An indecent proposal

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson On August 9, I woke up to headlines like “Google Goes Evil” and “Google Greed and the End of Net … Read more

Sumptuous sandwiches

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Someone I know took a peanut butter sandwich in his lunch bag every day – for seven years. Then what happened? … Read more

Help bring the bees back

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot The honeybee Apis mellifera was brought to North America by European colonists in 1662 to pollinate their crops. Before European … Read more

Mirror, mirror

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Gustav Jung Life is like a … Read more

VIFF’s eco docs

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead It seems more like a decade than a year since VIFF last came round. Make that two decades. With … Read more

More drilling, more disasters

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola The Gulf of Mexico disaster is just the latest in a long history of “accidents.” As Canada … Read more


  Be ocean wise The Ocean Wise logo on a restaurant menu, seafood-counter or seafood product is the trusted symbol of ocean-friendly seafood choices. With … Read more

HST or democracy?

  Vander Zalm urges Premier to hold free fall vote on HST initiative petition Fight HST leader and former BC premier, Bill Vander Zalm, has … Read more

Arctic adventure for hope

article and photos by Ezra Manson From August 4-20, 16-year-old Ezra Manson, along with 78 other international students, participated in a an exploration of the … Read more

Greenwashing biotech

  by Lucy Sharratt Ten years ago, Monsanto tried to convince the world – Europe, in particular –that genetically engineered (GE) crops were needed to … Read more