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New for your health

New for your health

Nov 20, 2011

  PatsyPie® gluten-free crumble crust At last, a gluten-free pie crust that doesn’t need freezing. PatsyPie® Old-fashioned Crumble Crust is available now on grocers’ shelves across Canada. Since the crust comes pre-baked, it’s simply a matter of fill ‘n serve. Ideal for cream and custard fillings, cheesecakes, quiches and...

Demonstrators don V for Vendetta masks in Occupy Everywhere

Demonstrators don V for Vendetta masks in Occupy Everywhere

Nov 3, 2011

article and photo by Geoff Olson It’s an image you may have seen around lately. You might recognize the pale, goateed face with the ear-to-ear grin from the 2006 film V for Vendetta. To disguise both his identity and disfigurement, the central character wears a mask representing Guy Fawkes, a 17th century Englishman who plotted to blow up the Houses...

Social awakening

Social awakening

Nov 2, 2011

  Social awakening Occupy social consciousness by Chris Zaporoski   Common Ground publisher speaks at Occupy Vancouver October 15, 2011. Photo by Patrik Parkes. On a warm Friday night several weeks ago, I was sitting on a bench at English Bay, watching the stars shoot through the late summer sky. Many people were out that night –...

Social awakening – Occupy social consciousness

Social awakening – Occupy social consciousness

Nov 2, 2011

by Chris Zaporoski On a warm Friday night several weeks ago, I was sitting on a bench at English Bay, watching the stars shoot through the late summer sky. Many people were out that night – mature people strolling after dinner, romantic couples on the benches and, as usual, youth hanging out on the beach. I could hear distant conversations and...

STAR WISE: November 2011

STAR WISE: November 2011

Nov 1, 2011

STAR WISE: November 2011 - by Mac McLaughlin The Sun moves through tropical Scorpio from October 23 to November 22. Ruled by fiery Mars and co-ruled by the deep and mysterious Pluto, we find Scorpio natives are naturally inclined towards leadership roles and power positions. It’s never halfway; it’s either all the way or no way with Scorpio....

Wall Street conversation

Wall Street conversation

Nov 1, 2011

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki I’m not the only one unhappy with economic systems based on constant growth and endlessly increasing exploitation of finite resources – systems that concentrate wealth in the hands of a few while so many people struggle. Beginning on September 17, protests spread from New York to a growing number of cities across the...

Feds set to contaminate food supply with GM foods

by Lucy Sharratt The Canadian government is proposing to allow the contamination of our food supply with genetically engineered foods that have not been approved for safe eating in Canada. This is not a joke or an exaggeration. Agriculture Canada has organized “stakeholder” consultations on what it calls “Low Level Presence” and has...

Canadian Health Food Association Notes

Canadian Health Food Association Notes

Nov 1, 2011

In the October issue of Common Ground, we featured a special editorial supplement representing a call to protect our natural health products. Various industry stakeholders shared their perspectives on the serious impact that Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate regulations are having on the industry. See the complete editorial feature...

Help me to change the world

Help me to change the world

Nov 1, 2011

by don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz with Janet Mills I invite you to participate in a new dream for humanity, one in which all of us can live in harmony, truth, and love. In this dream, people of all religions and all philosophies are not just welcome, but respected. It doesn’t matter whether you believe in Christ, Moses, Allah, Brahma, Buddha or any...

A conversation with Wade Davis

A conversation with Wade Davis

Nov 1, 2011

What we stand to lose in “Beautiful British Columbia” interview by Sonya Weir Wade Davis is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on indigenous cultures. In 2009, he was chosen to be the speaker for the Massey Lectures for his publication The Wayfinders. More recently, the National Geographic...

A conversation with Wade Davis

It’s time to “Occupy” Health Canada

It’s time to “Occupy” Health Canada

Nov 1, 2011

by Adam Sealey   Health Canada is conducting an unnecessary war on natural health products (NHPs). It states 40 percent of Canadians have expressed “concern or mistrust” for NHPs, but here’s the clincher. Its list of natural health products includes Red Bull, Sudafed, Nicorette gum and Cover Girl makeup. How can these products be called...

Join the awakening

“Just Say No” to prescription drugs DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels Follow doctor’s orders. Make sure you fill your prescriptions. Don’t stop taking your drugs without consulting your doctor. Those sentiments form the heart of medical advice and we’re all expected to follow orders, right? After all, it’s your health that’s at...