Going to spew? Spew at home

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Vomitting by a gate

You will have to swallow your chunkies if you’re feeling nauseous in St. Catharines.

A nuisance by-law proposed by St. Catharines’ city council will fine citizens $300 for tossing their cookies, fighting, or spitting in public. (read more)

Obesity is a global pandemic: is China next?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The Purple Onion is an entirely fictional feature intended to poke fun at popular culture, politics, and society. Please do not take anything written below seriously or as fact.

It is a report that will send chills down the spine of every dietitian around the world: the fatasses are taking over. (read more)

Minimum sentences for gun crimes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The Conservative government has cracked down on crime with new initiatives to combat “serious crimes.”

But the proposals have been met with some criticism.

Members of the opposition claim the new legislation resembles American-style drug laws. (read more)

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Today's top news stories for September 24, 2007

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Pumpkin, pumpkin the dangerous fruit
Another innocent pumpkin has been served up as a sacrifice for world improvement.

As part of the third annual Operation Pumpkin Drop, hosted yesterday by Western’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a 750 lb pumpkin was dropped by a crane from almost 200 feet above University College Hill to raise money and awareness for world poverty. (read more)

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