directors was facing
     The problem is that the property owners
                                                    a financial emergency. Membership was fall-
aren’t doing anything with them, leav-
                                                    ing and almost $500,000 was needed just to
ing them unused. From condemned apart-
                                                    bring the facility up to health standards. In
ment blocks to abandoned banks and facto-
                                                    addition, a long-term subsidy was needed to
ries, Winnipeg has a dearth of places in dire
                                                    fund day-to-day activities. The money never
need of repair. The only use that anyone has
                                                    came and on Oct. 31 of 1995 the centre shut
been able to find for them has been filming                                                                Black mould-filled water flooded the sherbrook Pool
                                                    down for good.
movies inside—like the Metropolitan theatre
                                                         This is what happens when the money
downtown, where two films in the past year

                                                                                                           doesn’t come. Seizing these abandoned                       the page. It was obvious that the $3 mil-
                                                                                                           buildings downtown is the first step, but                   lion had never come. The pool had sprung
                                                                                                           when the government doesn’t fund a project                  a       leak,   and    black       mould-filled   water
                                                                                                           they start, no one does. Seizing the buildings              flooded neck deep into the basement—
                                                                                                           will make it less likely that future developers             thankfully not corroding into the electric
                                                                                                           will want to buy them if this happens.                      wires or the heating system, which were still
                                                                                                                            The Wellness Centre continued to           turned on.
                                                                                                           sit vacant until the 2004 election. Politics                         The    building       was     only    recently
                                                                                                           came into play, and the Liberals prom-                      demolished and to this day nothing stands
                                                                                                           ised a $3 million subsidy to finance the re-                on the site of the former health, pool, and
                                                                                                           furbishing and renewal of the facility. I en-               daycare facility, like a gaping hole in the
                                                                                                           tered the building late in October 2006—11                  already-frayed fabric of the North End.
                                                                                                           years after it was shut down. It had not been                        Who will repair these condemned build-
                                                                                                           touched, aside from vandalism, since 1994,                  ings, and who will fund the repair, even if the
                                                                                                           and it was showing signs of mould even on                   buildings are sold for pennies on the dollar?
                                                                                                           the outside. As I entered, I found out why.                 Surely, low-income housing is a priority, but
                                                                                                           The mould covered almost all of the walls                   if there’s no money, and the Wellness Centre
                                                                                                           and ceilings in many rooms and especially                   is a good example of how the prior govern-
                                                                                                           in the basement. The walls, once sheetrock,                 ments have treated services for the North
                                                                                                           now looked like crayon rubbed on paper,                     End, how do you think this new program will
                                                                                                           done entirely in black and filling most of                  turn out?
                                                                                Denis vrignon-Tessier
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                                                                              Hail to the artist Why radiohEad’S labEl frEE rElEaSE dESErvES oNly rEluctaNt praiSE
                                                                                                                                          by letting the public decide how much the             labels open doors that otherwise remain            artists a swift kick in the ribs.
                                                                              CUrran farIs                                                new album is worth. Some may pay nothing.             closed. Here’s hoping that Radiohead’s ini-              What kind of message does “pay what-
                                                                              vOLUnTeer sTaff                                             Real fans of the band, I hope, will pay more.         tiative will help change this.                     ever” send to the record buying public? Some
                                                                                                                                          I paid three British pounds (roughly seven                  Despite that hope, I find one facet of the   might argue it says music, or art, should be
                                                                                                                                          Canadian dollars). Yes, I could have got it for       In Rainbows release really unsettling. Most        free—a service accessible to everyone. The



                                                                              R
                                                                                       adiohead had record executives ner-                free. But the money went directly to the band,        artists like to think their art is worth some-     problem is that most artists have to make
                                                                                       vously pulling at their ties as the band           not a corporation; good music is worth it.            thing. Find me a group of musicians who            sacrifices (financial and otherwise) to make
                                                                                       recently made their seventh studio                       This likely isn’t going to have iTunes          spend all their spare time practicing, writing     their art. They have bills to pay. Music should
                                                                              album, In Rainbows, available for down-                     shaking in its boots—at least until the num-          songs in some crappy rehearsal space, work-        be accessible, but few are going to create it if
                                                                              load exclusively through their website. That                bers come in. Pitchfork Media reported that           ing dead-end jobs to pay for studio time, mas-     it means empty fridges and eviction notices.
                                                                              is, without the backing of a record label. The              roughly 1.2 million people downloaded In              tering, and album art, and when the album is             Radiohead have clearly shaken things
                                                                              price? You decide. Although that may sound                  Rainbows, though this figure is unconfirmed           finished say, “No, it’s cool. Pay me whatever.”    up. But they could have used their unique
                                                                              great to fans, it’s less-than-great news for                by the band. It’s unknown how many people             By giving fans the option of paying nothing,       position more responsibly—by encouraging
                                                                              emerging artists.                                           downloaded for free.                                  Radiohead seems to send these independent          people to pay for music, to support artists.
                                                                                    The band chose not to re-sign their                         Many will be quick to praise Radiohead
                                                                              contract with EMI Records after their 2003                  for sticking it to the record industry. But
                                                                              album, Hail to the Thief, fulfilled the group’s             let’s get real; very few bands could get away


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Letters to the Editor
                                                                              contractual obligations. A physical release of              with what Radiohead have. Keep in mind,
                                                                              In Rainbows is available (a posh “disc-box”                 Radiohead can reach so many people be-
                                                                              which includes the album on vinyl and CD                    cause they’ve had commercial success—
                                                                              as well as bonus material) but no label is                  credit due in part, though it pains me to say
                                                                              behind this either.                                         it, to their record label. Where did you first
                                                                                    Why is this such a big deal? When a                   hear your favourite band? Whether it was on            TAKE BACK ThE fEMiniSM
                                                                              band records an album, their record label                   TV, the radio, or in a mom-and-pop record
                                                                                                                                                                                                       I stand in support of the arguments         was too early, too short and had too many
                                                                              distributes it for promotion with a glossy                  store, chances are you should be thanking a
                                                                              press kit. Eventually someone, somewhere,                                                                          made in Bronwyn Jarrett-Enns’ article             on-duty police escorts.
                                                                                                                                          label.
                                                                              leaks it. This is why you could download the                      Meanwhile, underground artists have              “Why feminism is a dirty word.” It is true             I call for a ‘take back the feminism’
                                                                              new Arcade Fire album long before you could                 been independently releasing records for de-           that feminism, an ideological standpoint          in the “feminist movement”—a “move-
                                                                              buy it. But because Radiohead are not under                 cades. And since the Internet made the world           that can be extremely radical, has been           ment” that appears to be on smoke break.
                                                                              contract, they avoided this whole process                   smaller, it’s been easier for small bands to           distorted and highly watered down by              This current era of feminism is terrified of
                                                                              and “leaked” the album themselves. What’s                   get heard. But would following Radiohead’s             sensationalist media and loud-mouthed             being radical; it is even scared of being po-
                                                                              more, the band has added an ethical element                 lead pay off? Not likely. The sad fact is, record      liberals. As Jarrett-Enns writes, “Feminism       litical. But feminism, as I love to admit, is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 has failed to grasp the hearts and minds          politics; and politics is “dirty.” In the words
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of women in our generation.” The Uniter,          of Christina Aguilera (and in the spirit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a newspaper that presents the news                Emma Goldman) “[I] wanna get dirty. Its
                                                                              Crossword #7                                                                                                       and views of “our generation,” is a per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fect case-in-point for her argument: they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   about time that I came to start the party.”
Crossword puzzles provided by www.BestCrosswords.com. Used with permission.




                                                                                                                                                                                                 did not even cover this year’s Take Back               Kelly Ross
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Night, which is a traditional and im-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 portant event of the women’s movement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   reaD sOmeTHIng yOU DOn’T agree WITH?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in Canada, the United States, and much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Have sOmeTHIng TO say?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Europe. Although Jarrett-Enns’ criti-          WrITe a LeTTer TO THe eDITOr!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 cisms of Take Back the Night are a tiny           email: editor@uniter.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                 bit over the top, I do agree that the march




                                                                                                                                                                                                last issue Puzzle solutions:




                                                                              aCroSS                                                                 DoWN                                                                   sudoku #7
                                                                              1- makes brown;                    43- Kid leather;                    1- Nicholas II was the        30- Tied;
                                                                              5- Slumbered;                      45- Spasmodic;                      last russian one;             31- Class;
                                                                              10- anger;                         47- one who establishes;            2- Sheltered, nautically;     32- Senior;
                                                                              14- Hit with an open hand;         49- 2004 biopic;                    3- Dea agent;                 35- Former coin of France;
                                                                              15- Sound;                         50- Class;                          4- Nuptial;                   38- Wan;
                                                                              16- Black, in poetry;              51- monastery;                      5- of religious rites;        41- Strain;
                                                                              17- Dynamic beginning;             54- Famous;                         6- Decoy;                     43- remain sullen;
                                                                              18- Crawl;                         60- Underlying cause;               7- Paradise;                  44- obscure;
                                                                              19- Propend;                       61- Principle of conduct;           8- Painter mondriaan;         46- Small low island;
                                                                              20- repeated;                      62- It’s blown among the reeds;     9- Summit;                    48- Person in the
                                                                              22- Travels on;                    63- gator’s kin;                    10- Body of retainers;        petroleum industry;
                                                                              23- Large body of water;           64- Brightly colored lizard;        11- In the sack;              51- Shrewd;
                                                                              24- Understanding;                 65- Triumphs;                       12- Departed;                 52- Drill a hole;
                                                                              25- entirely;                      66- 8th letter of the Hebrew        13- Terminates;               53- rubber overshoe;
                                                                              29- Communicate;                   alphabet;                           21- Depend;                   54- Hourly rate;
                                                                              33- With no emotion;               67- Fiend;                          22- gun, as an engine;        55- Student’s final;
                                                                              34- manipulator;                   68- You can’t catch fish without    24- “Star Trek” captain;      56- Prom wheels;
                                                                              36- British nobleman;              them!;                              25- roofing items;            57- off-Broadway theater award;
                                                                              37- Pasture used for grazing;                                          26- Body of salt water;       58- Habit;
                                                                              38- Tilted;                                                            27- Jewelled crown worn       59- Promontory;
                                                                              39- vulgar, ill-bred fellow;                                           by women;                     61- Deranged;
                                                                              40- Hearing organs;                                                    28- Disgusting;
                                                                              42- gull-like predatory bird;                                          29- Coffee choice;
                                                                                                                                                               contact: uniter @ uniter.ca               The Uniter                    October 25, 2007

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Arts & Culture                                                                                                                                             arts & culture editor: whitney Light
                                                                                                                                                           e-mail: arts@uNiter.ca




EMOTiOnAL TRuThS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is that you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           simply “wait
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for the Muse to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           flow through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           you and out

chaNdra mayor tEllS hoW it’S paiNful to WritE thE rEal                                                                                                                                                                     your finger-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tips and you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           don’t     really
                                                             be an extraordinarily painful process,” Mayor says. “I     tions. She finds that a useful maxim, in any case, is
KenTOn smITH                                                                                                                                                                                                               have to do
                                                             have to force myself to sit down and actually do it.       anyone’s story “can break your heart.” Getting                                                     anything - if
vOLUnTeer                                                          “For me, writing is a process of feeling things as   inside such stories and helping the reader experi-                                                 you’re inspired
                                                             intensely as possible, and really trying to find ways to   ence them from the inside out, from the charac-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kenton sMItH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           enough, it’ll



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                                                             communicate that bare-bones, honest feeling.”              ters’ perspectives, is what Mayor strives for: Her                                                 just happen.”
           handra Mayor cannot tell a lie.
                                                                   Finding the “kernel of truth” at the heart of a      first novel Cherry, for instance, which is about                                                   But     finding
           But that doesn’t make telling the truth
                                                             story is one of Mayor’s main goals. For example, one       Winnipeg’s early ‘90s punk and skinhead scene,                                                     those       elu-
           any easier.
                                                             of her stories focuses on how “many young women            examines why some women stay in abusive                                                            sive words is
       Mayor is the poetry co-editor of Prairie Fire                                                                                                                                  Winnipeg writer Chandra Mayor
                                                             long for a connection with other women,” but that          relationships and others abuse drugs.                         helped launch Between Interruptions  a craft. It’s a
magazine, the 2006/07 Winnipeg Public Library
                                                             women of different generations “don’t connect with                This approach can facilitate empathy, Mayor                                                 set of skills
Writer-in-Residence, and a contributor to the essay
                                                             each other, don’t talk to each other.” (This theme         says, and help us better understand one another.                                                   a writer can
anthology Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the
                                                             also predominates in a short story collection Mayor        A prime motivator for Mayor is her own “desperate             and must work at, simply by writing and writing.
Truth about Motherhood (launched last Thursday
at the Millennium Library), and she says that she            is presently working on, All the Pretty Girls.) Mayor      need to communicate with other people, and say                      “Nobody’s first poem is any good, no matter
                                                             thus turns private observations into public, even          `this is how it is for me.’” On others’ writing, Mayor        how inspired they are,” Mayor says, “but their 200th
works very hard as a writer to simply “tell emotional
                                                             universal, truths.                                         says that the works she really loves “are the ones            poem will probably be pretty good.”
truths.”
                                                                   So how does she find such stories? Mayor says        where I recognize something, and I find that some-
       The process “of really telling the truth can
                                                             they can come from anywhere.                               one has expressed something in a way that I haven’t                   Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the
sometimes be painful and confusing and upset-
                                                                   Ideas can come from things you read, watch,          quite been able to put words to myself.”                      Truth about Motherhood is the first Canadian col-
ting, but I feel that that’s how you really connect with
                                                             or observe, Mayor says. Sometimes she transmutes                  That’s the tricky part of the writer’s art—put-        lection of its kind, compiling true experiences of
readers,” she says.
                                                             episodes from her personal life for her purposes,          ting into words that which is extremely difficult to ar-      motherhood from across the Canadian geographi-
       It’s not easily done. “I actually find [writing] to
                                                             while retaining the resonance of her own real emo-         ticulate. A misconception about writing, Mayor says,          cal, socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural spectrum.




