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Why care about the Internet?

Why care about the Internet?

Apr 4, 2011

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson In the past, I’ve asked Canadians to send Industry Minister Tony Clement letters asking him to stop Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from discriminating against online services. Currently, several major ISPs are engaging in the practice of discrimination by making certain services load slower for users than other...

A caveman diet?

A caveman diet?

Apr 4, 2011

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Would a Paleo diet work in today’s world? Would it be an optimal way for everyone to eat? Although we might envision a past Garden of Eden or a tribe of hunter-gatherers for whom life was simple and food was unprocessed and free of additives and pesticides, how realistic is it for us to adopt the diet from the Palaeolithic...

The salad box

The salad box

Apr 4, 2011

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot The first year we moved into our new home I asked my husband Guy to build me 12 cedar planter boxes for Christmas, one-foot deep and six-feet long, on short legs. Eleven years later, I decided to use six of these planter boxes for winter food crops. I refilled them with screened compost and planted them in fall, using both...

Being kind or being right

Being kind or being right

Apr 4, 2011

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young When you have a choice to be right or to be kind, choose kind and watch your suffering disappear. – Dr Wayne Dyer There is an aspect of human behaviour I have never been able to understand. It is the tendency to treat strangers or acquaintances better than loved ones. It could be a dad coaching his son,...

Coming-of-age stories

Coming-of-age stories

Apr 4, 2011

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Growing up is painful enough. Growing up during a war really hurts. That’s the thrust of rites-of-passage drama Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter), a WW2 Dutch occupation film seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old. Headstrong, rebellious and impressionable Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier, providing good screen...

Campbell’s Legacy

Campbell’s Legacy

Apr 4, 2011

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki One of Canada’s longest-serving politicians, Gordon Campbell, recently stepped down as leader of the BC Liberal Party and premier of British Columbia. Mr. Campbell’s long tenure as premier was fraught with contradictions when it came to the environment. He brought in an ambitious plan to tackle climate change,...

Autumn Skye Morrison

Autumn Skye Morrison

Apr 4, 2011

Artist statement My purpose is to create. In that process, I find stillness and rhythm, my teacher and passion. I believe that art can be a life-shaking experience or an intimate rendezvous. For me, it is both. I paint in celebration of this fantastic adventure. I start with fragments of ideas and work intuitively, not clinging to a preconceived outcome or a...

Burzynski: the Movie

Burzynski: the Movie

Apr 4, 2011

cancer is serious business by by C.A. Wolski In Burzynski: the Movie, director Eric Merola details the eponymous doctor’s ongoing struggles to treat his patients with his anticancer drug antineoplaston A10, which could end the need for chemotherapy and radiation for many forms of cancer. Director Merola obviously supports Dr. Burzynski and his film...

Government sees no need to test GMOs

Government sees no need to test GMOs

Apr 4, 2011

Crop contamination an inevitable result by Lucy Sharratt Bill-C474, a concrete proposal to solve one of the major problems created by genetically modified crops (GM or GE) was rejected by Members of Parliament. After a full year of debate that included Parliamentary hearings, the Bill was voted down on February 9 by both Liberals and Conservatives. Although the...

The Great Turning – A revolution is underway

The Great Turning –  A revolution is underway

Apr 4, 2011

by Maureen Jack-LaCroix The Great Turning is the name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from a society based on industrial growth to a life-sustaining civilization. The ecological and social crises we face are inflamed by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. This self-destructing political economy sets its goals and measures its...