- Stand Western film screening
- Less young people smoking
- New Orleans wins Superbowl
Stand Western film screening
Stand Western, a campus-based group dedicated to raising awareness about genocide in Darfur, are hosting a screening of the film Darfur tonight at Silver City. Written and directed Uwe Boll and Chris Rolland, Darfur is an interpretive account of a group of journalists visiting the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan and examines the destruction that is taking place right now. Priya Ananthanathan, VP Promotions for Stand Western, told CHRW the film is a must-see for people concerned about human rights abuses. The film Darfur is set for limited release in Canada and is only screening in 10 cities over 10 days. The screening tonight at Masonville Silver City begins at 7pm.
Girl injured after car runs red light
A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a car that apparently went through a red light in London this morning. The vehicle went on to hit an LTC bus at the intersection of Viscount Road and Wonderland Road South. The male driver of the car was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Witnesses at the scene said they saw the car drive through the red light. The pedestrian was struck about 9:05 a.m. Police closed the intersection for about an hour while the traffic reconstruction scene investigated the crash.
Less young people smoking
While smoking rates in Canada remain mostly unchanged since last year, fewer people aged 20-24 are lighting up. According to a new study from Statistics Canada, 17% of Canadians were smokers in 2009, down just 1% from the previous year. But smokers aged 20-24 dropped from 28% in 2008 to 21% in 2009 the lowest figure this decade.
In sports news…
The city of New Orleans does not have to wait any longer. The Lombardi Trophy is for the first time New Orleans property. Tracy Porters 74 yard touch down interception return late in the 4th quarter ended up being the difference in the 31-17 Saints victory over the Colts last night in Superbowl 43. Drew Breese was the underdog coming into this battle of QB's but was up to the task being 32 out of 39 passing good for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns.
In Western sports, Western Mustangs swimmers are held on to their top spots at OUAs in St. Catharines, on the weekend. With day four all wrapped up, Mustangs women finished in first place with a score of 1032.5 demolishing the competition and the men finished second with a score of 656.5. The day was an outstanding success as Mustangs brought home a total of five gold medals and a total of 10 medals were won on Day 3.
In hockey, The Western Mustangs women's team defeated the UOIT Ridgebacks 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night at Campus Ice Centre. An early goal by the Western Mustangs was not enough, as the womens hockey team fell 4-1 to the Queen's Golden Gaels on Sunday night at the Kingston Memorial Centre.
In basketball, The Western Mustangs women's basketball team is on a three-game win streak after winning their game against the Guelph Gryphons, 70-47, in the first game of Jam the Gym held at Alumni Hall on Saturday The Mustangs fought hard for an early lead and succeeded in the opening five minutes of the first quarter, sinking a total of four three-pointers resulting in a 22-9 lead. The Western Mustangs men`s basketball team used a strong second half to beat the Guelph Gryphons 84-80 at Jam the Gym in front of 900 fans at Alumni Hall. Western came from 16 points down in the second half to win.