Methane, cow toots and industrial agriculture–your input?

Many are saying that if we stop eating meat, we can do our part for climate change.  That is a great idea except that it doesn't quite get to the relevant information about methane output.  While methane does come from cattle, what we need to understand is that it comes from industrially raised cattle on … Continue reading Methane, cow toots and industrial agriculture–your input?

News for December 1, 2015

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a study yesterday which shows that corporate tax cuts, rather than fueling economic growth, have actually had the opposite effect.   "...there is evidence to suggest that CIT rate reductions contributed to slower growth.."  from CCPA News Release, November 30, 2015.   Canadian Dimension magazine reports in an article … Continue reading News for December 1, 2015

Joseph Stiglitz interview in the Tyee

Joseph Stiglitz, renowned economist and "winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is the third-most cited economist in the world" according to Research Papers in Economics. In a Friday interview with David Ball of the BC online news source, the Tyee, Stiglitz addressed Canada's housing inequality situation.  Here's a brief preview of the … Continue reading Joseph Stiglitz interview in the Tyee

Forest of Reading programs

The Forest of Reading programs designed by the Ontario Library Association promotes Canadian literature for young readers, their teachers, school-librarians, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers.  Check out this blog, CanLit for Little Canadians, to find out more about the programs and the books they have nominated for awards.

Pope Francis’ Sept speech on climate change

From an article in the Guardian in September, "...the pontiff emphasized his belief that politicians owe a debt not just to the planet and their children, but particularly to the underprivileged in the world seen as most at risk from the effects of global warming. “Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible … Continue reading Pope Francis’ Sept speech on climate change

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.

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?