COMiCS inTO ThE fuTuRE                                                                                                                                                                oNliNE comicS arE
                                                                                                                                                                                      WhErE it’S at
                                                                                                                                                                                             “As long as they don’t try to fight it in the same
DOn mOman
                                                                                                                                                                                      way that the music industry has been trying to
vOLUnTeer sTaff                                                                                                                                                                       fight it where that just makes everybody angry,”
                                                                                                                                                                                      says Sokoliwski, the industry won’t alienate its fans.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Marvel, for example, has put back issues on their



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              innipeg’s comic book community is                                                                                                                                       website, free, since 2004. Wowio.com, the site that
              alive and well, as the scale and                                                                                                                                        hosts Sokoliwski’s Selig, follows a format that he
              scope of the Manitoba Comic Con                                                                                                                                         calls “comics as TV.” That is, the reader downloads
makes clear. October 27 and 28 will see 150 dealer                                                                                                                                    comics in .pdf format, which includes two pages of
tables of wonderfully produced comics fill the                                                                                                                                        advertising, at no charge. Unfortunately, at this time,
Victoria Inn for what promises to be a massive                                                                                                                                        Wowio only allows downloads from users who have
comic convention.                                                                                                                                                                     an IP address from the United States.
       But in this age of Internet entertainment, from                                                                                                                                       Will comics in electronic format replace comic
YouTube to online art networks, how can the lowly                                                                                                                                     books? “Whether or not the single issue comic books
comic book survive? Comic artist Ian Sokoliwski,                                                                                                                                      will always be around, I’m not sure, [but] at the very
who has been working in the comic industry for ten                                                                                                                                    least there will always be graphic novel collections
years, has a few theories.                                                                                                                                                            available in bookstores, which is a huge trend right
       Sokoliwski is primarily a colourist, a role he                                                                                                                                 now,” says Sokoliwski.
filled for several Conan issues. He has also done                                                                                                                                            On another recent trend, comic book movies,
pencils and inking, as well as the comic book artist                                                                                                                                  he says, “I think it’s a good thing.... anything that in-
mainstay, commissioned artwork. And he has en-                                                                                                                                        creases the exposure of comics is a good thing, es-
tirely created two comics, Selig: The Second Coming                                                                                                                                   pecially the quality the movies have been lately.” He
and Battlewitch, a story about some women who are                                                                                                                                     adds that comic book readership has been up be-
the only humans able to resist the psychic assaults          a pin-up of skygirl by Ian sokoliwski for                  Colour by Ian sokoliwski. a james Bond-style pinup            cause of movies and that as a result, the quality of
                                                             greg Waller’s series Magnitude                             of Iron Man and his supporting cast, circa 1965.
of alien demons who live between the stars. Both                                                                                                                                      the artistry in comic books is also on the rise.
comics are available on the Internet.                                                                                                                                                        Ian Sokoliwski is one of the hosts of “The
       The Internet, according to Sokoliwski, is basi-                                                                                                                                History of Comics in Winnipeg” panel at Comic Con
cally the only reason that a comics industry can exist,      ers DC and Marvel. The Net also provides an oppor-         the Net also poses some problems for the future of             on Oct. 27, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Carlton room of the
at least to the degree that it does, in Winnipeg. Prior      tunity for those who want to break into the comic in-      comic books. Of the three industries, however, comic          Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. His work will be
to the rise of the Net, most people working in comics        dustry. Sokoliwski’s advice: “Start a webcomic.”           makers seem to be taking the most proactive and               available at the convention, and is also available at
had to live in New York, the home of major publish-                But as with the music and movie industries,          fan-friendly approach.                                        Imagine Games and Hobbies at 246 McDermot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     jaMes Patterson




   Lance Hahn
                                                               genre. And it definitely wasn’t an ego. It was an ide-    punk history called Let the Tribe Increase to be re-
                                                               ology that allowed him to keep perspective on why         leased on AK Press.
                                                               making art and music is of value, even when record            The exploding message and punk boards and



   1967-2007
                                                               sales were low, vans were breaking down, and cup-         the kilometre of comments on the J Church myspace
                                                               boards were empty. Because of this, J Church out-         page are no doubt only a fraction of those affected
                                                               lasted everyone. Through line up changes and per-         by this death. Though his trips to Winnipeg were
                                                               sonal tragedies, Hahn kept it going. Even his illness     few, the hue he left in our community is still thick
   By Jo snyder                                                didn’t deter him from planning the next show, the         enough to see. Hahn inspired a countless number
                                                               next tour, or the next record. This year J Church re-     of people; He is a punk icon in the truest sense.
                                                               leased The Horror Of Life, a haunting prediction of           Lance Hahn (Hawaiian-born) lived his last
        Last week punk rock lost one of its most iconic        what many of us are now feeling.                          years in Austin, TX. He collapsed Friday October
   figures of our generation. Over the past few years               Hahn contributed more than his fair share over       12 during dialysis and had been comatose until his
   J Church front man Lance Hahn has been strug-               his life. In addition to the bursting J Church cata-      death last Sunday.
   gling with heart problems and kidney failure. His           logue, Lance played with Hawaii-based Cringer
   chronic illness kept him in constant pain, debt, and        during the ‘80s, the first documented and likely              He was 40.
   occupied much of his mental space. After a particu-         most-talked about project on the island. In 1994, he
   larly bad year, Lance Hahn lost his life last Sunday,       accompanied Beck on guitar. He owned and oper-                He will be deeply missed. Our hearts are broken.
   October 21, 2007.                                           ated Honey Bear Records, contributed to Maximum
        J Church formed in 1992 and shook our ideals           Rock ‘n’ Roll magazine, and put out a zine called
   with their challenging lyrics, pop-hooks, and punk          Some Hope and Some Despair. Over the past few                 www.myspace.com/jchurch
   rock truism. For Lance, punk wasn’t a fad or even a         years Hahn was working on a book about anarchist              www.j-church.com                                         lance Hahn in Braunschweig,
                                                                                                                                                                                      germany 2004
 October 25, 2007        The Uniter              contact: uniter @ uniter.ca

10          artS & culturE


A BLOOdy hORROR PiCTuRE ShOw
Dave aLexanDer
vOLUnTeer sTaff




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        his Friday, the Winnipeg Short Film
        Massacre will unlock the gates of hell to
        let thousands upon thousands of imps,
demons, and devils out into the world. Either that         still from HIZ, by Matt Kennedy and Conor sweeney          still from sebastian & alan, by adam Brooks               still from Insanophenia, by steven Kostanski
or they’re hosting a Winnipeg-made horror film
festival—I can’t tell the difference.
      The non-profit Winnipeg Film Group’s festi-
val gives local filmmakers a chance to exhibit their       filmmakers. Obviously, the eight 10-minute horror          dubbing easier). Without spoiling the ending,             like I said, perspective is everything. Clearly Brooks
short horror films. Annually since 2004, the films         films aren’t up to Hollywood production values.            it’s certainly great to see claymation making a           knows how to handle a camera. The cinematog-
have played to a sold-out crowd, or a standing-            Nonetheless, they promise a terrific night of enter-       resurgence.                                               raphy and lighting of “Sebastian and Alan” set the
room-only group of cultists. The 2007 festival will        tainment with friends and are hilariously fun.                    Another film you’ll see at the fest is Adam        film’s atmosphere well. Especially well done is the
take place at Cinematheque on Oct. 26 at 9:00 p.m.               The festival standout is Stephen Kostanki’s          Brooks’ “Sebastian and Alan.” It’s a horror film shot     use of a long lens in a car scene, which builds the
Be sure to bring your black robes and ceremonial           “Insanophenia.” The writing is superb; Kostanski           from an unusual perspective, with an altogether           claustrophobia inherent in the situation.
daggers.                                                   certainly has a way with dialogue. It’ll remind you a      predictable, but very interesting, twist near the                If you’re looking for a good scare and a
      Given the opportunity to preview this year’s         bit of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, which seems           end. We wonder how much of what the two title             good time, not to mention to support Winnipeg
films, I can say they’re very well done, especially        very much intentional. The film is about two exter-        characters were saying is false, and how much is          filmmakers, the Short Film Massacre is the bloody
considering the time and budget restraints on the          minators and their boss, all of who wear facemasks         true. The storyline is straightforward, a story we’ve     place to be.
                                                           for the duration of the film (presumably to make           likely all heard and seen countless times before. But




ThE nOdS givE ME ThE ShAKES                                                                                                                                                     a vaN, SomE mEN
                                                                                                                                                                                aNd much luNacy
CHrIsTOpHer HarDer
                                                           ProMo sHot




                                                                                                                                                                                solo, jump off stage and onto an occupied table,
vOLUnTeer                                                                                                                                                                       horrifying the patrons, nearly spilling their bever-
                                                                                                                                                                                ages, and almost killing himself. These and other
                                                                                                                                                                                shenanigans have snowballed into a lingo unique to



I
      met the Nods in the parking lot behind the                                                                                                                                the band. One of their phrases is “beastin’ it.” Asked
      Royal Albert, helped them load up their stuff,                                                                                                                            what it means, John answered, “Beastin’ it is just
      and then took a position in the captain seat                                                                                                                              beastin’ it.” Isaac Simonson expanded: “It’s giving
of their van. They had just played a show and now                                                                                                                               every last inch that’s in your soul.”
they were about to begin a different one: the night                                                                                                                                   Immediately I heard, “Wow, that was deep,”
itself, and what a spectacle it would be.                                                                                                                                       from one of the other members, just as Serge pro-
       The Nods have been dishing out their hooky,                                                                                                                              duced his lighter and ignited my notes. I yelled
abrasive rock for about two years now. Prior to a                                                                                                                               with surprise, then threw my notes to the ground
name change they were known as Castrati, and                                                                                                                                    outside the van and poured a sip or two of my
before that, Collateral Jammage, a cover band.                                                                                                                                  beer on it. As my boots hit the ground, I turned to
       The boys are preparing to release their new                                                                                                                              see Braun with his personal member kissing the
album, Static Pop, on Oct. 26 at the Garrick Centre.                                                                                                                            post-show air. He was attempting to urinate in his
Static Pop is filled with tasty guitar sections,                                                                                                                                own mouth. Sadly, this was not too surprising. He
symbol-crashing drums, and tuneful vocal har-                                                                                                                                   missed horribly.
monies, a sound that’s evolved much since their                                                                                                                                       “I pissed in my eye,” he laughed maniacally.
earlier work, and seems to continue to do so ev-                                                                                                                                “I have tears of urine.”
eryday. Among their influences, the Nods count                                                                                                                                        “Can I print that?” I asked.
the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the White Stripes,                                                                                                                                   “Print it. Paint me as naked as I can possibly
Queen, and a plethora of other performers.                                                                                                                                      be painted,” he replied. This, better than any literal
                                                           the nods play at the garrick Centre friday october 26th.
       At first, whisking through the incoherence                                                                                                                               answer I could of hoped for, was the definition of
was an issue. But eventually we got down to the                                                                                                                                 “beastin’ it.”
hammer, set aside our madness, and discussed                                                                                                                                          Having overcome the image, I squeezed out
issues, including the state of modern music, and           rupted. “There’s emo bands, there’s punk bands,            the Nods discussed recording their new album.             one last question: what’s in store for the CD re-
the dishonesty that latches itself to it.                  there’s metal bands, there’s rock n’ roll bands. We              “The recording process was much differ-             lease party? It will be “Chariots of fire,” predicted
       “For the most part it’s a bunch of ingenuine        just try to make music that we feel.”                      ent,” explained John. “This time we knew what we          drummer Jeff Bruce, “or chariots on fire.” I, for one,
pieces of shit!” blared guitarist Micah Braun, before             I questioned the Nods about the benefits of         wanted.” That confidence seems to echo in every-          would like to see both scenarios untwine. The show
taking a long pull of his cheap beer and throwing          recently added rhythm guitarist, Serge Broeska.            thing they do.                                            will most likely be a Halloween costume party as
his butt out the window. I felt this statement was         “I think he brought a more cohesive tone to the                  Euphoric stage antics and fiend-like outings        well. So bring your finest apparel and some danc-
worth being said; there was truth in it. “But I think      band,” said singer John Broeska.                           are what the band has become known for. I remem-          ing shoes, because “it’s gonna be a monster of a
there’s some good music out there,” he later inter-               The conversation slid to the new album as           ber once seeing Braun, during a face-melting guitar       good time.”




