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Energy drinks still available, despite new federal rules TORONTO—DESPITE ATTEMPTS BY Health Canada to make energy drinks over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, government-approved regulations will require the placement of visible nutrition labels on the beverages by the companies producing them. A push by Health Canada to rename energy drinks to “stimulant drug-containing drinks” set the ball rolling …

BOA removes SAC, introduces funding changes THE BOARD OF Administration (BOA) met on Oct. 16 in the senate room of Tabaret Hall to determine the fate of motions brought forward by the ad hoc Constitutional Committee. These motions included large constitutional changes and modifications in policy. The meeting focused on the second reading of a …

Next Stop LIVING IN OTTAWA involves facing activists on a daily basis. Whether it’s to join the Red Cross or sign a petition for Greenpeace, Ottawans often endure calls for a good cause, all because we live in the city with the Parliament buildings. With so many demonstrations, petitions, and gatherings, it’s easy to tune …

Wall Street movement comes to the capital HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE collected in Confederation Park to show their support for Occupy Ottawa on Oct. 15, as a part of the global Occupy Together movement. About 60 people broke out colourful tents for the first night, and an estimated 70 stayed in the park the second night. …

First provincial minority in 26 years                     TORONTO (CUP)—DALTON MCGUINTY’S LIBERAL party of Ontario held onto power in the province after the Oct. 6 election—albeit with slightly less influence, winning a minority government instead of the majority the party previously held. This election marks Ontario’s first …

What’s he building in there? The problem THOUGH TRADITIONAL MEDICINE has been around for thousands of years, only recently has modern science started showing interest in the craft. In the past, peoples, such as the Maya and Native Americans, practiced herbal medicine and developed an extensive knowledge of their environment. Today, many traditional healers wish to …

News Briefs Animal rights campaign spreads beyond UBC campus VANCOUVER (CUP)—A UNIVERSITY OF British Columbia (UBC) activist group is taking their campaign to end animal experimentation to the national level. STOP UBC Animal Research (STOP), an animal rights group started at UBC’s Vancouver campus, has begun working with other groups with similar goals at institutions …

Next Stop COMMERCIALS, TV SHOWS, lectures, movies, news, the latest gossip—in a day, we’re faced with countless messages, all of them demanding our immediate attention. We’re forced to pick and choose in order of importance, often forced to do, discuss, or remember something less urgent at a later time. Post-it notes and agendas are living …

Congratulations, you’ve been arrested! LAST MONTH, THE Central Warrants Unit of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago sent out 10,000 letters to fugitives with outstanding warrants, offering prizes of $500 coupons, plasma TVs, and video game systems. Though thousands of letters came back undeliverable, more than 50 fugitives made appointments to come to a …

New MA program promotes a more interconnected world THE DEPARTMENT OF Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Ottawa has unveiled their master of arts (MA) program in world literatures and cultures, set to begin in September 2012 as the first of its kind in Canada. “What modern languages and literatures departments do is …

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