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Resistance to Arctic drilling worth remembering

Resistance to Arctic drilling worth remembering

November 2016

I’m standing between Shell and the Arctic – join me by Audrey Siegl • In June of 2015, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell’s 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the Alaskan Arctic. This is her message on why she took a stand...

A journey into the heart of darkness that is Site C Dam

A journey into the heart of darkness that is Site C Dam

November 2016

by Bruce Mason • It’s absolutely essential to understand as much as you can about Christy Clark’s increasingly controversial Site C Dam. We’re all on the hook for nine billion, at the very least, but most likely for much more. $9,000,000,000+ for the most expensive, unnecessary and destructive project in BC’s history. Our children and grandchildren...

November is Vitamin D Awareness Month

Make sure your Vitamin D score is between 100-150 nmol/L • With Canadian vitamin D levels dropping year after year, the Vitamin D Society is kicking off its 8th Annual Vitamin D Awareness Month with Vitamin D Day on November 2nd to help spread the message across the country. The Society is using the month to bring vitamin D deficiency to light for Canadians...

Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Submitted by Barrie Zwicker   • 2013 Canada Day terrorist plot was a “police-manufactured crime.” – Madam Justice Catherine Bruce of the BC Supreme Court If ever two dots needed connecting, it’s Bill C-51 and the historic judgment of the BC Supreme Court in the case of the so-called “Canada Day Terror Plot” in 2013 in Victoria. On July 29,...

Issues that demand connection and action

Issues that demand connection and action

November 2016

Connecting the dots by Bruce Mason • Corporate media may be denying or ignoring their existence, but the world is awash in unprecedented, existential crises: from Syria to Standing Rock, global climate tipping points, to so-called trade deals that enable greedy elites to prevent action, from international anti-nuclear arms initiatives, to the ugly, unwelcome...

Let’s mark Canada’s 150th birthday by establishing a Department of Peace

Let’s mark Canada’s 150th birthday by establishing a Department of Peace

November 2016

by Canadian Peace Initiative • Canada has a proud history of peacekeeping. Now, more than ever, we need Canada to take leadership and open the road to peace for the rest of the world. The call is out to establish a Department of Peace on our 150th birthday. We have the opportunity to bring a beacon of light to the fragile state of our planet, racked by war,...

Toad People World Premiere

Toad People World Premiere

November 2016

Presented by the Wilderness Committee www.wildernesscommittee.org • Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-9PM At SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver Tickets $10 – order at toadpeople.brownpapertickets.com   What does it take to save a species? A film about hope, community and the struggle to save species at risk in BC. We are thrilled to...

Why we need a Natural Health Products Act!

Why we need a Natural Health Products Act!

November 2016

by Citizens for Choice in Healthcare • Open letter to Prime Minister, Right Honourable Justin Trudeau; Minister of Health, Honourable Jane Philpott; and Deputy Minister of Health, Simon Kennedy I object to Health Canada’s (HC’s) proposals to classify Natural Health Products (NHPs) with prescription drugs! It is no secret in Ottawa that the pharmaceutical...

Speaking of the environment and climate change

Speaking of the environment and climate change

November 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina   • A decade ago, climate change and global warming seemed somewhat theoretical to some of us, but evidence is now showing up in our everyday lives. In many parts of the world, these changes are being linked with the rising frequency and severity of extreme weather events: floods, storms and droughts. Warmer temperatures...

Choose to be positive

Choose to be positive

November 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   • With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata. Do you know anyone who seems always to be negative? Has anyone said this about you? Negativity is caused by our perception. Perception means what we perceive, what we see. It is the lens through which we see...

Making internet access more costly

Making internet access more costly

November 2016

ISP tax would make internet even more expensive for Canadians   INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher   • At OpenMedia, we cover a wide range of digital rights issues so we’ve really seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to policy proposals over the years. And this one’s a doozy: Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is...

Food security – It’s important for humans and other animals

Food security – It’s important for humans and other animals

November 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   • As leaves change colour and drop from trees, and a chill in the air signals the approach of winter, many of us are thinking of the hearty soups and dishes that will warm our bellies. Not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy such thoughts. About four million Canadians – including more than a million children – lack...

The looming epidemic of overdiagnosis

The looming epidemic of overdiagnosis

November 2016

Where are the leaders in eliminating waste in health system spending? DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • Lately, I’ve got overdiagnosis on my mind. Currently, we’re living through a perceived doctor shortage in BC, a crisis affecting as many as 600,000 British Columbians. In 2010, the governing BC Liberals promised that, within five years, everyone in...