SéAnCE And SOng
                                                                                                                                          Courtesy of sPenCer dunCanson         dent and music teacher before he turned to psy-
                                                                                                                                                                                chology and counseling at Sisler High School. “A
                                                                                                                                                                                lot of our singers are finishing their music degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                at the University of Manitoba.”
thE littlE opEra compaNy prESENtS thE mEdium                                                                                                                                           This year also marks more active involve-
                                                                                                                                                                                ment in the LOC by the University of Winnipeg.
                                                           tion. The Medium is a story about beliefs and what                                                                   U of W student Jamie Butler is on board as The
                                                                                                                                                                                Medium’s set designer. “She’s really very talented,”
sasHa amaya                                                drives humans and how, when these beliefs become
                                                           shaken, it can take apart our entire world.”                                                                         Duncanson says. “They’ve come up with a really
vOLUnTeer
                                                                  If you’re usually put off by the pomp and cir-                                                                interesting set; I think it will be fascinating.”
                                                           cumstance that surrounds opera, don’t dismiss                                                                               In its 13th year, the LOC company is not only




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                                                           The Medium just yet. There’s a distinction in opera                                                                  garnering more internal attention—from perform-
          ot even a year has passed since the death                                                                   Back row: jonathon talbot, jennifer sproule,
                                                           between ‘grand opera’ and ‘chamber opera,’ and                                                                       ers, artists, students and crew—but is succeeding
          of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Best                                                                        Kim lapatha, Beckie edler. front row: lacey eagle,
                                                           The Medium is the latter. Grand opera is the fare          elizabeth rotoff, jennifer Carter                         with audiences, as well.
          known for his operatic work, Menotti
                                                           you’ll see everywhere from the Manitoba Opera                                                                               John Greer, the Winnipeg-born composer
wrote over 20 operas (most in English) as well as
                                                           to the Metropolitan Opera. Chamber opera, how-                                                                       who tailored the LOC’s spring production of The
countless other compositions, poems, scripts and
                                                           ever, is quite another thing. With as few as one per-      accessible. “We do all of our operas in English,
                                                                                                                                                                                Magic Flute, retains not only the essence of the
librettos. The music of this Pulitzer Prize winner,
                                                           former, chamber opera is designed for intimate                                                                       original work in The Medium, but some of the
roommate of Samuel Barber, and schoolmate of                                                                          and our mandate is to reach out to the commu-
                                                           settings, an audience of a few hundred, and is con-                                                                  more challenging arias, too, so that both young
Leonard Bernstein is featured in the Little Opera                                                                     nity. They’re short: if you’re a novice, it’s not pain-
                                                           siderably more succinct.                                                                                             and old should come away impressed.
Company’s production of The Medium, which                                                                             ful. It also allows us to provide an opportunity for
                                                                  “The Manitoba Opera, you can’t beat them,”                                                                           “Because chamber opera is not as glitzy
opens this evening.                                                                                                   young artists or emerging artists to get their feet
                                                           says Duncanson, “[but] I think the two styles of                                                                     as grand opera, it’s hard to get people out,” says
       The Medium centers on the fraudulent                                                                           wet, and for experienced artists to do roles that
                                                           opera compliment each other. Chamber opera                                                                           Duncanson. “But for the most part we have people
Madame Flora, who is besieged one night while                                                                         they’ve wanted to try out.”
                                                           is more intimate, sometimes challenging, and                                                                         come to shows and say they love it and that they’ll
conducting a séance. She is unable to identify the                                                                           The LOC tries to keep most of its artists, as
                                                           it speaks to the individual more. Whereas grand                                                                      be back again!”
perpetrator, and the line between reality and illu-                                                                   well as its crew, locally-grown. “We want to ser-
                                                           opera is meant to be larger than life; grand opera         vice Manitobans, and what has really been good                  The Medium runs Oct. 25-27 at the Collège
sion becomes blurred.
                                                           takes you to another place.”                               recently is that we have been able to use some of         Universitaire de Saint-Boniface. More information can
       “We like [Menotti’s] music,” explains ar-
                                                                  The Medium is chamber opera, Duncanson              the emerging artists from the universities,” says         be found at www.littleopera.ca or by calling 452-1017.
tistic director Spencer Duncanson, “because his
                                                           stresses, and, like all of the LOC’s productions, is       Duncanson. He himself was once an opera stu-              Tickets available at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
music speaks to our time and to the human condi-
arts & culture editor: whitney Light
e-mail: arts@uNiter.ca                                                                                                                                                                     contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                  The Uniter         October 25, 2007
phoNe: 786-9497
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                                                                                                                                     ThE ART Of EnERgy
                                                                                                                                      Exhibit ExplorES yoga practicE aNd zEN philoSophy
                                                                                                                                     aarOn sTeeLe
                                                                                                                                     vOLUnTeer




                                                                                                                                     K
                                                                                                                                                undalini Rising refers to the awakening
                                                                                                                                                and handling of your natural energy. It’s
                                                                                                                                                also the title of the current exhibit at Vault
                                                                                                                                     Gallery. The idea for the exhibit was inspired by the
                                                                                                                                     Ashtanga-style yoga class that is held regularly at the
                                                                                                                                     gallery;    artistic               expression      seemed      like    a
                                                                                                                                     natural extension. Admittedly, I’ve attended only
                                                                                                                                     a few yoga classes in my time, but when I did, I                               teapot by alan lacovetsky
                                                                                                                                     felt open (though usually pretty sore too). This ex-
                                                                                                                                     hibit generates the same feeling (minus the aches
                                                                                                                                     and pains), capturing the concept of Kundalini—
                                                                                                                                     your spiraling energy.
                                                                                                                                           Much of the art is by Manitoba artists but
                                                                                                                                     some represents artists from New York, Toronto and
                                                                                                                                     Vancouver. Abstract painting, contemporary photog-
                                                                                                                                     raphy and ceramics are just some of the types of work
                                                                                                                                     on show. By the diversity, it’s clear that each artist has a
                                                                                                                                     unique relationship with the theme. And although not
                                                                                                                                     every piece conveys its intention as well as it might, the
                                                                                                                                     exhibit on the whole explores the idea of Kundalini well.
                                                                                                                                           There is a minimalist, Zen-like quality to all the
                                                                                                                                     work, which thrives in its simplicity. And because of its                      Wilful Vestiges by debbie danelley
                                                                                                                                     pared down style and lack of subtext, it seems a rela-
                                                                                                                                     tively easy exhibit to connect with.
                                                                                                                                           The ceramics by painter-turned-ceramic artist,                           piece comprises a series of colour field paintings
                                                                                                                                     Alan Lacovetsky, were inspired by his experience of a                          with a meditative quality and movement reflective
                                                                                                                                     Buddhist Tea Ceremony. Lacovetsky is now a professor                           of energy.
                                                                                                                                     of ceramics at the University of Manitoba. His work is                               Then there’s Debbie Danelley’s work, which uses
                                                                                                                                     well crafted and elegant.                                                      tea stains and bags as mediums to communicate about
                                                                                                                                           Chrissy Wood is a stylistic painter who also adds                        the cycle of existence.
                                                                                                                                     well to the exhibit. One of her paintings is a simple ver-                           In these varied ways, Kundalini Rising speaks like
                                                                                                                                     tical line, but the movement in its aesthetic enthralls.                       a Haiku—profound, serene, and calm. Whether you’re
                                                                                                                                     What you won’t see here are smiling Buddhas or yogic                           interested in art, Zen, or just want a little peace away
                                                                                                                                     figures, but a general congruence of subject matter                            from the noise and haste of the day, this show is worth
                                                                                                                                     there is. Energy, for example, is captured in several dif-                     your reflection.
                                                                                                                                     ferent ways.
                                                                                                                                           Curator Charles Johnston is also a contribut-                                  Kundalini Rising runs until Nov. 3 at Vault Gallery,
                                                                                                                                     ing artist. One of his pieces is titled Prana, which is a                      2181 Portage Avenue. See fineartamerica.com/pro-
                                                                                                                                     concept that has to do with the breathing cycle. The                           files/vault-gallery.html for more info.




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     t’s official. The sun has gone south and fall has arrived.
     Some might say burnt orange, chocolate brown and grey
     are among the hottest colours for fall fashion. But the
truth is everyone’s going green.
       With concern for the environment on the front burner,
                                                                                                                                                                                     Augusta Stobbe
                                                                                                                                                     natasHa Peterson




the fashion industry has caught onto the eco-friendly trend.
Clothing and accessories made with organic cotton, bamboo,                                                                                                                           “my style is influenced by
milk, soy and corn are being made without the use of toxic pes-                                                                                                                      my personality, which is
ticides, chemical fertilizers or genetic engineering. This means
                                                                                                                                                                                     loud and enthusiastic. i’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                     traveled quite a bit, so i
your next new garment could be a product by the world’s best
                                                                                                                                                                                     like things that are ethnic;
designer (and Folk Fest favorite), Mother Earth.
                                                                                                                                                                                     my dress is from mexico.
       From sweaters and jeans to delicate dresses, the main-                         a reclaimed seatbelt bag by Morden’s used
                                                                                                                                                                                     i’m stimulated by new
streaming of eco chic has proven that you can do good and
                                                                                                                                                                                     things and ideas.”
look good at the same time. H&M, Levi’s Jeans, Lululemon,

                                                                                      ble, and read the labels of the new clothes you buy,” says Liz
                                                                   natasHa Peterson




                                                                                      Dykman from the Manitoba Eco Network. “Also, keep in mind
                                                                                      the further the clothing has traveled, the more environmental
                                                                                      impact is associated with its transportation.”
                                                                                             To ensure that you are not `faking’ the new green look,
                                                                                      try out these stores, which carry eco-friendly clothing made lo-
                                                                                      cally or under fair trade practices:
                                                                                             ShOuT CLOThing, 202-99 Osborne St. The funky sister
                                                                                      of popular fashion boutique Hush Clothing carries American
                                                                                      Apparel’s sweatshop free “Sustainable Edition” of environ-
                                                                                      mentally friendly fabrics including thongs, tanks, and tees.
                                                                                             SiLvER LOTuS, 111 Osborne St. Carries the Montreal-
                                                                                      based Matt&Nat line of chic vegan bags and wallets.
                                                                                             STuLKA, 105 Osborne St. Famous for its EMK line, Stulka
a 100 percent vegan bag by Matt&natt. available at silver lotus.
                                                                                      also carries locally made clothes as well as re-worked and pre-
                                                                                      picked vintage items.
                                                                                             BRAvE nEw wORLd, 141 Sherbrook St. With funky cloth-
Roots, American Apparel, Mountain Equipment Co-op, La                                 ing, jewelry and gifts imported from Nepal and Thailand, Brave
Senza and even Wal-Mart’s George line have gone ‘green,’ of-                          New World carries a number of fashionable and affordable or-
fering some eco-friendly clothing.                                                    ganic and fair trade items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          natasHa Peterson




      But just how `green’ is this trend? Eco-friendly does not                              unLiMiTEd SuPPLiES fROM EvERyOnE’S diSCARdS
necessarily mean worker-friendly. It’s great that sustainable                         (uSEd), These bags from Morden, MB are made from recycled
materials are being used, but some garment industry workers                           seatbelts. See www.reycledseatbelts.com
are still in unfair labour conditions.                                                       For more information on eco-friendly clothing, visit The
      “My advice is to buy second-hand whenever possi-                                Manitoba Eco Network website at www.mbeconetwork.org
October 25, 2007   The Uniter   contact: uniter @ uniter.ca

