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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.”  Is it ever acceptable?  There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.  

On March 5 of 2015, I published an...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?

Listening to Canada’s minister of environment and climate...

by Letters to the editor on Friday Oct 12 2018
To The Editor:
 

Would you vote for a party list without candidates? Of course, you wouldn't, and neither would anybody else.

Of course, we will keep local representation under pro rep, and of course nobody will be 'appointed' an MLA unless we vote...

by Common Dreams on Thursday Oct 11 2018

"This is the scariest thing about the IPCC Report — it’s the watered down, consensus version."

By Jon Queally, Staff Writer, Common Dreams

If the latest warnings contained in Monday's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—which included pronouncements that the world has less than twelve years to drastically...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

Last week I became a grandfather for the first time.  Politicians are fond of talking about what kind of future we will leave our grandchildren, but I can now say that having a grandchild sharpens that perspective dramatically.

On Thanksgiving Monday, two news headlines jumped out at me, both dealing with our path to a sustainable future.  The first announced the latest report of the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

News that Environment and Climate Change Canada is considering “priority threat management” to assess endangered species is troubling. The method is often used to inform a “triage” approach in which some species are abandoned to focus resources on others ranked higher priority. The federal government is legally required to oversee recovery of all species at risk, not just those it chooses to...

by Philip Matyszak on Wednesday Oct 03 2018

Having read the challenging piece on May 14, 'You don't have the right to believe whatever you want to', I feel that since the piece was intended to be challenging, perhaps it should be challenged.

The basic premise of the text by Professor DeNicola was that some...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Oct 02 2018

After months of negotiations and a seemingly endless series of false deadlines, negotiators have hammered out a new trade agreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico.  The new agreement (called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA for short) will create winners and losers, of course, and the general consensus...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Sep 26 2018

Electoral reform fact check: the series -- #1

Both sides of the Proportional Representation (“ProRep”) debate have made claims about what the effects of a ProRep system would be. What should voters believe?  Here, two Political Science specialists delve into the major claims made about ProRep by both sides, to distinguish between fact from fiction.  We’ll examine a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 18 2018

The BC Court of Appeal has granted an interlocutory injunction against a drilling permit within the sacred sites of Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding areas.

On August 23, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld a permit authorizing Taseko Mines Limited (TML) to undertake an extensive drilling program at Teẑtan Biny and the surrounding area.  The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has since...

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