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ATAMANENKO: Genetically Engineered Salmon, not worth the risk to health or the environment

Aquabounty Technologies (AT), headquartered in the US, has genetically modified (GM) a faster growing Atlantic salmon by inserting a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and genetic material from the eel-like ocean pout. The company’s business plan is to produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Prince Edward Island...

Strategic voting is more important than ever

Analysts and activists across the country are still trying to get a serious grip on the stunning rise in the polls of Jack Layton’s NDP – almost pinching themselves in the aftermath of fear and the loathing that characterized the first weeks of the election. How is it possible that Harper could stay in striking distance of ...

Indigo’s “For the Love of Indigo” school library fundraising campaign

Did you know that parents want their children to have access to well-stocked libraries in their schools? Were you aware that they’re very concerned that provincial governments aren’t doing enough to ensure that there’s enough money to pay for these books and libraries? Or that increasingly teachers have to dig into their own...

Housing prices and sales to slow, CMHC says

By: Julie Fortier and Kim Covert, Postmedia NewsExpect to see home sales and prices fall in Canada the second half of 2010, while housing starts moderate, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's second quarter Housing Market Outlook released Tuesday."Existing home market conditions will remain balanced over the...

Is B.C. running out of electricity?

News that BC Hydro will significantly increase its reliance on imported electricity this year may come as a shock to many energy-complacent British Columbians, but not to B.C. Citizens for Green Energy (BCCGE) and its co-spokesperson David Field.Field says BCCGE has been monitoring the electricity import issue for several...

Canada announces $9 billion plan to purchase 65 F-35 fighters

 Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay announced on Friday morning a 9 billion Canadian dollar plan to buy 65 F-35 fighters. It would be the largest military purchase in the history of Canada. "I'm convinced the F-35 is good for Canada, good for Canadians, good for the Forces and good for Canadian industry," said MacKay...

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers face potential charges in Dziekanski tasering death

After reviewing the Braidwood Inquiry report into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport on October 14, 2007, Special Prosecutor Richard C.C. Peck, Q.C. announced he will revisit the British Columbia Attorney General's decision not to charge the four Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers...

LETTER: Allegations of police abuse at G20

Dear editor,My name is Lesley Tarasoff and I grew up in the Slocan Valley, BC but now I live in Toronto, ON. This weekend, as you are aware, the G8 and G20 summits took place in Huntsville and Toronto. I am sure you saw the mainstream media's interpretation of the summits and what was happening on the streets. However, a lot...

P.M. Harper interviewed on web

 Talk Canada did an exclusive interview with Stephen Harper this week. They opened their site for Canadians to submit their questions. 5,129 people submitted 1704 questions and then 169,842 people cast their vote for which question they wanted answered. Based on the poll, the interview questions were selected. The interview...

Canadian diplomat and whistleblower Richard Colvin files complaint against Harper government

 Whistle-blower Richard Colvin is being targeted by the Canadian government with reprisals for his report to Parliament in November in which he presented evidence the Harper government was complicit in torturing Afghan detainees - many of whom were likely innocent of any...

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