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London Police Service cracking down on illegal firearms
The London Police Service is one of 17 police services across Ontario to receive a grant through the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy. This means a 41 per cent increase in funding over the next two years to help prevent gun and g... Read more

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New study shows extra challenges for students with disabilities
The attention Canadian colleges and universities are paying to students with disabilities could be, in some cases, causing more harm than good, according to a recent study conducted by The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. The re... Read more

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Former mayor lands job at Fanshawe
Students may see a familiar face walking the halls of Fanshawe. Former London mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best has been announced as the successful candidate for the public affairs specialist in the marketing and corporate communications depart... Read more

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Ryerson student charged in hate crime
TORONTO (CUP) — A student at Ryerson University has been charged with committing an alleged hate crime against a former student. Eoin McManus, a third-year radio and television student and his friend Benjamin McCall have been charged ... Read more

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Diversity Week promotes respect
February 14 to 18 is Diversity Week on campus. Veronica Barahona, VP internal, said that the week is meant to promote tolerance and open-mindedness about the different cultures, religions and ideas held by students on campus. "It's about hav... Read more

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March to remember
On February 14, people from across London will gather to march up Dundas Street to remember over 580 Indigenous women who have been murdered or gone missing over the last 30 years. The march is meant to raise awareness of this ongoing issue.... Read more

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Upcoming Ontario election sparks tuition fees talk
TORONTO (CUP) — With a provincial election slated for October and the possibility of a federal election on the horizon, Ontario post-secondary students are wondering what that will mean for tuition fees. "I think the changing nature of... Read more

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360º News: International & National briefs
NATIONAL NEWS Statistics Canada has 37,000 spots across Canada open for people interested in conducting the 2011 census. They recently received over 85,000 applications from Ontario alone, demonstrating that Canadians are still hungry for jo... Read more

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5 Questions with Allen Gaynor, FSU Web Facilitator
1. What's a service or event that the FSU does that no one seems to know about? "Well, I have to shill for the FSU website here, since that's my job. One of the cool things we do on FSU.ca is run contests and give away great prizes. This year w... Read more

Opinion

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B.A.L.L.S.: Two minutes faster leading to destruction
Born, fed, TV dinner, TV tray, flat-screen TVs on all day. Off to school, pass or fail, it doesn't matter, we all prevail. Girls, boys, making out in cars, smoking, drugs, booze and bars. Porn, sex, pregnancy tests, off to college, university, w... Read more

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Life Meets Faith: Lunatics
In his book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens writes, "Organized religion is violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, con... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But... In defence of P.M.S.
Admittedly, I'm a right bitch one week out of every calendar month. But you know what? I and my fellow females are damn well justified in acting this way. You try experiencing nausea, cramps, migraines, bloating, sugar cravings, surges in you... Read more

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Attack ads just hurt voters
ST. JOHN'S (CUP) — As the federal government prepares to table its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Canada's political heavyweights have begun throwing punches over corporate tax cuts and stealth fighter jets. While party leaders ha... Read more

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Roses are red, yellow and ...
Valentine's Day is a very special day in everyone's life, and many people try to do something special or unique. A tradition that has been part of Valentine's Day for many years is giving roses. In every country or culture, roses are a very s... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: The Cranberries remain golden years later
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. And in the spirit of randomness, is there any greater pleasure than going back through your library and music collection to rediscover a forgotten favourite album? I mean, o... Read more

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The Reason rolling on
Since we last spoke with The Reason, they've released their third record and toured to great extent visiting London on a couple of occasions, including a stop at Call The Office on February 12. They won two Hamilton Music Awards, for Rock Al... Read more

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Grant makes trip to Aeolian
Everyone has a different way to get out of life's little ruts. East coast singer-songwriter Jenn Grant's? Spend a month in Egypt. "I was getting really depressed about not having any tours booked and I was finding it really challenging," Gra... Read more

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Honeymoon Punch packs flavour
"What are little girls made of, made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. That's what little girls are made of." ~ Anonymous This familiar adage is an old nursery school rhyme that explains how gir... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: Will you be my Valentine? If not, at least I still have chocolate
Most people probably thought I would write about how this day is nothing more than a holiday exploited by Hallmark to profit from relationships. Though I may think it's true, my problem with Valentine's Day is that it is too focused on romanti... Read more

