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The ultimate musical summer

The ultimate musical summer

June 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason It’s here. Let’s get started; www.bcmusicianmag.com is your link to the 2015 Ultimate Summer Festival Guide. This amazing, free resource connects you to 348 music and arts festivals and events all over BC, with lots in Alberta and Washington and some in Manitoba, Yukon and NWT. You’ll find street fests, art walks, concerts in...

Wendy Atkinson digs deep

Wendy Atkinson digs deep

June 2015

TRACKS by Bob Turner It’s been said that what one considers to be “good” music is music that speaks to one’s set of biases drawn from one’s personal history and relationship with music and aesthetics, all of which shapes a response to – and an evaluation of – a specific work. The world of ‘new’ or...

Star Wise

Star Wise

June 2015

by Mac McLaughlin Let’s talk about Gemini and, of course, Geminis love to talk. They seem to know a little bit about everything and a lot about a few things. They’re jack-of-all-trades and master of three or four. Plus, they know everybody, as it is their game to connect and communicate. Their range is far and wide and it’s quite surprising who...

GM crops wreak havoc with ecosystems and health

GM crops wreak havoc with ecosystems and health

June 2015

GMO BITES by Lucy Sharratt by Lucy Sharratt GMO Inquiry 2015 is proceeding and has now investigated the environmental impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Genetically modified – GM, also called genetically engineered – crops have been a 20-year open-air experiment in Canada. Most of the GM crops grown in Canada are herbicide-tolerant and the...

NEWSBITES: June 2015

NEWSBITES: June 2015

June 2015

No patents on seeds “Act now – save the future of our food!” The coalition of No Patents on Seeds! has published an international call to European governments to stop patents on plants and animals. They are warning that international corporations such as Monsanto are taking more and more control of resources needed for food production. As...

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

June 2015

Video produced by Chipotle Mexican Grill, created by Moonbot Studios and includes Pure Imagination sung by Fiona Apple. More info at chipotle.com Common Ground respects Chipotle’s move to be GMO-free, and their short brilliant video animation tells well the tale of real vs junk food. A must...