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How Canada can avoid an American corporate takeover

by Drew Noftle What do you call a country where the gap between the rich and the poor is growing beyond bounds, the principal exports are wood pulp and scrap metal, the principal imports are manufactured goods and the fastest growing industry is the construction and operation of private prisons? According to Dr. Robert Bowman Lt. Col. (ret), the answer is a...

Caesar’s last breath

Caesar’s last breath

Aug 28, 2008

by Geoff Olson Breathe in. Breathe out. Now consider this: every breath you take contains at least one air molecule exhaled by Julius Caesar in his last breath. With your every breath, at least one of these molecules makes its way into your lungs. This pop-science factoid may sound dubious, but it actually began as a thought experiment by nuclear physicist...

Health Canada takes baby steps toward drug safety

DRUG BUST Alan Cassels If you thought we could get through these lazy days of summer without another major drug warning from Health Canada for a class of drugs taken by thousands of Canadians, think again. The most recent advisory is among the more mystifying of the “adverse drug reactions” warnings I’ve seen lately; it warns of tendonitis and...

Higher education just got higher

Higher education just got higher

Aug 28, 2008

by Naseem Salila Gulamhusein As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves. – Mohandas Gandhi While finishing a degree at UBC, I dreamed of a curriculum that included yoga and wellness. I had already completed a degree at Langara College and I was well aware of the stress and...