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by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Nov 17 2016

A new study from UBC suggests that marijuana, long feared by some as a "gateway" to drug abuse generally, may  be able to act as a gateway in the other direction:  it could have a medical use in helping people recover from alcoholism and opioid addiction.  But more research is needed.

“Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce use of substances that...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

Rossland City Council Meeting, November 14, 2016

Six of our seven Council members were present (Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker);  only Marten Kruysse was absent.

Allan Davies honoured:

First up, Moore called on Allan Davies who was present in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

More than 1500 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadian researchers abroad are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister and six Cabinet Ministers, calling for scientific rigour and transparency in Canada’s environmental and regulatory decision-making.

“As the next generation of scientists in Canada, we are professionally and personally affected by how...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 11 2016

By Charles Eisenstein

Normal is coming unhinged. For the last eight years it has been possible for most people (at least in the relatively privileged classes) to believe that society is sound, that the system, though creaky, basically works, and that the progressive deterioration of everything from ecology to economy is a temporary deviation from the evolutionary...

by Charles Jeanes on Friday Nov 11 2016

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

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by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Nov 10 2016

British Columbia’s Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer, has granted approval in principle on an initiative petition application. The petition will be issued to proponent Joshua Henshaw on Monday, January 9, 2017. The title of the initiative is: An initiative to amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act.

The draft Bill proposes to amend the Fire and Police...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

After an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of banning the cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses. The decision brings British Columbia in line with a majority of provinces across Canada and supports the Canadian...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

Note:  This article was originally posted on the Worldwatch Institute blog. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues.

Much of the energy of the environmental movement and of policymaking is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through low- or...
by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

The forest industry has been a critically important sector in the BC economy for over a century, but it has been hit hard.  A 30-year trade war with the United States cost our industry billions of dollars.  The softwood lumber agreement did bring back certainty to lumber export access and costs, but the Canadian industry paid a very high price for that certainty, and many mills didn’t survive...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 26 2016

Scientists worldwide accept that Earth is warming at an unusually rapid rate, that humans are primarily responsible, mainly by burning fossil fuels, and that the consequences for humanity will be disastrous if we don’t take immediate, widespread action. The U.S. Defense Department calls climate change a security risk “because it degrades living conditions, human security and...

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