CBC News Network used to air a number of magazine-style programs, along with hourly news updates. The network has moved from that style of programming to focusing solely on live news programs and documentary programs, including The Passionate Eye and Rough Cuts , both of which used to be hosted by Michaëlle Jean , and Politics , a political affairs program which was hosted by Don Newman and aired twice daily. The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos was launched in 2005 in an attempt to attract younger viewers; similar news-oriented talk shows, such as Pamela Wallin Live , CounterSpin , Face Off and Benmergui Live , also aired on the network in the 1990s.
We continue to hear horror stories of police abusing their powers when dealing with firearm owners, including one incident where a police officer parked outside a gun club and pulled over a member leaving the club for no reason except that there might be firearms in the car (after all it was a GUN club). Our laminated wallet-sized cards declare your right to remain silent and your right to ask for a lawyer when it appears the police are overstepping their authority and questioning you in dubious circumstances. These cards are proving extremely popular (which is a little scary when you think of it). We are only asking for $1 per card to defray the cost of production. If you want cards mailed to you please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request. More info on this is on our website in archived copies of newsletter Vol. 11 #4 and Vol. 12 #1.
Ronda was on the faculty of Grant McKewan College as a Master Ballet Instructor and she danced existing and newly created repertoire in the Alberta Ballet, under the direction of Mikko Nissinen where she was commissioned by Alberta Ballet to choreograph for the 1st. Canadian Festival of New Works. In the creation of “Virtues & Vices”, she was responsible for the music, choreography, costume and set design, a cast of 26 dancers (including Mikko Nissinen), and sound text written and recorded especially for her by the luminous Veronica Tennant .