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Racing team in need of a bigger crew

Baja team now open for all students   The SAIT Baja Racing Team is now open and looking for students with a variety of skills. “As METs (mechanical engineering and technology students) we learn a lot about machine design and structure but we don’t learn how to run a business,” …

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Opioids affect everyone, AHS asks people to learn more

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched a new opioid overdose awareness campaign that will run throughout March aimed at reducing stigmas and encouraging Albertans to get educated. Opioid addiction affects many Canadians. Some individuals startusing street drugs right away, while others start with a prescription from a doctor. “If you …

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A suite deal for students

The City of Calgary is looking to become one of the last cities in Canada to streamline the secondary suite approval process. “Secondary suites provide market solutions for affordable housing,” said Druh Farrell, Ward 7 councillor. In December 2017, city council introduced a notice of motion to reform the rules …

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The RESOLVE campaign enters its final year

The RESOLVE campaign is entering its final months and is still looking for donations to help finish the campaign strong. “We have raised about $70 million, which has allowed us to house 1,592 homeless, vulnerable Calgarians,” said Cheryl Hamelin, executive director of the RESOLVE campaign. In collaboration with Calgary’s 10-year …

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Permanent safe consumption site opens at Sheldon Chumir

A Calgary urgent care centre has launched a safe injection site in an effort to combat the current opioid crisis. A permanent supervised consumptions service that allows drug users a safe environment opened at Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre on Monday, Jan. 15. “I think it’s going to show individuals …

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Student space starts construction this year

SAIT students will soon see their own space when SAITSA breaks ground on a new headquarters in the spring. “It’s going to be all student focused space,” said Shona White, SAITSA marketing and communications assistant manager. The building is to be completed by the summer of 2020. Students have contributed …

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REDress Project comes to SAIT

SAIT is hosting the third annual REDress Project in an effort to bring awareness to vulnerable populations within the Indigenous community. “We’re standing up and saying this isn’t right,” said Jean Dube, an Aboriginal student advisor at Chinook Lodge, SAIT’s Indigenous Student Resource Centre. She will be hanging red dresses …

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Red Ribbon campaign launches and encourages Canadians not to drive impaired

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) officially launched the 30th annual Project Red Ribbon campaign, a project designed to discourage drunk driving over the holidays. “[The Red Ribbon] was a visible reminder to drive safe and sober, because, for many years, our statistics stay the same,” said Denise Dubyk, a director …

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women shares what they know so far

The commissioners of the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) have released an interim report. “There will be some of the mystery solved. But I think as Canadians, we are not bringing enough awareness to this issue,” said Jean Dube, Indigenous student advisor at SAIT. …

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Paranormal convention comes to Calgary

Calgary ParaCon was held in the Globe Cinema on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 with two full days of seminars with supernatural investigators, psychics and mediums. Johanna Lane, a self-proclaimed open-minded sceptic, organized the event. “It’s interesting and these people are so passionate about it, so it’s really cool to …

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SAIT students see increase in bike thefts this year

Bike thefts on SAIT campus are up 25 per cent compared to this time last year. Shane MacDonald, assistant to head of SAIT campus security, said there were 12 bike thefts already this year since July 1. Over the course of 2016, there were 34 bikes stolen on campus. MacDonald …

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Paranormal investigator

Ghost hunters walk among us Alot of students are involved in extra-curricular activities. But not many students’ extracurriculars involve the paranormal. Kerriene England is a SAIT journalism student, but in her time outside of school, she works as a ghost hunter with Ghost Hunt Alberta. “We go to supposedly haunted …

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A ride through Havana

Decades old story still delightfully relevant A classic novel’s play adaptation is hitting the stage in Calgary at Vertigo Theatre from March 11 to April 9.  Directed by Mark Bellamy, Our Man in Havana promises to be “a great rollercoaster ride for audiences.” Our Man in Havana is the story …

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Taking a stab at a classic

Calgary’s Improv Guild presents Psycho: An Improvisation The classic horror movie, Psycho, is getting a new spin with director Rick Hilton’s improvised, live-action, stage adaptation being presented by Calgary’s Improv Guild and Arts Commons. Showing in the Engineered Air Theatre from Nov. 3 to 5, Psycho looks to be a …

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