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Lost opportunity for openness

Lost opportunity for openness

Apr 11, 2010

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson Last month, the government had a perfect opportunity to address Canada’s deficit in Internet openness or “Net Neutrality.” In both the Speech From the Throne and the budget, it should have seized the opportunity to present an openness agenda. If the Conservatives are committed to lifting foreign ownership...

Self-seeding veggies

Self-seeding veggies

Apr 11, 2010

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot Imagine harvesting bunches of nutritious greens you didn’t even plant. You can do this simply by growing kales, chards, spinach, salad greens, mustard greens, parsley and coriander because they are all self-seeding vegetables. Let some of the best plants go to seed and you will have a steady supply of food all year...

Relationship sabotage

Relationship sabotage

Apr 11, 2010

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.  – Deepak Chopra There are many ways in which ego can sabotage our closest relationships. Ego sees everything from its own perspective and is only concerned with fulfilling its own needs. Many ego reactions or responses...

Irish animation illuminates ancient secret

Irish animation illuminates ancient secret

Apr 11, 2010

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, running April 9 to 16 in Vancouver, was established in 1998 to provide “culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth.” While the festival has a younger audience in mind, with audiences engaging in the event through question and answer sessions, and...

Earth Day Vancouver 2020

Earth Day Vancouver 2020

Apr 11, 2010

EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey Michelle woke her children early and got them dressed for Earth Day, the Fête de la Terre that would be held that day in the streets and parks of downtown Vancouver, attended by tens of thousands. It was the 50th anniversary of the world’s first Earth Day in 1970 and the whole day was a holiday, beginning with...

Brain over brawn

Brain over brawn

Apr 11, 2010

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola Many people say George Wald was the greatest lecturer in Harvard’s history. He was certainly the best I’ve heard. Dr. Wald won a Nobel Prize in 1967 for his work on the biochemical basis of colour vision. He and I became friends in the 1970s because we shared a common concern about the misapplication...

The next 500 years

The next 500 years

Apr 11, 2010

by Leon Secatero, Navajo The journey we are beginning now is for the next 500 years. What will be the sacred path that people will walk over the next 500 years? Even in the midst of all the changes taking place and all the things falling apart, we are building that foundation now. That’s something important for us to remember and to focus on. If we...

The brain under siege

The brain under siege

Apr 11, 2010

by Lee Gerdes Young people everywhere are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. In the United States, eight percent of children ages four through 17 are diagnosed with ADHD. Among adults, the percentage is between 2.9 and 4.4. However, it is believed that only a third to as much as a fifth of cases of ADHD are diagnosed. This wasn’t the case...

Big Pharma’s solution for our health woes: more and more pills for the elderly

  DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels I-ro-ny [ahy-ruh-nee] – noun, plural-nies: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.[From dictionary.com] We’ve all heard a lot about the “greying of the population” and how the growing numbers of baby boomers entering retirement are going to make public...

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

Apr 11, 2010

Numerous environmental organizations in BC and throughout Canada are working to preserve the planet’s ecology. In this supplement, we highlight some of their ongoing efforts. For a comprehensive list of environmental organizations in BC – and the issues they focus on – visit the BC Environmental Network. Full supplement (881 Kb...