Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be a drag

Bad breath, yellow teeth, weakened black lungs, and lung cancer are only a few of the not-so-nice side effects of smoking. Despite the health warnings, 11 per cent of Canadians continue to smoke, according to Statistics Canada. With a new year, thousands make the resolution to quit smoking. People turn …

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Jugo Juice outlet to open in Campus Centre

In response to a student survey, SAIT is bringing Jugo Juice to Campus Centre as early as March 2011. The polytechnic is responding to survey results in which students requested a smoothie or juice bar on campus. Students and Trojan staff specifically asked for Calgary-based company Jugo Juice over Booster …

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Suite life under review

An alliance of Calgary students’ associations is asking city hall to review the current legislation regarding secondary suites. SAITSA president Courtney Garlough said the Calgary Student Caucus sent a letter last Thursday to the Calgary councillors asking the council to make secondary suites a priority, and stating that the rules …

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EMT students upset over U-Pass denial

Students returning for the winter semester in SAIT’s EMT program were upset to discover they were no longer eligible to receive U-Passes. On Jan. 4, when EMT students Nadine Munday and Justin Shogrin tried to obtain valid U-Pass stickers for the winter semester, they were told they no longer fit …

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Feds help students land summer jobs

More students hope to find summer employment after a recent announcement from the federal government about an increase in funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program. Ted Menzies, newly-appointed minister of state for finance, announced Jan. 5 that the government plans to put an additional $10 million towards the program. …

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No resolution in negotiations between SAIT and AUPE

AUPE negotiators representing 600-plus SAIT support services employees in an ongoing contract dispute are questioning why the institution isn’t willing to accommodate their requests for wage increases in the wake of a more than $18-million budget surplus. “SAIT doesn’t have a fiscal problem, and that’s what’s really frustrating for us,” …

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Renewing New Year’s resolutions in 7 days

If you’ve already blown your New Year’s resolutions, it isn’t too late to restart. Join Weal news editor Emily Kreiberg as she sets about finding ways to bring her wayward resolutions back on track in seven short days. Monday, Jan 10: Exercise Today I resolved to join the masses flocking …

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Weal Web Picks – January 20, 2011

Like any great superpower, the Internet can be used for both good and evil. This week, web picks takes the road less travelled and offers up these site suggestions to make the world a better place. Or at least a little less sucky. amnesty.org As citizens of a relatively free …

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Nenshi at SAIT

During his recent visit to SAIT campus, Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi spoke of his desire to change Calgary for the better. Nenshi came to campus Jan. 11 to speak on-air with student journalist Aileen Machell at the Pulse radio station. “I think the best sign for a healthy city is …

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Garter Girls face off against Alberta Liquor and Gaming

When it comes to performance art in this province, the line between theatre and adult entertainment is pastie-thin. The Garter Girls – a Calgary-based burlesque dance troupe made up of seven dancers, artists, actors and a hula-hooper – consider their form of entertainment to be art. But the Alberta Gaming …

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Traditional dating still trumps online courtship

Untruths biggest pitfall of online dating Online dating websites provide convenient ways of meeting large numbers of people in a short amount of time, but  the potential for people to lie creates a negative experience for some. Former online dater and SAIT student Jen, who asked the Weal not to …

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Beauty and the beaver

When you look into the mirror each morning and wonder, “Do I look beautiful today?” does your consideration include your nethers? Or your one-eyed monster?  The Weal gets the skinny on the latest beauty trends for your most private of parts. Hair Removal: Whether you take it all off with …

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Canadian women take class action

Two brands of birth control pills prescribed to roughly two million women in 2009 are being named in a national class action lawsuit alleging serious health side-effects. Yasmin and Yaz, both Bayer-manufactured drugs, were approved by Health Canada in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Since their debut on the market, Yaz …

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Steamy Hollywood moments to put you in the mood

Without Hollywood, the spank bank account balance might be withered and/or flaccid. We take deposits from all over: Sears catalogues, a telemarketer’s voice, the guy from the gym counter, but we borrow the bulk from movies.  Here are the Weal staff sexy cinema favourites for men and women. For the …

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Five ways to keep long-term love hot

Need to spice up your sex life with your long-time lover? Sex and relationship therapist Cheryl Swan offers the following advice for couples in a rut. 1. Beware the best friend trap One of the biggest dangers is getting too buddy-buddy and forgetting about your masculine/feminine energies. Swan says people …

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Sex up your workout with pole dance fitness

In the past pole dancing has been associated with establishments such as the French Maid, but these days you don’t have to be an exotic dancer to spin around a pole in stilettos. Pole dancing fitness classes have been popping up across the country. And the women who participate say …

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Five sex scandals that rocked the sports world

1) Quarterback Brett Favre was one of the most respected players in the NFL during his Green Bay Packers stint. Favre retired a respected player at the end of the 2007 season after a milestone season. Unfortunately, he decided to come back to the league the next year. After a …

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Pillow Talk: Weal Sex Survey Results

We shamelessly asked. And you unabashedly answered. Hundred of SAIT peeps participated in our annual online sex survey, and these are the not-so-shocking results. Thanks for letting the Weal into your bedrooms. What’s your status? Single              31% Recently dumped (or was the dumpee)              5% Newly attached              9% In a committed …

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Students prime targets for exotic dance industry

With a recent change to foreign worker visas in November, the president of an adult entertainment organization says Canadian students may be the prime target for stripping away clothing to strip away their debt. The federal government has made exotic dancer and sex industry worker visas less attainable, and Tim …

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Bill ammendment protects transgendered from hate crimes

A Canadian law has been amended to protect transgendered people from hate crimes. In Section 318 of Bill C-389 in the Criminal Code, subsection four protects people from hate crimes directed towards them based on their colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. C-389 adds “gender identity,” defined as …

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