Seminar on Electropollution: 7pm May 27 at Choices - 3248 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC 604-541-3902

Safe food advocates organize

Safe food advocates organize

May 1, 2015

• Renowned Health Canada whistleblower and food safety crusader Dr. Shiv Chopra will headline the launch of The Canadian Council on Food Sovereignty and Health on May 24 in Windsor, Ontario. Chopra’s fiery speeches last winter called citizens to action to take back a corrupted food supply, inspiring a group of Windsor food activists to...

Remembering Mike Carr (1942-2015)

Remembering Mike Carr (1942-2015)

May 1, 2015

A father of bio-regionalism by Kriszta Hernadi Mike Carr’s social and environmental activism spans four decades. As an organizer, founder or member, he worked with a number of grassroots groups: TCLSAC, People’s Food Commission, Vancouver Walk for Peace, Aurora Institute, Eco-City Network, Barefoot Cartographers, Tin Wis Coalition, Native Education...

Wally’s farewell

Wally’s farewell

May 1, 2015

by Eliza Olson, President, Burns Bog Conservation Society Wally Davyduke was a founding member of the Burns Bog Conservation Society and the Burns Bog Conservation Foundation. He took over the supervision of the Delta Nature Reserve’s boardwalk construction in 2002. Proud of his work on the boardwalk, he would stop and ask users, “What...

China’s pollution a toxic lesson to all

China’s pollution a toxic lesson to all

May 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and coal burning. Schools and workplaces regularly shut down when pollution exceeds hazardous levels. People have exchanged paper and cotton masks for...

GMO Bites

GMO Bites

May 1, 2015

“Adopt-a-Retailer” targets GM apples by Lucy Sharratt • With our government’s approval of the genetically modified (GM) “non-browning” apple in March, and with no labelling of GM foods, it’s time to take action to guarantee a non-GM choice for fruits and vegetables in our communities. It’s easier than you might think....

Nuclear Symposium addresses important issues

by Gordon Edwards • Engaged people of all kinds – physicians, researchers, aboriginal leaders, decision-makers and activists – from many parts of the world are converging on Quebec City in mid-April to exchange information and views at the World Uranium Symposium. Attendees will hear presentations on all aspects of the nuclear fuel chain. They will...

GMO Bites: April 2015

GMO Bites: April 2015

Apr 1, 2015

GMO Inquiry reveals where GMOs are in Canada In the ground and on our plates by Lucy Sharratt   • “Where in the world are GM crops and foods?” It should be an easy question to answer, but our government does not provide that information. The first report from CBAN’s GMO Inquiry 2015 is out and answers this question for the first time. We all want to...

NEWSBITES: April 2015

Scientists concerned about sugar   • The sugar industry is at it again. The official recommendations on updating the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were just released and they include a critical step forward in curbing the growing health problems of sugar overconsumption by recommending a limit and label on added sugar – a step the sugar...

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

Apr 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • The spring grizzly kill starts April 1 and extends for several weeks, followed by a second fall season. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90% shot by trophy hunters, many of them foreign licence holders as the BC government plans to enact new regulations to allow hunters from...

Junkyard Planet and the fourth “R”

Junkyard Planet and the fourth “R”

Apr 1, 2015

READ IT by Bruce Mason • According to Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, repair is the fourth “R” that fits perfectly with reduce, reuse and recycle. “Virtually everyone knows very well that repairable items tend to be better built and longer lasting. And that’s what we really need if we’re going to...