• Environmental issues not just for hippies

      Tomorrow is all about the earth. Earth Day was started by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after he witnessed a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. the year prior. Inspired by the power of...

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  • Inconvenient truth of pine beetle

    VICTORIA – Last week’s column on Earth Day myths attracted a fair amount of criticism. One tireless member of the “Alberta tar sands killing the planet” crowd scolded me for daring to mention that 60 per cent...

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  • Inconvenient truths for Earth Day

    VICTORIA – Earth Day 2014 will likely go down in B.C. history as less exciting than last year’s event. That was the day when, in the heat of the election campaign, NDP leader Adrian Dix announced in...

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  • First local Great Cloth Diaper Change Saturday

    Merritt families are preparing for the city’s first ever Great Cloth Diaper Change taking place at the local legion on April 26. The event was started by a children’s store owner in California, and in its four...

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