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Warren Bell

Warren Bell is a family physician who lives in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.  He is Past Founding President of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Open letter to Canadian Geographic criticizes oil bias

Implies magazine's under the influence

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment highlights flaws in new oil sands monitoring

New monitoring plan for Oil Sands as deeply flawed as previous discredited program

Everyone deserves a fair share

Anyone can start a movement. And perhaps everyone should. I just did. The world needs movement, change and a better way.

BC government's sneaky non-rejection of Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

Don't be relieved just yet: the written submission reveals that Enbridge Northern Gateway is still Premier Christy Clark's baby.

Desperately seeking doctor

It’s 10:00 pm on Friday night. You’ve got a bad toothache, and your jaw is swollen and sore to the touch. You’re pretty sure that it’s infected, and it’s getting worse.  The pain is really...

Climate change opponent to oil sands promoter: Peter Kent's journey from journalist to Environment Minister

How Environment Minister Peter Kent went from brilliant, award-winning journalist to oil sands promoter and Harper government spokesperson.

Senator Duffy scandal: Harper's culture damaging to Canadian values

The mere FACT that PM Harper's now former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, being who he is, could hand over a $90,000 cheque to Senator Mike Duffy is alarming for its far broader implications. Some of...

It really is time for a change – no matter what happened in the election

 We now have a return to the status quo ante in BC – a majority Liberal government that cannot be stopped, slowed down, or modified in its pursuit of a public policy agenda that is a “carbon”...