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by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Walking the trails around Christina Lake you may see a new kind of wildlife which will surprise you – wild boars. Initially being raised at a near-by farm, the pigs are loose and on the rampage.
 
Despite all the issues being raised about the missing piggies, Brenda LaCroix, co-ordinator of the Christina Lake Stewardship Society issued a press release advising people...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Balancing self-reliance and resiliency with increasing the export economy of rural areas is the solution to creating a sustainable regional economy according to George Penford, rural innovation chair at Selkirk College. In an economy where more money comes to residents through the mail than through the mills, Penfold was clear that certain mismatches in the region must be addressed at the...
by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Self-proclaimed “bear dude” Allen Piche plead guilty to charges of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act.
 
The case, heard Tuesday in Grand Forks Provincial Court, stemmed from a raid on his property at Christina Lake that uncovered a grow-op along with up to two dozen black bears.
 
Last month Piche plead not guilty to...
by Wikinews on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

By causing the mutation of one specific gene, researchers have produced mice with two frequently encountered behavioral traits of persons diagnosed with autism. Autism commonly affects the ability to interact socially and is associated with repetitive behavior. The finding was reported in the March 20 on line edition of Nature.

 

Using mice, researchers at the Massachusetts...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

With an election appearing imminent after the three opposition parties all renounced the Conservative’s budget on Tuesday, the Telegraph set out to get reactions and thoughts from the three (to date) declared Southern Interior candidates. Note: At present there is no liberal candidate declared for the riding.

With the NDP holding the swing vote in the budget approval process, sitting...
by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 22 2011
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, and directed and co-written by Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique), Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love....
by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

There is little doubt that a Canadian federal election is in the air as all three national opposition parties condemned the 2011 / 12 budget presented today by the Conservatives. Although both the Liberal and New Democratic (NDP) parties call for more support for Canadian families, less bonuses for corporations and criticized the Conservatives for hiding major spending, watchdog organizations...

by Wikinews on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

 In a referendum held Saturday, Egyptians voted overwhelmingly to amend the nation's constitution immediately, moving Egypt closer to a democracy, according to results announced today.

Electoral officials said 77% of voters endorsed a set of constitutional amendments that included limiting presidential terms, removing limitations on forming political parties, and holding a general...

by Nik Green on Sunday Mar 20 2011

A scroll through Yahoo the other morning left me rather confused over the priorities in which mainstream media use to line up our daily news feed. A headline speaking about the importance of getting some folks to safety in the aftermath of the tsunami seemed reasonable to me until I looked further into it.  

Twilight Stars moved to safety.”  

Yeah, umm, how about the...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Mar 20 2011
Canadians are bracing themselves for another round of rising food as sky-rocketing oil prices brought on by Middle East unrest and the global economic crisis is impacting every link in the food production chain. Pressure on food costs, rising costs for gas and electricity and a lack of jobs are all contributing to increased reliance on local food banks across Canada, a trend that Deb...

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