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View What Is New

Just in time for Christmas gifts we commence our VIEW OF WHAT IS NEW for the coming season. In future we will take a look at many other different, frequently innovative inventions. Also, since these columns are for plant people introductions in what is undoubtedly the growing business.

By Wes Porter - Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story

Don’t Let Disease Claim Your Life!

I am prompted to write this article based on what just happened. I’ve been watching TV lately and have seen how many Americans have been diagnosed with many diseases and are dying of various cancers. I began taking notes in anticipation of doing another article to tell people about the benefits of doing a cleanse. 

By Felicia Benamon - Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - Full Story

The Wacky World of Woad

Woad was “for ages the main source of blue dye in Europe,” Richters herb catalogue says somewhat shyly. It was certainly known to the ancient Britons. Prior to battle, they dyed themselves blue from head to toe and thus attired fought stark naked.

By Wes Porter - Monday, December 17, 2007 - Full Story

Steroids Rampant, Canada’s Gagne Named

In what has turned into one of the blackest days in the history of sport, the world today has learned of the findings of the Mitchell Report, the long awaited release of an investigation into rampant drug and steroid use in the world of Major League Baseball by former Senator George Mitchell.

By Edward Zawadzki - Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Full Story

Wheel of Time Author Chosen

It was with a heavy heart and with much sadness that earlier this year, we discovered the loss of one of the 20th and 21st century’s greatest authors. On September the 16th of this year, James Oliver Rigney Jr., aka, Robert Jordan, passed away after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Full Story

Think Better: An innovator’s guide to productive thinking

There are thousands of books about thinking. Almost every business book, leadership book, and self-help book mentions the importance of thinking better. But there are very few books that provide clear how-to information to actually help you think better. Tim Hurson’s new book, by the same title, Think Better, does just that. It’s one of the only innovation books I’ve come across that actually shows you how.

By Guest Column Mark Borkowski- Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Full Story

Christmas Comes But Once a Year . . .

May be you don’t believe in Santa Clausa, California. But then Chico Marx had a similar problem. His brother Groucho presented him with a contract that included “the usual sanity clause.” Chico objected on the grounds that there “is no Sanity Claus.”

By Wes Porter - Monday, December 10, 2007 - Full Story

Top Ten Films of 2007

Another year has pretty well come and gone,  and it is time to do a little reflection as to some of the better films I’ve seen the past twelve months and tell you about some of the films I’ve liked the most.

By Larry Anklewicz - Monday, December 10, 2007 - Full Story

Earth’s Tropics Growing

The changing climate affecting much of our planet continues to have weird results. The latest to become evident is the expansion of our planet’s tropical belt, according to a study published this Sunday in Nature Geoscience.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, December 7, 2007 - Full Story

Sports Roundup

Well it looks like Simon Frasier and UBC will be making Canadian football history, when in 2009,  they will allowed to play in the US-based,  NCAA football conference. The two western-based Canadian universities are to be the first two teams to be admitted into the NCAA in a 10-year pilot program to allow teams from foreign soil to participate. It’ll be a great boost for Canadian based schools to start offering full scholarships for Canadian talen,  and if successful will boost player development in Canada by leaps and bounds.

By Edward Zawadzki - Thursday, December 6, 2007 - Full Story

December Gardeing

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all faithful readers – unfaithful ones also. And since plants rarely thrive for the politically correct, a nice salad of holly, ivy, azalea and mistletoe for those poor lost souls.

By Wes Porter - Monday, December 3, 2007 - Full Story

Speed Racer in front of the Green Screen

Many of you will be well aware, and maybe just a little smitten with the late 60s cartoon series, Speed Racer. Some of you may have encountered it as it made its way to screens from Japan; others will have encountered it in subsequent re-runs on the Cartoon Network.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, November 29, 2007 - Full Story

The Squared Circle

It was last Friday at Las Staple Centre where 29-year-old Ricardo Mayorga out machoed veteran Fernando Vargas and sent the tough super middleweight into an early retirement after a very tough, 12-round majority decision. Both pugilists showed a noticeable animosity towards each other, which culminated in a pier-six brawl at a prefight press conference.

By Edward Zawadzki - Thursday, November 29, 2007 - Full Story

Making Music for Your Plants – Even Having a Chat

The birthday of Prince Charles falls on 15 November. What has this to do with gardening? He believes talking to plants makes them grow.
Strolling the 150 hectares of the Highgrove House garden and farm at in the hamlet of Doughton, just outside Tetbury in Gloucestershire, His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Earl of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Lord of the Isles and Baron of Renfrew, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter talks to his plants.

By Wes Porter - Monday, November 26, 2007 - Full Story

NFL and CFL Report

Congratulations to the heavily favoured Saskatchewan Roughriders who edged out a game but outgunned Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24-19 to win their third Cup overall and first in 19 seasons Sunday at the packed Rogers Centre in Toronto.

By Edward Zawadzki - Monday, November 26, 2007 - Full Story

Uncovering America by Horseback

Bill Inman, #Not since Roy Rogers and “Trigger” have a cowboy and his loyal horse loomed so largely on the American landscape.

But Roy and the beloved Trigger are long gone, although their legend lives on at the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum, which Roy Rogers Jr. who manages it says draws some 200,000 visitors each year. 

  After Trigger died at age 33, his hide was stretched over a plastic likeness and put on display. And as the official Roy Rogers/Dale Evans website points out, “Trigger is mounted and not stuffed”.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, November 25, 2007 - Full Story

The Ascension of a Batman

It wasn’t that long ago that I reported – upon seeing it reported elsewhere – that one of the DC Universe’s favorite sons, Bruce Wayne, would be saying adios to life. It was a massive announcement that seemed to somehow get slipped underneath the proverbial welcome mat of the internet. Well, a few weeks on, and there is more news.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story