In a leaf-strewn forest a girl in a black overcoat leans against a tree and writes in her journal

The Power of Poetry

How a few choice words can change worlds within and without • by Geoff Olson   • The world appears to be on a knife-edge … Read more

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Gateway Pipeline pros and cons

An interview with retired economist Reimar Kroecher by Joseph Roberts • At press time on February 24, the Calgary Herald published an article by Rebecca … Read more

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When greed meets green

by Ken Peters • Just so we are clear, I love the planet and believe we are fast destroying it. I believe that debating global … Read more

Our oceans need help

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • It’s been 20 years since Canada’s East Coast cod fishery collapsed and we still have no recovery target or … Read more

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Educating doctors

DRUG BUST – The people’s briefing note on perscription drugs by Alan Cassels. A few years ago, I was invited to be the guest on an Ottawa radio talk show, the topic being something I was well familiar with, a book I co-wrote called Selling Sickness. The book explores how the pharmaceutical industry influences regulators, physicians and patients in order…

A circular spread of 100-dollar bills superimposed over an image of a barrio hillside of colourful but dilapated shacks.

Money, meaning & mayhem

A memorable book about money sparks memories of an in-flight conversation by Geoff Olson • Back in 1998, I was sitting on a plane at … Read more