Winter driving safety can save lives

Driving in winter conditions can be very dangerous, and there are many learning resources available to better our safety knowledge. The Canada Safety Council website has a comprehensive list of tips and behaviours that will benefit your winter driving safety. One of the first tips available is to ensure your …

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SAIT students navigate the news, seeking hard facts

The internet has dramatically changed how we take in news, and students are the latest generation trying to navigate these changes. According to Stats Canada, Canadians’ use of newspapers, magazines, TV and radio to learn the news has been steadily declining since 2003 while use of the internet has skyrocketed. …

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Fight the freeze with some frugal fun

February is upon us and with it, there’s only one more month of braving bone-chilling temperatures and needles of snow blowing in the sub-zero wind. To help pass the time until March brings gradually warmer weather to segue us into spring, here is a list of inexpensive events to take …

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The Canmore Winter Carnival is coming back

The Canmore Winter Carnival is happening next month and will be full of fun winter-themed adventures for children and adults alike. “It’s designed to give some respite from the winter blues,” said event coordinator Nancy Ruiz. “Be prepared to have a lot going on.” During the first two weekends of …

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Family-friendly naked swim cancelled by City of Calgary

  algary Nude Recreation’s plans for an evening of riding waterslides and braving wave pools in their birthday suits were cancelled by the city. “Come play in a water park! What better way is there to escape the cold,” the event page says on meetup.com The event was planned to …

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Municipal and federal government sites provide guidelines for extreme cold

The winter season sees extreme cold hitting Calgary, but there are lots of resources to help Calgarians deal with the weather. “Winter storms have the potential to disrupt power to your home and community, and have the potential to affect your plans,” according to the City of Calgary website. “It’s …

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Keeping New Year’s resolutions is easier with planning

We’re approaching the treacherous one-month-after-New-Years mark, when resolve to keep resolutions wears thin, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In an article published by The New York Times, Jen A. Miller wrote that New Year’s resolutions should be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. “Your resolution should …

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Flu shots are available on campus

Flu season is here and although health practitioners urge people to get vaccinated, many people don’t see the point. Brian Bestard, a plumbing student at SAIT, said he hasn’t received a flu shot. He said he thinks there isn’t much of a reason to if you’re a generally healthy person. …

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Dinner in the dark

Dark Table is a restaurant that opened its doors on Monday, Oct. 18 and serves high-class meals to diners in complete darkness, served by blind waiters. This concept seriously intrigued me, so I knew I wanted to write a story about it for The Weal. I did some research on …

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Calgary Expo creates a nerdy winter wonderland

Calgary Expo grew in popularity so much, it can support not one, but two events filled with nerdy goods and shopping opportunities. Aside from the main convention that takes place every spring, there is also an annual Calgary Expo Holiday Market, self advertised as a festive shopping extravaganza for nerdy …

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A map of Canada’s national parks

Students looking to travel and still save money this summer might consider visiting one of Canada’s national parks. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free passes to every national park all year long. Not only is this incentive to go out and see our country’s natural beauty, …

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Sacrificing for school

Post-secondary education can have huge effects on your social life Post-secondary education can have huge effects on a person’s future, but can also have unwelcoming effects on their social life. Post-secondary education affects average earnings, mental stability and even physical health, but perhaps the most pervasive impacts are the changes …

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Sex, virginity and your self worth

The connotations around virginity are complicated and can make people feel anxious, but decisions regarding sex should be made based on what one’s comfortable with. Emily Ophus, the Community Programs Manager at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, said that there are many different perceptions of virginity, and while some people …

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Appreciate your body, appreciate yourself

The body positive movement is one that encourages people to adopt a positive and forgiving body image, something that almost anyone can relate with. Teri Lynn Olson, a registered psychologist who works for Student Development and Counselling Services at SAIT, explained that everyone has a body image and it’s part …

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Out of thin air

The Paper Kites to appear at The Gateway The Paper Kites, an indie folk-rock band from Melbourne, Australia, will be making a stop in Calgary on their North American tour. The Gateway will be hosting the band on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with Horse Thief opening.  “Ever since we’ve been over …

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