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Why Ann Coulter’s Guilty is Innocent

- Intellectualconservative

Serious sociologists don’t deny the links between fatherless families and crime rates. So, why is this view controversial? A review of Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America.

By Guest Column Ben-Peter Terpstra- Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - Full Story

Would Harvey Milk Have Opposed Gay Marriage?

Recently I viewed Gus Van Sant’s biopic Milk based on the life and death of San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk.

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - Full Story

Richters 2009 Herb Catalogue & McFayden Spring ’09 Catalogue

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By Wes Porter - Monday, February 16, 2009 - Full Story

Friday, 13th February, Scares Paraskavidekatriphobics

Last year it was 13th June. This year, it is 13th February, again in March and finally November that has both paraskavidekatriphobics and triskaidekaphobics running scared. The former fear Friday 13th while the latter are uptight over the number 13 itself.

By Wes Porter - Friday, February 13, 2009 - Full Story

Mitsubishi Super-All-Wheel Control Wins AJAC’s 2009 Best New Technology Award

The Mitsubishi Super-All-Wheel Control technology, available on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, was declared the 2009 Best New Technology by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The award was announced today during a press conference that opened the Canadian International AutoShow media day in Toronto.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - Full Story

In New Procedure, Artificial Arm Listens to Brain

Amanda Kitts lost her left arm in a car accident three years ago, but these days she plays football with her 12-year-old son, and changes diapers and bearhugs children at the three Kiddie Cottage day care centers she owns in Knoxville, Tenn.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - Full Story

Have a Heart for Animals on Valentine’s Day Asks The Humane Society of Canada (HSC)

imageVANCOUVER – If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for that special person or furred, feathered or finned someone in your life, you might consider doing your shopping at The Humane Society of Canada’s (HSC’s) Online Adventure Store at http://www.humanesociety.com. Not only will you be surprising the recipient with a thoughtful present, but your gift will be helping animals and the environment as well!

By Guest Column - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - Full Story

Saturday, 14th February – Saint Valentine’s Day

Florists and greeting card makers both just love Valentine’s Day, 14th February. Stores decorate with cardboard cupids, hearts, even roses. Real roses command a price worthy of a prince’s ransom – well, perhaps a banker’s or automobile executive’s at least.  Potted live orchid plants are offered for sale at more moderate prices.

By Wes Porter - Monday, February 9, 2009 - Full Story

Bicentenary of Birth of Charles Robert Darwin

Two men destined to change the world were born on 12 February 1809. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Indiana, U.S.A. Under considerably more upgrade circumstances, Charles Robert Darwin was born on that same day in Shrewsbury, England. This year will also mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s seminal work, On the Origin of Species.

By Wes Porter - Monday, February 9, 2009 - Full Story

Canadian Love Story

Theirs was a secret passion, but you just can’t hide some things from the neighbours…

By Guest Column - Thursday, February 5, 2009 - Full Story

My Mother’s Chicken Soup

For two weeks I was sick.  I am not sure if it was a virus or if I needed antibiotics.  I am sure, though, it was not unique.  At first I attributed my condition to the frequent travel back and forth to Jerusalem.  I would embark the bus with a t-shirt and get off needing to add two more layers.  Constant temperature changes, I thought, were the reason.  But then I noticed others had exactly the same symptoms, and they did not visit Jerusalem.

By Ari Bussel - Monday, February 2, 2009 - Full Story

Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation


Each year, people across the globe vow to finally quit smoking. When conventional methods to quit smoking, such as nicotine gum or patches, have failed, smokers often look outside the mainstream and turn to alternative medicine. Acupuncture as an alternative approach to smoking cessation has a growing number of converts.

By Guest Column William McCreary, PhD.- Monday, February 2, 2009 - Full Story

February Gardening

The Toronto Congress Centre on Dixon Road offers a million square feet, eight acres, of exhibition activity. Every January, Landscape Ontario, the country’s premier professional horticultural organization, conducts its annual congress and trade show there. Those in the business discover the shape of things to come.  What is heading our way this season is going to be different ... very, very different.

By Wes Porter - Monday, February 2, 2009 - Full Story

Monday, 2nd February – Groundhog Day

Wiarton Willy, Punxsutawney Phil and their kith and kin are scientifically known as Marmota monax. Call them groundhogs, woodchucks, even marmots if you wish; all are equally correct.

By Wes Porter - Monday, February 2, 2009 - Full Story

2000 Canadians Wanted To Show Solution To Vitamin D Crisis

GrassrootsHealth, a consortium of scientists, institutions and individuals committed to solving epidemic Vitamin D deficiency worldwide, announced the kick-off of the Canadian leg of its new D(*)action public health action program, targeting 2,000 Canadians to be a part of a global Vitamin D study.

By Guest Column - Sunday, February 1, 2009 - Full Story

Gene Discovery May Have Alzheimer’s Link

University of Miami researchers have discovered genes that have the potential of developing into Alzheimer’s.

By News on the Net - Saturday, January 31, 2009 - Full Story

New Ebola cases in the Philippines

Transmission from pigs to humans has not yet been ruled out as health officials investigate the source of the Ebola-Reston virus. The new discoveries bring the total cases to five and is the first time the Ebola-Reston virus has been discovered in pigs although it is normally found in monkeys from whom it has previously made the jump to humans.

By News on the Net - Saturday, January 31, 2009 - Full Story

Green Hospitals Vs Green Healing

As our society becomes more environmentally aware and green conscious, new areas of attention constantly come to the forefront of our awareness. We worry about switching light bulbs, proper compost able garbage bags, and aerated shower heads. I recently saw a pizza place proclaiming itself as a ‘green eatery’ because they were only going to give out two napkins per slice of pizza.

By Guest Column William McCreary, PhD.- Friday, January 30, 2009 - Full Story

What is Your Check Engine Light Telling You?

One out of every 15 vehicles inspected at check-up events has its ‘check engine’ light illuminated when it arrives according to Car Care Canada’s Be Car Care Awarecampaign. When the ‘check engine’ light comes on, it means that a system in your vehicle, such as ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating at peak performance, even if your vehicle seems to be running normally.

By Guest Column - Friday, January 30, 2009 - Full Story

The Father Factor: How Dad’s Age Increases Baby’s Risk of Mental Illness

- Paul Raeburn 
Key Concepts


It is widely recognized that a 40-year-old woman has an increased risk of bearing a child with Down syndrome. What is not known is that a 40-year-old man has the same risk of fathering a child with schizophrenia—and even higher odds of his offspring having autism. The risk of bipolar disorder appears to rise as well.

By Guest Column - Friday, January 30, 2009 - Full Story