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From Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s documentary Human. Photo courtesy of viff.org Showing October 10 (VIFF at the Centre) and October 12 (Vancouver Playhouse).

mesmerizing and unconventional

by Robert Alstead

• Koneline: Our Land Beautiful, by local filmmaker Nettie Wild, takes a fresh, even-handed approach to a heated subject: resource development in BC’s Northwest wilderness. The hereditary land of the Tahltan First Nation has been dubbed the “Serengeti of the North.” Now, the land is being opened up to mining companies for its rich gold and copper resources. Wild’s approach allows many individuals to share their different knowledge and experience of the area – whether it be the geologist’s expertise on rock formations or the aboriginal student sharing his disappearing dialect – and builds a mosaic of impressions.

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Subvert junk food marketing

Eat real food by Dr. Mercola • Food marketing expenditures are quite telling. In 2009, a whopping $1.7 billion was spent on unhealthy food marketing … Read more

Science and intuition

by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves   • At one time, intuition was considered an old wives’ tale. Today, researchers have solid scientific foundations for … Read more

Playing for Change

One world, one voice, one day MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason     • Without fail, the Playing For Change website makes me feel good. … Read more

Living with equanimity

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  Equanimity (Latin: æquanimitas having an even mind; aequus even animus mind/soul) is a state of psychological stability and composure … Read more

STAR WISE: September 2016

by Mac McLaughlin We’ll be riding out a couple of eclipses this month. In olden times, an eclipse would strike fear into the hearts of … Read more

Finding Common Ground

A journey of 300 editions by Bruce Mason Words and pictures of a shared past, present and future, from founders, friends and fellow travellers To page … Read more