How are you making a difference? This was one of the many topics covered during International Development Week (IDW), which ran from February 3 to 9. A national endeavour with events taking place in various provinces, International Development Week is...
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement being negotiated between Canada and the European Union is set to be one of the most ambitious trade endeavors undertaken by the Harper government. Until recently, negotiations have been predominately kept in private...
Anyone who has ever caught and gutted their own fish knows that the entire ordeal can be fairly messy. Even more untidy are the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public conversations taking place regarding the acceptance of...
The weather is a trivial subject that, at least twice a day, everybody acknowledges. In fact, if you ever talk to a stranger in a queue or on a bus, it is almost guaranteed that there will be a...
A CBC article regarding studies on the pollution of lakes up to 90 kilometers away from the Oil Sands includes the sentence, “The effect of the oil sands on the environment is highly controversial.” In reality, it shouldn’t be....
This April, the CRTC put out a call for public consultation surrounding wireless telephone (cell phone) policies due to the large influx of complaints from consumers in Canada receiving less than satisfactory cell phone service. More recently, the CRTC...
In 2008, the BC government put a moratorium on Shell’s coalbed methane gas drilling operations in the Sacred Headwaters. The decision was made to allow for studies to be conducted on the impacts of development on the waterways and...
The Community Radio Fund of Canada distributed a million dollars in grants to community radio broadcasters across the country early this November in their latest funding endeavour, Radiometres. Your local community radio broadcast facility, Trent Radio (CFFF 92.7 FM),...
Aboriginal people make up a disproportionately high number of inmates within the federal prison system and as of November 8, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will be gathering stories from inmates in order to find out why. The recent...
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...