It’s heartening, in the midst of the human-caused sixth mass extinction, to find good wildlife recovery news. As plant and animal species disappear faster than they have for millions of years, Russia’s Siberian, or Amur, tigers are making a comeback.
“For everything there is a season, and a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” – Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3
Elizabeth McCord, the fictional U.S. Secretary of State on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary, is practising a speech at the opening of Season 5’s Episode 18.
We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt the negative effects of stress. With the pace of the world today, stress is a familiar companion for many of us.
Another week, another dramatic warning from scientists — met with shrugs all around.
During the 1960s and ‘70s, there was a newspaper column in the New York Times called ‘Dear Abby.’
April Fools: update since Part One
Much to the chagrin of our Prime Minister I’m sure, this story adds weekly fuel to fires of controversy.
The BC Oil and Gas Commission recently revealed some concerning figures about abandoned oil and gas wells in British Columbia. In one example, Ranch Energy recently declared bankruptcy, leaving up to 500 abandoned wells in care of the Commission. Much of the cost to clean up those sites will likely fall on the shoulders of the BC taxpayer, and could be as much as $90 million for Ranch Energy’
Political Sense and Nonsense
I cannot help it: the Jody Wilson-Raybould / SNC-Lavalin political storm in Ottawa and in news media has fascinated me. Bewildered me at times, but in the main, it has kept me interested week by week.
“And a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6
Recent articles in The Tyee discuss the revelation that the RCMP have been engaged in monitoring social media – characterized in the article as “ongoing wide-scale monitoring of individuals’ social media use [that] could pose a threat to Canadians’ privacy and charter rights, say experts.”