AT THE CFUW-sponsored event last week, Dave Phillips, Canada’s pre-eminent weatherman, spoke passionately about climate change.There is nothing we can do about the Earth becoming warmer, he said, we’ve already emitted too much carbon dioxide to stop it.
Canada’s late great communications theorist Marshall McLuhan, who famously taught “the medium is the message” and coined the expression “the global village,” would have had a field day with latest data on how the digital revolution is changing book reading.
The road to a lab bench in a medical research centre is paved with blood, sweat and tears.
A FEW YEARS BACK Haliburton foresters started to notice something strange.Canker-like holes were forming on the bark of the area’s beech trees.Soon after the blemishes appeared, the trees would die.Nothing seemed to stop it.
The budget released last week by the minority Liberal government contains some positives for rural Ontario and Haliburton County, but little strategic direction.The highly touted $100 million infrastructure fund is the biggest carrot for rural voters, an important demographic ahead to the next election, but it’s not enoughCertainly, in this riding,
If the Harper government wants to trumpet its reputation for fiscal competence in the 2015 election, it had best shore up some optics.
ALMOST IMMEDIATELY after the waters of the Gull River started flooding the foundations of homes along Minden’s streets, people were talking about donations. It’s a testament to our community that when one town needs help, everyone jumps to assist.
Conservative MPs upset at being muzzled by their own party have been told they can stand up in Parliament and be counted.
IT’S HARD TO think of one organization in this county that doesn’t depend on volunteers.
In just under a month, British Columbians go to the polls for the 40th time. On May 14, 85 members of the legislature will be chosen.