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                                                                          annUaL generaL meeTIng nO. 2
                                                                                         nOvemBer 7, 2007
                                                                                  sCHeDULeD TIme: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
                                                                                 LOCaTIOn: UWsa BOarD rOOm, Orm06



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arts & culture editor: whitney Light
e-mail: arts@uNiter.ca                                                                                                                                                 contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                  The Uniter         October 25, 2007
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     CD revIeWs                                                                                                                                                                                  arTs BrIefs
                                                                                                                                                                                                         compilEd by aaroN Epp
     THe WeaKerTHans                                            as I Lay DyIng                                            rOBerT WyaTT
     reunion Tour                                               an Ocean Between Us                                       Comic Opera
     epitaph                                                    metal Blade                                               Domino
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ChurCh launChes “united for
                                           What more can                                              an         ocean                                             multi-instrumen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     PeaCe” CamPaign
                                    be said about the                                           Between Us is the                                           talist robert Wyatt has
                                    Weakerthans? These                                          follow-up to met-                                           been flirting with jazz                         Winnipeg’s Sortie Rèal, Kram Ran, and
                                    Winnipeg         natives                                    alcore          quintet                                     fusion ever since his                    Broken Orchestra will be joined by touring
                                    have taken their so-                                        aILD’s 2005 break-                                          time as the frontman of                  British cellist Bela Emerson for a concert at
                                    phisticated and intel-                                      through         album,                                      influential ‘60s psych-                  Crescent Fort Rouge United Church this coming
     ligent indie-rock across North america and built a         Shadows are Security. The band produced the               rock band The Soft machine. His latest solo album,                         Sunday. Visual artists Christian Worthington,
     dedicated fan base. Their previous two albums, Left        new disc along with Killswitch engage guitar-             recorded mainly at his home in Louth, england, is an                       Andrew Milne and others will display their
     and Leaving and reconstruction Site, offered some          ist/metalcore producer du jour adam Dutkiewicz.           eclectic jumble of mellow but not melancholy, laid-                        artwork. CFRUC’s JUST Alternatives program
     of the most important alternative rock in years—           The result is an album that features cleaner              back jazz fusion backed by Wyatt’s ethereal voice.                         is using the concert to introduce United for
     Canadian or otherwise. Fans will likely not be disap-      vocals and more piano and synth than Shadows.             He brings along a small army of contributors, includ-                      Peace, a national United Church campaign ad-
     pointed with reunion Tour. Still present are John K.       Don’t think that aILD have softened up though.            ing roxy music’s Brian eno and Phil manzanera. “Be                         dressing the need to work toward just peace in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     all parts of the world. JUST Alternatives brings
     Samson’s beautiful and clever lyrics; Samson once          guitarists Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa still shred         Serious” is a sarcastic finger-snapping take on con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     social justice issues together with contempo-
     again takes the point of view of a housecat, with          like it’s 1989, including virtuoso leads that would       flicts between religions that manages, somehow, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     rary music and art. Sunday’s concert starts at
     heartbreaking results, on “virtue the Cat explains         make eddie van Halen proud. The rhythms pro-              channel barbershop influences. “a Beautiful War” and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     8:00 p.m. and admission is $7.00 at the door.
     Her Departure.” after a few listens, however, the          vided by drummer Jordan mancino and bassist               the instrumental “anachronist” are also standouts, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The church is located at 525 Wardlaw Ave. at
     album left me unfulfilled. reunion Tour is not a bad       Josh gilbert lock in tightly with the riffs, and on top   latter featuring Wyatt’s mellow trumpet playing. Wyatt’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nassau St.
     album by any stretch. It’s just that it sounds familiar.   of it all, Tim Lambesis uses a deeper, fuller growl       voice is a wonderful, versatile instrument, able to take
     I wanted to hear the boys take some bigger chances.        than on Shadows to shout lyrics about redemp-             on a multitude of different characteristics and ranges
                                                                                                                                                                                                     gallery 1C03 Presents
     Nonetheless, reunion Tour rocks pretty hard and will       tion, grace, and learning from past mistakes. Still,      that merit a raised eyebrow. overall, the album sounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                     PubliCation launCh for
     stick in your head for days, and that has to be worth      it’s hard to say whether or not an ocean Between          very laid-back and lazy, but lacks the confidence that
                                                                                                                                                                                                     two exhibitions
     something.                                                 Us is better than its predecessor. either way, it’s a     would turn those qualities into strengths. It seems a
                                                                worthy follow-up, and a fine offering from one of         little half-done in parts, but if you’re a Wyatt or Pink                          On Nov. 1, the U of W’s Gallery 1C03
          Curran Faris                                                                                                                                                                               hosts a free reception from 4-6 p.m., launch-
                                                                the more exciting bands in the genre.                     Floyd fan, or would just like to explore the strange
          3.5 out of 5                                                                                                                                                                               ing publications for two of its most recent ex-
                                                                                                                          waters of jazz fusion, it’s worth a listen.
                                                                     aaron epp                                                                                                                       hibitions: Casualty and Show + Tell: Notions
                                                                     3.5 out of 5                                              Tom Llewellin                                                         of Home and Place by Alumni. Casualty deals
                                                                                                                               3 out of 5                                                            with the ongoing social, intellectual and emo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tional losses that are an effect of everyday 21st
                                                                                                                                                                                                     century North American life. Show + Tell, cur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     rently on display at the gallery, includes work
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in various media by 13 U of W graduates, all on
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the theme of home or place. One of the artists,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Glen Johnson, will deliver his faux lecture per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     formance “You CAN Go Home: Thomas Wolfe
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Was Wrong” during the reception.


                                                                                                                                                                                                     lessing wins nobel for
                                                                                                                                                                                                     literature

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Persian-born author Doris Lessing won
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Nobel Prize for literature earlier this month.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     She is the author of dozens of works, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the 1962 feminist classic The Golden Notebook.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lessing won the prize just two weeks short of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     her 88th birthday, making her the oldest winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the prize’s more than 100 year history. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Swedish academy that awards the prize was
                                                                                                                                                                                                     not able to reach Lessing before announcing
                                                                                                                                                                                                     her win. She found out two hours after, from
                                                                                                                                                                                                     reporters gathered outside of her house. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Associated Press reported that Lessing later
                                                                                                                                                                                                     told them, “I thought you were shooting some
                                                                                                                                                                                                     kind of television series.”


                                                                                                                                                                                                     is this the future of musiC?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the same month that Radiohead re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     leased an Internet-only album and Led Zeppelin
                                                                                                                                                                                                     made their entire catalogue available online,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     UK rock band Fightstar announced they would
                                                                                                                                                                                                     release their next single on a disc that is vinyl
                                                                                                                                                                                                     on one side and a CD on the other. “Deathcar”
                                                                                                                                                                                                     will be a 3,000-copy limited edition. Germany’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Optimal Media Production created the two-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in-one disc, which can hold roughly three
                                                                                                                                                                                                     minutes of music on the vinyl side and 70
                                                                                                                                                                                                     minutes on the CD side. No one knows how the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     public will respond, but one thing’s for certain:
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the vinyl-disc should confuse the digital vs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     analogue debate for hipster music store clerks
                                                                                                                                                                                                     everywhere.
                                                                                                                                 arts & culture editor: whitney Light
October 25, 2007   The Uniter   contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                                                                                    e-mail: arts@uNiter.ca

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                                                                   1     1    !Weakerthans                  reunion tour                   anti/Epitaph

                                                                   2     2    !Scott nolan                  reciever/reflector             transistor 66

                                                                   3     3    !Paperbacks                   an illusion against death      Parliament of trees

                                                                   4     4    !details                      draw a distance                Parliament of trees

                                                                   8     5    gaudi + nusrat fateh ali Khan dub Qawwali                    Six degrees

                                                                   7     6    *Stars                        in our Bedroom                 arts & Crafts

                                                                   6     7    *Emily haines/Soft Skeleton   What is free…                  last gang

                                                                   9     8    Caribou                       andorra                        Merge

                                                                  nE     9    *Sadies                       new Seasons                    yep roc

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                                                                                      dation (nmAF) is now accepting applications for the 3rd annual Best
                                                                                      student Writer award. Full-time, post-secondary students who have
                                                                                      published a non-fiction piece in a Canadian consumer or univer-
                                                                                                                                                                         fILm
                                                                                      sity magazine in 2007 are eligible. the winner will receive $1000 and
                                                                                      tickets to the national magazine Awards gala next June. Visit www.maga-
                                                                                      zineawards.com for more information. deadline is Jan 11, 2008.                 CinemAtheQue 100 Arthur st. Oct 25, 26, 28: Get Animated! Oct 27-
                                                                                                                                                                     nov 1: Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman 7 p.m, ten Canoes 9 p.m.

    evenTs                                                                                                                                                           GlOBe CinemA Portage Place now playing: elizabeth: the Golden Age, into
                                                                                                                                                                     the Wild, michael Clayton. Call 69-GlOBe for details.


                                                                                          LeCTUres & semInars                                                        PArK theAtre 698 Osborne st. 478-7275 Oct 25: thin ice Cd release, Oct
                                                                                                                                                                     26: 92 Kick Fm presents the Original Painkiller, Wormhole, lokus, ends &
VirtuOsi COnCerts laurence Kayaleh, violin & Paul stewart, piano. sat, Oct
                                                                                                                                                                     means, illusive mind Gypsy Crew, Oct 28: Belly dance night. Oct 29: soap scum
27, 8 p.m. eckhardt-Gramatté hall. Programme: smetAnA Asu der heimat,
                                                                                                                                                                     Presents season 2 “space Quest”. Oct 30: the Asham stompers. Oct 31: Gong
strAuss sonata in e flat major, op.18, medtner three “skazi” (Fairy tales)
                                                                                      mystery WritinG WOrKshOP with Catherine hunter. sat, Oct 27, 10                show halloween special. nov 1: “2 stroke, Cold smoke # 10” movie Premiere
(solo piano) medtner sonata in G major, op.44 no. 2 tickets: Adult $29/ seniors
                                                                                      a.m.-1 p.m. room 3m50. Participants will discuss the basic elements of the
$27 / students $14.50. For more information please visit www.virtuosi.mb.ca
                                                                                      mystery novel and each draft a “discovery” scene for their own mystery.
                                                                                      each participant will have the chance to come away from the workshop
tOXiC tresPAss: mFB Film sCreeninG w/ PrOduCer dOrOthy GOld-
                                                                                      with a plan for a mystery novel of their own. $15 for WC members, $30
in rOsenBerG the story of a mother and daughter looking for answers after
being part of a Canada-wide study measuring pervasive, man-made toxins in
our bodies. it relates the knowledge scientists and community activists have
                                                                                      for non-members. to register, email writerscollective@uwinnipeg.ca or call
                                                                                      786-9468.
                                                                                                                                                                         THeaTre & DanCe
uncovered on these chemicals, and the serious repercussions they pose to
human health. executive producer and principle research consultant for the


                                                                                          aroUND ToWN
film, dorothy Goldin rosenberg, mes, Phd, will discuss her work, along with
                                                                                                                                                                     GitAnJAli KOlAnAd in “A FlOWerinG tree” Presented by india school
local panelists, following the film. mon, Oct 29, 7 p.m. eckhardt-Grammatte
                                                                                                                                                                     of dance, music & theatre. enter a magical realm of contemporary dance and
hall. Free admission, all welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                     theatre with a traditional east indian edge as Gitanjali tells an ancient folk-tale
                                                                                                                                                                     about a woman who turns herself into a tree which blossoms with intoxicat-
GAllery 1C03 show + tell: notions of home and Place by Alumni,
                                                                                                                                                                     ingly fragrant flowers. Fri nov 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Centre Culturel Franco-
until Oct 27. Organized in conjunction with the university of Winnipeg’s
                                                                                                                                                                     manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd. tickets: Adults $15, student/senior $10.
40th anniversary, show + tell features art in various media by 13 uW
                                                                                                                                                                     to reserve call Pamela 256-7812 or Julie 336-0484. www.indiaschool.ca
graduates. new work by steve Bates, richard dyck, richard hines, leah
Fontaine, Allan Geske, Glen Johnson, Blair marten, Kegan mcFadden,
                                                                                                                                                                     the need FOr Brussels sPrOuts by murray schisgal, presented by
solomon nagler, Freya Bjorg Olafson, Paul robles, donna szoke and
                                                                                                                                                                     tara Players. directed by linda Kalturnyk and neil Bessette Oct 25, dinner
racheal tycoles. Gallery hours: mon-Fri: noon-4 p.m. sat: 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     theatre Oct 26 & 27. An engaging, romantic and upbeat comedy about a
Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                     lonely, down-on-his-heels actor who is visited by a female police officer who
                                                                                                                                                                     not only threatens to write him up for a noise citation, but to change his world
lOOKinG FOr A GreAt ideA FOr yOur term PAPer? the experiential
                                                                                                                                                                     forever. irish Cultural Centre theatre 654 erin st.
learning Program offers research topics to students based on the needs of
our university and local community. We partner with offices on campus and
                                                                                                                                                                     PAtAnA (ii) with special guest choreographer Patrick Parson (Ballet Creole,
non-profit organizations working towards social justice and environmental
                                                                                                                                                                     toronto) nov 1, 2 & 3, 8 p.m. matinée nov 4, 2 p.m. the Gas station theatre
sustainability. these projects range from helping refugees settle in Winnipeg,
                                                                                                                                      great Lake Swimmers            445 river Ave tickets: Adult $20, student/senior $15, Children under 12
to protecting our waterways from environmental degradation. Current pro-
                                                                                                                                                                     $10, early Bird $5 discount before Oct 26 at ticketmaster 780-3333 or Cash
posals are listed on our website for your consideration, at www.uwinnipeg.

