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Whew, there’s a lot of hoopla about the H1N1 vaccination program – such as it is – here in Canada. There seem to be different rules, different protocols and different levels of access from province to province, and even from health board to health board. I was able to get the H1N1 vaccine – and […]

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According to a recent Vancouver Sun article – We’re told to go easy on students, B.C. teachers say – school principals are ordering teachers to ensure good grades to students, even if it means never giving a zero on an assignment or allowing a student to take a test as many times as necessary to […]

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Advocates for people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (this city’s Skid Row and Canada’s poorest community) have found an unique way to communicate information regarding legal rights – lightweight, waterproof blankets printed on the inside with the rights and responsibilities of homeless people and authorities. Originated by Pivot Legal Society and manufactured by Mountain Equipment Co-op, […]

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Friday afternoon I was lucky enough to catch Dr Alan C. Logan on the Christy Clark Show (audio available after free registration on CKNW.com). Dr Logan is the author of The Clear Skin Diet so as you might expect he and Christy focused on the role of nutrition in healthy skin. Not a surprise to […]

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Economy of scale is one of the main principles behind the overwhelming post-war economic growth of the West, but this model, the poster child of modern business development, is proving problematic in many aspects of food production. Factory farming has critics on many fronts, from issues of animal welfare to watershed contamination to pharmaceutical overuse […]

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This is a plug for one of the best and easiest online live reference sites I’ve encountered. It’s run by the Vancouver Public Library, and it’s called AskAway. AskAway is a free, live chat-based reference resource, hosted by the wise and accommodating librarians of the VPL. I haven’t ever really used any other library service […]

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