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Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier

Apr 1, 2015

The evolution of a song by Bruce Mason • It’s been 10 years since Buffy Sainte-Marie graced the cover of Common Ground and more than five decades since she wrote Universal Soldier, her international anthem to peace, which is just as vital and timely today. In a 2005 Common Ground interview, publisher Joseph Roberts stated, “Universal Soldier is just as...

Power in the Blood

Power in the Blood

Apr 1, 2015

A conversation with Buffy Sainte-Marie by Bruce Mason • I’m upside down with a mean, 27-hour Australia-Hong Kong-London jet-lag, hoping my band can survive the pace,” reports Buffy Sainte-Marie, who turned 74 in February. She is referring to her whirlwind, globe-trotting tour in advance of the release of her album, Power in the Blood, on May 12. “It’s...

The micro and macro of nutrients

The micro and macro of nutrients

Apr 1, 2015

by Nancy Lin DeGregori   • There are two types of nutrients we need for our survival: micronutrients and macronutrients. This division is based on the quantity of a nutrient the body needs. We need micronutrients in small amounts and macronutrients in large amounts. Claimed by macrobiotic enthusiasts, a careful balance of micronutrients and...

Informed consent

Informed consent

Apr 1, 2015

Take the ‘Kingdom of Alanastan’ statins quiz DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If you haven’t heard the term “informed consent” before, it’s time you did. This term implies that anytime a medical treatment is offered to you, it must be explained in sufficient detail – as to its possible benefits and harms – so you can make a fully informed...

Gut flora & your health

Gut flora & your health

Apr 1, 2015

by Dr. Mercola • While many think of their brain as the organ in charge of their mental health, your gut may actually play a far more significant role. The big picture many of us understand is one of a microbial world that we just happen to be living in. Our actions interfere with these microbes and they in turn respond having more effects to our individual...

Spin city – transit plebiscite

Spin city – transit plebiscite

Apr 1, 2015

Scratching the surface of the plebiscite by Elizabeth Murphy • We must look beyond sound bites coming from the multi-million dollar, publically funded Yes campaign for the transportation plebiscite. The evidence shows that the plan for the Broadway Corridor is more about implementing Metrotown-scale development than it is about transporting people. With...

Cathedrals to cartoons

Cathedrals to cartoons

Apr 1, 2015

Art, satire and spirituality in the 21st century • article and photo by Geoff Olson On a six-week trip to Europe back in the eighties, I discovered I was a fiend for cathedrals. Each destination usually involved a trek from train station to cathedral to pub to hostel (not necessarily in that order). It made for a pleasing combination of the sacred and...

Nuclear Symposium addresses important issues

by Gordon Edwards • Engaged people of all kinds – physicians, researchers, aboriginal leaders, decision-makers and activists – from many parts of the world are converging on Quebec City in mid-April to exchange information and views at the World Uranium Symposium. Attendees will hear presentations on all aspects of the nuclear fuel chain. They will...

GMO Bites: April 2015

GMO Bites: April 2015

Apr 1, 2015

GMO Inquiry reveals where GMOs are in Canada In the ground and on our plates by Lucy Sharratt   • “Where in the world are GM crops and foods?” It should be an easy question to answer, but our government does not provide that information. The first report from CBAN’s GMO Inquiry 2015 is out and answers this question for the first time. We all want to...

NEWSBITES: April 2015

Scientists concerned about sugar   • The sugar industry is at it again. The official recommendations on updating the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were just released and they include a critical step forward in curbing the growing health problems of sugar overconsumption by recommending a limit and label on added sugar – a step the sugar...

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

Apr 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • The spring grizzly kill starts April 1 and extends for several weeks, followed by a second fall season. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90% shot by trophy hunters, many of them foreign licence holders as the BC government plans to enact new regulations to allow hunters from...

Finding your purpose

Finding your purpose

Apr 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion, for your passion will lead you right to your purpose. – Bishop T.D. Jakes My clients sometimes tell me they are struggling to find their purpose in life and wonder what it is they are ‘supposed’ to be doing. It is as though the right answer is hidden...

Junkyard Planet and the fourth “R”

Junkyard Planet and the fourth “R”

Apr 1, 2015

READ IT by Bruce Mason • According to Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, repair is the fourth “R” that fits perfectly with reduce, reuse and recycle. “Virtually everyone knows very well that repairable items tend to be better built and longer lasting. And that’s what we really need if we’re going to...