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ENVIROBITES

May 30, 2011

Share Alexandra Morton echoes distress call Following revelations at the Cohen Inquiry that government suppressed information on critical viral infections in Fraser sockeye, the Get Out Migration marched on with ‘Mayday for Wild Salmon.’ In April, Alexandra Morton and the Wild Salmon People travelled to communities asking people to lead government...

My two-week water diet

My two-week water diet

May 30, 2011

ShareNUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina I recently underwent a fascinating, life-altering three weeks. For two of those weeks, my diet consisted of bread and water – without the bread. And I am not someone who has experienced anorexia. Quite the contrary – I was drawn to the field of nutrition because of my love for food (nutritious or not) and snacking...

Planting the garden

Planting the garden

May 30, 2011

ShareON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot When establishing a new garden, rototilling (or deep digging) is needed to initially incorporate organic amendments, but once the garden is established, there should be no need to cultivate deeply, which would destroy the soil food web. If soil becomes compacted, it may be necessary to turn soil amendments under with a...

Transcending dysfunction

Transcending dysfunction

May 30, 2011

ShareUNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.  – Rachel Naomi Remen Sometimes it is hard to understand why we, or anyone, would stay in a dysfunctional...

Doc May-hem

Doc May-hem

May 30, 2011

ShareFILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead DOXA, Vancouver’s purely documentary film festival, marks its 10th anniversary this year with 95 films showing between May 6 and 15, the festival’s biggest program yet. The festival opens with a film shadowing a group of Chicago area teens as they head for the world’s largest youth slam poetry...

Star scientists

Star scientists

May 30, 2011

ShareSCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki Hedy Lamarr was once regarded as the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. In 1933, she scandalously appeared nude in a Czech film called Ecstasy, which brought her to the attention of US movie moguls. Through the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, she starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest hits alongside leading...

Conservation Voters of BC announces federal endorsements

Conservation Voters of BC  announces federal endorsements

May 30, 2011

Share In April, the Conservation Voters of BC announced its endorsements for the upcoming May 2 federal election. Conservation Voters of BC has a proven track record of helping elect environmental champions across party lines. “Environmental issues will be decisive for many BC voters,” said Kevin Washbrook, director, Conservation Voters of BC. “Our...

Fair Trade on the move in Vancouver

Fair Trade on the move in Vancouver

May 30, 2011

Share  by Sasha Caldera Global trade in the 21st century is a continuous negotiation between people, governments, corporations and international law and its success rests upon being able to satisfy the interests of all players. The food we eat and the everyday products we use posses a global footprint. Cocoa is harvested in West Africa. Tea and cotton are...

Harper vs health

Shareprotection from dangerous drugs hangs by a thread   DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels Electing a government may be about a lot of things, but what seems to dominate the speeches of candidates is how they plan to spend our tax dollars. Those decisions determine our priorities and shape what kind of country we’ll have now and in the future so whatever...

Are the tables about to turn on Hedy Fry?

Share  Voters planning to cast a strategic vote in Vancouver Centre apparently no longer need worry about voting for Liberal Hedy Fry just to stop the Conservative candidate from winning. It seems a Liberal-insider associated with Hedy Fry’s team told Green candidate Adriane Carr about the results of a recent internal poll conducted in Vancouver...

Contempt destroys character

Shareby Joyce Murray, Liberal candidate Vancouver Quadra After May 2nd, one of two people will be Prime Minister: Stephen Harper or Michael Ignatieff. As a Liberal candidate, it is my task to highlight the stark contrast between the inclusive, family-oriented vision of Canada offered by the Liberal Party versus the dangerous ideological control of the Harper...

May vs Lunn in Saanich Gulf-Islands

May vs Lunn in Saanich Gulf-Islands

May 30, 2011

Shareby Andrew MacLeod To make history as the first Green Party member elected to Canada’s parliament, leader Elizabeth May must get past the incumbent, Conservative Gary Lunn. Luckily for May, who is positioning herself as the best candidate to beat Lunn, there is still a strong odour lingering from Lunn’s ‘victory’ in 2008, an odour...

It’s not enough just to vote

It’s not enough just to vote

May 30, 2011

ShareWhy Canada’s democracy needs an upgrade by Paul H. LeMay In the last federal election, a stunning 41 percent of eligible voters – or 5,382,130 Canadians – abstained from voting. In fact, more Canadians abstained from voting in the general election of 2008 than the number of Canadians who cast a ballot for the Conservative Party that came...