Volume 93, Issue 86
Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Income tax season is fast approaching and the free income tax clinic can help students get prepared.
The free clinic is sponsored by accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers and is located behind Centre Spot. It will operate from March 13-24, Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., said Jean Tabone, the University Students' Council income tax commissioner.
Tabone said all volunteers have been trained by Revenue Canada to make them fully knowledgeable about tax forms. In order to have their taxes prepared, students should bring their T4 forms, tuition receipt, scholarship income and rent receipts, she added.
Although appointments can be made at the booth to accommodate student schedules, drop-ins are also available.
Healthy Lifestyles Week, organized by University Students' Council health issues commissioner Sara Celik, is hoping to raise awareness of good health and living for all Western students and faculty, said USC VP-campus issues Perry Monaco.
Each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., booths will be set up in the University Community Centre to feature different health topics. There will be sample message therapy, a nutritionist answering questions and many other interactive booths, Monaco said.
"This program will help people realize that the better they take care of themselves mentally and physically the better their academics will be," he said.
University Students' Council Vice-President hopefuls will get the chance to strut their verbal stuff at an open forum in the University Community Centre atrium today.
USC deputy speaker Naomi Loewith said the 12 VP wannabes for portfolios, including student affairs, education, finance and campus issues, will be fielding questions from students about their qualifications for the job. The forum is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will run for two hours, she said.
Canadian paper money will soon undergo a drastic change in light of the Bank of Canada's recent decision to enhance the bills' aesthetic appearance.
The BoC is planning on redesigning Canada's currency, said BoC consultant Bill Cook. In 2001, the $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills will not have images of birds on their reverse sides. Cook said he could not confirm whether the image of the Queen would be on any new bills.
Also, upon recommendation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Cook said the BoC will also discontinue the $1,000 bill when the new series is released, also in 2001.
For security reasons, Cook said he could not speculate on the future design of Canadian money, but assured the new image would be chosen from the annals of Canadian culture.
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