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

Claire Martin up close and off-air

Claire Martin up close and off-air

May 1, 2015

Filling the need for fact-based government by Bruce Mason • “And now, here’s Claire Martin with your complete, up-to-date, revised forecast.” Canadians from coast to coast have learned to listen up and look closely when this former CBC senior meteorologist shows and tells. Martin is one of the most popular and trusted people in this country....

Overprescribing common among elderly

Overprescribing common among elderly

May 1, 2015

Some healthcare professionals see this as a serious problem DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If you plan on getting old, or are looking after someone who is old, you need to be ready for one stark reality of medical care in the elderly: it involves a lot of drugs. Anyone who looks after senior citizens says the same thing: any new ache, pain or concern often...

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...

Beyond hope

Beyond hope

May 1, 2015

A conversation with Chris Hedges by Bruce Mason Chris Hedges is a controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of best-selling books. He has covered Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans for two decades and writes and speaks extensively on war, terrorism, climate, culture and conflict. On February 19, as part of the SFU...

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...

Feds ready to ram through Bill C-51

Feds ready to ram through Bill C-51

May 1, 2015

Independent Media by David Christopher Over 200,000 Canadians have united to Reject Fear and Stop Bill C-51, but will the government listen? It’s rare in Canadian politics to see intense public interest in government legislative proposals, let alone to see Canadians take to the streets in the tens of thousands to protest a piece of legislation by...

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...

Informed consent

Informed consent

Apr 1, 2015

Take the ‘Kingdom of Alanastan’ statins quiz DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If you haven’t heard the term “informed consent” before, it’s time you did. This term implies that anytime a medical treatment is offered to you, it must be explained in sufficient detail – as to its possible benefits and harms – so you can make a fully informed...

Spin city – transit plebiscite

Spin city – transit plebiscite

Apr 1, 2015

Scratching the surface of the plebiscite by Elizabeth Murphy • We must look beyond sound bites coming from the multi-million dollar, publically funded Yes campaign for the transportation plebiscite. The evidence shows that the plan for the Broadway Corridor is more about implementing Metrotown-scale development than it is about transporting people. With...