Tag Archives: Transition Towns

Coal Trains still coming back to Vancouver Island?

Certainly looks like it. A few months ago there were some articles online about a company looking to get the rights to and then mine coal near Courtney here on Vancouver Island. It caused quite a stir, particularly in the … 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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Transition Town Port Alberni first gathering!

7:57:30 PM: We’re talking about what Transition Towns is… 8:01:23 PM: Went through the Transition Primer and the Principles in the Transition Handbook (www.transitiontowns.org) 8:07:27 PM: the global problem is just too much to consider… 8:07:42 PM: have to act … Continue reading

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The NDP should Axe the Tobacco Tax.

Yes, they should. It adds $37 to a carton of cigarettes. Canadians have pumped $138 Billion into government coffers since Louis St. Laurent levied the first tobacco tax in 1950. And where has that gotten us? Censorship. Certain companies can’t … Continue reading

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Pick Fruits with the least Pesticide!

EWG FoodNews just found a very handy document (PDF download here)… it’s a list of the 12 worst, and 15 best, fruits when it comes to pesticides: What’s the Difference? EWG research has found that people who eat the 12 … Continue reading

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