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Future of forestry at risk

It is what it is… By Marc Chayer   In considering this article, I did not want to run the risk of sounding overly dramatic, but one cannot deny the…

Just Christmas Tea and Bake Sale with the United Church

    Do something for the world this Christmas! And for yourself, of course. The United Church is holding their annual Just Christmas Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday, November…

Mindfulness or Daydreaming – What does the brain look like on creativity?

    In a documentary about the rock band, the Eagles, one of the band members said that it was known that the creative impulse comes from the dark side…

If people are listening, should we speak up?

    What is a right? It is a principle of freedom or entitlement based legally, socially, or ethically. A right is something that is owed and cannot be taken…

History repeats itself yet again

  The reason history repeats itself is because people don’t learn. The first weekend of November the price of gasoline rose 15 to 20 cents a litre. The reason? Nobody…

Is common sense coming back to politics?

  by Susan Hofforth     One thing that can be said about global politics right now is that everywhere has seen some shake-ups. People are voting for change. Perhaps…

Let’s not take everything for granted

  By Susan Hofforth     Last week, scientists at Cardiff University confirmed and identified a new species of great ape, meaning that, at least for now, there is seven…

Climate Change – Is it really so hopeless?

  by Susan Hofforth   The World Meteorological Organization reported last week that the concentration of greenhouse gases and CO2 in the atmosphere surged at record speed in 2016 and…

The JFK Assassination Files – Is the truth out there?

  by Susan Hofforth   Did you get all intrigued by the idea of conspiracy theories after the Oliver Stone movie called JFK back in 1991? What about the X-Files…

UCP already out of touch

  The renamed PC Party of Alberta appears to still be out of touch with ordinary Albertans. First, there was the breakaway Alberta Alliance Party that morphed into the Wild…

Is the expense of child-rearing about to get a tax break?

  By Laura Bohnert Do you have kids who are under the age of 18? You may be about to get a boost in your child benefit, the Federal government…

CSE opens up to crack down on malware

  By Laura Bohnert Canada’s electronic spy agency is lifting the veil of secrecy to help Canadians stave off malware. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) began during WWII as a…

Why we don’t know more about the Myanmar genocide

  By Laura Bohnert Have you heard about Myanmar? Chances are, you haven’t. Thousands of people are facing acts of genocide in the greatest refugee crisis of the 21st Century,…

Is our obsession with race condemning our ability to manage our politics?

  By Laura Bohnert Race and politics seem to be inherently linked. It was, after all, racist ideology that formed (at least alongside, if it hasn’t formed it itself) the…

The final journey of stardust

By Laura Bohnert Have you always dreamed of going to space? Now you can—and you don’t have to be rich and famous to do it. There is one catch: you…

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