Archive | February, 2014

A Canadian man displays his oil-covered glove used in the Dirty Hand Campaign against Chevron.
<br /> Photo courtesy of the Committee in Solidarity with the Indigenous People of Ecuador Affected by Chevron <br />

Oil battle rallies Canadian-Ecuadorian community

Canadians know oil and the controversy that follows it as well as they know hockey and poutine. And now that Neil Young’s cross-country tour is supporting a First Nation’s lawsuit against Shell, the flames are being fanned once again. Yet, what many Canadians may not know is that for more than 20 years, indigenous communities […]

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Renee Willmon, a member of the to Catch a Killer Team, in the biological archeology lab in Western's anthropology department. 
<br /> Photo by David Ingram <br />

Dead men (and women) do tell tales

Crime investigation is often a race against the clock. As every hour ticks by, more and more crucial evidence can be lost. So what happens when a homicide case goes cold, and maybe 20, 30 or even 40 years have passed without a lead? It’s a question Mike Arntfield knows a lot about. He is […]

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Attendees gather to watch the opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.  <br /> Photo by Mike Shulman <br />

Pride House offers safe haven for athletes

What makes a home? A roof over your head or a place where you can let your guard down and be yourself? When New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup arrived in Vancouver, B.C. to compete in the 2010 Olympic Games, he was newly outed, after opening up to his family six months earlier about his […]

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