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Will 2010 be the year of the open media movement?

Will 2010 be the year of the  open media movement?

Jan 12, 2010

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson Some of us have made New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier and spend more time with friends and family, etc. While these are important personal goals, it may be the right time to also have a loftier collective resolution: to radically open up our media system in 2010. I’ve...

Sharing mealtimes

Sharing mealtimes

Jan 12, 2010

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Advice about healthy eating may be fine, but often our challenge is a matter of lifestyle and social support rather than a lack of knowledge about vitamins or protein. It’s not much fun creating nourishing meals when one sits alone at the table day after day. While ads might feature couples enjoying candlelit dinners together,...

Food network a vital initiative

Food network a vital initiative

Jan 11, 2010

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot On December 4, 80 people representing all kinds of links along our local food chain gathered mid-Island at Vancouver Island University to discuss the possibility of creating a Vancouver Island food systems network. By the end of the day, there was so much enthusiasm for this concept that the VIFSN was launched then and...

Anxiety – ego’s shadow

Anxiety – ego’s shadow

Jan 11, 2010

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young In my practice, I treat many people for anxiety. Probably everyone has experienced anxiety at one time or another. Anxiety is normal in certain situations: when someone close to us experiences sudden, serious illness or if we have momentarily lost sight of our young child or if there is a terrorist threat. However,...

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

Jan 11, 2010

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Austrian auteur Michael Haneke’s brand of filmmaking has been aptly described as “Hitchcock without the melodrama.” He also avoids neat conclusions, preferring ambiguity and the provocation of uncertainty so that his films clatter endlessly around your brain afterward. You may remember the...

Evolve! It’s our only choice

Evolve! It’s our only choice

Jan 11, 2010

EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey Some say we’re like a cancer,  devouring the Earth;  some say we’re like a rose-bud,  awaiting glorious birth; some say we’re all so stupid,  we don’t deserve to live; some say we’re holding heaven’s hopes, and all we need is love. As I write this column, the Copenhagen...

Canada must face climate crisis

Canada must face climate crisis

Jan 11, 2010

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola People who deny the reality of human-caused global warming are wetting their pants over the illegal theft and release of emails from scientists at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit. In their desperation, the deniers claim the emails point to a global conspiracy by the world’s scientists and government...

Healing through shamanism

by Sonya Weir In The Way of the Explorer, former Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell writes about his epiphany in space when he realized the nature of universal connectedness: “The presence of divinity became almost palpable and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes… The knowledge came to me...

29th Annual Organic Conference

Agriculture’s brightest minds share best farming practices to protect the environment We all have a shared goal of protecting the common environment. This includes the biodiversity of landscapes, climate, habitats, air and water. To this goal, in late January, hundreds of eco-minded individuals will flock to Guelph to tap the knowledge of agriculture’s best...

Native artist makes it real

Native artist makes it real

Jan 11, 2010

by Jadeon Rathgeber     At age 16, I started dealing drugs and running with gangs. My very first night I made $1,800 profit and thought, “I’m making more than a doctor and a lawyer.” So much money went through my hands over these years, all squandered and wasted. My mom continuously told me that nothing would come of these ways, and...

Pfizer eyes Canada

World’s biggest drug maker sets its sights on Canadian healthcare DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke. Its products are iconic and its reputation among other drug companies legendary. Many of its sales managers are former military  Criminal charges no...

Your health, your choice, your right

Your health, your choice, your right

Jan 11, 2010

Protect your right to choose natural health products Your right to make informed personal decisions and choices affecting your and your family’s health is being threatened. Please send a message to your Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health stating that Health Canada should work with the Canadian Health Food Association...

The passionate Prince

The passionate Prince

Jan 11, 2010

Prince Charles shares his lifelong interest in health during visit to Vancouver’s InspireHealth integrated cancer care centre by Dr. Hal Gunn, B.Sc., M.D Within moments of meeting His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the original excitement I felt about his visit to InspireHealth gave way to impressions far more profound. Through the Prince’s...