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March Gardening

Tired of winter? Suffering from a severe case of cabin fever? Cast a jaundiced eye on the pendulous forms of the local weeping willows. Their twigs have turned a bright yellow signalling the approach of spring. The more upright shoots of native black willow are orange coloured in similar anticipation. Time to remind ourselves of the old garden adage: When you fall through the bed I’ll meet you in the spring.

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

Dog of ex-Lucie residents turns up 9 years later, hundreds of miles away

PORT ST. LUCIE — A lot has happened to the Geary family since their German shepherd, Astro, became missing from their Port St. Lucie home nine years ago. They moved three times and ended up in Louisville, Ky.

By Guest Column - Saturday, February 28, 2009 - Full Story

Jim Veltman’s Not-For-Profit, Spirit of the Stick

Thanks to Spirit of the Stick, helping communities in need just became a whole new ball game.

By Guest Column - Thursday, February 26, 2009 - Full Story

Thank Tennis Channel, WTA, WSJ & Andy Roddick for Standing Against Dubai’s Bigotry

Steve Stotsky, Senior Research Analyst

At a time when anti-Israel prejudice has become commonplace, it is encouraging to learn of a recent example where an attempt to exclude Israelis was rebuked.

By Guest Column - Thursday, February 26, 2009 - Full Story

Drug resistance could set back Malaria successes

Geneva—The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the emergence of artemisinin resistant parasites at the Thai-Cambodia border could seriously undermine global malaria control efforts achieved.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - Full Story

News of Interest to Gardeners

A roundup of news of interest to gardeners…

By Wes Porter - Monday, February 23, 2009 - Full Story

Feeding Birds Benefits Everyone Says the Humane Society of Canada (HSC)

Cold weather and snow are making their seasonal appearances over much of Canada making it increasingly difficult for birds to find enough food. The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) says that people and birds both benefit when humans assist their feathered friends by supplying them with a continuous supply of quality bird feed.

By News on the Net - Saturday, February 21, 2009 - Full Story

GM seeks help from other governments

General MotorsCorp., which is asking for U.S. aid in its bid to survive, is looking to five other governments for financial help, the company acknowledges.

By News on the Net - Saturday, February 21, 2009 - Full Story

United in Hate

- Ben R. Furman
United In Hate—The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror is a book that examines the seamy underbelly of the radical Left which considers Western society and its values an anathema. Dr. Jamie Glazov, the Editor of FrontPage Magazine, methodically details the causational factors that have lead modern Leftists to adhere to the death and destruction mantra of tyrannical Islamic Jihadists.

By News on the Net - Friday, February 20, 2009 - Full Story

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 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