Province considers weighting diploma exams 30 per cent

By Staphanie Tang, November 27 2014 — Grade 12 diploma exams could have a smaller impact on students’ grades after the Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) voted to reduce the exams’ weighting from 50 to 30 per cent. ASBA will motion to lower the worth of diploma exams to the provincial government next month. Alberta…

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Stress Less Week is back, ya turkeys

By Babur Ilchi, November 27 2014 — Stress Less Week is coming back to campus Dec. 1. This will be the second annual Stress Less Week, which replaced Nog Fest in 2012. Students’ Union vice-president student life Jonah Ardiel said students can chill out with a variety of activities offered throughout the week. “We at…

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Province considers weighting diploma exams 30 per cent

By Michel Ghanem, November 27 2014 — VICTORIA — The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies are needed to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate. The B.C. government emphasized LNG extraction as a major part of its long-term economic strategy….

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City council mulls 18-month freeze on secondary suite closures

By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Calgary city planners and councilors are considering an 18-month freeze on secondary suite closures. Ward 10 councilor Andre Chabot motioned to give all suite owners 18 months to bring legal and illegal suites up to standard on Monday, Nov. 17. The proposed 18-month period would be followed by…

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Ruling in Michael Brown case reverberates in Calgary

By Chris Adams, November 25 2014 — Outrage over a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown has reached Calgary. Around 200 protesters, including U of C students, gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m. to “stand in solidarity” with Ferguson, Missouri, the…

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Hundreds of students protest market modifiers, “broken promises” at legislature

By Chris Adams, November 17 2014 — Around 300 students from Alberta’s five universities rallied against tuition hikes at the provincial legislature in Edmonton Monday, Nov. 18. Protesters and student union delegates met on the quad at the University of Alberta at 1:00 p.m. U of A Students’ Union vice-president external Navneet Khinda roused the…

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