3D Vitamin D

for depression, dementia and diabetes by Dr. Mercola • Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, … Read more

Lit from within

The extraordinary story of Jacques Lusseyran by Geoff Olson • They told me that to be blind meant not to see. Yet how was I … Read more

GMO Bites

GM sweet corn sneaks into stores and farmers markets Genetically modified – GM, also called genetically engineered – sweet corn is being sold in some … Read more

For word lovers

Word lovers: Two events of note worthy of your attendance and support are the upcoming 20th annual Word Vancouver and the first-ever “Reinventing Radio: An … Read more

“Boom, Bust, Boom” and the Mount Polley paradox

I had cracked open Bill Carter’s book, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World, a few days before last month’s Mount Polley tragedy. Call the monumental tailings pond breach what you will: accident, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm, disaster and on down the alphabet to wake-up call and ZZZ for sleeping.

“Tragedy” – as in “an event causing great suffering, destruction and distress” – seems an apt description for an entirely man-made and avoidable environmental nightmare. And Carter’s powerful, up-close and personal narrative exposes how far human beings will go to get copper – along with gold – especially “persons” such as Imperial Metals Corporation.

Join us on the Blue Dot Tour

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • A now famous 1972 photo of Earth taken by Apollo 17 astronauts from 45,000 kilometres away became known as … Read more

Welcome back VIFF

The first Vancouver International Film Festival under its new boss Jacqueline Dupuis opens September 25 and runs until October 10. A former executive director at … Read more