Editorials Archive: 2005

Barrie concert: Live 8 or G8?

In the past few weeks there has been an enormous media frenzy over the upcoming Live 8, a series of concerts to be held around the world on July 6; the date coincides with the G8 summit where G8 nations are being called upon to forgive debt in Africa. Bob Geldof recently announced that a Canadian concert will be held in Barrie.Continue...

Task Force offers partial solution

On June 15, the Principal’s Task Force on Community Relations released its 36-page report. The 13 recommendations respond to the ever-widening division between permanent residents and students, and attempt to resolve the general state of discontent and animosity. In order for any of the recommendations to be implemented successfully, both residents and students must recognize that the existing perception of students and residents as two separate camps will only hinder progress. Ultimately, we are all residents of Kingston.Continue...

George: 1, Me: 0

I’ll admit it: I’m a nerd. When I first saw the trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith on the big screen at the Gardiners Road theatre, I got, well, pretty excited. There may have been some drooling and flailing. My non-nerdy housemate gave me her best look of disgust and told me to simmer down, but I couldn’t help myself. Finally! The chapter of evil we’ve all been waiting for!Continue...

Union Street planning process flawed

At a public meeting on May 5, the Union Street Improvement Project unveiled two preliminary plans to renovate Union Street by constructing a more aesthetically pleasing streetscape. According to project planners, it will “provide a comprehensive and cohesive vision for Union Street.” There is ambiguity surrounding the plans, but according to SGPS president, Dave Thomas and Project Director, Jeanne Ma, both proposals include demolishing all or part of The Grad Club.Continue...

No place for sexism in government

Thursday’s vote of confidence on the federal budget was a close call, with a final tally of 153 to 152. In the weeks leading up to the vote, the country saw the establishment of the “NDP deal” between Paul Martin and Jack Layton, while the Conservatives and the Bloc teamed up. In the end, the fate of the Grits came down to the decisions of independents Carolyn Parrish and Chuck Cadman, and the surprising defection of Belinda Stronach.Continue...

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