                                                                                         COnCerTs OCT 25 aT THe WeCC
                                                                                                                                                                     at the door.
ca/index/sus-student-initiatives. interested? Contact the sunset (sustain-
able university now, sustainable earth together) student group office at
                                                                                                                                                                     stretChinG hide A young métis lawyer introduces his fiancé to the chaotic
789-1435 or email uwsunset@yahoo.ca.
                                                                                                                                                                     life of his community one July long weekend. that weekend his law practice
                                                                                                                                                                     and his personal life are threatened when he’s accused by the provincial
meAl eXChAnGe VOlunteers WAnted Groups of costumed volunteers
                                                                                      GreAt lAKe sWimmers w/ Justin rutledGe thurs, Oct 25 at the West               game wardens of poaching a deer for its antlers. nov 1-11 WCd studio 211
will walk door to door on halloween night on pre-assigned streets asking for
                                                                                      end Cultural Centre. doors 7:15, show 8. tickets $12 in advance @ ticket-      Bannatyne Ave. tickets: adults $20, seniors $17, students $15 at 989-2400.
donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items. students will also
                                                                                      master, WeCC, into the music, and music trader.
help count and sort donations, then visit community organizations to drop
                                                                                                                                                                     mAnitOBA theAtre Centre 174 market Ave 942-6537. Oct 18-nov 10:
off our collections. meal exchange (mX) is a student founded, student run,
                                                                                      JACKs Are Better Feat. Jack semple and Jack dekeyzer. Fri, Oct 26 at the       Our town
registered charitable organization that has grown to 48 campuses across
                                                                                      Pyramid Cabaret 176 Fort st. doors 7, show 8. tickets $20 at 219-6004.
Canada. the mandate of the university of Winnipeg Chapter is to promote
                                                                                                                                                                     PrAirie theAtre eXChAnGe Portage Place 942-5483. Oct 17-nov 4:
civic engagement through the development of hunger solutions. mX imple-
                                                                                      CrAiG CArdiFF w/ local openers Jacob and lily Oct 29, 8:30 p.m.the Cyrk,       Chimera.
ments programs and events that transform students from passive contribu-
                                                                                      254 young st. tickets $10
tors to active agents in the fight against hunger. Contact mealexchange@
hotmail.com
                                                                                      tinsley ellis nov 2 silverado’s. tickets $14.15 + Gst by calling 694-

FrOm OutrAGe tO ACtiOn humAn riGhts WOrKshOP series ses-
sions include An introduction to international law, Beyond letter Writing,
                                                                                      shOW(7469)

                                                                                      Jully BlACK nov 7, WeCC. doors 7:15 p.m. show 8 p.m. tickets $14 in
                                                                                                                                                                         LITerary
Corporate social responsibility, refugee Claimants in Winnipeg, racial
                                                                                      advance Available at WeCC and ticketmaster
Profiling in Canada, Activism 101. dates from Oct 30-dec 6. Free admis-
sion. space is limited – priority will be given to those who register for all                                                                                        tAlK ABOut stOrytellinG the manitoba Writers’ Guild and FemFest
                                                                                      WintersleeP w/ WOOden stArs thurs, nov 8 at the Pyramid. tickets at
six sessions. to register contact louise at outragetoaction@mts.net or call                                                                                          present a discussion on the use of story in east African performance tradition.
                                                                                      into the music, Kustom Kulture and Kitsch on Broadway
475-4565.                                                                                                                                                            mũmbi Kaigwa will share her experience in creating stories with and for specific
                                                                                                                                                                     communities and discuss her process as a writer. mumbi Kaigwa is a Kenyan
                                                                                      CuFF the duKe w/ lAnd OF tAlK thurs, nov 8 WeCC. doors 7:15 p.m.
WinniPeG Free Press & Writers’ COlleCtiVe nOn-FiCtiOn COntest                                                                                                        actress, writer and former un advisor. Oct 27, 1-2 p.m. at the Guild’s Burns
                                                                                      show 8 p.m. tickets $12 in advance on sale now at WeCC, ticketmaster, into
do you have a story that needs to be told? the theme this year is “i knew i                                                                                          Family Creative Classroom, second floor (room 218), 100 Arthur st. Free and
                                                                                      the music, and music trader
wasn’t in Kansas anymore, when...” and there’s a total of nine hundred dollars                                                                                       open to the public.
to be won. deadline Oct 31. For details, call 786-9468 or email writerscollec-
                                                                                      the mOst serene rePuBliC w/ drAGOnette and mOther mOther Fri,                  2007 PrAirie Fire Press – mCnAlly rOBinsOn WritinG COntests
tive.uwinnipeg.ca or visit http://writerscollective.uwinnipeg.ca/nfict.html
                                                                                      nov 9 at the Pyramid. tickets $12 advance / $15 door, available at into the    Bliss Carman Poetry Award - Judge: Barry dempster, short Fiction - Judge: Bill
                                                                                      music, Kustom Kulture and Kitsch on Broadway                                   Gaston, Creative non-Fiction - Judge: mark Anthony Jarman. $6,000 in prizes.
Writers COlleCtiVe POetry COntest Attention poets! Over five hun-
                                                                                                                                                                     First prize in each category $1,250, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250. deadline:
dred dollars to be won. deadline is Oct 31. For details, call 786-9468 or email
                                                                                      A GAlA rOCKin’ FundrAiser FOr Brent “GuitAr” PArKin Feat: swing                nov 30. For information contact 943-9066, prfire@mts.net, or check out our
writerscollective.uwinnipeg.ca
                                                                                      sonic Jazz, Prairie swing & Good-time Blues w/ Greg leskiw, the swag surf,     web site for guidelines at www.prairiefire.ca.
                                                                                      twang & rock, sensations w/ Chris Carmichael, Ken mcmahon, Bernie thies-
2008 student entrePreneur COmPetitiOn celebrates the commit-
                                                                                      sen, the six stringers Blues, Jazz & rock extravaganza fear. terry Barnett,    FernWOOd PuBlishinG BOOK lAunCh doing Community economic
ment, determination and achievements of student entrepreneurs. through
                                                                                      J.P. lepage, Greg lowe, larry roy slidin’ Clyde roulette, Clayton sample.      development, edited by Jim silver (professor in the new dept. of urban and
this annual program, ACe and CiBC create a platform for young business
                                                                                      sun, nov 11, Pyramid Cabaret 176 Fort st. doors 7:30 showtime: 8. silent       inner City studies at the u of W), John loxley ( professor of economics and
leaders to network with like-minded students, showcase their business on                                                                                             co-ordinator of research for the Global Political economy Program at the
                                                                                      Auction, 50/50, door Prizes. Advance tickets $15 at Windsor hotel, into the
a regional and national stage to top executives and leading entrepreneurs,                                                                                           university of manitoba), and Kathy sexsmith (a student at the university of
                                                                                      music, times Change(d) high and lonesome Club, royal George hotel
receive relevant training and leverage valuable mentorship opportunities to                                                                                          Oxford). nov 1, 7 p.m, at mondragon Café and Bookstore, 91 Albert st.
accelerate the growth of their business. nominations and self nominations                                                                                            mCnAlly rOBinsOn GrAnt PArK Oct 25, 7 p.m: Arthur motyer reading
are being accepted through the ACe website, www.acecanada.ca, and will                                                                                               from the staircase letters: An extraordinary Friendship at the end of life.
close on dec 7. the competition is open to full-time students at Canadian                                                                                            Oct 25, 8 p.m: Bob mersereau Winnipeg launch of the top 100 Canadian
universities or colleges who are running their own businesses.                                                                                                       Albums Oct 26, 7 p.m: heather robertson reading and signing measuring
                                                                                                                                                                     mother earth: how Joe the Kid Became tyrrell of the north. Oct 27, 11
                                                                                                                                                                     a.m: Bill Phipps & Carolyn Pogue reading and signing the Very reverend
                                                                                                                                                                     William Phipps. Oct 29, 8 p.m: lorri neilsen Glenn reading & signing Com-
                                                                                                                                                                     bustion. Oct 29, 7 p.m: harry C. hobbs reading and signing the Princess,
                                                                                                                                                                     the Pelican, and the Big Brass Band. Oct 29, 8 p.m: Agnes Grant reading
                                                                                                                                                                     and signing Gretchen: darkness to dawn. Oct 30, 7 p.m: ron Blicq launch
                                                                                                                                                                     of Choosing home. Oct 30, 8 p.m: harold rhenisch reading and signing
                                                                                                                                                                     return to Open Water. nov 1, 7 p.m: Gary Geddes reading from Falsework
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                                                                                                                                                                                dessert, live entertainment, and a presentation on the past, present and future

    COmeDy                                                                                                                                                                      of the A-Zone. seating at 5 p.m, dinner served at 6 p.m. tickets $35 or $60/pair
                                                                                                                                                                                in advance at the mondragon 946-5241.

                                                                                                                                                                                sKyWAlK COnCerts & leCtures A co-presentation of Wpg Public library,
                                                                                                                                                                                the u of W and Virtuosi Concerts inc. All events take place from 12:10 to 12:50
sOAP sCum PrOduCtiOns presents space Quest, an improvised space                                                                                                                 p.m. in the Carol shields Auditorium, second floor of the millennium library,
comedy on mondays at the Park theater 698 Osborne st. at 8 p.m. tickets                                                                                                         251 donald st. Admission is free. Oct 25: Guitar/Contrabasso synergy, with
are $5 and available at the door.                                                                                                                                               ryszard tyborowski, classical guitar and nenad Zdjelar, double bass. Oct
                                                                                                                                                                                31: Athar Ata, u of W Chemistry, on nature as a source of medicine. nov 1:
                                                                                                                                                                                music of the Americas, performed by la Clave del sol (the Key of the sun)
                                                                                                                                                                                reGiOnAl CAll FOr Artists the Winnipeg Arts Council invites artists to


    gaLLerIes
                                                                                                                                                                                submit expressions of interest to create a permanent Gateway and transit-
                                                                                                                                                                                related public art project developed in conjunction with the university of Win-
                                                                                                                                                                                nipeg/spence st. redevelopment. the selected artist will develop a proposal in
                                                                                                                                                                                consultation with City of Winnipeg, university of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                Council staff that will include a transit shelter for the ellice Ave transit stop and
Art tOmOrrOW: FOrum On the Future OF COntemPOrAry Art                                                                                           hot Live guys                   associated public art elements at the ellice Ave and at the Portage Ave stops.
                                                                                                                                                                                interested artists must submit a complete application package. Please visit
institutiOns Plug in institute of Contemporary Art presents a forum ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                www.winnipegarts.ca for full details. deadline for application is Oct 26.

