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by Letters to the ... on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

August 12, 2019

Dear Minister Heyman,

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

A coalition of Canadian science groups is launching a national non-partisan #VoteScience campaign to send the message that Canadians want decisions made that are supported by science and real evidence. 

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, land use — including agriculture and forestry — accounts for 23 per cent of human greenhouse gas emissions, while “natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide equivalent to almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry.”

by Eileen Delehant... on Sunday Aug 11 2019

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

by Letters to the ... on Sunday Aug 11 2019

To The Editor:

by John Horgan on Sunday Aug 11 2019

On my trip to the Okanagan in June, I stopped by Mariposa Farms fruit stand to buy some cherries. The owner, Kulwinder, has been farming in the Similkameen Valley since 1987. Every box of B.C. cherries or bag of locally grown apples she sells helps support her family and the families of her employees.

by Dick Cannings MP on Friday Aug 09 2019

This morning I read that the CEO of Air Canada had just cashed in his stock options for $52.7 million—and this is on top of his regular salary of $10.5 million and a guaranteed company pension of $750,000 per year.  Now, that pay rate is ridiculous enough, but do you know that he will only pay half the regular income tax on his stock option windfall?

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Part Three

I began an exploration of a Stoic prose-poem, The Desiderata, in a July edition of the column. Stoicism is interesting in its own right, but also because it has been enjoying a modern revival. In this section I also cite a short Stoic prayer.

This column concludes my study of Stoicism and the Desiderata.

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Extinction Rebellion:  the movement is defined in Wikipedia as “a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and non-violent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.  I think that line misses the mark in an important way: 

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

With the recent evacuation alert issued for those near the Eagle Bluff wildfire, Green Party candidate Tara Howse expresses her concerns and well-wishes to those families affected and considers the role of the federal government to address the roots of these events: climate change and energy production.