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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2010

(Trail, BC) When Jim Urquhart shut down his meat business a couple of years ago, local people who had become accustomed to the taste of his incredible sausage offerings mourned the loss of their favorite flavours. Many knew they’d never taste the like again. It seems, however, that they’ll get at least one more chance to break their fast upon Jim’s offerings.

 
Jim has...
by Contributor on Monday Feb 01 2010

It’s not easy being green, as the saying goes, and nowhere more so than here in British Columbia. After all, our province has an established reputation as an incubator for social and political change: BC is the birthplace of Greenpeace, the front line in the “war in the woods,” and the arena where environmentalists, First Nations, government, and business came together to create the Great Bear...

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 16 2010

The following is a letter from Jim Reimer, pastor of the Kootenay Christian Fellowship, who is in Haiti right now with a group of students from Mount Sentinel school.

Today is January 15. We started the day with a large tremor at 4 am. It shook our shelter and sent the kids running. To be awakened in this manner was quite scary.

It is now 8:40 am and as I was typing that...

by Alex Atamanenko on Thursday Jan 14 2010

When the government has completed the legislative agenda they have put forward in the session following a Budget speech it is usual and perfectly fine to prorogue the House.  In fact Parliament can be prorogued on one day and a new budget speech introduced the following day if the government chooses. 

 

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by Diana Daghofer on Monday Jan 04 2010

There continues to be controversy on the safety of cell phones. Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, is the founder of Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit devoted to researching and controlling avoidable environmental health threats. Devra asks: “When is the right time to act? That is not a scientific question but a moral one. As a public health researcher and historian of medicine, I have...

by LoneSheep on Monday Dec 14 2009

Nelson (population 9,258) is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme west arm of Kootenay Lake in the ...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 10 2009

The following is a press release from the Columbia Basin Trust.

While world leaders are meeting in Copenhagen this week to discuss climate change, right here in the Columbia Basin, local governments, First Nations and communities are already taking action on climate change with support from Columbia Bain Trust (CBT).

A survey conducted earlier this year confirmed that 75...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Dec 10 2009

If you hear a strange ringing in your ears this Sunday afternoon, don't run to your doctor right away. Instead, look out your window toward St. Andrew's United Church. This Sunday St. Andrew's will be taking part in an event called 'Ring 350 for Copenhagen' and ringing its bell 350...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

The Green Party of Canada congratulates the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP for straight talk in Tuesday's report on the death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport.

Commission Chair Paul Kennedy wrote plainly and strongly in the report, expressing criticisms regarding the way the Taser was used on Dziekanski and suggesting that the RCMP needs to return to a way...

by Andre on Monday Dec 07 2009

I recently had an opportunity to visit Paris. Late November is not a prime sightseeing season for Paris, but sightseeing was not the purpose of my visit. I went to attend a philosophy session at the Café des Phares.

The late Marc Sautet, a French writer, teacher and contemporary philosopher, introduced the Café Philo concept in 1992. Sautet maintained that philosophical debates in...

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