                                                                                           Bars, Cafes & venUes
ploring the future and role of contemporary visual arts institutions in Canada.
All welcome to attend discussions with local and international guest speakers
                                                                                                                                                                                AttentiOn Artists OF All disCiPlines And COmmunity GrOuPs the
at the Fort Garry hotel on nov 2 and 3. An opening reception will be held
                                                                                                                                                                                Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program invites applications for With Art, a
on nov 1 at Plug in and a Cabaret on nov 2 at the Fort Garry hotel. For                    OCT. 25 aT THe Cavern                                                                program for collaborative art projects between community groups and artists in
more information and registration, contact Plug in at 943-1043 and visit our
                                                                                                                                                                                Winnipeg. Artists working in all art forms such as visual, performing and literary
website www.plugin.org.                                                                                                                                                         arts, and community groups from diverse sectors who have a history working
                                                                                                                                                                                together are welcome to apply. Please see our website for full eligibility criteria
A lABel FOr Artists is currently accepting submissions for our next                     ACAdemy BAr & eAtery 414 Academy rd Oct 25: Contrakt with Grubbs                        and application requirements and for any further information. deadline is dec 3.
exhibition homage to Picasso. We are looking to salute Pablo Picasso by                 Oct 26: the ruffigans Oct 27: halloween with the Fo!ps and Friends Oct                  Call tricia Wasney at 943-7668 or visit www.winnipegarts.ca. for full details.
showing works by you that have his influence. this can be collages, paint-              28: Keith macpherson with Greg neufeld nov 1: Kim reimer and inna riddim
ings, drawings, sculpture or photos. if you wish to participate please email            nov 2: the Playing Cards with richard Brilliant nov 10: Bill dowling, Brenda            GOrdOn Bell hiGh sChOOl Alumni ChOir Practices are monday evenings
alabelforartists@gmail.com or phone 772-5165 to make drop off arrange-                  neiles and marcel desilets                                                              at 6:45 in the Gordon Bell music room. Contact don Askholm at 489-5584 for
ments. We ask that all works be labeled with name, title, and contact info.                                                                                                     more information.
Paper works should be framed.                                                           ACAdemy FOOd drinKs musiC 437 stradbrook Oct 25: Greg lowe trio
                                                                                        8-10 then 90s dance party Oct 26: Arbra hill Oct 27: the haste halloween Oct            100 minutes With An AuthOr the Writers’ Collective and the millennium
ACeArtinC 2nd floor, 290 mcdermot Ave 944-9763                                          29: Open mic with little Black dress Oct 31: halloween with those rooks                 library are pleased to offer tuesday night lectures with different authors. Oct
                                                                                        the CAVern 112 Osborne st. downstairs Oct 25: hot live Guys Oct 26:                     30: non-Fiction author Chris rutkowski. All events are free and open to the
GrAFFiti GAllery 109 higgins 667-9960. not-for-profit community youth                   ex-Girlfriends, ex-Boyfriends, Wife Oct 27: halloween Bash with the upsides             public and are being held from 7-9 p.m. in the Carol shields auditorium at the
art centre. until dec 6: drawing Attention.                                             (theme is super heros & super Villans)                                                  millennium library. Call 986-4294 for more info.


KeePsAKes GAllery 264 mcdermot Ave 257-0374 non-profit art gallery.                     elliCe CAFÉ & theAtre 585 ellice Ave Oct 25: Presentation on fair trade                 Free internAtiOnAl students ClAss An opportunity to meet with other
handmade art, pottery, candles, cards, paintings, photography.                          coffee/tea. Oct 26: Circle Productions concert.                                         students and Canadian friends while learning english and the Bible. elim Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                546 Portage Ave at spence st. (enter from rear parking lot) sundays noon-1:30
                                                                                                                                                                                p.m. For information call Val & Veda Chacko 257-1670.
GAllery lACOsse 169 lilac st. 284-0726 studies in Contrast feat. the                    KinG’s heAd PuB 100 King st. every sunday: All the Kings men
work of michael Cox, Jim Corbett, and terry lacosse.
                                                                                                                                                                                trAns dAy OF rememBrAnCe tues, nov 20, 7 p.m. the red road lodge,
                                                                                        mCnAlly rOBinsOn POrtAGe PlACe musiC Oct 26: sister dorothy (solo
                                                                                                                                                                                (formerly the new Occidental) 631 main st (the corner of logan and main). A
PlAtFOrm Centre FOr PhOtOGrAPhiC And diGitAl Arts 121-100                               Acoustic). nov 2: Jodi King (acoustic pop). nov 9: Adley (contemporary &
                                                                                                                                                                                day to remember and commemorate those who have been killed because of
Arthur st (Artspace) 942-8183                                                           folk) shows at 6:30.
                                                                                                                                                                                their gender expression. Following the Candlelit Vigil, there will be refreshments
                                                                                                                                                                                and a celebratory Gender F*#! dance Party! this is a free all ages event. All are
OutWOrKs GAllery 290 mcdermot Ave 949-0274. totem: a member                             mCnAlly rOBinsOn GrAnt PArK musiC Oct 26: marie-Josee Clement                           welcome!
and friends’ exhibition featuring artists’ varied responses to the concept of           (Jazz trio). Oct 27: martha Brooks (jazz) nov 2: the Burtons (jazz). nov 3:
totem. Opening reception Fri, nov 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Outworks Gallery, 3rd Floor         dive Knows Best (jazz). shows at 8.                                                     needs Centre FOr WAr AFFeCted FAmilies is looking for volunteers
290 mcdermot Ave. runs nov 2-24, open Wednesday to saturday 12-4 p.m.                                                                                                           to work with immigrant and refugee children and youth. the needs Centre
or by appointment. Contact 949-0274 or email info@outworksgallery.com.                  OZZy’s 160 Osborne downstairs Oct 26: helloween massacre (day One)                      provides accessible services and programs to children/youth from the ages
                                                                                        feat. igor & the skindiggers, nailbrick, Amongst the Filth, Of human Bond-              5-18. Programming includes arts, crafts, music, computer skills, employment,
PluG in institute OF COntemPOrAry Art 286 mcdermot Ave scratching                       age, Krull. Oct 27: helloween massacre (day two) feat. the heatskores                   educational and eAl activities. For more information, contact Jodi Alderson,
the surface: the Post-Prairie landscape feat. 19 Winnipeg artists. until nov 17.        (toronto), ramirez, Krotch rawket, the Grim meathook experience. nov                    Volunteer Coordinator at 940-1265 or email volunteers@needsinc.ca.
                                                                                        3: Big trouble in little China, the downfall, Jakartah (B.C.), with guests.
urBAn shAmAn 203-290 mcdermot Ave 942-2674. until nov 10: rock-                         PyrAmid CABAret 176 Fort st. Oct 26: Jack semple w/ Jack deKeyzer.
stars & Wannabes, video and installation feat.Warren Arcand, Kevin ei-ichi
deForest, skawennati Fragnito, and Benny nemerofsky ramsay.                             reGAl BeAGle 331 smith st. Oct 26, 27: Kathy Kennedy every Wed
                                                                                        at 9 p.m. the marlborough men. thurs at 9 p.m. shandra and Jason.                           vOLUnTeer OppOrTUnITIes
VAult GAllery 2181 Portage Ave Kundalini rising, a group exhibition that                rOyAl AlBert Arms 48 Albert st. Oct 25: dog day, les Jupes, Oldfolks
explores the inner workings of yoga practice and Zen philosophy, until nov              home Oct 26: the doers Oct 27: the unwanted, Vile hands, the Knock-
3. Gallery hours 11-5 tues-sat                                                          arounds Oct 31: sunset rubdown, magic Weapon, Johnny and the moon
                                                                                                                                                                                teen tOuCh manitoba’s youth focused helpline teen touch is accepting appli-
                                                                                                                                                                                cations for online/telephone helpline volunteers. We provide training that equips
WAh-sA GAllery 130-25 Forks market rd                                                   shAnnOn’s 175 Carlton st. Oct 25: Ash Oct 26: the Braggarts Oct 27:
                                                                                                                                                                                you with skills to answer confidential calls on our 24 hour helpline. this op-
                                                                                        B.u.m.P. w/ domenica Oct 28: neal Pinto Oct 29: J. Williamez Oct 30: Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                portunity provides a flexible schedule and allows you to work from your home.
WAyne Arthur GAllery 186 Provencher Blvd. until Oct 31: trees inside                    Goertzen Oct 31: halloween extravaganza w/ J. Williamez
                                                                                                                                                                                For further information or to apply contact Christine at 945-0088, cporpiglia@
and outside the box.                                                                                                                                                            teentouch.org or visit our website www.teentouch.org. Our next training will be
                                                                                        the ZOO Osborne Village inn 160 Osborne st. Oct 26: night of the living                 held on: nov 24, 25 and dec 1, 2 at our offices, 800 Portage Ave from 9 a.m. to
WinniPeG Art GAllery 300 memorial Blvd. 789-1760. Warhol: larger than                   dread ii feat. dreadnaut, damascus, still Village, Coda - Advance tickets $15           4:30 p.m. due to confidentiality concerns you must be 18 to apply.
life, until Jan 6. John hartman: Cities. into the Collection: Will Gorlitz, until nov   Oct 27: they’re dead & they live in the Zoo feat. the Waking eyes, texas
8. Around here: scenes of manitoba from the historical Collection, until nov            Blood money (edmonton), tdh - Advance tickets $10 or door $10 (with                     lOOKinG tO WOrK With Children/yOuth? the international Centre (406
10. inuit Games, ongoing. into the Collection: highlights of historical Painting        costume) and $15 (without costume). Oct 31: halloween extravaganza feat.                edmonton st) needs volunteers to work with recent newcomer children and
From 15th century panel paintings to Post-impressionism, ongoing.                       damascus, Perdition, igor & the skindiggers, C*nt Punisher, the Cruelty.                youth from the inner-city in the following programs: 1. sports Club - tuesdays
                                                                                        nov 2: indy nosebone, Broken halo, with guests - Advance tickets $10 nov                from 5-7 pm @ Victoria Albert school/Central Park 2. After school education
                                                                                        3: Civil disobedients, with guests.                                                     (esl) – Wednesdays from 5-7pm @ 511 ellice Ave. 3. youth empowerment
                                                                                                                                                                                (cooking/art classes) – Fridays from 5-7:30pm @ international Centre 4. youth
                                                                                        times ChAnGed hiGh And lOnesOme CluB 234 main st. Oct 25: the                           leadership training (team games, volunteer/job skills) – saturdays from 1-5pm
                                                                                        uncas Oct 26, 27: nathan, shuyler Jansen, deep dark Woods Oct 28: Jam                   @ uofW For more info, contact si il: siilp@international-centre.ca or 943-9158
                                                                                        w/ Big dave mclean Oct 31: halloween hellraiser feat. the d-rangers and                 ext. 285 to apply contact marsha: marshap@internal-centre.ca or 943-9158
                                                                                        the Poor Choices                                                                        ext. 260


                                                                                        West end CulturAl Centre 586 ellice Ave Oct 25: Great lake swimmers                     CAnAdiAn diABetes AssOCiAtiOn October is residential Campaign month.
                                                                                        w/ Justin rutledge Oct 26: tri Continental Oct 27: elliott Brood, the Acorn             this campaign is an annual event where Canadian diabetes Association volun-
                                                                                                                                                                                teers canvass door-to-door in neighbourhoods to seek and collect donations for
                                                                                        Oct 30: Juan martin
                                                                                                                                                                                Association research, education, service and advocacy. if you meet one of our
                                                                                                                                                                                canvassers in your neighbourhood, please give what you can for a better tomor-
                                                                                                                                                                                row. For more information, contact michelle Perera, development Coordinator,
                                                                                                                                                                                individual Giving at 925-3800 (ext. 240) or email michelle.perera@diabetes.ca

                                                                                              COmmUnITy evenTs                                                                  Be A VOlunteer literACy tutOr With FrOntier COlleGe! Work with
                                                                                                                                                                                children, youth and adults in schools and community centres around the
                                                                                                                                                                                university of Winnipeg. the commitment is one hour per week through the
                                                                                                                                                                                school year. Call 253-7993 or email cgartside@frontiercollege.ca for more
                                                                                        Old mArKet sQuAre AutOnOmOus ZOne FAll FundrAisinG dinner                               information. literacy is an essential skill in today’s world. At Frontier College,
                                                                                        Presented by mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse, CKuW 95.9Fm, and G7                   we believe it’s a fundamental right. 42% of adult Canadians have trouble
                                                                                        Welcoming Committee records. sun, Oct 28 at mondragon, 91 Albert st. Pre-               with everyday tasks that involve reading. through a network of thousands
                                                                                        pare for a 5 course gourmet meal including complimentary alcoholic beverage,            of volunteers, Frontier College is helping people to realize their potential and
                                                                                                                                                                                seize the opportunities that come their way. see www.frontiercollege.ca.
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   aWarDs & fInanCIaL aID                                              The awards and financial aid staff of the University of Winnipeg provides our student body with current information on award opportunities. This information is updated weekly.



                                                progress (i.e. maintaining a “C” average).           submit essays by either mailing it to                  uKRAiniAn RESOuRCE And dEvELOP-                  - have financial need.

    UNIverSITY                                  Because funds are limited, not everyone
                                                who qualifies will receive a bursary. these
                                                                                                     “manitoba Co-operator scholarships”,
                                                                                                     Box 9800, Winnipeg mB, r3C 3K7 or fax
                                                                                                                                                            MEnT CEnTRE SChOLARShiPS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                             if you have further questions, contact

    oF WINNIPeg                                 university of Winnipeg bursaries are
                                                available to our students in any year of
                                                their program.
                                                                                                     it to 204-954-1422 or email to news@
                                                                                                     fbcpublishing.com
                                                                                                                                                            Applications are now being accepted for the
                                                                                                                                                            following awards offered by the ukrainian
                                                                                                                                                            resource and development Centre (urdC).
                                                                                                                                                                                                             heather menzies, 1204 - One evergreen
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Place, Winnipeg mB, r3l 0e9 or phone
                                                                                                                                                                                                             475-2526. Applications are available in the
                                                                                                     deadline date: november 1, 2007.                                                                        Awards office located in Graham hall.

