FINAL SATURDAY OF THE YEAR...
...HIGHLIGHTS OR LOWLIGHTS FROM 2012? The year is rapidly coming to a close and I'm wondering what would be your "Highlights" or "Lowlights" from the past year? Don't forget to get your brand new, shiny, sexy, 2013 Bear Babes calendar at your local Mac's convenience store too! They're only 10 bucks with proceeds going to The Bear Children's Fund. You can also help out the BCF by buying one of our 20th birthday "Calgary Sucks" t-shirts for $19.99 at http://DejaVuClothing.ca in West Edmonton Mall.
UFC TONIGHT AT KNOXVILLE'S ... If you're a fight fan then get your ass down to Knoxville's Tavern on Jasper avenue this evening for UFC 155 Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2! The Bear's Music Director, Lochlin Cross, will be on site drinking beers and giving away some kick-ass prizes. Say hi and he might buy you a drink, listen to The Bear daily to win cash for www.Knoxvilles.ca and get all your UFC info at www.UFC.ca
NEW Q.O.T.S.A. ALBUM IN 2013 ... QUEENS Of The STONE AGE will be releasing their 6th studio album next year and it'll contain a boat load of special guests. Amongst the players will be TRENT REZNOR of Nine Inch Nails, JAKE SHEARS of Scissor Sisters, former Q.o.t.S.A. member, NICK OLIVERI, and DAVID GROHL of Foo Fighters. The Foos are officially on hiatus as Dave finishes his drum work on the Queens album, and his documentary film, "Sound City" will make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival next month. Read more here: www.TheFade.net/category/news or here: http://us.Tunigo.com/2012/12/26/jake-shears-to-guest-on-queens-of-the-stone-age-album
UNITED GUNS OF AMERICA ... It's been a couple weeks since the horrific school shooting in Connecticut and I'm continually blown away by what keeps on happening in the U-S. There've been several more shootings / gun incidents since then, but here's a story that turns my stomach more than anything else ... A woman in New York has been busted by the FBI for using Facebook to trick people into donating money to a "funeral fund" set up for one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. This bitch posed as the Aunt of one of the victims and got people to contribute via her PayPal account. How can people be so low? Raise your temperature here: www.USAToday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/27/newtown-sandy-hook-nouel-alba-arrested-donation-scam/1794713
STORE CAMERAS BREAKING LAWS ... Everyone knows we're living in the "electronic age," which also means that we're living in an era of super-surveillance, but did you know that when it comes to shopping mall security, most of the stores in Canada are not complying with federal law? It's true; a new study has revealed that most stores do not abide by the "Personal Information, Protection, and Electronic Documents Act." When it comes to privacy, even in a public place, you have rights, but apparently they're being ignored: www.CBC.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/27/video-surveillance-cameras.html
$47 MILLION PER YEAR FOR EX ... I always get a good laugh whenever I read a story about Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. After three years of negotiations, the career womanizer recently reached a divorce settlement with his (ex)wife of 22 years. It's mind-blowing too, billionaire Berlusconi has to pay her 47 million bucks a year; that's over $132,000 every day! For some strange reason though, he wouldn't give up their $100 million villa in Northern Italy: www.TheGlobeAndMail.com/news/world/silvio-berlusconi-to-pay-47-million-a-year-divorce-settlement/article6764711
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE SKY ... Next year could be an incredible time for stargazers with the possible passing of a comet that may be as bright as the full moon. We might get as much as two full months of viewing: http://EarthSky.org/space/big-sun-diving-comet-ison-might-be-spectacular-in-2013
WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP ... Track team Canada's progress here: www.TSN.ca/world_jrs
SPENGLER CUP ... Team canada's rockin' here too: www.HockeyCanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/197926/la_id/1
Edmonton OIL KINGS Hockey ... Last night our WHL Champs beat the Rebels 6-1 in Red Deer. The Oil Kings play again on Monday evening (New Year's Eve) against the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings. The puck drops at Rexall Place at 6pm, Mountain time; listen to all the games live on our brother station - TEAM 1260 - and get all the latest on the Oil Kings here: www.OilKings.ca
Edmonton RUSH Lacrosse … The new season for the 2012 NLL Western Champs starts next month, and you can get cRUSHed here: www.EdmontonRush.com
WAX UP THOSE BOARDS ... Conditions are amazing locally as well as in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Edmonton Ski Club, Rabbit Hill, Snow Valley & Sunridge are family-friendly & affordable, and if you're rollin' out to the Rockies, MARMOT BASIN, SUNSHINE VILLAGE, and LAKE LOUISE are in great shape. For the latest conditions & mountain cams at MARMOT & SUNSHINE, ride over to www.SkiMarmot.com or www.SkiBanff.com. Locally, zip over to: www.EdmontonSkiClub.com or www.RabbitHill.com or www.SnowValley.ca or www.SunridgeSkiArea.com
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