Volume 96, Issue 77
Friday, February 14, 2003

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News Briefs

Walkerton inquiry lawyer

Are you a tree-hugger with a desire to make some money too? Then perhaps environmental law is for you.

On Monday, Feb. 17, lawyer Paul Cavalluzzo will speak at Western's faculty of law regarding the Walkerton inquiry.

The Inquiry was held to investigate the causes of the drinking water tragedy that occurred in May 2000, and produced recommendations for the future of water management in Ontario, said Becky Bannerman, the communications officer for the faculty.

According to Bannerman, Cavalluzzo was appointed by Justice Dennis O'Connor of the Ontario Court of Appeal as Commission Counsel to the inquiry. In this role, Cavalluzzo was responsible for ensuring all necessary evidence was brought forward to determine the cause of the E-coli water crisis, Bannerman said.

Cavalluzzo will be focusing on the Walkerton inquiry specifically, which should be of interest to students of environmental law or anyone who would like to have an in-depth understanding of what took place legally in the aftermath of the tragedy, she added.

According to Bannerman, the Walkerton incident is still a hot topic. "Environmental law is becoming ever more important because of this issue that affected so many people."

The lecture takes place in Rm. 36 of the Law Building at 12:30 p.m..

–Dorian Mills

But will they sing when picketing?

Ever wanted to see your professors embarrass themselves onstage while singing? Here's your chance.

The Don Wright faculty of music is presenting a free concert of musical romantic duos at noon today in von Kuster Hall at Talbot College.

As part of the long running "Fridays at Noon" performance series, married faculty members and graduates will be performing instrumental and vocal numbers inspired by Valentine's Day, said Nikki Attwell, public affairs co-ordinator for the faculty.

Seating will be limited and a near full house of 250 is expected, Attwell said.

The show starts promptly at noon and will finish before 1 p.m. so that students and faculty can get back to their classes, she explained.

"There may be some hand-holding in the audience [due to the spirit of the day]," she said, adding single people will feel just as welcome.

She urged students, faculty and members of the community to attend this free, quality display of music, whether they are looking to woo a valentine with Cupid's sweet music, or not.

–Will Rounds


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