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Family Seed Business Takes On Goliath of Genetic Modification
Heather Meek leafs through the seed catalogue she wrote on the family computer, on winter nights after the kids went to bed.There are Kahnawake Mohawk beans and Painted Mountain corn; Tante Alice cucumber and 40 varieties of heritage tomatoes. Selling seeds is more than just an extra source of...
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Obama and the Politics of Race
During the many years that I lived in the United States, first as a university student, then as reporter for two Midwest newspapers and later as the Washington correspondent for the Star, I was always struck by the huge divide between blacks and whites. As a Canadian from small-town Ontario, I was...
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Teens March Against Khadr Detention
Student protest on Parliament Hill reflects growing shift in attitude toward imprisoned Canadian
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Three Amigos Summit
President George W. Bush will soon host what has become an annual "Three Amigos Summit." The leaders of Mexico, the United States, and Canada will be gathering in New Orleans on April 21 and 22. What do you suppose is on the agenda? A rational response to immigration, perhaps? A thoughtful...
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Logging Boreal Forest Could Detonate Massive 'Carbon Bomb,' Says Report
OTTAWA - Canada's boreal forest is a ticking "carbon bomb" and its continued logging could trigger a massive release of greenhouse gases, says a new report. A Greenpeace study released Thursday says cutting down trees in the boreal forest is exacerbating climate change by releasing stores of...
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Blame Pollutants For Hike in Breast Cancer: Scientist
Culprits could be in water, air, detergents, pesticides, plastics, epidemiologist says
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Mounties Zap Details From Taser Reports As Firings Soar Across Canada
OTTAWA - The RCMP is stripping crucial details about Taser firings from public reports as use of the controversial stun guns skyrockets across the country. A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC found the Mounties are now refusing to divulge key information that must be recorded each...
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Canada's Polar Bears Beset on All Sides
VANCOUVER - Melting sea ice caused by climate change and government inaction is putting polar bears at extreme risk in Canada as a species over the next 50 years, according to local environmental groups. In northern Canada and Alaska, drilling for potential oil and gas is also drawing criticism...
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Calls For Taser Moratorium Across Quebec
QUEBEC CITY -- The Quebec government is under increasing pressure to impose a moratorium on the use of tasers until an independent study can verify whether the weapons are safe for use by the province's police forces. The Parti Québécois said yesterday it will use parliamentary tactics to force...
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The Secret Library of Hope: 12 Books to Stiffen Your Resolve
Hope is an orientation, a way of scanning the wall for cracks -- or building ladders -- rather than staring at its obdurate expanse. It's a worldview, but one informed by experience and the knowledge that people have power; that the power people possess matters; that change has been made by...
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