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Justice Marshall

Justice Marshall is a father, husband, brother and son with an enduring passion for truth.

Richard Heinberg schools Vancouver on the new economic reality

Richard Heinberg opens the 2012 World Community Film Festival with a message of hopeful possibility in the face of an ending growth economy.

Galen Weston's hypocrisy: industrial food vs. farmer's market

Loblaws Chairman Galen Weston backpedaled in the aftermath of Tuesday's offhand comment that farmers' markets will one day "kill some people."  

Farm life stories appeal to urban, rural, liberal, conservative

Stories about farm life, family and community on Salt Spring Island are a poignant and funny read, even for those with no interest or experience in agriculture.

Junk food tax misses the point

What's a more effective alternative to taxing high-sugar junk food? The answer is surprisingly simple.

Why I won’t be growing a moustache for “Movember”

I don’t want to unwittingly promote controversial cancer screening to the male masses. And I don't want to be a cause-marketing dupe for companies (and industries) that do not reflect my values.