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Food for Thought: Aphrodisiacs set mood
Did you know that there are several foods that are thought to create that little spark inside you that sets your loins ablaze? It's true! These foods are called aphrodisiacs and they can be found in the strangest places. Most aphrodisiacal r... Read more

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Calling all Aboriginal writers and artists!
The annual Canadian Aboriginal Arts and Writing Challenge, an initiative of The Historica-Dominion Institute, is looking for some creative works representing significant moments in Canadian Aboriginal history. The contest, started in 2005, h... Read more

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Theatre students take on Greek tragedy
This year's graduates from Fanshawe's theatre arts program are tackling love, war and the questions surrounding them in their production of Trojan Women: A Love Story. The original Trojan Women, written by Euripides, premiered in 415 BC. Th... Read more

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Zoot: Revamping Valentine's Day
As every year passes, so does another Valentine's Day filled with love, disappointment and abundance of cliché gifts and lessthan- romantic dates. No matter whether your partner is male or female, chocolate in heart-shaped boxes and red roses ... Read more

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Valentine's Day worn right
Having always been a single girl, I've always hated one particular holiday. Lonely Christmases, waiting under the mistletoe … no. New Years eve, kiss-free ... slightly disappointing, but no. The worst holiday has always been Valentine's Day. ... Read more

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Wild Target hits a bullseye
Wild Target (2010) I don't know what it is about the profession of assassin, but it, more than any other line of work that I can think of, has provided the background for some great comedic films. John Cusack played a hit man in Grosse Poi... Read more

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Reel Views: Bale stands out amidst mediocrity
The Fighter (2010) When Micky Ward won the welterweight title fight, it was a triumph. When director David O. Russell released the 2010 film The Fighter, based on Micky's early boxing career, it was anything but. The story of The Fighter... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Wake up to an oncoming change. Your long wait is just about over. A disability vanishes or turns to your advantage. Other people's input only confirms what was already in your heart. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)... Read more

Sports

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Madusa's a real motha trucka
Madusa (née Debra Miceli) is known the world over for her days as a pro wrestler, a champion kickboxer, being one of the monster truck industry's first female drivers and generally kicking ass. She's coming to London from February 19 to 20, ... Read more

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Falcon men's basketball team positioning for playoffs
Second-year forward Matthew Tkaczyk scored a game-high: 28 points in Fanshawe's 69-67 victory against Niagara. The win helped push Fanshawe ahead of Niagara by two points in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Division standings. F... Read more

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Healthy Fit: Laughter as a form of exercise
Some say the more you laugh the longer you'll live. That is probably true because laughing is an action that is part of exercising and many people don't put that into perspective. Laughing works the body the same way other modes of exercise ... Read more

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Bearing the brunt of Crashed Ice
EDMONTON (CUP) — Ben Lindemulder may not have seen any game action last year as he red-shirted for the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team, but that didn't stop the slickskating defenceman from getting his competitive juices f... Read more

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Falcons looking to even record
The Fanshawe Falcons have a chance to regain their winning record. The team is currently sitting in fourth place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women's basketball Western conference. Only the top four teams make the playoffs, ... Read more

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Trade talks to heat up
With the trade deadline set for February 28, talks are growing more intense. Teams that are projected to be sellers include Toronto, Ottawa, New Jersey, the New York Islanders and Columbus. The teams looking to buy are San Jose, Philadelphia, ... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Fortune is the new "They"
It was an exciting night on Impact last week, arguably the best episode in a long time as the identity of the new "They" was finally revealed after weeks of hints and speculations. The original plan that TNA supposedly had was to bring back th... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Glide your way to fun and fitness
There is a new type of aerobics class that has been making waves in the fitness industry over the last several years. It involves using gliders and it will kick your ass! Glider classes are now available at Fitness 101 for the first time since ... Read more

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Motoring: Honda Odyssey has its perks
The Honda Odyssey has been around for a long time. The firstgeneration model went by almost unnoticed. It was a fine mini-van but it was perhaps too mini for North American tastes, and it only offered a four-cylinder engine, while the competit... Read more

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NFL Czar: NFL labour pains growing discord
So, after that exciting Super Bowl game, we turn our sights towards the NFL offseason. Unfortunately, this particular offseason may not end in September. The NFL is currently dealing with a potential lockout, and that could mean a very boring ... Read more

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