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Attention back on assisted suicide debate

Supreme Court of Canada will hear appeal for physician-assisted death

Another chapter in the Canadian debate over physician-assisted suicide has begun in Ottawa, where the Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of two British Columbian women, Kay Carter and Gloria Taylor. Taylor, a grandmother diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—more commonly referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease—became the face […]

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How to feed the world

Visionary Conversations panelists suggest waste management, focus on access

The first Visionary Conversations talk of 2014 was held at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus last week. This time, an interdisciplinary panel of current and former faculty discussed the impending problem of feeding a packed planet: at nine billion mouths to feed, who will get fed first? Featured speakers included Digvir Jayas, vice-president […]

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Former Canadian ambassador to China taken to task on report by U of M Asian studies professor

Report slammed as biased and partisan

This past Thursday, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC), a Canadian think tank, hosted a panel discussion at the University of Manitoba on the mounting importance of Asia entitled “The rise of Asia: Are we ready?” Former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney (2009 to 2012), who now serves as co-chair of the APFC’s […]

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Natural gas explosion near Otterburne

Thousands without services after pipeline explodes

A TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. natural gas supply line experienced a fire and explosion near Otterburne, Man., a small community off of Highway 59, at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. The explosion sent a fireball into the air, which could be seen from several kilometres away. Witnesses described 200- to 300-metre-high flames lighting up the […]

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Graphic: Aichelle Sayuno

Mondra-gone

Local co-op closes its doors, A-Zone building considers future

Local co-operative Mondragon made an undeniable impression on Winnipeggers as the restaurant bustled with activity during its last days. Enjoyed by vegans, anarchists, and savoured by those looking for a fresh meal and a fascinating read, Mondragon—situated in the Albert Street Autonomous Zone (A-Zone) building—closed its doors last Sunday. Mondragon functioned as a co-op, run […]

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Photo: Beibei Lu

Active Living Centre update

Building aesthetics to encourage community involvement in active living

Students and the community have taken notice of the ongoing construction alongside Frank Kennedy Centre at the University of Manitoba. The space will be home to the Active Living Centre, a $45 million campus addition set to open in early 2015. Gary Thompson, director of active living at the U of M, told the Manitoban […]

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Meeting the test at East-West

Evan Gill becomes third Bison to play in prestigious shrine game

Coming out of high school, it was quite apparent that Evan Gill was something special. At 6’3, 245-lbs, he was an impressive physical specimen. A three-time provincial team member, as well as part of the 2008 ANAVETS Bowl championship team with Churchill High School, Gill was highly sought after by many university programs. The University […]

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Bison Athlete Profile

Andre Arruda, forward, men's basketball

To say that Andre Arruda is a playmaker would be a massive understatement. The 6’4 Canada West rookie sensation out of Garden City has done just about everything for the Bisons this season. He leads the team in average minutes per game (31.2), scoring average (14.2), and has been the top point-getter in five of […]

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Dirty Thames River — Graphic by Justin Ladia

Plastics polluting the waters

Waste accumulation in the Thames gets attention

We live in an age of being environmentally conscious about our planet, so it is no surprise when topics like pollution cause a stir within our communities. A team of environmental scientists led by David Morritt, a researcher from Royal Holloway, a college of the University of London, examined pollution of the River Thames in […]

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Photo by: Katy MacKinnon

The price of convenience

Smartphones and technological complacency

Seemingly everyone has a smartphone these days. According to surveys from 2013, almost half of all Canadians and more than half of all Americans use the high-powered mobile devices. Until recently, I was one of those last few holdouts, sitting hunched over my slide-out Nokia Surge typing impeccably spelled text messages on its full QWERTY […]

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