    INTerNaL aWarDS:                            deadline date: January 31, 2008.
                                                                                                     MARin MOSER SOCiETy fOR ThEOLOgi-
                                                                                                                                                            the international initiatives in deaf studies
                                                                                                                                                            Award ($500) to enable a post-secondary          deadline: december 15, 2007
                                                                                                     CAL STudiES                                            student (full or part-time) to pursue his/her
                                                                                                                                                            interest in deaf studies and/or hearing          fOREign gOvERnMEnT AwARdS:
ThE univERSiTy Of winniPEg TuiTiOn
BuRSARy PROgRAM 2007-08
                                                    eXTerNaL aWarDS:                                 this new bursary is available to lay men               impairment as it relates to an international     Countries- Chile, Colombia, Korea, russia
                                                                                                     and women who are studying theology in                 context.                                         and Philippines
                                                                                                     preparation for ministry within the Canadian
this bursary program has been developed
                                                AuCC AwARdS:                                         Church. to be eligible the student must                the roger Charest sr. Award for Broadcast        Awards are available to Canadian citizens
for the 2007-08 academic year to assist
                                                                                                     meet the following criteria:                           & media Arts (two awards of $500 or one          for graduate studies or research abroad
students, primarily those in their first year
                                                the Association of universities and Colleges                                                                award of $1000) to create create a special       at the master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral
of university study, who are experiencing
                                                of Canada provides 150 scholarship pro-              - be a lay man or woman of any Christian               program or series which may later be             level. For most countries, applicants must
financial difficulties because of tuition
                                                grams on behalf of the Federal Government,           denomination who is enrolled in a                      suitable for broadcast and may further the       have completed a first degree or, for
costs and books and supplies expenses.
                                                domestic and foreign agencies, and private           recognized Canadian theological school                 cause of multiculturalism in Canada.             post-doctoral fellowships, a Ph.d., by
Financial need caused by living expenses
                                                sector companies. Check out website www.                                                                                                                     the beginning of the tenure of the award.
may also be considered in exceptional
                                                aucc.ca look under the heading scholar-              - pursuing a graduate or undergraduate                 the roman soltykewych music scholarship          Applications must be submitted on-line
circumstances.
                                                ships open to the public.                            degree in theology or theological studies              ($500) is available to applicants (individual    via the website, www.scholarships.gc.ca
                                                                                                     in preparation for ministry in the Canadian            or group) determined to pursue further           Please note that the governments of italy,
the maximum award will be equivalent of
                                                deadlines: various                                   Church                                                 studies in the field of ukrainian choral or      Japan, the netherlands and spain also offer
tuition and books/supplies costs for the
                                                                                                                                                            vocal music.                                     awards to Canadian graduate students. the
                                                MAniTOBA CO-OPERATOR SChOLAR-                        note: this bursary is not intended for those                                                            embassies of these countries in Canada are
current academic year. to be eligible the
                                                ShiPS:                                               preparing for ordained ministry.                       the Anna Pidruchney Award for new Writ-          responsible for the administration of their
student must meet the following criteria:
                                                                                                                                                            ers ($1000) is available annually to a novice    respective scholarships.
                                                these scholarships are given annually via            Applications are available in the Awards               writer for a work on a ukrainian Canadian
must be registered in an undergraduate
                                                an essay contest for manitoba students               Office in Graham hall.                                 theme. submissions for this year’s award         deadline: January 28, 2008 for awards
degree program or pre-professional
                                                in journalism and communications.                                                                           must be in english.                              beginning academic year 2008-2009
program in Arts, science, or education
                                                the contest is open to any manitoba                  deadline: november 15, 2007
at the university of Winnipeg during the
                                                resident enrolled full-time or part-time in                                                                 Wm. & mary Kostash Award for Film and            MAniTOBA STudEnT Aid PROgRAM
2007-08 academic year. registration
                                                a post-secondary program in journalism,              JOuRnALiSM SChOLARShiP fOR nATivE                      Video Arts ($1000) is offered to a novice        (MSAP)
may be on either a full-time or part-time
                                                communications or broadcasting anywhere              CAnAdiAnS:                                             writer for a work promoting ukrainian
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                                                in Canada. First prize includes a $1000                                                                     Canadian identity through the medium of          did yOu KnOW..... you can still apply for a
student should be making satisfactory
                                                scholarship and a paid one-year member-              the Gil Purcell memorial Journalism                    film, video or multimedia (i.e. d.v.d)           2007/2008 government student loan online
academic progress. Applications are
                                                ship in the manitoba Farm Writers and                scholarship for native Canadians is now                                                                 at website www.manitobastudentaid.ca
available in the Awards office located in
                                                Broadcasters Association. second and third           being offered by the Canadian Press. Valued            Applications are available from urdC.
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Sports                                                           sports editor: kaLen QuaLLy
                                                                 e-mail: sports@uNiter.ca




hiTS TO ThE hEAd in MinOR hOCKEy
Wmha StartiNg to gEt it
Dan vervILLe                                          the feeling of delivering an open ice hit; or                You can’t take headshots out of hockey.            Association I saw more hit to the head calls
vOLUnTeer sTaff                                       taking one for that matter. We’ve all seen the         Sometimes shoulders and elbows will get                  than ever, letting players and coaches know
                                                      play before: the pass to the centre is just a little   up above the shoulders and do what they                  that it won’t be tolerated and they will be
                                                      behind, he looks back for that half a second,          will. But you can educate players and offi-              punished.



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        ike most Canadian kids growing up, I          and by the time he looks up—impact. Now,               cials about headshots and take the neces-                     In the end I guess all we can do is edu-
        was immersed in the world of hockey           the physics of the play are simple. The shoul-         sary actions needed to prevent them. And be-             cate new players and punish those who over-
        at a young age. I can remember being          der of the guy delivering the hit should hit           lieve it or not, it has been getting better. In          step the limits. In the meantime, I guess all
six or seven years old, watching the older kids       the other guy in the chest. The crowd cheers           my final year in the Winnipeg Minor Hockey               we can really do is keep our heads up.
play and feeling unable to wait until I could         and both players get up and keep going.
start hitting like them. When I finally turned        When both players get up you know it was a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                graPHIC By Cory falVo
12 years old, my dream of playing “like the           clean hit. But sometimes, they don’t always
pros” finally came true. And, despite attend-         both get up, especially when the shoulder or
ing hitting clinics, I spent the majority of my       elbow hits the other guy in the head.
first few seasons laying on the ice and star-              Everyone who’s played hockey has
ing up at the ceiling of the arena. But, as you       seen a variety of versions of headshots. I re-
learn to play a physical game, you learn how          member my friend getting the worst suicide
to take hits and roll with them. Another thing        pass ever and everyone screaming heads up
happens when you get a little more comfort-           before the defenseman jumped up at him at
able with body checking. You start looking for        the red line, elbowing him in the head. He
the big hit.                                          went down hard. Even though minor hockey
      Now hockey is innately a physical game.         throughout Manitoba is played with manda-
You need to separate the man from the puck.           tory cages, those hits still rattle your brain. By
And while rubbing out an opponent on the              the time we got him onto his feet, he didn’t
boards and stealing the puck from him may             know where he was, who he was, or what he
help your team out, there’s nothing quite like        was doing.




hiTS TO ThE hEAd
in ThE nhL
morE NEEdS to bE doNE
nICOLe TImKO
vOLUnTeer                                                   Aside from curbing the number of hits
                                                      to the head, the NHL can also soften the hits




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         he recent actions of Steve Downie and
         Jesse Boulerice of the Philadelphia
         Flyers have the NHL finally crack-
                                                      that do happen. The NHL needs to disallow
                                                      equipment companies from producing hard
                                                      capped plastic products. The amount of con-
                                                                                                                PEER SuPPORT’S TAKE 5!
ing down on hits to the head. Unfortunately,
                                                      cussions would go down with softer elbow                  quick tipS for your mENtal hEalth aNd WEllNESS
                                                      and shoulder pads. Although you may see a
this is not going to stop unless more is done.
                                                      rise in other types of injuries, most of those
Even 20-plus game suspensions just aren’t
                                                      injuries are nowhere near as life threatening                                                                       2. don’t dwell on things you can’t
enough.
                                                      as a brain injury. Does a player have to die              BrITTany BUDzen                                       change. Freaking out over an exam
      The NHL doesn’t take prior junior hockey
                                                      before the equipment is made differently?                 peer sUppOrT                                          date won’t cancel it or push it back a
incidents into account when determining                                                                                                                               week, so accept the facts and go with it.
                                                      Don Cherry has said many times on Hockey
suspensions. Both Downie and Boulerice had



                                                                                                                S
                                                      Night in Canada, elbow and shoulder pads                                                                             3. Take care of yourself! This means
discipline issues in the OHL, and this should                                                                          tress is an unavoidable part of our lives,
                                                      need to be softer.                                                                                              exercise, eat right (put down the junk food
have affected the NHL’s decisions in disci-                                                                            and with midterms lurking everywhere
                                                            Regardless of what the NHL does or                         you turn, it’s not always easy to deal         and go eat carrots!), and get plenty of sleep.
plining them. While playing for the Plymouth
                                                      doesn’t do, players also need to take some re-            with. A little bit of stress is fine, but according   You’ll feel less stressed, and your mood
Whalers of the OHL, Boulerice swung his
                                                      sponsibility for their own protection. Why do             to the Canadian Mental Health Association,            and energy levels will increase as well.
stick like a baseball bat at a player’s head and
                                                      players turn their backs when they’re about to            chronic stress may lead to depression and can
was suspended for the entire season. Then                                                                                                                                   4. don’t procrastinate. If you know
                                                      be hit? People will say Downie and Boulerice              activate anxiety problems. Twenty-five per
in the Ryan Kesler incident, Boulerice used                                                                     cent of us will suffer from an anxiety disor-         this is an issue for you, start studying early
                                                      are stupid, but turning your back to someone
both hands to crosscheck Kesler across the                                                                      der at some point in our lives, (Source: Anxiety      to avoid cramming and stressful late nights.
                                                      who is about to hit you can be pretty stupid
face. In both instances, it was clear Boulerice                                                                 Disorders Association of Manitoba), so let’s
                                                      in itself. Mathieu Roy of the Edmonton Oilers                                                                        5. Laugh! Laughter is a sure way to get
intended to injure the other player. It was                                                                     work hard to keep you in that other 75 per
                                                      was in hospital after turning his back to the                                                                   rid of stress. Watch a funny movie, or the
not a reactionary act of stupidity like some                                                                    cent, shall we?
                                                      Vancouver Canucks’ Rick Rypien right before                                                                     Colbert Report, or spend 10 minutes doing
hockey analysts have said. The NHL needs
                                                      Rypien hit him. The NHL does nothing to                                                                         something stupid.
to look at prior offences in junior leagues be-
cause players need to know the NHL will not
                                                      stop players from doing this. When you learn              5 TiPS On dEALing wiTh STRESS:
                                                      how to body check in peewee you also learn                                                                           Good luck with exams everyone! The University
offer a clean slate to players with a checkered
                                                      how to receive a hit, and this doesn’t involve                 1. Breathe! When you feel over-                  of Winnipeg Career and Resource Services are offering
past. The AHL recognizes NHL suspensions,                                                                                                                             a workshop on managing exam anxiety on Wed, Nov.
                                                      turning your back to another player about to              whelmed, stop and deep-breathe. Stretch
so why shouldn’t the NHL recognize suspen-                                                                      your arms straight up above your head                 21 at 12:30. For more information or to pre-register,
                                                      hit you.
sions from the OHL and other junior leagues?                                                                    and breathe in through your nose. Slowly              call 786-9231 or email ccs@uwinnipeg.ca
                                                            The NHL is clearly trying to send a mes-                                                                       If anxiety is a serious problem for you or someone
The NHL needs to do this in order to keep                                                                       exhale and bring your arms back down to
                                                      sage with lengthier suspensions. One would                                                                      you know, contact the Anxiety Disorders Association
players like Downie and Boulerice in check,                                                                     your sides. This will clear your mind and
                                                      hope the players are listening, but the league            allow you to better focus your thoughts.              of Manitoba at 925-0600 or www.adam.mb.ca
and at least try to prevent them from con-
                                                      must also learn how to deter these dangerous
tinuing their dangerous actions.
                                                      hits before they happen.
                                                                                                                                                         contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                  The Uniter          October 25, 2007

