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Oct 24 global day of action

Oct 24 global day of action

Oct 20, 2009

EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey “Dear world: This is an invitation to help build a movement – to take one day and use it to stop the climate crisis.” These are words from the grassroots organization 350.org, which is energizing a huge global protest about the looming climate crisis. On Saturday, October 24, up to a million people will take action...

Repurpose your garbage

Repurpose your garbage

Oct 20, 2009

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola In Mexico City, politicians recently banned the ubiquitous plastic bags that citizens use for everything from groceries to soft drinks. But that will only go part way to reducing the 12,000 tonnes of garbage the city produces every day. Only six percent of Mexico City’s garbage gets recycled now, but the...

Dr. Rogers Prize 2009

Dr. Rogers Prize 2009

Oct 19, 2009

Vancouver and Calgary doctors awarded world’s largest prize for complementary and alternative medicine Two practitioners recognized as “agents of change” in the revolutionary movement toward an integrative approach to clinical medical practice have split the $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary & Alternative Medicine...

Thuna Herbals – 121 years and growing

Thuna Herbals – 121 years and growing

Oct 19, 2009

A Toronto tradition rooted in family Interview with herbalist Evelyn Dorfman by Sonya Weir A visit to Thuna Herbals on Danforth Avenue in Toronto is like stepping back in time. The herbal dispensary looks much as one would expect a store of its kind to look like in the 20s, with rows and rows of huge glass apothecary jars full of helping herbs. Dr. Max Harriman...

Truehope’s landmark victory for natural health

Can the public now beat Bill C-6’s bid to search and seize products? by Shawn Buckley In the late 1990s, Anthony Stephan and David Hardy, the gentlemen who later formed Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. (Truehope), began successfully treating persons suffering from bi-polar disorder with a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals. The success of their...

Mallified – Does expanded consumer consciousness signal the end of the traditional shopping mall?

Mallified – Does expanded consumer consciousness signal  the end of the traditional shopping mall?

Oct 19, 2009

by Geoff Olson Recipe: “Take 100 acres of ideally-shaped, flat land. Surround it by 500,000 consumers who have no access whatever to any other shopping facilities. Prepare the land and cover the central portion with 1,000,000 square feet of buildings. Fill with first-rate merchandisers who will sell superior wares at alluringly low prices. Trim the whole...

People and technology can revamp healthcare

DRUG BUST Alan Cassels Aristotle said that man is a political animal. To Descartes, man was a thinking being. Jean-Jacques Rousseau said that man was ultimately a moral being. I am prone to think that what most characterizes humanity is the fact that we create tools – man as toolmaker. Empowered Patients Conference Alan Cassels speaks at the...