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Shortcut tips for growing food

Shortcut tips for growing food

Mar 1, 2014

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot • Contrary to general belief, growing food doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Cognizant that most of us lead busy lives, this planting month of March I’m going to share some shortcuts for growing the maximum amount of food in the minimum amount of time. Successful soil building: Mulch the garden with...

Salmon Confidential

Salmon Confidential

May 1, 2013

• Many environmental experts have warned about the unsustainability of fish farms for a decade now and we have documented those objections in many previous articles. Unfortunately, nothing has yet been done to improve the system. As usual, government agencies and environmental organizations around the world turned a blind eye to what was predicted to become...

Put Canada First

Put Canada First

Mar 1, 2013

• Leadnow.ca is an independent community that brings generations together to strengthen our democracy and build a fair, open and responsible country. Leadnow.ca’s small staff team and 225,000 person community includes Canadians from across the political spectrum. Leadnow.ca was founded two years ago by a group of Canadians who wanted to find new ways to help...

Joyce Murray’s vision for Canada

Joyce Murray’s vision for Canada

Mar 1, 2013

An open letter to Canadians from David Suzuki • I am writing this as an individual citizen, not on behalf of any organization or political party. In fact, I do not belong to any political party. I will support candidates, platforms and policies of any party that move our country towards a more just and sustainable future. I was delighted to see that the...

Liberals shouldn’t be too proud

Liberals shouldn’t be too proud

Mar 1, 2013

by Paul Lemay • When I was a boy growing up in the ‘60s and into the ‘70s, I remember how we used to look up to our prime ministers, regardless of the political party they represented. But after Watergate it seemed the bloom on all political roses began to fall off. Now 40-plus years on, all we’re left with are a few thorny stems and the few precious...

Disordering normal 5.0

Disordering normal 5.0

Mar 1, 2013

Here comes the new DSM DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs Towards the end of May, the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the iconic bible of psychiatry, is coming off the presses after much revision and delay. It’s bound to keep people asking, “Am I normal or do I...

Holistic health tips

Holistic health tips

Mar 1, 2013

by Joy McCarthy • People are completely time-starved these days. Not cooking at home as much and eating fast food on the go has created the need to maximize the nutritional content of every morsel consumed. This is why adding supplements such as fish oil or a protein powder to your diet is a growing trend and a simple way to improve overall nutrition. You can...

The problem with vaccines

The problem with vaccines

Mar 1, 2013

by Joel Lord • The Vaccine Resistance Movement is a grassroots, non-profit organization, empowering communities around the world with the means of self-sufficiency, while determined to expose vaccine fraud and pharmaceutical industry malfeasance. March 12: VRM hosts “Vaccine Summit: Vancouver 2013” – a major, interactive symposium on vaccines,...

Art & activism

Art & activism

Mar 1, 2013

How an ancient poet inspired a local initiative to preserve McLellan Forest by Susan McCaslin / photos by Erin Perry • Last Thanksgiving, I discovered that Glen Valley in Langley still had some mature rainforest. This discovery was bittersweet, however, as I also learned the Township of Langley was planning to sell it off to raise funds to build a recreation...

Creating a community miracle

Creating a community miracle

Mar 1, 2013

by Bruce Mason • For many years, Gabriola Island – the most northern Southern Gulf Island – has been known as “Petroglyph Island” or “Isle of the Arts” because of its ubiquitous, ancient stone carvings and one of the highest per capita concentrations of artists in Canada. Now, Gabriola Island has a new major attraction: a unique,...