Spencer Van Dyk

Protesters fight Highway 5 extension  OTTAWA—FOUR PROTESTERS, ACTING against a court order, have taken to the trees in Gatineau Park in an attempt to protest their removal and the expansion of Highway 5. An injunction was issued prohibiting people from efforts to obstruct the construction on Feb. 28.  The Gatineau Park Protection Committee, which is …

THE WORLD RECORD for the longest human mattress domino chain was broken in New Orleans, La. Guinness World Record rules dictate for a chain to be valid there must be a consecutive chain of toppling mattresses and each person attached to the mattress must touch the person behind them, all of which was achieved. The …

Canal closed to skaters  OTTAWA—THE RIDEAU CANAL skateway officially closed for the season on Feb. 24 after a week of warm weather. This year’s skating season lasted 28 days, the shortest since a 26-day season in 2002. Despite its relatively short run, 19 consecutive skating days in addition to Winterlude activities marked this year as …

ANNE-MARIE ROY, WHO ran unopposed for Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) vp communications in the 2012–13 elections, who received 3,641 votes according to preliminary results. Despite having to wait hours for the results—and then being interrupted by a fire alarm causing the evacuation of the University Centre terminus—Roy expressed enthusiasm over her …

THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa has been ranked the 19th most sustainable university campus in the world, according to a study done by the University of Indonesia. The study ranked 178 universities worldwide by their efforts in the categories of setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, and transportation. Jonathan Rausseo, sustainable development manager …

ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY students: The time has come for us to grow up, and invest in our futures. Or rather, it’s time to invest in our erotic interests. According to Leonard Elchuk, a Saskatchewan businessman who financially backed a string of porn shops across the province, the rise of the Internet has dealt a serious …

Rideau Canal to open this month  OTTAWA—THE RIDEAU CANAL is expected to be open for skating by mid-January for its 42nd season, according to National Capital Commission spokesperson Jasmine Leduc. Good skating ice depends on cold weather with no snow, and Leduc is hoping the past week’s mild weather will have little impact on the …

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