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Imagine a Reconciliation Bridge in Vancouver

Imagine a Reconciliation Bridge in Vancouver

Jan 1, 2016

A vision for a repurposed Georgia Viaduct by Common Ground’s publisher, Joseph Roberts • New York City had a brilliant idea. They took a viaduct and repurposed it into what has become a hugely popular aerial greenway park. Two years ago, while visiting NYC, I was one of first five million who had the delightful experience of strolling across this amazing,...

The benefits of nutritional supplements

The benefits of nutritional supplements

Jan 1, 2016

by Annette Dickinson • Nutrient shortfalls have health consequences that could impact daily life and overall wellbeing. National nutrition surveys show shortfalls in intakes of many nutrients. About one-third of American adults fail to get their average daily requirement for vitamin C even though vitamin C is relatively easy to obtain from foods; low intakes...

Nine cheeky ideas for books on medicine

Nine cheeky ideas for books on medicine

Jan 1, 2016

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels •  Looking forward to a fresh new year of reporting from the underbelly of health and drugs, many ideas rush to mind. Surely another book is in the works? To start the year out right, here’s nine new, tongue-in-cheek ideas for books on health and pharmaceutical subjects that I think need a full airing. Let me ask you this: which...

Peak fitness

Peak fitness

Jan 1, 2016

Get fit with less exercise time by Dr. Mercola   • Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. I, along with countless other health experts and scientific studies, attest to its many benefits. Performing it correctly will produce positive biochemical changes in your body and even help prevent certain chronic diseases. Yet committing to a regular...

GMO BITES: Russian agriculture to be GMO-free

GMO BITES: Russian agriculture to be GMO-free

Jan 1, 2016

by Sustainable Pulse.com   • Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the Russian Parliament that Russia should become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, in a message released to the media on Thursday. “Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources...

The Paris Agreement is a global shift for climate

The Paris Agreement is a global shift for climate

Jan 1, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • When our children’s children look back to what we did to keep our planet livable, they may see this year’s United Nations climate conference in Paris as a turning point. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) may have been our last chance for a meaningful agreement to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy before...

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Resilient or overwhelmed? Accepting change without fear and worry

Jan 1, 2016

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Sometimes, our lives can feel completely overwhelming, especially if things are going wrong. Actually, it is not life that is overwhelming, but rather our emotional response to what is happening. Even at that, it...

Shaping up in 2016 with renewed diet and fitness practices

Shaping up in 2016 with renewed diet and fitness practices

Jan 1, 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • At this time of year, it can be invigorating to renew our diet and fitness practices. This might involve shedding a few pounds, eating more veggies, gaining muscle strength and posting regular dates for exercise on the calendar. One goal might be to get in shape. Belly fat or visceral fat (meaning fat in and around body...

STAR WISE: January 2016

STAR WISE: January 2016

Jan 1, 2016

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces It might be worth our while to take a deep look at the intrinsic meanings of Capricorn and its ruling planet Saturn. Deeply embedded religious beliefs and laws come under the heading of Saturn/Capricorn. Chronos (Father Time) carried...

Bearskin Diary – Surviving Canada’s shameful ’60s Scoop

Bearskin Diary – Surviving Canada’s shameful ’60s Scoop

Jan 1, 2016

READ IT by Bruce Mason • The wise Cherokee proverb, “Never criticize a person until you’ve walked a mile in their moccasins,” encapsulates the idea that it’s impossible to internalize another person’s point of view without climbing into their skin and walking around in their world. Too often, non-Aboriginals lack even the basic knowledge of the lives...