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After Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a shift in values
How to help the tsunami and earthquake victims? Before we can support each other, or at the same time, we need to heal ourselves, says one Japanese consultant.
Mar 8th, 2012
Fukushima anniversary: B.C. looks south to closest nuclear plant
Sitting a six-hour drive south of Vancouver, the Columbia Generating Station is B.C.'s closet nuclear plant. As we near the one year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, VO investigates.
David P. Ball
Mar 2nd, 2012
Scandals of Fukushima
A look back at how the Japanese government repeatedly misinformed its public about the dangers of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Feb 14th, 2012
Is Canada prepared for a nuclear disaster?
Ottawa's invested too much and grown too close to act as an independent regulator, critics say.
Apr 18th, 2011
Canadian nuclear plants to undergo safety, readiness assessment
Everything's on the table: plans, procedures, design, regulation and inspection regimes.
The Canadian Press
Apr 20th, 2011
Radioactivity is not safe, Physicians for Global Survival say
Physicians usually weigh risks and benefits when they expose patients to radioactivity through x-rays, CT scans and radioisotopes but recently even they were shocked to find out that the low levels...
Mar 22nd, 2011
Greenpeace Canada pressuring McGuinty to nix nuclear near Toronto
The Ontario government is planning to spend $26 billion building risky new reactors at the Darlington site east of Toronto, in part to replace the ageing reactors at the Pickering station, which...
Linda Solomon Wood
Mar 22nd, 2011
Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity
Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.
Mar 14th, 2011
Olivia Fermi discusses her family's nuclear legacy on the "Neutron Trail"
What would you do if your grandfather was Enrico Fermi, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and a key architect of the atomic bomb? And your grandmother was Laura Fermi, an...
Nov 12th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri
My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)
Oct 7th, 2010