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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 Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels.  We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick:  they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.

 They claim the...

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 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 Charles Jeanes on Monday Sep 24 2018

All along the watchtower…There's too much confusion, the hour is getting late...                                             Bob Dylan

Here we are in the years… Children cry in fear, ‘let us out of here.’”                                   Neil Young

By Charles Jeanes

So much food for thought, and limited space on the...

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...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

My parents married during the Great Depression. After the 1929 market collapse, people had to learn to make do, help each other out and live on meager incomes. Those times were seared into my parents’ attitudes and values.

Although we were all born and raised in Canada, my family was seen as the enemy during the Second World War. Because of our Japanese ethnicity, the government...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

accelerateKootenays was in Rossland on for Golden City Days with their fully electric  Chevrolet Bolt.  They answered questions about electric vehicles at their booth at the Fall Fair and then allowed curious Rosslanders to take the Bolt for a test drive.  accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean...

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