Volume 95, Issue 26

Thursday, October 18, 2001
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Protest chaos headed for London?

The world at war

Drag queens tuck, strut with pride

Flaming tires plague LTC buses

Sher talks Truscott travesty

Gay clubs on campus to represent

News Briefs

News Briefs

Show up to get shot

If the idea of getting your meningitis shot this past summer wasn't too appealing, be prepared – it's flu season and you need to get another shot.

"This year the Ministry [of Health and Long-Term Care] is offering flu shots to all residents in Ontario for free," said Mary Anne Simpson, manager of the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program.

"The best way to protect yourself against the flu is the vaccine," she said. "It will significantly decrease your chances of getting sick."

Flu shots will be available at several locations throughout London, including doctors' offices and Health Unit community clinics. More information can be found at www.healthunit.com.

Western's Student Health Services is also offering vaccination clinics today and tomorrow from 11a.m. to 3 p.m..

–Kristina Lundblad

Kids want money, not just candy

This year's UNICEF campaign is off to a spooky start.

"This year's campaign is really no different from past campaigns. The same goal is always in mind," said Ragnhild Talman, London chairperson of UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund).

The goal is to raise $60,000 in the Thames Valley area and $4 million nationwide this year, he said.

The money raised for UNICEF is primarily gathered by elementary school children trick-or-treating every Oct. 31, Talman said.

Almost 2 million children participate every year in conjunction with two thirds of Canada's elementary schools, he added.

Money raised is used to give children clean water, sanitation, adequate nutrition, basic health care, immunizations and education in over 150 developing countries.

Western students can get involved by giving money to children carrying UNICEF boxes or buying UNICEF cards for the holidays. More information can be found at www.unicef.ca.

–Patrick Casey

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