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by Murray Dobbin on Friday Nov 25 2016

"Sweep away the community of honest brokers in America [and] we'll be left with a culture and public dialogue based on assertion rather than authenticity, on claim rather than fact."

-- U.S. journalist Ron Suskind, 2004

While you were going about your daily routines this week, the Trudeau Sunny...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science.

As public relations expert and former David Suzuki Foundation board chair James Hoggan writes in I’m Right and You’re an Idiot,  “polluted public discourse is an enormous obstacle to change...

by Montana Burgess on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

The Kootenay Rideshare website, hosted by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, will be re-launched with new features on November 29. The new website address is:   https://kootenay.ride-share.org/
 
The Kootenay Rideshare website is free for users and has helped over 15,000 people carpool, creating community connections, and reducing carbon...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Nov 17 2016

A new study from UBC suggests that marijuana, long feared by some as a "gateway" to drug abuse generally, may  be able to act as a gateway in the other direction:  it could have a medical use in helping people recover from alcoholism and opioid addiction.  But more research is needed.

“Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce use of substances that...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

Rossland City Council Meeting, November 14, 2016

Six of our seven Council members were present (Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker);  only Marten Kruysse was absent.

Allan Davies honoured:

First up, Moore called on Allan Davies who was present in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

More than 1500 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadian researchers abroad are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister and six Cabinet Ministers, calling for scientific rigour and transparency in Canada’s environmental and regulatory decision-making.

“As the next generation of scientists in Canada, we are professionally and personally affected by how...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 11 2016

By Charles Eisenstein

Normal is coming unhinged. For the last eight years it has been possible for most people (at least in the relatively privileged classes) to believe that society is sound, that the system, though creaky, basically works, and that the progressive deterioration of everything from ecology to economy is a temporary deviation from the evolutionary...

by Charles Jeanes on Friday Nov 11 2016

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

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by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Nov 10 2016

British Columbia’s Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer, has granted approval in principle on an initiative petition application. The petition will be issued to proponent Joshua Henshaw on Monday, January 9, 2017. The title of the initiative is: An initiative to amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act.

The draft Bill proposes to amend the Fire and Police...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

After an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of banning the cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses. The decision brings British Columbia in line with a majority of provinces across Canada and supports the Canadian...

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