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Stop the Great Lakes nuclear dump

Stop the Great Lakes nuclear dump

Mar 1, 2013

Do something great for Canada Water Week, March 18-24 Nuclear waste dump fact sheet 1. Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a multi-billion dollar corporation wholly owned by the Province of Ontario, plans to build a nuclear waste dump at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant site, in the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario, located approximately one kilometer inland from...

The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

Mar 1, 2012

How a few choice words can change worlds within and without • by Geoff Olson   • The world appears to be on a knife-edge again, with leaders from Tel Aviv to Tehran playing out idiotic games of brinkmanship better suited to pre-war Europe than the whistle-blowing world of WikiLeaks and Anonymous. To write about poetry in this context may seem...

Undernutrition: root cause of obesity & disease

Undernutrition: root cause of obesity & disease

Mar 1, 2012

by Helen Papaconstantinos BA, CNP, RNCP • Could Canada’s younger generations be expected to live shorter lives than their parents because of obesity? It is a chilling thought, but over the last 25 years, Statistics Canada reports have shown a considerable increase in the percentage of children and adolescents who are overweight and obese. At the root...

The real cost of free samples

The real cost of free samples

Mar 1, 2012

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels The people's briefing note on prescription drugs • Psst. Hey kid, try one of these. It’s really good stuff. Thus goes the standard pitch of the schoolyard pusher, selling the benefits of the product – so to speak – and expanding his market. What he seeks is a happy client who will hopefully come back for more....

Gateway Pipeline pros and cons

Gateway Pipeline pros and cons

Mar 1, 2012

An interview with retired economist Reimar Kroecher by Joseph Roberts • At press time on February 24, the Calgary Herald published an article by Rebecca Penty entitled “Transport Canada approves Enbridge’s supertanker routes.” Penty notes: “The federal department determined three shipping routes proposed by Enbridge are...

When greed meets green

When greed meets green

Mar 1, 2012

by Ken Peters • Just so we are clear, I love the planet and believe we are fast destroying it. I believe that debating global warming is a brilliant piece of sleight-of-hand by business. We used to just call it pollution and it was clearly bad; now they’ve got us debating global warming while we continue to rape the land and foul the oceans worse...

Time for change at the Federal Reserve

Time for change at the Federal Reserve

Mar 1, 2012

How Wall Street & the Fed fleeced the U.S. by Senator Bernie Sanders • As a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behaviour on Wall Street, the American people have experienced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs, homes, life savings and the ability to...

Our oceans need help

Our oceans need help

Mar 1, 2012

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • It’s been 20 years since Canada’s East Coast cod fishery collapsed and we still have no recovery target or timeline for rebuilding populations. That’s just one finding in a damning report from a panel of eminent Royal Society of Canada marine scientists. “Sustaining Canada’s Marine...

Putting the love in revolution

Putting the love in revolution

Mar 1, 2012

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead   • On March 17, it will be six months since the beginning of Occupy Wall Street and the subsequent cascade of grassroots occupations that followed across the Western world. Two local filmmakers who have been documenting the Occupy movement – from the Arab Spring, through Zuccotti Park to the Vancouver Art...

Living True

Living True

Mar 1, 2012

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young “What you think of me is none of my business.” – Terry Cole-Whittaker • It is amazing when we stop to think how much of our culture is based on what people think of us or more importantly what we think they think of us or what we want them to think of us. Fashion magazines, beauty products,...