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by Murray Dobbin on Monday May 31 2010

 More people murdered by Israel. It is so commonplace now that hearing it takes you to the place you were the last time you heard of such an outrage. And you know that there will be no justice.  The impunity and the casual excuses for the action follow on like night follows day – with a terrible certainty.

No other nation on the planet, save for the US imperial regime, gets away with...

by Donovan Hoggan on Friday May 28 2010

We've all heard the saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Usually that is excellent advice, but there are a few exceptions. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to look at some of these exceptions within the world of computers.

Before I get into specific examples, there are a couple of important things to know. The first is WHY people give away free stuff. The...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 26 2010

Ed. Note: The following was copied to The Source for publication as a letter to the editor:

Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO
Interior Health Authority
220-1815 Kirschner Road
Kelowna BC V1Y 4N7

Dear Dr. Halpenny,

I was dismayed to learn that the IHA has decided to cut the Social Work positions that offer direct support and care to people and...

by Murray Dobbin on Tuesday May 25 2010

The sorry spectacle of Conservative cabinet ministers flying around the world defending banks from a tax to cover their next, inevitable, meltdown is bad enough. What is perhaps worse is that it is being largely justified by the perpetuation of the myth that Canada did not have to bail out its banks.


We are, according to the IMF, actually the third worst...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday May 25 2010

In March, the government released a discussion paper intended as background for its Canada-wide public consultation on pension reform and Canada’s Retirement Income System.  If you haven’t heard about it, it’s not surprising. It involved only three town-hall meetings, three by-invitation expert roundtables, and a voluntary on-line component.  You could also write in.

Their plan seems to...

by Jason Harshenin on Monday May 24 2010

The oil spill that now jeopardizes the entire ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico, and potentially beyond, is a chilling reminder that all is not well with our planet. And what’s actually worse: the amount of oil gushing from the seemingly impossible-to-stop deep-sea oil well or the complacent attitude taken toward the spill by media, government and the vast majority of the general populace?...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 20 2010

I went to the local Shell the other day for snacks, yes it was a late night munchy attack, and as I was perusing the shelves for the appropriate chip a label on a bag jumped up to catch my eye - 100% compostable bag. I was so excited I had to buy it! Good thing it was a chip I like – Sun Chips.

Recently I have been having some serious misgivings about our efforts in reducing plastics in...

by Alex Atamanenko on Friday May 14 2010

Canada-wide changes proposed by Canada Post that will see local mail rerouted from rural communities to sorting centres in cities have drawn the ire of local NDP Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior).

“This completely defies all logic,” said Atamanenko.

“In this riding, the result will be that some letters will travel over 1,200 kilometres, round trip, for...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday May 12 2010

Leave it to the NDP to introduce a Private Members Bill that I believe will not only be devastating to the Canadian economy but also one that is seemingly based on inconclusive science.

Bill C-311 requires the Canadian federal government to set regulations to attain a midterm target to bring green house gas emissions 25  per cent below 1990 levels and a long term target to bring...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 06 2010

A couple of years ago a friend and I were talking business and she said to me, “I’m American and I run my business the American way, not Canadian.” She was referring to the kill or be killed business culture of the United States. It’s hard to imagine that just by crossing the 49th parallel that the entrepreneurial spirit takes a different form. But when you start shopping around for pricing...


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