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Opinion: Carleton Elementary School must be fixed or rebuilt

Last Friday, the roof of the brick building at Carleton Elementary School was damaged in a fire. Since 1896, Carleton has been a centre of community life in the Collingwood community, providing a great public education to students in a diverse and changing neighbourhood. 639 more words

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Super Mom Fighting the Flu!

Being a single mom these days is not uncommon but  neither should we call it a trend, because it’s not.  No  woman on her right mind would  do it just for the heck of it. 793 more words

Opinion: The loopy world of Vancouver's eco-mayor

One of the great sources of amusement in visiting Vancouver is once again to be reminded that it is no longer the place where I went to school and was a happy UBC undergraduate. 577 more words

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Opinion: IV vitamins — Say it isn't so

In the world of complementary and alternative medicine, independence, quality of life, and prevention of disease are important themes. In the world of biomedical ethics, evidence-based medicine, trust, and fairness are key principles. 757 more words

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Opinon: Protect our most precious resource, or we're all dead in the water

Recent headlines — from the Nestle water showdown in Ontario, to the recognition of drought as the biggest health risk in Africa (even ahead of AIDS), to California and Australia facing persistent and historical levels of scarcity — demonstrate what a water crisis can look like. 768 more words

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Opinion: B.C.'s 'record levels' of education funding are fiction

For families getting ready to send their children back to underfunded and overcrowded classrooms, it’s no secret that B.C.’s public education system is stretched to the breaking point. 759 more words

British Columbia

Opinion: Doctors tackle relationship between climate change and health

This week, Canadian physicians are gathering for the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association. Often called Canada’s ‘Parliament of Medicine,’ one of the meeting’s strategic sessions is zeroing in on the health consequences of climate change. 702 more words

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