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nhL EARLy SEASOn PREdiCTiOnS
our takE oN thE 2007-08 SEaSoN
                                                                                Nicole’s take: massive trades      ThE ___________ wiLL win ThE CuP.
                                                                                                                                                                                              COmpILeD By KaLen QUaLLy
                                                                                and the end to Iggy and Kipper     Dan’s take: Montreal Canadiens (Carey Price will have
                                                                                in Cowtown.                        seven shutouts and win the Conn Smythe)
                                                                                Dan’s take: SUCCESS! Keenan        Steven’s take: Ottawa Senators
                                                                                has fired up the Flames dor-       Jo’s take: New York Rangers (they just might
                                                                                                                                                                                       Therma Blades will
                                                                                mant offence.                       buy it, literally)
                                                                                                                                                                                       “revoluTionize The
                                                                                Kalen’s take: some kind of nu-     Kalen’s take: San Jose Sharks
                                                                                                                   Nicole’s take: Ottawa Senators
                                                                                                                                                                                       game of hockey”
                                                                                clear reaction. Either way it
                                                                                isn’t good.
                                                                                                                                                                                             A new skate blade technology claims to
                                                                                Steven’s take: play-
                                                                                offs and early exit
                                                                                                                                                                                       improve performance by melting the ice. The


                                                                                  SuRPRiSE TEAM Of 2007-08
                                                                                                                             tHe tICKer                                                “Therma Blade” maintains a temperature of 5°C
                                                                                                                                                                                       with a rechargeable battery and a micro proces-
                                                    graPHIC By Cory falVo         iS ThE…                                                                                              sor in the skate. The warmer blade increases the
                                                                                  Nicole’s take: Philadelphia                                                                          thickness of the water layer between the blade
DanIeL faLLOOn
                                                                                  Flyers
                                                          Kalen’s take: Minnesota Wild
                                                                                                                            MEn’S BASKETBALL                                           and the ice surface. Therma Blade Inc. says that
vOLUnTeer sTaff                                           Steven’s take: Montreal Canadiens                                                                                            tests have shown this reduces gliding friction
                                                                                                                            OCTOBER 19Th @ MCMASTER
                                                          Dan’s take: Philadelphia Flyers. Can you say Broad                                                                           and starting resistance for skaters. According
                                                          Street Bullies?                                                           wESMEn 77                                          to TSN.ca, a select few NHL players will begin


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        pparently we can’t all be as smart as paid NHL    Jo’s take: Los Angeles Kings…Anze Kopitar is the man!                    MCMASTER 78                                         trying the new skate blade, developed by the
        analysts (like Nick Kypreos?!) but that doesn’t
                                                                                                                                  niCK LOThER: 21 PTS,                                 Verdun, Quebec based company. Wayne Gretzky
        mean we don’t know the NHL inside and out.        JOnAThAn TOEwS iS…
                                                                                                                                   10/11 fREE ThROwS                                   has invested in the company, and after testing
It may be a month into the season, but the Uniter’s       Kalen’s take: Joe Sakic reincarnate.
hockey prognosticators already have the rest of the       Dan’s take: the future captain of the Hawks, a dura-                                                                         the blades three years ago, was thrilled with the
                                                                                                                              OCTOBER 20Th @ guELPh
season solved. See for yourself as Steven Kotelniski,     ble, Trottier-esque player.                                                                                                  product, saying that Therma Blades will “revolu-
Nicole Timko, Kalen Qually, Dan Verville, and Jo          Steven’s take: the best player on the worst team.                          wESMEn 60                                         tionize the game of hockey.” (tsn.ca)
Villaverde break it down for you:                         Nicole’s take: Chicago’s dream come true.                                  guELPh 84
                                                          Jo’s take: the future captain of the
                                                                                                                                   MiKE JAMES: 16 PTS                                  Tiger one sTep
ThE MOST undERRATEd PLAyER                                Jets when they return.
in ThE nhL iS…                                                                                                                                                                         closer To world
Steven’s take: Niklas Backstrom                           ThE LEAfS wiLL…                                                 wOMEn’S BASKETBALL                                           dominaTion
Nicole’s take: Mattias Ohlund                             Nicole’s take: continue to think they’re good and
Kalen’s take: Zach Parise                                 miss the playoffs. AGAIN!                                          OCTOBER 20Th @ BRAndOn                                          Likely inspired by Michael Jordan’s “Special
Dan’s take: Paul Stastny                                  Steven’s take: blow it like they always do.                                                                                  Stuff” in Space Jam, Tiger Woods will soon have
Jo’s take: Saku Koivu (and Tim Thomas)                    Dan’s take: have another terrible year,
                                                                                                                                    wESMEn 91
                                                                                                                                                                                       his own sports drink. According to golf.com,
                                                          like they always do.                                                    ROyAL MiLiTARy
                                                                                                                                                                                       Gatorade is launching a line of sports drinks
CALgARy fLAMES                                            Jo’s take: do nothing, like they always do.                               COLLEgE 51
                                                                                                                                                                                       called Gatorade Tiger. Woods even picked out
+ MiKE KEEnAn =                                           Kalen’s take: get no love from the Uniter sports team.                 RAndiE giBSOn: 22 PTS
Jo’s take: sinking ship + fall guy                                                                                                                                                     the flavours, which unfortunately will not include
                                                                                                                                                                                       “Tiger’s Special Stuff.” Woods is already the face
                                                                                                                                                                                       of Nike, Buick, Gillette, and EA Sports’ bestsell-
                                                                                                                                                                                       ing golf video game, and with this new project
                                                                                                                                                                                       will expand his career endorsement earnings to




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                                                                                                                                                                                       over $700 million. Gatorade will pay him $100
                                                                     Scott c         21-9         .700                                                                                 million over five years, according to Golfweek
                                                                     Jo V            20-10        .666                                                                                 magazine. (golf.com)
                                                                     tom A           19-11        .633
                                                                     Kalen Q         18-12        .600
                                                                     Steven K        17-13        .567
2007 GridirOn Gurus                                                  Dan V           15-15        .500
                                                                                                                                                                                       ToronTo To hosT
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bills’ game

                                                                                                                                                                                             Looking to expand beyond their western
      Tom Asselin is the co-host of the Ultra                                                                                                                                          New York market and into the strong Canadian
Mega Sports Show and is also the defending
                                                                 Game #2: Pittsburgh Steelers                                 Game #4: Buffalo Bills                                   football market, the Buffalo Bills are seeking ap-
NFL Picks champion.
                                                                    @ Cincinnati Bengals                                        @ New York Jets                                        proval to play a pre-season and at least one reg-
      Kalen Qually is the Sports Editor at
the Uniter, appears regularly on the Ultra                     “Oh, well here’s a classic: offence versus de-             “The Jets are in desperate need of a bye week.               ular season game in Toronto. The team plans to
Mega Sports Show, and is a former NFL Picks               fence. The Bengals are coming off their second           They’re sitting at 1-6, and to put it lightly, they’re              play a pre-season game next summer and hopes
champ.                                                    win of the season and Pittsburgh lost a game             spiraling out of control. The Bills, coming off an                  to play a regular season game in Toronto as
      Steven Kotelniski is a regular contribu-            against a Bronco team they should have beat.             impressive win against the Baltimore Ravens, are                    early as 2009. The team needs to gain approval
tor to Uniter Sports, a rookie to NFL Picks, and          There are a lot of possible scenarios for this           only 2-4 but have lost to New England, Pittsburgh,
                                                                                                                                                                                       from their local county and state to play outside
a former Fantasy League Champion.                         game; it’s almost a coin flip. I think though, Ben       Dallas, and Denver (combined 20-6). They’re a
                                                                                                                                                                                       of their home Ralph Wilson Stadium. There has
      Jonathan Villaverde is a long time foot-            Roethlisberger has a breakout game against this          much more competitive team than their record
                                                                                                                   indicates and will always show up for a division                    been speculation about an eventual relocation as
ball player, first year NFL Picks member, and             lowly defence while I feel bad for Carson Palmer
regular contributor to Uniter Sports.                     as he is trying SO HARD to win games for his                                                  .
                                                                                                                   rival like the Jets. Whether it’s J.P Losman or Troy                owner Ralph Wilson, 89, has no plans of keeping
      Dan Verville is a contributor to Uniter             team. Steelers win 31-24.”                               Edwards at QB, the Bills will get it done.”                         the franchise in the family, and Toronto has been
Sports and is making his first appearance in                   —Jo Villaverde                                             —Kalen Qually                                                a rumoured destination for the team.
NFL Picks this season.                                                                                                                                                                       The Bills will also require permission from
      Scott Christiansen is a rookie to NFL                           Tom picks: Steelers                                     Tom picks: Jets
                                                                                                                                                                                       the NFL to play in Toronto, which is almost
Picks and is also a contributing member of                            Kalen picks: Steelers                                   Kalen picks: Bills
                                                                                                                              Steven picks: Bills                                      guaranteed considering the 2005 regular season
Uniter Sports.                                                        Steven picks: Steelers
                                                                      Jo picks: Steelers                                      Jo picks: Bills                                          game between Arizona and San Francisco. Also,
                                                                      Dan picks: Steelers                                     Dan picks: Bills                                         on Oct. 28 the Miami Dolphins and New York
                                                                      Scott picks: Steelers                                   Scott picks: Jets
      Game #1: Philadelphia Eagles                                                                                                                                                     Giants play at Wembley Stadium in London,
         @ Minnesota Vikings                                                                                                                                                           England. (espn.com)
                                                                Game #3: Jacksonville Jaguars                                 Game #5: Detroit Lions
      “Neither of these teams look very good at
                                                                  @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers                                        @ Chicago Bears
the moment. The Eagles are in the cellar of the                                                                                                                                        paying Big for
NFC East and lost a heartbreaker last week at                  “I’m not too sure about this match-up, to                 “You have got to like the Lions’ spirit, hold-                puBlic urinaTion
home against the Bears. The Vikings are in the                be totally honest with you. Even though the          ing off the Bucs last week at home. But their im-
cellar of the NFC North. Last week they put up a             Bucs are coming off a great game against the          pressive run should come to an end as they head                           Baylor University has suspended an assis-
fight against the Cowboys in Dallas but couldn’t             Lions that saw Garcia throw a minty 37 of 45          into Soldier Field to play Chicago on Sunday.                       tant football coach after he was cited by police
keep up for four quarters. I like Minnesota’s                 and help the Bucs generate 422 yards of of-          The Bears, with Brian Griese now their quarter-                     for public urination. According to espn.com, Eric
chances of limiting Brian Westbrook better                   fence, they still managed to lose the game. If        back, seem to be a hungry team that still has a
                                                                                                                                                                                       Schnupp urinated on the bar of Scruffy Murphy’s,
than Philadelphia’s chances of limiting Adrian             that doesn’t you make you nervous, I don’t know         chance to make the playoffs at 3-4. Detroit has
                                                                                                                                                                                       a tavern in Waco, Texas, Oct. 14 at 2:20 a.m. He
Peterson. The Vikings with home field advantage              what does. The Jags have quietly looked good          lost their last two road games by a combined 66
should win this one.”                                                                                              points. This could be a breakout game for the                       was given a citation that included a small fine,
                                                            all year (4-1 going into MNF against the Colts)
      —Steven Kotelniski                                       and should make quick work of the Bucs.”            Bears, a chance for them to salvage their season,                   but was not arrested. According to bartender
                                                                              —Dan Verville                        and I can’t see them passing up that opportunity.                   Danny Severe, the incident occurred during
           Tom picks: Vikings                                                                                      Chicago by a whole bunch.”                                          closing when security was moving patrons out
           Kalen picks: Vikings                                       Tom picks: Buccaneers                              —Scott Christiansen                                           of the building. Schnupp apparently didn’t think
           Steven picks: Vikings                                      Kalen picks: Jaguars
           Jo picks: Vikings                                                                                                                                                           anyone was looking and began relieving himself
                                                                      Steven picks: Buccaneers                                Tom picks: Bears
           Dan picks: Eagles                                          Jo picks: Buccaneers                                    Kalen picks: Bears                                       against the bar. A staff member spotted him and
           Scott picks: Eagles                                        Dan picks: Jaguars                                      Steven picks: Bears                                      informed police, who were present for an unre-
                                                                      Scott picks: Jaguars                                    Jo picks: Bears                                          lated incident. Baylor, for whom Schnupp is a
                                                                                                                              Dan picks: Lions                                         first-year offensive line/tight ends coach, is the
                                                                                                                              Scott picks: Bears
                                                                                                                                                                                       world’s largest Baptist university. (espn.com)

				
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