Ashley Gaboury

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With great companionship . . .

The holiday season is approaching — fast. I was walking to my neighbourhood drugstore last week and much to my surprise there was a Christmas…


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Shift in research funding

In Canada there has been a relatively recent shift in research funding, with more emphasis on applied, industry-driven research and less on basic, exploratory research….


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When Larry met Ashley

I can count all the times I’ve been to the casino on both hands. There’s no reason in particular, it’s just not my cup of…


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Remembering Jack

On August 22, 2011, Jack Layton, leader of the NDP and official Opposition, died after a long battle with cancer. Following his death, there was…


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Talking through the flower

Armin Wiebe says it was an anecdote about his grandparents that inspired his first play, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz. The former University of…


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Living on 10 litres a day

Early this year I watched a four-part special investigation conducted by the Winnipeg Free Press titled “No Running Water.” The footage, available on their website,…



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First complaint filed in UMSU election

The first official complaint — alleging Clean Slate candidates of pre-campaigning — has been filed in the UMSU 2011 elections. According to chief returning officer…


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Contempt for copper

I hate the penny. I hate the way it clutters up the change pocket in my wallet, dozens of little copper coins taunting me while…


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The facts about alcoholism

Alcoholism affects people of all ages, races and economic classes. With 75 per cent of the population consuming alcohol, it is estimated that 10 per…