770 Practicum week 2


Week 2 at 770 CHQR was once again a bunch of fun, I was shadowing Adam Toy who is the digital media guy and then for the last 3 days I was shadowing Jock Wilson and got to sit in on sports talk with Jock.

My time with Adam was a little different than what he normally does, we were going around talking to the major sponsors of Stampeder football radio. We brought our cameras and were recording them talking about what them sponsoring the broadcasts have done for their business. On top of that I got to see how he runs all the social media platforms.

After that I was with Jock and that was absolutely amazing. The first couple days was mostly just me shadowing him and watching him do his sports updates every half hour, then his hourly sports show at 7. He also had me writing and recording 5 minute sports casts and then would critique them for me.

On the Friday with Jock he had me on air with him to talk some football, we gave our picks for the divisional round matchups and I went 2/2 predicting who would win (not a big deal). Jock was so helpful in making sure I was prepared when I got on air and was comfortable, it was the first time I made it on real radio and was an unreal experience.

Canadian inventors and inventions: Food

Canada has an essential list of inventions and inventors who produced a large number of significant discoveries that revolutionized the way we live today. Among all of the beneficial designs, I am going to target one specific category – the one with the most flavour – that is vital to the human body, FOOD! You can probably think of a couple right off the bat and if you’re stumped, let me refresh your memory while shedding some light on some of the Canadian food ideas you might not have been aware of.
Let’s begin with one of the most popular – if not the most popular – food invention discovered in Canada, the poutine. The original poutine came out of rural Quebec in the late1950s and consists of three core ingredients; fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Throughout the year’s poutine has gone through a series of makeovers, and replacing some of the core ingredients has become more popular among Canadians. Although, not one person has been defined as the solidified poutine inventor. However, there have been a few names thrown into the conversation. The most widespread story is that poutine originates from a restaurant in Warwick, formerly called Le Lutin qui rit. In 1957, a customer named Eddy Lainesse would have asked the owner Fernand Lachance to mix up the fries with cheese curds and gravy!

Another food invention discovered in Canada comes from Nanaimo, British Columbia. The Nanaimo Bar has a layer of coconut and graham crust on the bottom, a layer of soft, yellow custard in the middle, and on top is a layer of chocolate ganache. The first known recipe of the Nanaimo Bar emerged in the 1952 edition of the Women’s Auxiliary Nanaimo Hospital Cookbook, labelled as a chocolate square. One year later, a comparable recipe was published in the Edit Adam’s cookbook, and it would be the first time the chocolate bar would appear with the name we call it today, the Nanaimo Bar.

Let’s go back to the eastern part of Canada where another famous food invention was produced. In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec patented peanut paste, the final product resulting from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces. In 1895, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, George Washington Carver was not the inventor of peanut butter. However, Carver was one of the first pioneers to work on peanut butter and discovered over 300 ways to use peanuts including shampoo, chili sauce and glue.

That wraps it up for the first part of the Canadian inventors and inventions: Food article.
In the next post, Vanessa will dive into the life of John Ware, a heroic man who made his mark right here at SAIT.


-Itiel Monroy

Charges laid against man who decided to cruise around in police cruiser


28 year old Mathew Andrew Macgugan has been charged with impersonating a police officer, theft of a motor vehicle, hit and run and dangerous driving.

The Calgary Police Service dispatched an officer on Monday afternoon to handle a complaint of a suspicious person.

That’s when Macgugan allegedly swiftly jumped into the responding officers car and put the peddle to the medal.

“I’m glad nobody got hurt. I’m glad we were able to recoup our equipment and deal with the [alleged] offender and move forward.”

Mathew Macgugan has had run ins with the law before and pleaded guilty to a similar offence days before.

The cruiser was stolen from 28 avenue and 14 St S.W and after a 30 minute search including the use of HAWCS helicopter it was stopped at a parking lot at the SAIT campus.

Macgugan will be appearing in court on Wednesday.

-Muna Saeed






Infant found safe after family vehicle was stolen


Late Monday afternoon, a family left their vehicle idling in the parking lot of Sunridge Mall. They left their 6-month-old child in the unoccupied running vehicle. At around 2:25 in the afternoon Calgary police were called to reports of a stolen vehicle.

“Calgary police, recognizing the magnitude and gravity of the possible event, initiated all action it could and brought in all resources available to help resolve this safely.”

Patrol units thoroughly searched the area and found the missing vehicle quickly after they were called to the scene. A male suspect tried to flee on foot but was apprehended by the police.

The child was found safe and unharmed and was reunited with the family. Police are still investigating the event, and are taking into consideration the actions of the family and the thief.

-Aimee Michaelis

Canada’s new food guide: eat less meat

Set of food on the plate

On Tuesday, January 22nd, the new Canada Food Guide was released. The new food guide is similar to what Canadians have seen in the past, but with one big change: look beyond meat for your proteins.

The new guide recommends looking at plant based proteins as opposed to those that come from animal sources, such as meat and dairy. Some of the new foods recommended for protein include legumes, tofu, and beans.

This could impact farmers that raise animals, for dairy or for meat, and make them have to change what and how they farm.

Darin Bain





Pincher Creek teacher faces child pornography charges


A former teacher at an Alberta elementary school has been charged with the making and possession of child pornography. 44-year-old Mark Anderson of Pincher Creek has been sentenced two and a half years in jail by a Lethbridge court.

Evidence has shown that he has been in possession of child pornography since 2010 and his home and work computer have been seized due to hundreds of photos and videos of the content.

Anderson’s defense lawyer, James Rouleau, says his client feels ashamed and is receiving counseling for his behavior that he describes as “unacceptable”.

Anderson has since been terminated from his job as a elementary teacher in Brocket. His probation will last 10 years after his jail release and he won’t have unsupervised access to the internet during his probation.

Mackenna Jamieson

California Bound

Canada will be well represented at this years Oscars with 8 members of the great white north being up for nominations. This years edition of the Oscars marks the 91st Academy Awards and the first time this many Canadiens are in the running.

Paul Massey sound mixer for the heavily popular film “Bohemian Rhapsody”, headlines the group of Canadiens who will be hoping to add a golden statuette to there respective resumes.

Toronto producer J. Miles Dale took home the biggest prize of the night: Best Picture for “The Shape of Water,” at last years 2018 Oscars. Although Dale is not participating in this year’s event, his win has set the standard for what each filmmaker is hoping to achieve…success and recognition.

Ryder Mckay BN