Author Archives: NixonsCan

About NixonsCan

World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.

MRU fall to U of A in the CanWest rugby playoffs @MountRoyal4U

The temperature plunged from double digits to just a few degrees and cold enough to snow as the first round game of the Can West playoffs got underway at Lincoln Park, the home of Mount Royal University rugby. Facing their … Continue reading

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World Food Day: Don’t forget the new urban poor

Food and the Sustainable Development Goals Today is World Food Day, one of the 127 observances or international days marked by the United Nations. Amongst these many conscience-raising days, the most important, to my mind, are the ones that strongly … Continue reading

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Four Fire goals in Olds

Shotgun start It was the first of what would be 45 shots and it went in. Less than two minutes into the game and the Fire White were in the lead at Olds Sportsplex against the Grizzlys. The home team … Continue reading

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Fire Storm Cyclones

The quiet before the storm It was an evenly paced first period, the quiet before the storm. Calgary Girls Hockey (GHC) Bantam AA Fire White were hosting Lethbridge Cyclones at Henry Viney Arena in the season opener of the Alberta … Continue reading

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Dub steps up for MRU rugby @MountRoyal4U

A fine day for rugby, the first day of October. Save, that is for the pickup wind, just about cold enough for wingers to put hands in pockets when convenient. The Mount Royal University (MRU) men’s team were hosts to the University of … Continue reading

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Hornets swarm back over Canucks to clinch Calgary championship

  With the first half just about done and trailing by a score of 31-8, it looked like game over for the Hornets at Calgary Rugby Park. But the tide can turn in rugby. The momentum can swing. And it … Continue reading

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Defining the library as a connective and democratic space for learning: Riddell Library and Learning Centre, Mount Royal University

Libraries old and new Libraries have operated as repositories of printed information and knowledge for centuries. One of the oldest and most famous in Europe, the Bodleian Library (Oxford), opened in 1602. Common practice then was to chain up their … Continue reading

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