Commentary

Good news about Canadian health care; and about that other country…

The health-care reform law enacted in the United States is a taxpayer-funded gift to the insurance industry, the most important social legislation in decades, or the end of freedom and liberty for...

Social Media and "The Great Turning"

Twitter processes more than one billion tweets a month. It has over 50 million tweets per day and 600 tweets a second. Twitter does not report its user numbers but Twitter has grown by 1500% in the...

The Second Class Games? Apathy and Nonchalance Haunt Vancouver's Paralympics

The Paralympic Games deserve an equal amount of public attention. Why so much apathy?

How VPD Secured City During 2010 Olympic Games Without Repressing It

A successful police story unfolded during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

Falcon to Palin: Forget Whitehorse, Come to Vancouver!

A long time ago, Sarah Palin’s family sought medical care in Whitehorse. Last month, Danny Williams, the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, had heart surgery in Miami. Maybe you don’t care about...

Canada's Reaction to Sarah Palin's Childhood Health Care Anecdote

Palin's under scrutiny yet again after sharing what she thought to be an enamouring childhood anecdote

All Are Friends and Welcome Here

As is the customs of all First Nations people, “I bid you all welcome” to the first posting of the First Nations blog entitled Welcome. Firstly, I wish to thank founding editor-in-chief Linda...

Olympics Mascots Quatchi and Sumi Go Green

Miga's cousins Quatchi & Sumi caught training before the games began. But what exactly are they training for?

Honeybees, Almonds and Freedom

What is freedom? For bees? For almonds? For us? This little tale illustrates it all…