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Calgary should rethink stifling weed bylaws

May 4, 2018 — A lot of fuss has been made about the forthcoming legalization of recreational cannabis by the government of Canada. The way Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government pursued the substance’s legalization allows all three levels of government to make some decisions about legalization processes in their jurisdictions — and that’s to say nothing about…

United Conservative Party to debate post-secondary policy at founding convention

By Jason Herring, May 2 2018 — Resolutions involving post-secondaries are among those considered for debate the United Conservative Party founding annual general meeting. A list of almost 800 drafted resolutions for this weekend’s meeting obtained by the Gauntlet contains proposals regarding topics like student associations, relationships with the private sector and freedom of speech on…

New Music: Grouper

By Jason Herring, April 26 2018 — For over a decade, Liz Harris has been creating a lot with a little. As Grouper, Harris generates music that’s breathtakingly sparse, with echoed guitar strums and an analog hiss providing a minimal backdrop for Harris’s airy voice. Though her songs fit most definitions of ambient music, her…

SU vice-president external resigns, leaving position vacant for upcoming year

By Jason Herring, April 19 2018 — Puncham Judge has resigned from her position as the Students’ Union vice-president external, the SU said in a statement released Thursday. Judge also will not take office as part of next year’s SU executive. “Puncham has been a valuable member of our Executive team since assuming the role in October. We would…

Province introduce post-secondary executive pay regulations

By Jason Herring, April 10 2018 — The provincial New Democratic Party announced new regulations for post-secondary executives’ salaries on April 10. According to the Alberta government, the changes aim to bring compensation in the province in line with the national average and are projected to save $5 million annually. Alberta post-secondary executive salaries are…

New Music: Wye Oak

By Jason Herring, March 28 2018 — The 2018 lineup for Sled Island — Calgary’s shining yearly music and arts festival and without a doubt the best week of the year — made me practically scream with excitement. High on my most-anticipated list is Baltimore’s Wye Oak. Their 2011 album, Civilian, was a personal high…

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