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by Art Joyce on Saturday Mar 21 2015

“In a peaceful age I might have written ornate or merely descriptive books, and might have remained almost unaware of my political loyalties. As it is I have been forced into becoming a sort of pamphleteer.”—George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946

George Orwell warned of totalitarian states in his dystopic novel ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

by Sara Golling on Thursday Mar 19 2015

On April 14, provincial and territorial leaders are to meet in Quebec City for a special Council of Federation meeting to talk about climate change.  Some prominent Canadians -- and many others, less prominent but equally concerned -- plan to attend a march there on April 11, in an attempt to get a message to our politicians about the urgent need  for action.

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 18 2015

The World Federalist Movement has issued a press release about Canada's new federal legislation ratifying the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions -- an international treaty intended to ban the use of  cluster bombs. 

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 12 2015

 The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2016 program.  Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at http://www.nuffield.ca.

Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2016.

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 12 2015

Sometimes I think everyone would benefit, at some time in our lives, from the help of a facility such as this.  There are aspects of modern society (and some families) that seem to be actively "crazy-making"  and I wonder, at times, whether some symptoms attributed to "mental disorders" are simply an individual's self-preserving  reaction to some of  the insanity of our world.  Whether it i

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Mar 07 2015

What are the consequences when elected governments make policy based on faith and imperial hubris instead of science and expertise? It's a question that is forcing itself on the world as we watch the United States, Britain, NATO and the Harper government continue to up the ante in the confrontation with Russia over the Ukraine.

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 01 2015

10,000 girls, women and their families gathering from around BC are excited to discover why the sky really is no limit and meet with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, veteran of 4 missions to space.

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 24 2015

Science Matters
Vol. 17, No. 8
24 Feb 2015

We have to stop filling and killing the oceans with plastic

By David Suzuki

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 12 2015

Coastal First Nations Say Eagle Spirit Pipeline Announcement Is Misleading; Pipeline Has No Support on BC Coast

First Nations opposition to heavy oil exports on the BC coast is unanimous, including in Eagle Spirit President’s home community of Lax Kw’alaams.

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 10 2015

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming a handful of their newest (and cutest) recruits!

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