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Revealing Some Secret and Unknown Facts about Cancer 

Recently, our forum has been besieged with questions about cancer. Here are some facts that may well be of interest to you. 

By Guest Column William McCreary, PhD.- Monday, December 1, 2008 - Full Story

Six Reasons You Are Fat

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in North America. Diet programs, books, programs and media machines that promote Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, the Zone and the like, as well as the too numerous to mention fad diets have led to both bulges around our waist and bulges in the collective wallets of the heads of the diet industry.  Sadly, in spite of decades of diets, hours of Tae Bo, aerobics, and Arnold pumping us up, we, collectively and individually are fatter than ever.  Despite annually spending hundreds of millions of dollars on weight loss supplements and drugs, the rate of obesity increase ‘weighs in’ at a 25% increase over the past decade. Not surprisingly, parallel increases are seen in rates of chronic low back pain, heart attacks, diabetes, stroke, bowel disorders and cancer. The combined rate of incidence for developing these diseases indicate that 3 out of 4 people will get at least one of these conditions.

By Guest Column William McCreary, PhD.- Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story

Think professional athletes are all greedy?  Think again.

Ian Browne, writer for, and cover reporter for provided an interesting offering on November 26, 2008, the day before Thanksgiving, to refute the often-stated thinking of the public that all professional athletes are greedy.  Such is their reputation gained from notable monetary dealings with baseball teams’ management.

By Jerry McConnell - Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Full Story

Television Review: D.L. Hughley Breaks the News

CNN is not generally regarded as much of a source for comedy or light entertainment. Truth be told, they are not too good at serious news either, mostly because of liberal bias.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - Full Story

Banished: ‘The Forsaken’ by Tim Tzouliadis

This is a very sad book, the story of thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, lured by sham Soviet propaganda and pro-Soviet falsehoods spread by the likes of George Bernard Shaw and the corrupt New York Times Moscow correspondent, Walter Duranty, migrated to the USSR in search of jobs and a role in the “building of socialism.” It was, in the words of the author, “the least heralded migration in American history” and a period when “for the first time in her short history more people were leaving the United States than were arriving.” Most of these expatriates, not intellectuals but simple working men, were quickly disenchanted and wanted to return home, only to find that Moscow considered them Soviet citizens and barred them from leaving. Ignored by the American government, many of them ended in the gulag. In Tim Tzouliadis’s “The Forsaken” (Penguin Press, 436 pages, $29.95), their dismal story is told with great skill and indignation usually missing from Western accounts of communist Russia.

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 9, 2008 - Full Story

Star Search

As our documentary, “Fate of the Stallion,” nears its 150th TV broadcast, I have been asked to make a few comments about the horse in the film.

By Guest Column Ron Hevener- Saturday, November 1, 2008 - Full Story

ZICAM® – a leading cold remedy brand in the United States

As winter approaches, these scenarios will become all too familiar…
You feel a tickle in the throat – the first sign of a cold… and you’ve got a presentation to the company president, or an overseas flight to finalize the deal of a lifetime, or a make-it-or-break-it meeting. You can’t afford to be sick for long!  Relax. Take charge. Get over your cold faster™.  ZICAM®,a leading cold remedy brand in the United States, has just arrived in Canada.

By Guest Column - Saturday, November 1, 2008 - Full Story

High School Musical 3

It’s bigger, it’s better and it provides lots more great entertainment!

I am talking about High School Musical 3, which just opened in movie theatres across the country.

By Larry Anklewicz - Sunday, October 26, 2008 - Full Story

All Together Now, Body of Lies

The latest film and DVD releases

By Larry Anklewicz - Saturday, October 18, 2008 - Full Story

Serenity – A Cottage with a View

Graham’s Pioneer RetreatIt was my first visit to Nova Scotia and it was an adventure. The trip started with a stay overnight in Peggy’s Cove and ended in Halifax. In between were assignments of taking pictures of where old friends grew up. One of those places was Digby, N.S which is famous for its scallops.

One of the best places we stayed at was Graham’s Bayside Cottages. (Aka Graham’s Pioneer Retreat). They are located in “Digby Neck” 25kms west of Digby.

When you look up the word ‘serenity” in the dictionary, it means calmness. It also means “the state or quality of being serene”. Serenity is the perfect name of the cottage we rented. It was one of three cottages available to rent at this romantic, peaceful secluded resort.

By Guest Column Christopher T. Nielsen- Thursday, October 9, 2008 - Full Story

The most amazing movie locations search engine on the internet

Have you ever left the cinema wondering just where that beautiful beach scene was shot? Or pondered what the setting for that harrowing battle sequence looks like in real life? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to plan a trip to visit and take your own pictures of the places where some of your favourite movies were made? Well now you can find out all you need to know with just a few clicks!

By Guest Column - Thursday, October 9, 2008 - Full Story

If they could talk

The world of dogs has always been politically charged. There is competition in the ring and every step it takes to get there. As a result, dog lovers are not strangers to controversy and speculation.

By Guest Column Ron Hevener- Thursday, October 9, 2008 - Full Story

Prison break

By Guest Column - Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT (for want of a better word)

Where have all the good creative writers gone?

By Guest Column Michael Vallins- Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Full Story

Food Fears

Over the past few months the confidence of many if not all grocery shoppers must have been shattered given the numerous problems with some of the basic items on our food list: spinach, peppers, beef, processed meats, etc., being a source of salmonella, e.coli, listeriosis, with people sick and even dying. To ever think that the one basic action of simply eating could kill us is frightening. Even our pets have died because of tainted food.

By Guest Column Michael Vallins- Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - Full Story

Film Festival wrap up and movies of note

The 2008 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone.  For a while there I was beginning to wonder whether I would see any good films, but as the week wore on, I saw some that I am happy to recommend.

By Larry Anklewicz - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - Full Story

Dog Dials 911 When Owner Has Seizure

PHOENIX —  “Man’s best friend” may not cut it for a Scottsdale dog named Buddy — a trained German shepherd who saved his owner’s life by dialing 911 when he began having a seizure, police said Sunday

By Guest Column - Monday, September 15, 2008 - Full Story

Zoologists capture first photos of okapi in wild

LONDON (AP) - Zoologists have captured the first photos of the okapi in the wild, saying Thursday they offered evidence that the animal once mistaken for a unicorn has managed to survive war and poaching in a park in a lawless swath of Congo.

By Guest Column - Friday, September 12, 2008 - Full Story

Premiering Canadian films

The Toronto International Film Festival is known for premiering a lot of Canadian films at their festival.

By Larry Anklewicz - Friday, September 12, 2008 - Full Story

Laila’s Birthday, Flame & Citron

A lot of people think that attending a film festival is all fun and games. That is not true!  There is a lot of hard work involved.

By Larry Anklewicz - Monday, September 8, 2008 - Full Story