An insightful interpretation of the appeal of Mr. Trump

The blog site entitled "The Archdruid Report" may be highly unconventional, but the author has some very relevant and acute points about who the rich and the poor are, and why many of the wage class supports Trump.  Read John Micheal Greer's January 20, 2016 post, "Donald Trump and the Politics of Resentment" for an … Continue reading An insightful interpretation of the appeal of Mr. Trump

Fracking on trial– Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, ‘Slick Water’

In the words of New Yorker environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, Slick Water is "a true-life noir filled with corruption, incompetence, and, ultimately, courage." More specifically, Nikiforuk says, it is a story about "the courage of women."  From the Tyee Online article by Robyn Smith.  The story of how one woman, an oil patch scientist, struggled … Continue reading Fracking on trial– Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, ‘Slick Water’

Refocusing Remembrance Day on mental health and healing

Remembrance Day November 11, 2015 An article on Rabble.ca about Remembrance Day in which the author says " I think by re-focusing Remembrance Day toward dealing with the humanitarian healing of soldiers, PTSD, mental health care, our country can begin addressing the broad 'mental health epidemic' -- one step at a time. "

The Role of Prairie Dogs as a Keystone Species

If  you would like to read some research on the role of prairie dogs as keystone species in their ecosystems (and ours), take a look at this article by B. MILLER, R. READING, J. HOOGLAND,T. CLARK, G. CEBALLO, Q R. LIST, S. FORREST, L. HANEBURY, P. MANZANO, J. PACHECO, AND D. URESK.

Historic moment: Trudeau government swearing in today November 4, 2015

Today we have political change as Justin Trudeau's new cabinet is revealed after the swearing in ceremony in Ottawa.  A historic moment.  I remember Justin and Margaret Trudeau from the first Trudeau government.

The Leap Manifesto|A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

"The time for energy democracy has come: we believe not just in changes to our energy sources, but that wherever possible communities should collectively control these new energy systems." " High-speed rail powered by just renewables and affordable public transit can unite every community in this country – in place of more cars, pipelines and … Continue reading The Leap Manifesto|A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

Commuting between Castlegar and Nelson? Prefer more frequent buses?

Kootenay Connector -- needs more buses? If you currently commute between Nelson and Castlegar for college studies or work, or any other reason, you would likely benefit from better bus service.  It could save you a minimum of $150 per month in fuel costs, and then there is the carbon footprint.. Contact BC Transit and … Continue reading Commuting between Castlegar and Nelson? Prefer more frequent buses?