Bhutan, a small country bordering India and China, has decided to go completely organic in terms of farming. The country recently banned pesticides and herbicides and is using animal and farm waste as substitutes. In addition to its policy...
Six Canadians were slain Sunday January 29th. These individuals were Canadians of the Muslim faith, who were simply in their mosque, their house of worship, peacefully praying. This act is equal parts terrorism and hate crime, and unequivocally anti-Canadian. Peterborough...

We Vote CBC!

With election time upon us, the political atmosphere  in Canada has never seemed more charged. The last election had an air of apathy, lacking the excitement in the last couple of years with party politics. From ridiculous attack advertisements featuring...
Gujarat, an Indian state, has implemented a new strategy for the development of renewable energy. The idea consists of covering water canals with solar panels in order to not only provide another source of energy, but to avoid water...
After nearly two years of talks, an employee lockout and back to work legislation, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have come to tentative agreements for both urban and rural units. The agreement was reached between...
The uncertainty of the global economy, an increase in precarious employment induced by the mechanization of jobs, has led to the resurgence of the basic income idea. The idea first surfaced in the 1970s, although the global economy has...
The kind of nostalgia and joy that I get from the postcards, letters, and photos tucked away in shoeboxes and messy piles in my drawers is unique in its warm and fuzzy quality. Looking through this archive of memory is...
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman and former CEO of the Nestle Group, received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta for “contributions to water management”.A group of approximately 100 students were forcibly removed from the March 1 honorary...
Okinawa, an island with a population of 1.4 million, enjoys the dubious honour of being considered to have strategic importance to the United States military. Since 1945, this group of islands in the southernmost region of Japan, has been...

The Fruit Machine

In the 1950s and 1960s, an academic named Frank Robert Wake created an invention designed to test for homosexuality, with the end goal of identifying and filtering out all gay people from the Canadian civil service and military. Wake’s...