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To sleep or not to sleep

Are we a nation of insomniacs? by Janet Currie Had trouble sleeping lately? You aren’t alone. In Canada and other comparable countries, insomnia is described … Read more

Reinventing your life

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw Perhaps your life has not gone … Read more

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BC Book Awards

Celebrating the year’s brightest & best Publishing is obsessed with “winners,” but I’ve always thought literary prizes are earned while winners are for lotteries. Still, … Read more

Toad People World Premiere

Presented by the Wilderness Committee www.wildernesscommittee.org » Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-9PM At SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver Tickets $10 – order at toadpeople.brownpapertickets.com … Read more

More at VIFF

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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