'Eddie' McKay honoured on UC Hill

First World War flying ace, student commemorated with plaque

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Professor Graham Broad

For Remembrance Day, a class of history students at King’s University College has brought to light the story of a former student who fought and died in the First World War.

Alfred “Eddie” MacKay, born near Stratford, Ont. (read more)

Cosa Nostra commandments surface

Violent Venezuelan protests, tragic shooting at Finnish school

Friday, November 9th, 2007

In response to your requests for more global coverage, we’ve added a new feature. Every week, we’ll briefly highlight what’s going on in the world. Now you have even more reasons to look forward to Fridays!

Finland: Tragedy struck in Finland this Wednesday when 18-year-old Pekka-Eric Auvinen opened fire in Jokela High School in Tuusula, a small lakeside community near Helsinki. (read more)

Wu's dart motion goes up in smoke

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Though Fred Wu’s plans to prevent Mustang Alley from selling cigarettes may have hit a slight bump during last night’s council meeting, Wu is not fazed.

Wu’s motion to have the internal review committee investigate the financial necessity of cigarette sales to Mustang Alley was defeated almost unanimously. (read more)

Baby, you can park your car

100 more spaces designated for students at Springett

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Western students say parking on campus is a “pain in the ass” " but with 100 spots opening up next week for undergraduate students, this might change.

Effective Nov. 12, these spots " designated as ‘green’ for undergraduate parking " will be available in the Springett parking lot, explained Stephen Lecce, an undergraduate student representative on the USC Advisory Committee on Parking and Traffic. (read more)

News Briefs

Today's top news stories for November 9, 2007

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Toronto Doctors Discover Superbug
The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto is the site of a recent health scare.

A 14-month-old toddler has been infected with a potentially dangerous case of meningitis caused by a new strain of Streptoccocus pneumoniae 19A that doctors could not treat with approved antibiotics. (read more)


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