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Vision and NPA more of the same

Vision and NPA more of the same

Jul 1, 2014

• Politics in the City of Vancouver is branded as a battle between Vision Vancouver on the “left” and the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) on the “right.” However, their policies have turned out to be virtually the same regarding development when each had the majority on council over the last three terms. In 2007, then NPA Mayor Sam Sullivan created...

Eco friendly homes

Eco friendly homes

Jul 1, 2014

Healthy and Earth-conscious • With so much focus on creating a more eco-friendly living environment, more and more homeowners building a new home are considering green house design for a healthier lifestyle and to protect Earlth’s precious natural resources. There has been a dramatic increase in new materials and products available for green building:...

Some BC stores say “No” to GM apples

GMO Bites   GM apple in the hot seat Health Action Network (HANS), in cooperation with GE Free BC and Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), wish to thank the following stores and distributors for saying “No” to the GM apple. The stores below have committed to not sell the “Arctic Apple” and we acknowledge their support in this public health...

The off-key song of creation

The off-key song of creation

Jul 1, 2014

by Geoff Olson • In a scene from the 1999 film, The Matrix, a mysterious figure in shades confronts the main character, Neo. “You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad,” Morpheus quietly says to Neo. Anyone who’s gone...

Ben West

Ben West

Jul 1, 2014

Every Time the Wind Blows… READ IT by Bruce Mason   • “Now what?” That’s the question people have been asking since the Harper government’s decision on Enbridge. “How can we stop this?’ is another, along with the hopeful thought, “Surely we can do better!” Ben West – Tar Sands Campaign Director for ForestEthics Advocacy – has a...

Pipeline approval defies democracy

Pipeline approval defies democracy

Jul 1, 2014

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • There was little doubt the federal government would approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, regardless of public opposition or evidence presented against it. The prime minister indicated he wanted the pipeline built before the Joint Review Panel hearings even began. Ad campaigns, opponents demonized as...

Udo Erasmus’s inspired journey

Udo Erasmus’s inspired journey

Jun 1, 2014

Udo’s Oil – from pesticide poisoning to a health recovery inspiring a billion dollar organic oil industry interview byJoseph Roberts • Joseph Roberts  When did you become seriously sick? Udo Erasmus   I was 35 years old and married with three kids when my marriage broke up. I was very upset and basically wanted to kill something so I got a job as a...

GMO Bites

Tell Starbucks to support organics and stop fighting GMO labelling • Starbucks is serving milk to millions of customers every day from factory farms along with baked good products chock full of GMOs. As if that weren’t bad enough, as a dues paying member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Starbucks has helped lead the charge in fighting against...

Left Coast Naturals aims to be GMO free

Left Coast Naturals aims to be GMO free

Jun 1, 2014

BC-based company the first distributor in North America to take this step • Left Coast Naturals, a BC-based natural foods manufacturer and distributor representing nearly 30 brands, 200 bulk foods and three house brands (Hippie Foods, Skeet & Ike’s and Left Coast Bulk Foods), is taking the industry lead in ensuring its entire catalogue will be free from...

NEB public consult a public insult

by Reimar Kroecher • Common Ground asked Reimar Kroecher to study the highly controversial documents and share his analysis with our readers. Kroecher holds Economics degrees from UBC and UCLA and he was an Economics instructor at Langara for over 30 years. In December 2013, just before Christmas, the National Energy Board (NEB) declared the Northern Gateway...