Category Archives: The Good Life

Port Alberni – The Youngest Place on Vancouver Island?

Lots of news out there today about the Census data. If you’re wondering about Port Alberni, linked are the goods from Stats Can: Duncan, Courtenay and Campbell River are pretty similar to us age wise, but compared to our closest … Continue reading

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Teachers Should Obey The Law. They Should Walk Out

BC Teachers are currently deciding whether they should challenge the government and walk out in defiance of Bill 22 and the fines it imposes. I say, yes, they should. In fact they should not return until the Government agrees to … Continue reading

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You can’t Get Swine Flu from Pigs!

It is really infuriating and disappointing to see the amount of fear and misinformation out there about the swine flu. I saw on the CBC news yesterday that a WHO official had stated to a number of people that the … Continue reading

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New Scientist says Travel Bans don’t work for flu

An interesting article today from New Scientist on why Travel Bans don’t work to prevent the spread of a pandemic. “There is no real sense in applying strict travel restrictions especially at this stage. It’s not going to help,” says … Continue reading

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Source of Swine Flu might be found.

And it is a familiar refrain. In this story detailing what looks to be the first cases of swine flu hitting a village named La Gloria in Veracruz, Mexico the possible source, a large production pork factory. A La Gloria … Continue reading

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