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Interrobang issue for Monday, June 12th, 2006

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Ontario goes smoke-free to protect employees
Nicotine addicts throughout Ontario are now looking elsewhere for places to light up, now that a new set of regulations restrict where smokers can puff. As of May 31, the new Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking in all workplaces and enclosed pu... Read more

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Graduating nurses guaranteed jobs
The provincial government has taken all the legwork out of job searching for nursing students, by promising all new graduates full-time employment in Ontario. Last month Ontario's Health Minister, George Smitherman, said the 4,000 nurses who are... Read more

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College upgrades keep students cool
A new government handout, which funded some much-needed college upgrades, will be keeping Fanshawe students warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The college was recently allotted $800,000 by the province to upgrade the aging heating and cooli... Read more

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10-digit dialing on its way to the 519
Due to a steady increase of new phone numbers, starting June 17, you will need to dial 10 digits instead of seven when making a local call. “8,500,000 people in Southwestern, Eastern Ontario, North and South Montreal, and Central Quebec will... Read more

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Literacy rates drop in Canada
According to the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey, many young adults, age 16 to 25, have not achieved the minimum literacy skills required for dealing with the complex tasks demanded in today's workplace. “Forty-Two per cen... Read more

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More money for apprentices and employers
To reaffirm their expanding commitment to the skilled trades sector, the Provincal government recently announced funding towards Fanshawe's apprenticeship programs. Chris Bentley, Training, Colleges and Universities minister and local MPP, reaff... Read more

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Canada “paradise” for AWOL American soldiers
TORONTO (CUP) -- In the midst of Canada's contentious mission oversees in Afghanistan, anti-war activists at home continue to fight their own struggle. Draft dodgers from the Vietnam War have set up an organization called the War Resister's Support ... Read more

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Blogs and Wikipedia to create new generation of copyright laws
TORONTO (CUP) -- University of Ottawa law professor and 2006 Hart House Lecturer Michael Geist wants students to get excited about copyright law-and not just so that they know their rights when downloading music, photocopying textbooks, or burning DV... Read more

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A helping hand from tar sand
TORONTO (CUP) -- "I wanted to do something good for the environment, but as an engineer, I am also concerned with producing economically viable processes," says chemical engineering Professor Charles Jia, about his goal of utilizing "coke," a waste p... Read more

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Get ready for the heat
This summer is forecasted to be a hot one. Heat alerts, which are released when the temperature reaches 38 degrees C or above, will be released throughout the summer by the Medical Officer of Health. The following are some recommendations from the ... Read more

Opinion

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Be smart, wear sunscreen
It's painful, completely avoidable and may eventually lead to my demise, but for some reason, every year I voluntarily bask in the glory of the summer sun and reap the flaming red punishment. Sunburns come very easy to me, like physics for Einst... Read more

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Our home and multicultural land
Thousands of immigrants settle in Canada every year. Why Canada? This is the question newcomers and immigrants get asked the most. To start, Canada is considered to be a safe country. Immigrants, like my family and I, were forced to leave our native... Read more

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Don't just sit there, get up and do something
Summer students, welcome to Fanshawe College! This is a great school, and outside of being stuck in classes, it's a lot of fun. My name is Christine Thomson and I am thrilled to be this year's Fanshawe Student Union President. I am here to d... Read more

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Summer Employment is a few easy steps away
Are you on vacation and want to earn some much-needed money before coming back to school? If your answer is “yes”, there are many different organizations that can help you find a job. One of the best sources for any student hunting for a... Read more

Lifestyles

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Art imitates life as Aniston breaks up on the big screen
Let me state right off the top that I am a huge Vince Vaughn fan. From his unforgettable “Double Down” Trent to the “Wedding Crashers,” I have always enjoyed his work. So, going into “The Break Up,” I thought do... Read more

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Chilli Peppers new album perfect summer soundtrack
Well, the summer music onslaught has just begun with a few key releases such as the new Tool and Hoobastank CDs that are rippin' up the charts. One release has been highly anticipated by both old and new fans of this band: The Red Hot Chili Pepp... Read more

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Fanshawe fashion on Richmond Row
Until the end of June, five Fanshawe fashion design students will have their one-of-a-kind designs on display at Ms. Emma Designs on Richmond Row. Leigh-Ann Waller, coordinator of Fanshawe's fashion design program said all third-year students an... Read more

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Fanshawe Fashionista: Nautical fashion make waves this summer
This summer's fashion hits the high seas, as nautical themes explode and appeal to both men and women. It is one of the hot new trends for the spring and summer, and derives inspiration from past nautical classics. The look is perfect for work o... Read more

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Fight boredom online
For those of you who are inside working, instead of enjoying the summer weather outside, and need a reason to procrastinate, I'm here to help! Below are a few sites that I've been visiting instead of working. Hope these help you out! - Path... Read more

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The Salads toss swag to students
Self-proclaimed ambassadors of fun times, Toronto-based band The Salads' music has been featured in national beer ads, Hockey Night in Canada, the Olympics and movies. Since their mainstream success, stemming from their break-out 2003 hit &ldquo... Read more

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Chef's Corner: BBQ delights, southern style
One thing that most people associate with summer is BBQ-ing. Television shows featuring the grill dominate the Food Network. “License to grill”, “BBQ with Bobby Flay” and “Boy Meets Grill” are consistently top-rate... Read more

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Win with The Receiving End of Sirens
With lyrics that flow like poetry and pop like prose, The Receiving End of Sirens (TREOS) are making a huge name for themselves in the US and are now trying to break into the Canuck market. TREOS is kicking off there first major Canadian tour openin... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You'd like to have fun, but there's too much on your mind. Focus on others and you'd be surprised at what could happen next. Remember to treat yourself kindly. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) There's room on your plate for... Read more

Sports

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London set to host 2006 Ontario Summer Paralympics Championship
During the first week in July, the city of London will have the pleasure of hosting the 2006 Ontario Paralympics Summer Championship. Over 250 athletes are expected to travel to London from across the province to compete in the multi-sport games for... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Summertime fun at Fanshawe
It's June and it's officially getting HOT! The recent 14th annual Gus Macker three on three basketball tournament has already passed by. It's one of Victoria Park's staple events as it brings in thousands of competitors from around th... Read more

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Sid the Kid coming back to London to battle Philadelphia Flyers in NHL pre-season action
The “Hometown” Philadelphia Flyers will battle Sidney Crosby and their cross-state rivals Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL Pre-Season Action September 24 at the John Labatt Centre. It will be Philadelphia's third trip to London in as many y... Read more

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Knights land Gagner
The London Knights have successfully wooed 16-year-old centre Sam Gagner, who is expected to be a first-round NHL draft pick in 2007, for their 2006/07 season. Prior to the deal, which became official the first week in June, Gagner played for Sioux ... Read more

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ECW ready to return to line McMahon's pockets green
The wrestling world is buzzing (no, The Killer Bees have not made a comeback). What is making a comeback however is ECW, the renegade promotion that ran from the mid-90s until early 2001. After a successful PPV last year, and making millions off of s... Read more

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Lotus like rocket much better than the hype
This has been a long time coming. I have been reading about the Lotus Elise since the first version hit the European market about 10 years ago. The reviews were nothing but praise for this tiny car. Then, a handful of years later (2001), a new versi... Read more

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